I thought I would start this blog by providing updates of my progress so this is week 1 of starting the Keto diet. You might want to read My Story first to get an idea of the number of diets I have been on over the years. It’s been a roller coaster of dieting that just hasn’t worked for me so I am hoping that this is the one. The Keto diet has been very successful for many.
Since I was diagnosed with a fatty liver and high blood pressure in September 2017 with a weight of 90.3kg, (199.07 lbs) I realised that I needed to do something. Rather than take pills, I went on the Liver Cleansing Diet for 3 months, with only small changes to my health and weight. Since the results weren’t that great I slid back into bad habits although they weren’t terrible.
Around June 2018, I decided I really needed to do something so I went onto a Paleo diet. I had done this before and had okay results but not amazing. Even so, I thought it was better than what I was doing now which was eating way too much bread and chocolate.
Then I heard about the Keto diet with lots of success stories so I decided to give it a go and here we are today. Here is a very good article to read – Keto 101 By Amber’s Hands.
My starting weight back in 2017 on the Liver Cleansing Diet was 90.3 kgs (199.07 lbs) and it was this weight plus my health that pulled me into the reality of my situation – change or die. Unfortunately, I didn’t think to take measurements at the time.
6 August 2018 – I am partially on the Keto diet
I have been on the keto (sort of) for a few days as I transitioned in and finished of foods that are not keto friendly. When I first transitioned to Keto I was having 3 meals a day. I didn’t think to take my weight or measurements when I first started, and only weighed myself on the 10 August 2018 when I also started to record my meals.
10 August 2018 – I am fully on the Keto diet
I purchased the Carb Manager App to keep track of what I was eating to make sure I was getting enough of a fat to protein ratio, and to keep track of carbs.
As of 10 August my measurements:
- My current weight is 87.3 Kgs (192.46 lbs)
- Measurements:- Waist 42 ½”
Here is an example of what I ate over the first week
Day 1 – I consider this to be day 1 and today I decided to go straight into only having 2 meals a day. At the end of day 1, I found that I didn’t have enough fat to protein. Consequently, I was hungry the next morning.
Day 2 – I still stayed firm until around 1pm before eating anything, although I was feeling quite peckish by then. I managed a bit better on day 2. My fat to protein ratio was much better.
Day 3 – Once again My fat to protein ratio is not good. Still not missing breakfast.
Day 4 – Not too bad. I am not having any hunger pangs and I am managing on the 2 meals a day okay. Don’t even consider having breakfast.
Day 5 – Okay.
Day 6 – Again not a great day in regard to proportions.
I have decided that I am going to do this for a month, by then I should have some idea of what quantities to eat to maintain the right ratios. I keep going back to Dr Berg’s posts to get more ideas on things to eat.