Hey! So I started my keto journey about two weeks ago. I don’t really have any questions, I guess I just kind of wanted to post a rundown of what I’ve been doing and see if you guys think I’m on the right track or if I have any room for improvement.
So I’m mixing keto with IF, I fast from 7/8pm to 2pm Monday-Friday. I work an office job and therefore don’t do much weekdays so fasting is easier for me on these days. I do however make a coffee at around 8:00am each of these days. I looked through keto coffee ideas and made my own - which contains 1/2 tablespoon of ghee, 1/2 teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon pure MCT oil, 6 drops organic stevia extract, 2 tablespoons malk unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and just a tad of pink Himalayan salt. I can’t remember exact macros off the top of my head but its around .6 net carbs, 24 grams fat, and 1 gram protein.
I eat again at 2, then dinner is about 5:30, small snack about 7ish. I do clean keto, everything I eat comes from fresh vegetables, seafood, some cheese/cream cheese/cottage cheese. No other dairy. No meat since I don’t eat meat. Not really eating fruits. No fat bombs. All my fat comes from my coffee, the avacado oil I cook my food in, and then the fats that come naturally from the food I’m eating. I drink nothing but water, green tea, the coffee, and occasional glass of wine. I also have a shot of apple cider vinegar each morning and night.
My net carbs are always between 14-19 a day, with fat ranging from 74-90 grams, and protein hitting between 15-19% of my total intake. I tried to aim for 1200cals a day but struggle to go above 1100 while hitting macros, sometimes I’m under 1000. I’m currently 158lbs, goal of 130lbs - which I know will take time. I’m also doing this to help my IBS, and find out the exact problem resulting in the random occurrence of food intolerances I’ve been experiencing lately.
Weekends I stop eating at 6pm, but have breakfast around 8-9am. I do not have the coffee these days. I supplement every day with a multivitamin, and a probiotic.
Basically seeing if I am on the right track or not. I honestly don’t exercise much, but am planning to start doing yoga before bed each day.