I have decided to give the keto diet a try. It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while, and I’ve read lots of articles and watched a lot of YouTube videos on it. I know everyone and their uncle has an opinion on keto, from how its ‘Amazing! Best thing ever!!!’ to ‘OMG! Thats terrible, it’ll destroy you’re metabolism’. I’m fairly sure the reality is somewhere in the middle, and the only way to know how it works for me is to try it.
What everyone seems to forget when glorifying or demonising a particular diet, is that every single human on the planet is unique, in their genetics, environment, health, gut biome, medications etc. It’s called Bioindividuality. So what works for you, may or may not work for your neighbour.
And unless you have a degree in human biology, nutrition, or medicine, your opinion is just that, an opinion.
Sorry, rant over! I get so sick of armchair warriors, who think they know everything.
So, keto. Due to my history of disordered eating , I will not be tracking my macros. Which I think is referred to as ‘lazy keto’. And yes, I know that makes it harder to know if you’re in ketosis, and will probably slow my progress, but thats ok. My goal here is to loose weight, without destroying my mental health, and slow is key to that.
I’ve also got to take into account my dairy intolerance, which will make things a little harder. I am hoping that I can eventually re-introduce dairy into my diet, but for the first 8 weeks, I’m going to cut it out completely (this includes dairy alternatives like Almond milk or soya yogurts).
8 weeks, gives me time to get into new habits, gives my body time to adjust, and gets me passed the ‘keto flu’ stage.
My plan is to go food shopping tomorrow, and take a week to transition to a lower carb way of eating, before going fully keto. This also gives me time to use up the rice and other non-keto things already in my pantry. After that, anything that won’t keep for at least 2 months will be going in the bin.
Do I expect miracles? No. Do I expect to be 100% compliant all the time? No. But any form of calorie restriction will lead to weight loss, thats just biology. The trick is finding something that works for you and is sustainable. Lets see if keto works for me, shall we?
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