Vegetarian with a new leaf – Keto

It has been QUITE some time since my last post, and that is literally due to profound laziness.  I haven’t stopped my fit bride journey, and I am actually down a fabulous 12 pounds since the beginning of the year!  But I have been amiss in sharing my journey – which is actually my favorite part, so shame on me.  Imagine the success I may have had this year if I had actually been documenting my journey! #accountability , yall. It’s a beautiful thing.

But I am back!  With a whole new (and very confusing) outlook on my next months’ diet (lifestyle) eating plan.  This plan goes against everything that we know and have learned in our lives on eating…. but it is supposed to work wonders!  So I shall try this mysterious diet plan, and consume way more fat than I think I should.. but the Keto Gods request HIGH FAT… so I will deliver.

Keto in a nutshell: High fat, low carb diet.  Your body will adapt to the decrease in fat and eventually (after a few days of VERY low carbs) fat will be burned rather than glycogen (the typical energy source if you eat normal amount of carbs), a crazy phenomenon called Ketosis.  Eat fat, lose fat.  I can’t get my head wrapped around this concept, so after about a week of researching, I decided to try it.

My goal for the first few days is to meet the following macro %’s:

Fat – 60%

Protein – 30%

Carbs – 10%

The recommended fat % is 60-80%, so I am going for the low end at first to see how this thing works.  The main staples for week 1:

  1. Avocados (YAY!)
  2. Nuts (mainly walnuts and pecans, cashews are high in carbs)
  3. Cheese
  4. Coconut Oil
  5. Spinach
  6. Protein powder
  7. Eggs (ahhhh, haven’t had an egg in 7 months, but I am going to try and add them back in!)
  8. SO MUCH WATER

This is NOT calorie cutting – I am still going for about 1700 calories (which should be easy because 1g of fat has 9 calories, where protein and carbs have 4 calories per gram…).  This sounds absolutely crazy, but I will report back with recipes and results throughout the weeks!

 

 

 

 

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