What is it like to be on the Ketogenic Diet? Let me tell you. You eat bacon and eggs for breakfast, then chicken tenders with rice for lunch, steak with beans for dinner, and finish off the day with ice cream. This might not sound so bad at first glance, but there’s one problem: I’m allergic to bacon. So if I wanted to lose weight on this diet-which is unrealistic-I would have no choice but to starve myself of food or break out in hives if I ate peanuts (because they’re also keto friendly). The worst part of all though isn’t my allergy; it’s that after just a few days of following this diet everything tastes bland!
I’ve never been one to measure my success by how much I weigh. I don’t have a scale in my apartment, and when it comes up in conversation, I usually just say that I’m “doing well”. But what the hell am I supposed to say now? The Ketogenic Diet has me so obsessed with tracking everything that goes into my mouth–how many calories are in this piece of cheese or this beer.It’s hard not being able to eat too much without feeling guilty about it later. But at least there are some perks! For example, the diet is really good for controlling blood sugar levels, which is great because insulin resistance runs in our family on both sides. And since losing weight wasn’t an issue for me.
“I don’t know about the Ketogenic Diet,” I said to my friend. “It seems a little extreme.”
She smiled. “The thing is, it’s not really that bad when you get used to it. It just takes some getting used to.” She reached for her water bottle and took a few sips before continuing. “Plus, there are so many benefits from being on the diet — weight loss, better moods, increased energy levels …”
After she finished listing all of the benefits, I was sold on the keto diet.
So, you’re looking to eat healthier and live a more active life? Good for you! The keto diet can be a great start to this journey. I’m sure the last thing you want is an annoying person shouting at you from behind their laptop about how great it is. Here are some tips that will help get your started on the right foot.
“Hey, do you want to trade breakfast?” Said a voice from the row in front of me. I looked up and saw a girl with curly brown hair tied back in a ponytail. “I’ll have your cereal if you take my bacon.” She said as she held out her hand. I smiled and shook her hand before going back to eating my yogurt parfait.Her name was Emily, and we became friends during our freshman year at college together. In fact, this is how we met- by trading breakfasts! It was something that eventually led into other conversations about each other’s health habits or life goals- which were surprisingly similar or different from one another’s depending on who you talked to.
As most of my friends know, I’m always up for trying out new things. When my friend told me about how her keto diet was going great and that she had lost 5 pounds in two weeks, I knew it was time to give this a try. Yesterday morning at 8:00 am, I started the ketosis process by cutting out all sugar from my diet and loading up on fats like eggs and bacon. It felt weird at first but after a few hours of feeling really good throughout the day with no food cravings whatsoever, I realized this is working!
I had been doing a lot of research on the keto diet and what I should have as its fuel. As an average-weight person, it’s hard to know where to start with all the different options that are out there. There are plenty of different blogs out there that can give you information about how to get started, but everyone is always so opinionated and has their own take on things. I was going crazy trying to figure out what would be best for me based on my goals. When I finally found this article from a blog called “Keto Boss,” it seemed like they were really knowledgeable about these sorts of things and weren’t just biased because they wanted people buying their products or something like other bloggers might do.
I remember the first time I tried the keto diet. It was for a dare, one of my co-workers dared me to go on it for two weeks. Honestly though, I enjoyed it! Instead of feeling guilty about eating french fries or an ice cream cone, all I did was enjoy them guilt free!
“I can’t believe I’m doing this.” Tom said to himself as he pulled into the parking lot of Keto King. Tom had heard about keto, but never thought much about it until his doctor suggested it might be helpful for him to lose weight. He currently weighed 270 lbs and if he didn’t do something soon, his weight would put a strain on his heart. “Think positive thoughts! You’re going to feel great in no time! ”Tom tried to reassure himself before walking into the restaurant. When he walked in, there was a line in front of him that seemed like it went all the way around the building. There were lots of people at different stations – some cutting vegetables.
I would never have guessed that I was going to get sick from following a keto diet. But it’s been about two weeks and my body is all out of whack. My stomach has been hurting, I’ve had this weird skin rash, and yesterday when I tried to eat something for breakfast my tongue swelled up like a balloon! The doctors at the hospital told me to lay off the low-carb food until my system settled down.
The doctor’s office was too full today so I had to wait in the hallway. A couple of girls came out, looking confused. They were talking about how they followed a keto diet and their hair is falling out. This has been happening for months? What are they trying to do exactly? Pass on some bad genes or something?
“Oh, hello everyone!” I said to my new friends in the support group. “I’m so excited to be here! I was just wondering how it goes if you’re on this type of eating plan.”
A woman sitting next to me leaned over and whispered into my ear, “Just focus on getting through the day. One day at a time is all you can do!