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 739 ketogenic diet update 11/9/2017

Today, I am not surprised at all. This week on the ketogenic diet has been a true test to myself. As expected no weight loss today. Then again after the past couple days, I am not surprised at all. I still think it will take at least a couple more weeks to get readjusted to the ketogenic diet. I think something that could help me would be to drink more water. This is something I have not stressed enough. It is very important to drink water while dieting. For one thing, it keeps you full. The other thing is it keeps you hydrated. This is extremely important regardless of what type of diet you are on. You should be consuming a lot of water daily. I need to get back into the mindset every time I get hungry, got get a drink of water. It worked for me before dieting.

No real changes from yesterday, I started with three egg and three pieces of muenster cheese. I had a snack of one scoop whey protein and one tablespoon of olive oil. For lunch, I had 6 ounces of chicken and 8 tablespoons of guacamole. I had another snack of one scoop whey protein and one tablespoon of olive oil. I failed again in the afternoon when it came to staying strict. Unable to resist eating leftover corn muffins again. It is really difficult to resist food when it is sitting right there in front of you. For dinner, I had 6 ounces of chicken and some broccoli. At this point, I realized the ketogenic diet for the week has been a complete waste. This is going back to the whole commitment and willpower thing. It is clear my willpower and commitment are not yet there on the diet. This has to change soon.

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 736 ketogenic diet update 11/6/2017

Thes past couple weeks of getting back on the ketogenic diet have been a bit challenging. It is even more difficult because of the holidays just around the corner. About 18 months ago I was on the diet and following it to the exact calorie. Right now it is just being a bit difficult to readjust back on to the diet. The real challenging is only eating 1600 calories a day or less. The one thing that I think is affecting my dieting too is my limitations in the gym. Rehabbing my knee is still affecting me. Right now, I cannot push my hardest when doing cardio. The last time I was on the ketogenic diet, I was able to push hard with cardio. For now, until I am fully recovered I am limited to the elliptical or bicycle. I have another couple months of rehab before I can really push myself.

Today my diet remained consistent to start. I had three eggs with three pieces of muenster cheese.  I had a snack of one scoop whey and one tablespoon of olive oil. The whey protein I use is low carb perfect for a ketogenic diet. For lunch, I had a 6-ounce chicken breast and 8 tablespoons of guacamole. In the afternoon I had another whey protein shake and one tablespoon of olive oil. For dinner, I had 8 baked chicken wings  Then I went to physical therapy for my knee.

After therapy, I went to the gym. I did a 1000 rep back workout. Ten exercise, 100 reps total for each exercise. This was a suggestion from Body Spartan.  This company really has there head wrapped around extremely brutal workouts. They also have exercises based on ketogenic diets which are another plus. I plan on doing these high rep workouts for twelve to sixteen weeks. By then my muscles should be really wide awake and I should be back on the diet.

Day 735 ketogenic diet update 11/5/2017

Like I thought, yesterdays ketogenic diet really messed me up. I have gained even more weight since yesterday. This just proves what I have been saying. I can not go out to eat at all. My body really does not like going out to eat. It is too difficult to determine what is healthy to eat when out in a restaurant.  There are many factors on the ketogenic diet that need to be thought about. Going out to eat is just one of them. The other one for me is my metabolism going to burn off what I just ate. The other thing to think about is the variety of food you can or cannot eat on a ketogenic diet. Cutting carbs is extremely difficult without willpower. Then again any diet is difficult without having the mindset to stay on it. These are some factors to think about when dieting.

 

Today for breakfast I had 3 eggs with some muenster cheese. For lunch, I had 6 ounces of rotisserie chicken some muenster cheese and 8 tablespoons of olive oil. I went to the gym and did a 1400 rep bicep, tricep routine. This was doing 7 exercise for biceps and 7 triceps each to 100 reps. I then did 30 minutes on the elliptical.  This is all using the body spartan exercises. Please check out their link below. For dinner, I had some chicken, some of that leftover Thai Calamari and some couscous.  I also had pumpkin spice peanut butter as well. Overall I am over my calorie intake for the day. I must reiterate how I think everyone should try the body spartan programs and supplements out. These workouts are some of the hardest and most challenging ever. If you are serious about ketogenic diet and getting into shape this company is the way to go for you.

Day 733 ketogenic diet update 11/3/2017

Just as I expected no more weight loss on a ketogenic diet this week. It has turned into a huge learning experience on this diet again. There are some things I need to think about for the upcoming week. One thing I need to think is proper food choice while out to eat. Another thing I learned is I need to be more proficient tracking my daily food intake. These two things can mean the difference of two pounds for the week or 6 pounds for the week. My ketogenic diet will continue to need adjusting throughout the upcoming weeks.  Eventually, I will get bored of what I eat every day for breakfast and lunch. I will have to go back to alternative food when that happens. I will have a discussion about that when it happens for me. These are just things I need to do to reach my goal.

My diet for today was all over the place, to say the least.  I woke up and had three eggs for breakfast. Then I headed to the airport to hang out. I had some popcorn up there and two chewy granola bars. This is carb loading day on the ketogenic diet remember that. By the time we left the airport we were starving. I went home and cooked some interesting Thai food. I sauteed some calamari in olive oil. While that was going on I made some cous cous.  I made a Thai peanut sauce and mixed it with the calamari after draining that pan. This was a good spicy meal, to say the least. The peanut sauce was very filling and good. After eating a small amount my wife and I were full.  I am glad I cooked instead of going out to eat for dinner.  The meal was a little filling.

 

After dinner, I went to the gym. I did an 800 rep chest workout. This just about destroyed my chest pushing that many reps. I am starting to work like the body spartan below check them out. I will be writing a post about them soon.

Day 731 ketogenic diet update 11/1/2017

Well, I am in a hotel room today so I do not know if I have dropped any weight today. After what I had for dinner last night I doubt I did.  Yesterday definitely messed up the ketogenic diet for the week. At this point, I do not know if I can recover from it through the rest of the week. I have realized I just cannot go out to eat while doing this diet. Either that or I will need to pick better foods when I go out to eat. I think if I would have just gotten a caesar salad, my status on the ketogenic diet for the week would be better.  It really makes me step back and think about things. I really need to drill into my head again 1600 calories and 50 grams of carbs or less. That is what makes up a ketogenic diet to follow.

Today, at least in the morning was not much better. I am at a hotel and this means a big breakfast or multiple serving. I had a few servings of bacon and eggs. For lunch, I had 6 ounces of chicken. I had a snack of one serving of whey protein and one tablespoon of olive oil. After that, I forgot to track it what I ate. This is another bad thing to do on a ketogenic diet or any diet for that matter. If you track everything you eat you will be successful. You will go back and realize what you need to eat or not eat. When I am being strick I track everything on the ketogenic diet. This gives me focal points for the next week to concentrate on. So the past 48 hours have not been my best effort in weight loss. This would catch up with 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 729 ketogenic diet update 10/30/2017

This week is starting out like every other week on the ketogenic diet. This diet is completely different per person. If it works for me it may or may not work for you.  Every week for me is a trial by error. The last time I was fully into the ketogenic diet it took a few months to figure what I could and could not eat. If you go back, way back in my post you will see some days and weeks were way better than other. For me, the diet worked if I followed it exactly and did not go out to get food at all during the week. These weeks were ones where I saw the most weight loss. Then again I just think I have a very slow metabolism too. Staying strict on the ketogenic diet for a weeks, the weight just came off without effort.

Starting out with breakfast today, I had three egg with 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese.  I had a mid-morning 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. For dinner, I had 8 ounces of tuna steak, some broccoli, with a tablespoon of butter. After dinner, I later had two tablespoons of peanut butter. The olive oil in the protein may sound weird, but this is a ketogenic diet which means more healthy fat. After drinking it, you really cannot tell the difference it just fuller. My total calories for today were 1799.  I also had 50 minutes of physical therapy for my knee.  Just a reminder I had my knee operated on 7/28 and still have a few months of physical therapy.

Day 728 ketogenic diet update 10/29/2017

It is the start of another ketogenic diet week. I am eager to see how much more fat loss, I will see through this week. Although just because you are on this diet does not mean you cannot enjoy your food. Like today, my wife made a paleo brownies. My wife these a while I could not tell the difference. Here is a link to elanaspantry this is where you can find the recipe. Like I said, you can enjoy the ketogenic diet you just need to find the recipes and take the time. I have seen recipes for ketogenic pancakes, and tortillas among other things. You just need to go out and look for them. Once you are the ketogenic diet, you need to have a mix of things just so you do not get bored. You can not tell the difference for these brownies to other ones.

    

For breakfast, I had three eggs and 3.5 ounces of duck. We went to the gym and I did another 1000 rep workout this time on shoulders. This time I did 10 exercises 5 sets of 20. After that, we had lunch 6 ounces of chicken and 100 grams of guacamole. Then we enjoyed football games in the afternoon. We made homemade baked garlic parmesan wings. We had some shrimp with this. I ate probably 10 wings. My total calories for today were around 1900, 11 grams of carbs, 115 grams of fat and close to 200 grams of protein. As stated early my wife made paleo brownies as well, realistically I picked up more healthy fat from the coconut oil. If you mix things up the ketogenic diet can be very fulfilling.  Body Spartan is the reason I decided to start doing these 1000 rep workouts. They really have there workouts figured out for your optimum performance.  So please check them out.