Weight lost this week: -3 pounds
Total weight lost on keto: -18 pounds
Inches lost so far: 4
I think it works guys:)
Talk about a rebound! I’ll take it :))
Weigh-in next week!
Stay strong guys!
Okay, I didn’t tell you guys about this because I was 80% sure I’d stay on track for it, but my brother’s wedding was this weekend—I didn’t stay on Keto. Don’t get me wrong, I tried—but when you’re staying at a casino where the only keto option are eggs and a slice of ham/roast beef, it’s kinda hard to get those fat sources in. The first day I put butter on EVERYTHING and it really wasn’t enjoyable at all. The day of the wedding I decided just to give it a rest, it’s my brother’s wedding after all and he practically shoved me the cake. The day after I had pancakes before hopping on a plane—NO REGRETS THEY WERE THE BEST I’VE EVER HAD. I didn’t crazy break it, but it threw me out of ketosis.
The thing is, the ENTIRE time I wasn’t eating keto I felt like crap. I mean, the grains were wrecking my stomach but also I was mentally tearing myself apart. That’s not right, not when I can just jump back in later. Not when my brother (ideally) will never be getting married again. So next big event I’m going to plan on breaking Keto, because sure I have to re-acclimate and lose water weight but life has to lived and maybe that’ll help.
I only gained 3 pounds water weight though! I was expecting more! Should be gone by Thursday or Friday since I’m hitting the low carb hard today (no more than 10g) and doing sprints later.
Here’s to jumping back in! Keep calm and keto on! :)
I totally forgot to post this yesterday, my bad!
So I know I said I was only going to do it for a month but I FEEL AMAZING so I’m just going to keep it up for as long as I want!
My current stats on Keto are:
Total weight lost: 14lbs!
Inches lost: -2
I stalled for a good week in the middle but it’s coming off again. Wedding this weekend so hopefully that doesn’t set me back. Will update again next week!
I seriously feel like I’ve been hit by bus! Guess my workouts this last week were more intense than I thought haha
Keto weight in & updates tomorrow! :)
My friends and I have started a Thing! We all get together on Sunday evenings at the lake and do a workout! Collin has dubbed it Sunday Runday! Runday is kind of a misnomer since we only run a mile and do a HIIT workout, but it sounds good haha.
Run 1/2 mile
7 rounds of:
Run 1/2 mile
I’m already planning next week! :D
- Kyle Merber (via lifeofclur)
Meant to post this yesterday but I was exhausted from work so today it is!
Weigh in: -1 pound this week! For -10 pounds total!
Not nearly as much as the first week but I expected a plateau after losing so much at first. I’ve also considered the idea that because myfitnesspal didn’t update my caloric needs until yesterday (at which point I finally lost 10 pounds), that might’ve slowed me down.
I’ve been in Ketosis non-stop, and I feel great. Sometimes I’ll get a headache if I don’t eat enough fat but that’s nothing a fat bomb can’t fix. No complaints overall, in fact me and my roommate are thinking of doing this for longer than the planned month! We’ll see! :)
jenbeezawwwzome asked: Can you give me an idea of what you eat in keto? Like what did you eat today? It just seems impossible to eat that much fat without slurping olive oil
That was my concern too, but it’s actually a ton easier than I thought it would be. Pre-workout I aim for about 141g fat and I’m usually able to hit it.
My intake looked like this (I’d worked out so I was aiming for 187g fat):
2 eggs, fried in 1 Tbs coconut oil
4 strips turkey bacon (I just personally prefer turkey, normal has more fat)
1 cup avocado (I use the Wholly Guacamole cups)
1 homemade coconut & peanut butter “fat bomb” (I’ll explain this lower)
Total: 618 calories, 54g fat
2 lettuce wrap 100% beef burgers (85% lean) with 2 slices provolone cheese.
1 mozzarella string cheese
1 sugar free jello (good for sweet cravings!)
Total: 640 calories, 45g fat
1 chicken breast stuffed with 1 Tbs cream cheese and 1 Tbs basil pesto
1/2 cup asparagus with 1/2 Tbs butter
Total: 448 calories, 26g fat
3 string cheese throughout the day
1 whole pickle
1 serving sugar free raspberry chocolates
1 cup bullet proof hot chocolate (1 cup almond milk, 2 tbs cocoa powder, 2 tbs butter, a few drops stevia if you wish—blended)
Total: 573 calories, 52g fat
Total for the day: 2,279 calories, 177g fat.
See I wasn’t slurping olive oil or anything! I’m just under my fat intake which is okay, it doesn’t have to be perfect. I still ended up with a 68%/27%/5% ratio and that’s good.
Basically I eat avocado daily and then just add coconut oil, butter and olive oil to my vegetables or when I’m sautéing something (the day above used a lot of butter, but usually I’m heavier on coconut oil just for personal preference). Then I use cheeses or olive oil based condiments to supplement.
If you’re having trouble getting your fat intake up “fat bombs" or bulletproof hot chocolate (or coffee) are a keto staple! A fat bomb is legit just coconut oil (or cream cheese or some other fat) mixed with flavors (peanut butter, cocoa powder, coconut flakes, extracts, etc), placed in cupcake tins, then chilled. It ends up tasking like dessert without the carbs, and with the same amount of fat (or more) as eating 1 tbs butter directly. Bulletproof hot chocolate is just a yummy way to eat 2tbs of butter (or some add coconut oil but I haven’t needed to); it tastes just like hot chocolate!
Eating enough fat in a delicious way is easier than it seems, I promise! :) If you need any meal ideas or help just ask, I’m more than willing to share!
Spent Labor Day at the lake with some friends. We hiked and swam and grilled burgers (lettuce wraps for me and my favorite curly haired cyclist), all of this is after a 16 mile bike ride that morning. Soooo, I’m dehydrated and feel exhausted/worn out this morning because I didn’t drink enough water. :(
On the bright side of everything, I’m still in ketosis! :D First official weigh in tomorrow! Keep ya posted. :)