Sunday, July 27, 2014

Weight loss & keto

In October of 2013, I decided that I'd had enough of my weight problems and embarked on a mission to actually fix it.  I've had some bumps along the road and erased previous gains a few times, but I didn't give up.  Over the past ~7 months, I've lost nearly 50 lbs and I've done it by eating more fat and eliminating carbohydrate. I've been eating what is referred to as a ketogenic diet (keto), which is eating primarily fat, with a moderate amount of protein and extremely limited carbohydrates.  A typical ratio of calories by fat, protein, and carbohydrate is 65, 30, and 5 percent respectively.  This means, on an average day I eat less than 30g of carbohydrate, and it's often less than 20g.  So far, I have not added any exercise to my daily plans, but that will come shortly.  I have planned on adding the gym after I've lost 60 pounds, which should be in a month or two.  Anyway, I will be posting recipes here that have helped me along the way.  This is the reason you won't see any grains, bread, sugar, fruit, or similar in the recipes.

A few articles or pages devoted to keto or keto principles, in case anyone is interested in further information.

A guide to ketosis

Diet Doctor's Guide to LCHF (low carb, high fat)

Time magazine's "The Truth About Fat"

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