**edit: Im sorry about all the thnder, but I was anxiety-driven by the idea of not being able to have more protein than fat, which is what I leaned towards for many years and also induction made me crazy!
age: 32 , sex: Female, and height 5’6, starting weight 134, goal weight less, and reasons for wanting to eat keto: lose fat, health overall, maintain muscle/gain down the road
On Day 11 at 130 lbs for awhile now
NOt sure actually as I tried to start on 9/9 but dunno if I messed up early on,
and today being 9/22
Was doing as many weight lifting days as I could before starting keto and actually lowering carbs too
Yesterday I went over on carbs in the form of light cream+MCT oil in a bowl as gelato and Im almost positive the days total was under 100g carbs, but again not sure. I eat all grass fed organic Had a few cups of it, not sure exact how many [not organic, but not sure if it matters if its a trigger food—I tested clear for cheeses/whey protein powder with bacon awhile ago so it might not be so alarmingly sensitive]. t was only sweetened with monkfruit, but there is alot of carbs and sugar in light cream if within the amounts of 1 or more cups. Anyway, Being on Day 11 of keto for the first time, I have been since wondering if it took me off track to start at day 1 again. * I am very active, and work an active job as a maintenance person 4 days a week, and this accident came after a heavy weight lifting workout at the gym, though kindof pathetic because of keto taking a toll—and lift weight at my job, and started lifting weights a little in the past week
I took apple cider vinegar water afterwards, did some very heavy weight lifting, got ketones up, and ate a meal a few hours later albeit the next day that was within my macros. And got good ketone / blood sugar levels. * also have completed recently around 3 days of A.m. cardio 30-60 minutes and about 1-2 evening sessions as well
The cream has alot of sugar in it when consumed in these high quantities, and though some of it might have been milk, Im not sure. I did have flaxmeal in it + MCT oil and ample fats.
The next meal inclided lots of steak, mct oil and coffee.
Am I right back where I left off? Again this was only a few hours or at least not more than 6 hours or 7 not sure, I was kinda mad about it.
The ACV kinda shot my ketones up to 8 very shortly, then 0 – why is that?
I have read 4-5 posts that claim that one cheat meal–which is what this was, at least in the sense that it was only the dessert portion of my meal–does not ruin the path and the path is still on the day you left off, maybe minus 1-2 days. I have really done under 20 the rest of the time, save a few days, so maybe Im on day 8 or 9, but just want to know:
MY QUESTIONS ARE TOWARDS GETTING TO FAT ADAPTATION
-what day am I on? I definitely do not restrict calories/ignore the satiety requirement or physical activity requirement. Im supposed to work out during adaptation, right?
Finally, does doing aerobic % weight lifting during the adaptation phase work nicely? Or do I have to pick? Weight training would complement my job nicely, yet I read jogging gets the phase done quicker. Any advice? I have fasted once for 36+ hrs so far but read that I shouldnt do that again. I started with alot of OMAD but now Im 16:8. Im never going over on carbs again! Whats the best way going forward?
Any tools you use to keep track/cook and what are the healthiest or most alkaline ways to cook my food?
I work my shifts 2-8 and have in the past week opted for eating at 12:30 and before 8:30. Does this work best, or how should I eat–and perhaps even just as important–schedule my workouts?
I am aware black coffee is best to sip thru the day, right? WHY IS THAT? WHY BLACK COFFEE?
Is it really best to have a variety of meats in adaptation phase? how many different meats per week? Can I really NOT do carnivore diet before fat adapting?
EDIT to make this a happy post:
Im almost 2 weeks in and putting recipes together only started today.
Had always been having things plain!!!
I hardly have room for things in my kitchen and expressing myself in the kitchen only started about 3 months ago, which started my RECOVERY, from toxic people and things [carbs included] and my fridge is in a separate room from the kitchen, making keto hard.
I woke up with options that widened from my usual plain food groups smacked together:
- tamales in the freezer, accompanying colby jack in the fridge
- fathead pizza ready-to-cook --Tried it, but without the suggested toppings, so just cream cheese/butter and half a drop of sundried tomato paste, so Ill try again
- bacon sauce - topped - leeks --Tried before today, but doesnt count as its only 1 recipe!
- chocolate avocado mousse --Tried it, but Ive had it before, but so refreshing
- baby kale with blue cheese dressing —sooo good
- Chuck roast with 1 carb steak sauce, black garlic, shiitake mshm powder, duck fat --great!
- Flaxmeal in melted coconut oil and goat cheese, with stevia --great
- BPC with extra cream, little stevia, cold this time – great
When starting out I had lots of steak and butter. Black coffee and fried egg with spinach+butter. And kinda topped it off with a flaxmeal coconut oil stevia bowl which I probably shouldnt have, but needed to up the calories so at least I was paying attention. Pretty much every day. Which is great!
----plus a tsp peanut butter and celery twice a week, frying eggs in different fats, flax oil over spinach salad, coconut flour biscuits that were 1" cubes cause I didnt want to affect my blood sugar cause I didnt know anything yet, and blue cheese dressing over chuck roast–which I made with spices, not sure if it makes a difference as Ive never had it before–THAT was a strong taste but not the best–too strong. Mostly during the first week and a half I ate those raw spinach salads very fast.
I hope to try alot more recipes. Hope others might share this as a goal as a newbie
I kindof fit snacks into my meals. Is that bad?