This blog, this website, this forum – it’s for me to be open and honest. There’s nothing I’m holding back, so that’s why I’ll be fully honest when I say: I’ve never been good at diets. Or at least never been good at maintaining diets. I can diet. I can research the hell out of a diet, and get my mentality in the right place. But then I’m a sucker. And I love sweets. I didn’t get to where I am without loving sweets. The weight on my hips? Sweets. Thighs? Sweets. Present me with a cookie and I’ll be your best friend.
That being said, I really wanted to take a shot at another diet. For the past month or so, I’ve been reading a new book. The Complete Guide to a High- Fat Diet: The Keto Diet by Leanne Vogel. I picked it up at Chapters, and I’ve spent some time just reading through it. Obviously, there’s a lot of information on the internet in regards to the Keto diet, but I wanted to just focus on one source, and let my brain absorb the knowledge.
I’m going into this with a positive mentality. I’m easing myself into it, so that if I make a slip up, I won’t be hard on myself. I don’t want to get down in the dumps if I eat something I shouldn’t. Obviously, I’m not going to go out of my way and go buy a cookie when I pick up my morning latte (which is now with coconut milk – thanks Second Cup!), but if I’m out somewhere and a menu item isn’t 100% keto-friendly, I’m not going to beat myself up. Working in Hospitality, I hate being the person with so many modifications (unless it’s the boys at work cooking for me, then I will make alllll the mods in the world), so I want to just ease myself in, and get used to a different diet.
Today was Day 1 of Keto, as I wanted to start it with the start of a new week (aka week 6). I’d like to think my day went fairly well. I started off with a western at work, but no bread. Had a delicious salad with some chicken for lunch, and for dinner I made two recipes out of my new book.
I’m feeling a little meh after my first day, but that’s only because my body is craving my sugary treats. Loaf cakes, muffins, cookies… items that are my staple during the week haven’t been consumed so my body is just like – excuse me? But I’m looking forward to how I feel after a week with these new dietary “restrictions”. Wish me luck!
WEDNESDAY WEIGH IN: WEEK FIVE
- Starting weight at beginning of Week 5
- Current weight
- Weight loss or gain
- What attributed to my loss or gain?
a) What was my food intake like?
I did indulge a little bit, as I knew I was starting Keto today. I ate my fair share of breads, and potatoes, and didn’t feel bad, as I knew I would be eliminating them as of today.
b) How many times did I hit the gym?
No gym, one at home work out.
c) Was I more weights than cardio?
I definitely did more cardio.
- Pictures of my progress
No picture progress, but I thought I’d show off a picture of the book I’m reading incase anyone else wants to check it out. I think it’s a really great read, and Leanne really explains things, and “dumbs” it down.
- What hurdles did I face?
No hurdles, just life.
- Goals for the next week
Try not to indulge too much on Thanksgiving.
- Power quote
“Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you do consistently.”
Has anyone attempted/succeeded with Keto and have any great tips for a newbie like me?