I will absolutely share progress as soon as I see it! I am trying to be more active, instead of just focusing on diet. Because at this point, if I change my diet drastically or cut too much, I think I won’t be feeling good or being healthy anymore- which is the whole idea. I do really love the keto diet(lifestyle) and plan to stick with it because it feels so good for me. I think because I have been at a healthy weight for my height that could be the reason for not losing any weight, although not seeing any fat loss is perplexing. I will definitely cut out snacks though. My general consensus is that I need a caloric deficit of some kind- and I don’t want to cut caloric intake, so I will be focusing on burning calories instead along with eating a little more and having less frequent meals.
I definitely haven’t thought once that I should stop the keto diet. I cannot believe how much better I feel. I have so much more energy, good mood, almost no anxiety (which is a miracle, as I have PTSD), and my body feels more efficient. I finally have control over my mind again. I was hoping the keto diet was a magic fix, and it definitely is- just not in the weight loss department. But I’m not giving up! I haven’t had the weight transformation I’d hoped for, but an absolute mental/emotional transformation that has changed my life.
On a side note- I do recall a doctor tell me years ago that there was a European study on autistic children where they cut out gluten to see if they had less panic attacks, and low and behold- there was apparently a huge decrease. So since then I have cut out gluten and it seemed to help a little with my crippling anxiety, but when I started keto and cut out all grains/starchy carbs, my anxiety is practically eliminated. My anxiety used to be so bad for so many years that most days I could hardly function. And now? I am not only functioning, but I’m doing things I never thought I could do. All without a scrap of anxiety plaguing my life. I do think sugar plays a huge role in anxiety as well, which makes perfect sense why I have no anxiety with the keto diet.