My 5 month ketoversary is coming up in a few days, and I’ve lost 50 pounds. With clothes on, I look like a normal size person (without clothes is another story, my belly rolls are still terrifying, lol) and I’m so pleased with the positive changes keto has made in my life.
I’m an impatient soul, always have been. So for the past 3ish months, I’ve been really pushing myself with EF. I do a minimum of one 2-3 day fast per week.
But I’ve grown tired of it. Tired of smelling the bacon my husband inevitably cooks while I fast. Tired of preparing meals for my family that I don’t eat. Tired of my hair falling out in clumps. And now that it’s winter, tired of feeling cold all the flipping time.
Plus, my weight loss has slowed dramatically, and I think it would probably be beneficial to enter a maintenance phase for awhile to let my body relax. Between the hair loss and constantly feeling cold, I’d bet that my metabolism needs a break too.
And…I really love food!
So I’m taking a break from EF until sometime after Christmas. I’m terrified of gaining back weight, even though logic tells me that keto to satiety won’t make me gain. I’ll be pleased as punch if I can maintain, and over the moon if I end up losing a few more pounds. Thankfully, Christmas will be 100% keto so I’m not worried about that.
I’ve been fasting for about 40 hours as of right now, planning to break it with either lunch or dinner today. I’m really looking forward to this break from fasting, as well as getting new data on how my body will react.