So after falling off Thanksgiving 2017, I finally convinced myself to get back on the Keto Train after this Holiday Season. I’m on day two of strict Keto and I feel all those familiar carb cravings (not low blood sugar, just general cravings) that I remember when falling into and out of Ketosis a few times during my first attempts. The last time, I was on for about 3 months, losing about 30lbs, so I know this can work for me. Since “quitting”, I never strayed too far off course, but never really got too far below 100g of carbs on any given day either. That, coupled with a pretty high calorie count, prevented me from losing any more weight. I haven’t gained it all back, but I am definitely further from my goal weight than I was when I stopped.
Now, the one caveat of my renewed resolution is that my Mother is cooking me a birthday dinner next week and I gave up a long time ago trying to explain to her how Keto works and what I can and can’t eat (I’ll be 46 so whining and pouting aren’t really an option). So I’m determined to get myself on track before then so that one cheat meal won’t set me too far back. My Wife has done much better than me over the last year in staying on Keto and continues to lose weight slowly but steadily. She doesn’t care if she offends my Mother by not eating - gawd, I love that woman.
Wish me luck. I look forward to sharing my experience and learning from yours. I’m also a pretty accomplished BBQ Guru, so I’ll likely be sharing some recipes and pictures. There’s a lot of Keto potential in authentic BBQ.