I see you're doing keto, Would you recommend it?
Um… after my birthday recently I’ve sort of fallen off the wagon, so I’m actually not in ketosis at the moment.
I’m not one of those keto-ers who is convinced that it is the holy grail and the only way to lose weight. Everyone is different, so here are some of the pros and cons I experienced while I was in keto.
-It stopped my bingeing
-I didn’t feel hungry
-I lost a crapton of water weight so I never felt bloated or crap.
-I had to cook practically every meal
-It made it very awkward to eat outside my house
-I never got the energy boost other people talk about, but that could have been because I found it easier to consistently eat at a deficit on keto.
I’m having mad sugar cravings at the moment making it harder to get back into ketosis, so I’m working from a more paleo approach (still eating potatoes like a good Irish person!) and working towards becoming fully keto again.
Hope this helps, I’ve tried to be objective as possible. Everyone has different experiences on keto though, so try it yourself and see!
If you’re a keto/lchf weight-loss blog and your starting weight is over 300lbs please reblog this. I want to follow you! I’m in the same boat and it’d be really great to connect with others going through a similar experience.
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Started at 323.2 and have lost 15.2 lbs in three weeks :)
I’m keto and started off at ~260, can I join in? :/ Tagging the shit out of this so other keto-ers (with a SW of 300+!) may see it.
Day Two: Keto
-Carb count is good today, yay!
-Feeling: a little headache-y, but I’m headache-prone anyway so it mightn’t be keto’s fault.
-Calorie count is good, I keep the goal high so going under here and there isn’t a big deal. I am actually a little peck-ish but at the same time don’t feel like eating, so I may or may not eat a little more before bed.
Overall, I’m worried. I ate meat 3 times today - that isn’t sustainable for me. I’m gonna have to find some more keto-friendly vegetables for sure.
NOTE: I’m using diet as a term for the foods I eat.
I always said that I wouldn’t be counting calories forever, but I’ve been doing it for a month or two now, and here are my problems with it:
1. I’m eating even more white bread than usual, because a sandwich is actually quite easy on calories and very filling.
2. I don’t listen to my body. If I have calories left, I’ll eat just to reach my calorie goal, and if I want to eat more I’ll exercise to allow for it in my cal goal, and to be honest it was making me hate exercise.
SO, first point of order: clean up my diet.
The plan for one week (and I’m going to see how I do) is to stay counting calories for everything bar fruit and veg, and stick to 800-1000 kcals of food besides fruit and veg. I’m not sure if that’s too much or too little, I guess I’ll figure it out as I go.
The point is that I’m going to eat way more vegetables if I don’t have to weigh them out. So, yeah. I’m looking forward to destressing food again!
Super excited about this, I badly needed a kickstart and a buddy is always a great way to do it.
Shout-out to minderaser!
I’ve been working out/eating healthy for about three weeks and I’ve lost a little over ten pounds. But as I am obese, you can’t really see it yet.
I work out, and I feel amazing. I feel healthy. Then I look in the mirror and see a big blob.
If you don’t understand the feeling, I guess I could compare it to a transgender person. They know themselves as male, but the mirror shows them female. It’s like a watered-down version of that, except for obesity.
I’m not sure I’m making sense anymore.
Feel free to scroll on by.
I’ve just been off track recently, so if I think my shameful binges will be seen by someone (even an anon on Tumblr) it might get me back on track.
Today. Today was shameful. I really am ashamed to write down what I ate, but hopefully it will give me the strength to make healthier choices tomorrow.
-2 ham n’ cheese toasties (sooo bad)
-Beef, potatoes and peas (small portion)
Then, the binge: *builds up courage*
-1 pita bread
-1 slice toast with nutella (lots of the stuff :( )
yjthrgfhjtrgefds so disappointed.
As Anne Shirley said, however: Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it.
Working means all I’m doing all day is cardio - which is not a bad thing, but I have a few days off so today was my first day back doing ‘proper’, scheduled workouts in a couple of days.
Did a few blogilates videos (Cassey Ho, you are my hero!) and my bum, legs and arms are burning right now. Feels good.
So today… I caved.
I’d eaten healthily all day then at about 6 I pulled a Cornetto from the freezer. After eating most of the top, I decided my craving was satisfied and threw the rest away.
Not sure if I’m disappointed or proud.