Day 740 ketogenic diet update 11/10/2017

Well, I have made it to another Friday on the ketogenic diet. This week has been quite a learning experience, to say the least. I have realized I need to be more committed if I going to reach my goal.  My short-term goal is to get down to 210 by new years. My long-term goal is to get down to 180 pounds. I have had setbacks due to knee problems. The ketogenic diet is still taking some adjusting to get back on it. I am still continuing with physical therapy of my knee. I really need to get the weight down to help prevent near future knee surgery. After the knee surgery, my whole thought process changed.  Considering things were a lot worse than they initially thought. My concentration immediately went back to weight loss after the surgery.  With this past week, I really need to wake up and get on board.

 


Today is my carb loading day if it was a real week on the ketogenic diet. Since I had lack of self-control, I can not really count it as a carb loading day.  I started with three egg and three slices of muenster cheese.  I had a snack of one scoop of whey protein and one tablespoon of olive oil. For lunch, I had 6 ounces and 8 tablespoons of guacamole. In the afternoon I had a snack of one scoop of whey protein and two scoops of carb 10. I actually tried today with not overeating for dinner. I think  I just had the leftover pork and sauerkraut. Then I went to the gym and a 1000 rep chest workout. Once again I need to talk about Body Spartan . I continue to surprise myself trying their workouts. These workouts really push your limits. For me, they have been really waking my muscles up.

Day 738 ketogenic diet update 11/8/2017

Well, I am a little surprised I dropped any weight. The ketogenic diet is tough and strict. Even with being off calorie count yesterday I was still able to lose some weight. Although my optimism is not really there for the rest of the week looking forward. For the ketogenic diet to work for fat loss things have to happen. You have to have the right calorie count. Then your macros need to be spot on as well. This means eating the correct about of carbs, proteins and healthy fats. The last thing is you need to be mentally prepared to stay on the diet. This is a huge commitment and becomes very challenging. You have read about my issues on this diet. It is true there are a lot of ups and downs to be committed on a ketogenic diet. Setting realistic goals is what dieting is all about.

The morning started out with breakfast, three and three pieces of muenster cheese. I had a snack of one scoop of whey protein and one tablespoon of olive oil. For lunch, I had 6 ounces of chicken and 8 tablespoons of guacamole. In the afternoon I had another snack of one scoop of whey protein and one tablespoon of olive oil. Today I failed with willpower again there was left over corn muffin. I ended up eating some again.  This is what I talked about earlier having the right mindset and clearly, I did not.  I had some pork and sauerkraut for dinner. Then I had physical therapy for my knee. I later had a couple tablespoons of peanut butter hoping to bring my fats up. After today I am not expecting the rest of the week to go to well. The week is almost over. Doubtful I can salvage this diet.

 

Day 737 ketogenic diet update 11/7/2017

So far this week is starting off somewhat good. It is still hard to believe I have had this blog about a ketogenic diet for this long. I hope eventually I reach my goal weight of 180 pounds. The fact that over a year now I have been dealing with a knee injury. I think if this injury would not have happened I would have been further along on my ketogenic diet. It really has been a lot of ups and downs.  My short-term goal as of right now is to get down to 210 pounds by New Years. This is not a drastic amount of weight but really sets me up for 2018. I think 2018 will be the year I see my goal weight or lower.  For now, I aiming to lose 10-15 pounds by the new year. This is a very attainable goal for myself.  Getting the right mindset is the key.


To start off the day I had three eggs with three slices of muenster cheese. I had a snack of one scoop of whey protein and one tablespoon of olive oil. For lunch, I had 6 ounces of chicken and 8 tablespoons of guacamole. In the afternoon I had another protein shake with a tablespoon of olive oil.  The afternoon is where the day went south for me. We had a potluck and I think the willpower was not there for me today. I caved in and ate corn muffin. Well, maybe it was two corn muffins. After that, I wondered how the rest of my week would go. Like I said before months ago the ketogenic diet is all about having the correct mindset and counting calories. It is just taking me a little longer this time to get into that mindset. I think willpower is the hardest thing during dieting.

Day 732 ketogenic diet update 11/2/2017

Well, I am honestly shocked this morning. After all that messy eating the past couple days I am surprised to see more weight loss. I guess I did not mess up the ketogenic diet completely for the week. Even though the weight loss is minimal it is still weight loss. I always find the little weight loss a positive. My thought if the week is going bad is any weight loss is better than nothing. I am slowly starting to realize how difficult this will be to adjust back to a ketogenic diet. This means more thinking when going out to eat. It also means prepping more for the week. At least for me, pre-packing lunches for the week makes it easier.  I know it sounds boring but, if you want to lose weight it works for me.  So, I have a lot to figure out through the next weeks.

As far as ketogenic diet today it was almost like all other. I had three eggs for breakfast. Then I had a midmorning snack of one scoop of whey protein and one tablespoon of olive oil. For lunch, I had 6 ounces of chicken and 8 tablespoons of guacamole. In the afternoon I had another snack of one scoop of whey protein and one tablespoon of olive oil.  The dinner came around and I am pretty sure there will be no more weight loss for the week.  We went out to dinner and I got some wings. I ate about ten garlic parmesan wings and some onion petals. After this, I realized how bad I on a ketogenic diet for the week. I keep thinking to myself there is tomorrow and next week. I can continue this trial by error dieting. Eventually, everything will come back together as far as dieting for me.

Day 730 ketogenic diet update 10/31/2017

This week on the ketogenic diet is going great so far. I woke up this morning a saw more weight loss. This keeps me positive for the rest of the week. With any diet, you need to be positive and realize there will be good weeks and bad week. This is especially true with a ketogenic diet. If your macros are off a little a bit it can throw your whole week off. The ketogenic diet is 60- 70% fat intake daily. Your carbohydrate should be kept at 50 or less. And the rest you can protein in there to somewhat even the diet out.  The other task of the ketogenic diet if figuring out your caloric intake for the day. The whole saying calories in, calories out works for all diets.  I must reiterate that I am not a dietician or nutritionist. This whole point of this blog is for my experience.

Today I started out with three eggs with 1/4 cup parmesan. I had midmorning snack of one serving whey protein and one tablespoon of olive oil. For lunch, I had 6 ounces of chicken and 8 tablespoons of guacamole. In the afternoon I had another snack of one scoop of whey protein and one tablespoon of olive oil. At dinner time, I through the ketogenic diet off for the week. I went to Boston Market and had half a chicken. I also had sweet potatoes, string beans, and cornbread. This dinner was not well thought out for me at all. I should have just had chicken and nothing else. That would have kept me within ketogenic diet and very close to my calorie intake for the day. I learned today it is better to make your own food and not go out to eat. The ketogenic diet really needs to be followed closely.

Day 726 ketogenic diet update 10/27/2017

It has been a while since I have reached a Friday on the ketogenic diet.  I woke with some apprehension wondering how the week would end on the scale. After finally getting on the scale, I was happy to see a little more weight had been dropped. Now the only thing on my mind was to not let my carb load in the afternoon ruin that. For some reason, some weekend simply kills my diet, as soon as I eat any carbs. I have learned the ketogenic diet is very delicate if you are using a 24 hour period during the week to carb load. The carb loading is replenishing your cells and give you something to use to lift the weight. Speaking of weight lifting, I am finally going back to the gym after knee surgery. Today, I did a 500 rep biceps and triceps workout total reps of one thousand.

                                             
I will talk about that in a little bit. As far as diet today, I had three eggs for breakfast. In the mid-morning, I had a protein shake with one tablespoon of olive oil.  For lunch, I had 4 ounces of baked chicken thighs and 100 grams of guacamole. In the afternoon I had a protein shake followed by another shake of two scoops of carb 10. Dinner, I had a salad with some bake duck. After dinner, I went to the gym. This is where I decided to do a 500 rep bicep and 500 rep tricep workout. Body Spartan had shown me this a while ago. I thought to myself what a way to wake my body up since I had been down for knee surgery. Here is what I did, I did 5 bicep exercise for 5 sets of 20 reps and then I did 5 tricep exercises for 5 set of 20 reps.

This really blasted my arms and felt great. I think it woke all the muscles back up in my arms. After that I came home and watch a movie with my wife and ate popcorn butter. I am estimating my calories to be at 2400 for the day. I think it was successful week doing the ketogenic diet.

 

Day 725 ketogenic diet update 10/26/2017

I have reached day 5 on my ketogenic diet reboot. During this diet, I always look forward to Fridays though. They are one of the days during the week where I can eat carbohydrates. Like I have talked about in the past, the diet is difficult for some to get used too.  Some people think depleting your system of carbohydrates would cause drastic health problems. For a healthy individual, it is completely normal to try the ketogenic diet.  I would recommend talking to a physician prior to trying any kind of diet.  I know the ketogenic diet would be extremely dangerous for a diabetic, do to ketoacidosis. This blog is just me talking about my own personal experiences on a high-fat diet.  This diet may or may not work for you. Everyone is different when it comes to weight loss or weight gain.

As expected, I have lost a little bit more weight since yesterday.  I always get excited get on the scale every morning. You really get an understanding of how the diet works after a while. For breakfast today I stuck with three eggs with 1/4 cup of cheese. I had a mid-morning snack of a scoop of whey protein and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Lunch came around, I had six ounces of chicken and 100 grams of guacamole. In the afternoon I had another snack of one scoop whey protein and one tablespoon of olive oil. When dinner came around I had 8 ounces of tilapia and broccoli. I also some siracha sauce with the fish. This added some extra fat since the sauce was canola-based mayonnaise which is a lot healthier other mayonnaise. My total calories for the day were about 1650. Remember a ketogenic diet is based on the healthy fat intake with extremely low carbs.  I look forward to tomorrow.

Day 724 ketogenic diet update 10/25/2017

The weight continues slowly come off of me this week. Today is day four of my ketogenic diet reboot. Let me recap what the ketogenic diet actually is to start. This diet is high-fat low carb moderate protein diet.  To be consistent on a ketogenic diet, 60 to 70 percent of your daily caloric calories need to be from healthy fats.  I am not talking about eating pounds of bacon like an Atkins diet suggests. The diet I am talking about concentrates on omega 3 healthy fats like from salmon, avocado, and nuts. Like most diet everything is in moderation. I still continue count calories every day. For this diet to work, the macros are the most important part. 60-70 percent healthy fats, 50 net carbohydrates a day and moderate protein. I will talk about net carbs another day and explain how that works.

 

Like I said the weight slowly starts to come off once you cut the carbs out your diet.  Every week on the ketogenic diet it really amazes me, how my body reacts to the lack of carbohydrates. Today for breakfast I had three eggs and 1/4 cup of shredded cheese. Then I had my normal morning snack of one scoop of weigh from MTS and tablespoon of olive oil. Lunch came around I had 6 ounces of chicken and 100 grams guacamole. In the afternoon I had another snack of whey protein and a tablespoon of olive oil. For dinner, I had lettuce wraps with ground turkey and also had some peanuts as a snack.  My total calories for the day were 1579, 35 grams of carbohydrates, 99 grams of fat and 151 grams of protein. Broken down even further, breakfast was 310 calories, lunch was 270 calories, both snacks together were 544 calories and dinner was 455 calories. The ketogenic diet is all about calories and counting the macros every day.

 

Day 723 keto diet update 10/24/2017

It is Tuesday and day three of myself getting back onto the keto bandwagon. With no surprise, I have dropped some more weight. I seem to be readjusting to eating a high-fat diet quite well. I did try to watch my weight even when I was not doing keto. Most of the time while off keto, my diet was moderate calorie to maintain my weight.  I have never been a big carb eater or someone that likes high sugary type foods.

 

For breakfast, I started out with three eggs and 1/4 cup of Mexican cheese. I had a snack of a protein shake with a tablespoon of olive oil. Lunch came around and I had  4 ounces of chicken with 105 grams of guacamole. In the afternoon I had another snack of whey protein and olive oil. In the evening for dinner, I had a chicken quarter, broccoli and some peanuts. By the end of the day, I had eaten 1700 calories. It was broken down to 38 grams of carbs, 111 grams of fat and 145 grams of protein.  One thing, I would like to add is how much water I have been drinking. You really need to keep your water intake up while one a keto diet.  This will help a lot of when it comes to becoming used to not having the carbs there.

 

I want to end this update by talking about two great keto related sites. At the top of the page, is Body Spartan and these guys are great. Now that I am able to get back to the gym I will be ordering their 12-week shred program to see how it effects. KetoFast is the great product, this helps you jumped into the keto process. I would highly suggest it to beginners trying keto out. Both these companies, I will be trying these products out and give you feedback.

Day 721 keto diet update 10/22/2017

Well, it has been way too long since I have actually written an update to this keto blog. I figured better late than never at this point. For those of you following my updates, my last couple was kind of big. To recap I had knee surgery 7/28. The Doctor found the knee was a lot worse then than expected. I was homebound for six weeks, which was not fun.  At one point I was down to 206 since then I have gone back to 228. This is still a long way from my goal weight of 180 pounds. After seeing 228, I decided that I had to go back onto keto and be committed more than ever. I need to drop the weight for my joint health of my knee. So now it is a complete lifestyle change to get me into shape. The more weight I get off the joint the better.

For breakfast, I had three eggs and 1/4 cup of shredded cheese. Then my wife and I went to the gym followed by walking on a local trail for about four miles. After that we had lunch, it was salad which consisted of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, carrots, cauliflower, and a piece of salmon. I added three tablespoons of olive oil and three tablespoons of balsamic vinegar instead of regular salad dressing. This is a lot healthier than standard dressings. Sometime in the afternoon, I had a snack of one scoop of mts strawberry cheesecake protein and one tablespoon of olive oil. My total calories for the day were 1428, 50 grams of carbs, 101 grams of fat and 92 grams of protein.

When it comes to keto check out Body Spartan these guys have a complete system for it. They have a complete workout routine for this specific lifestyle. Body Spartan, have multiple workouts, supplements, and online help. Now that I can go back to the gym, I plan on using their workout plans. Some of these workouts are insane, 1000 rep workouts per body part. I was able to do a 500 rep chest workout today, wow that hurt.