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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Ketogenic Diet

I've been on the Ketogenic Diet for about 3 weeks now and I'm kind of stalled out at around 12 lbs of weight off.  However, my measurements scream "Keep doing this!  It's working BIGTIME!" 

What's ketogenic?  Well, it's getting your body to a state of ketosis, where basically it burns fat instead of sugar.  How?  Well, that's the hard part, you can't eat any sugar.  Not just simple sugar, but any sugar really.  No Carbs!

You're aiming for consuming 70% fat, 25% protein and 5% carbohydrates.  This is harder than some people realize. 

What can you eat?

I try and eat as much eggs, meat and avocados as I can.  Add in a little cheese, tomatoes, and weird cream cheese concoctions as I can and it mostly keeps me happy.  I do throw in some sugar free ice cream now and then.  It's not all bad!  I keep meat and cheese snacks in my car....yep, the ones from the gas station.

You can do it.  I promise.  If I can do this, anyone can do this.  Start with eggs for breakfast, don't rule out the power of bacon and sausage either.  And stay active.  I'd shoot for 5,000 - 10,000 steps per day and at least 30 minutes 3 times a week of some real exercise.