I began my current journey after reading the book by Dr. Jason Fung, “The Obesity Code”. With the understanding provided about how to correctly lose weight I began to fashion a program that is working for me. As of today I have lost 49 lbs. I began this current journey six weeks ago, the last week of august 2017. This morning the scales showed a three pound loss, I loved sliding that bar down a whole three pounds, soooo cool.
The keto food program seems to be the best fit for me right now. At first I was a bit concerned I would not be able to find enough to eat because I don’t consume animal products but with a little work the 50 carbs each day are not proving to be an issue.
When the weight loss begins to stall a bit I find a day or two of water fasting works great to speed things back up. As for energy and feeling good, I feel great.
On the days I eat the Coconut oil helps greatly if I began to feel a bit weak or off. It is a nice quick pick up. The only issue with the water fasting days is the constant running to the washroom. Even so it is all good. Onward and downward.
The ketogenic food program (aka Ketos) is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate food program. This food program forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates by remaining in a state of Ketosis.
Ketosis is a normal metabolic process. When the body does not have enough glucose for energy, it burns stored fats instead. This process can be encouraged and continued by keeping the body in a state of Keotsis by following a low carb food program.
In general, the daily intake of net carbs required to enter ketosis could vary. Most people, who have experienced ketosis, claim to have reached that state at about 20-50 grams of net carbs per day. I have found between 30-50 carbs a day the right amount for me. The opinions of those on line seems to be split about when and how to consume my daily amount of carbs. Since I’m most satisfied eating only one meal a day this is how my program is set up. For people who wish to consume food more often throughout the day the amount of carbs can be divided into the number of meals you want to consume.
When I get up in the morning, after checking my weight, (my high point of the day) I consume a large glass of water, then a glass of water with 1 tablespoon Apple cider vinegar. When heading for my office I stop in the kitchen and make my Superfood (2 Tablespoons of Superfood have 6 carbs) in water with my Flax oil.
I take a glass of tea with the Weight Loss Formula and Licorice Root extracts to my desk, a second cup usually follows shortly with the Female Formula and calcium formula. Depending on how busy I am or if I get around to it I may have one or two more cups of tea, often the BF&C and heart tonic.
Around noon I take a glass of water with a rounded teaspoon Psyllium husk powder for added fiber support. I tend to eat between 2pm and 4 pm depending on how busy I am. I keep water or tea at my desk constantly so I’m not overly hungry.
The meal begins with a nice salad followed by cooked Vegetables with some veggie meats (check the carb value on everything). It can be tricky following a vegetarian food program while doing low carbs but it is doable. I decided while doing this program to consume eggs and some cheese, so I’m not completely Vegan right now. Because of the change in my food program I have decided to do an ELF, (Liver Flush) every other week, just to keep my liver cleared out.
I continue to drink plenty of water throughout the evening to keep myself hydrated. Sometime during the evening I add Keltic sea salt to a glass of water. When my body is in Ketosis I move a lot of water through my kidneys, about every hour up until bedtime I void a large amount of water. The good news is I only get up once or twice during the night to void.
The web is full of support for anyone counting carbs. Look around to see what the best fit is for you.