Hi keto lovers,
I have been eating low carb and following the keto diet since May of 2018 and lost around 50lbs with few slip ups. The worst one was for my daughters first birthday on August 1st, where i believe i ate more than 200 grams of sugar and carbs, to make sure i make up for all of the months i was carb and sugar free. Was i wrong !!!
I ate anything from pastries, donuts, bread, chips, pasta, you name it. I was sure that if i ate it i will feel rewarded for the 12 weeks of eating clean and feeling good. Everything was fine that day, the bloating started the next day when i woke up. I literally have never felt that way before, tired even after almost 10 hours of sleep, bloated, gassy and with a huge headache that didn’t go away for almost 2 days no matter how much coffee i drank.
Since that day, i promised to my self that i will never ever to that again as i didn’t felt any satisfaction or pleasure, i was just thinking that i missed sugar and carbs but shortly i realized that there was nothing about them that made me feel good.
I was still at the same weight though so it didn’t had nothing to do with the number on the scale, it had to do with the way how i felt – miserable, tired and regretful. From that day on, if i plan to cheat on keto – i do it, but not for the whole day! I plan when i will cheat ( special occasions, once in a month ) and that is only for ONE meal not a week of stuffing brownies and bagels in my mouth. Its not that they are not tasty, its just it has no point anymore. I’m tired of feeling fat to be completely honest. I’m tired of not being able to wear shorts in the summer and short sleeve shirts because of all that skin hanging around.
Once i do plan to cheat on keto, the next day is all fasting. I see it as a good way to clean my body from that one meal, i drink water, tea and coffee the whole day and maybe have a very low carb meal, but i do try not to.
Why do i love Keto so much? Well, for multiple reasons.
I lost weight
I lost 50 lbs since May 2018, while not feeling hungry a bit. Any diet that i have tried in the past ( overweight my entire life ) would consist of stress and feeling hungry the whole time. The worst part, i would lose some of the weight with a lot of sweat and tears and as soon as i was back to my “normal” way of eating, i would gain all of the pounds and couple more in no time. Of course, that is why i always felt depressed and with no energy because then i will find the solution in more eating and more sugar and it seemed like a never ending circle.
I feel great
I don’t remember the last time when i felt this good! All my jeans fit great, i can wear my favorite shirts and although I’m still not where i want to be – I’m on a great way to get there.
I don’t think of food every second of the day
My life is much simpler now when i don’t feel hungry every second of the day and I’m not planning what to eat or snack later. It is amazing that i can meal prep and not worry about lunch/dinner all the time! I learnt how to prepare for the week and plan accordingly so i don’t fail. I found that this new lifestyle just works for me very well.
I feel happy and content
I wake up at 5 am every single morning full with energy and ready to seize the day! I have no problem even when sleeping only 4,5 hours as i never feel tired. I can run around, work 80 hours per week, take care of my baby, run errands, clean the house, and much more and i still feel like i wish i had couple more hours in the day! I still struggle to convince my self to start exercising as that will take a lot of mindset changing to get there but I’m definitely working on it.
Simply put: I love this KETO lifestyle. It is very simple to do, i have energy, i’m happy and content, i no longer crave sugar and junk, i did realize that i can actually live without carbs and love it in the same time. Thank you Keto, you have changed my life forever!