In my last blog post, I revealed that I have gained back 85 of the 115 pounds that I had lost over the past few years. This was tough to admit, but it was easier to publish because I already had a plan in place. At the time of my last blog post, I was already 1 week into my Ketogenic diet plan. In just one week, not only was the weight coming off, but I was feeling really good also. So, now that I am over 1 month into my plan, I'm here to give you an official update.
Below, you will see my weight loss, waist measurements, and a look into how I have achieved this recent success with Keto.
Happy Labor Day! This update is coming to you one day late, but better late than never, right?
This is not something I recommend for anyone starting or early on their weight loss journey, but this week I actually started weighing in daily. Now that I am dealing with this plateau, I thought it would be interesting to see how my weight is fluctuating during the week. I plan on doing this for a few weeks and then sharing the results. Ok, here are this week's numbers...
This week's update will be much shorter than last week! Thanks for stopping by to check on my health and weight loss progress.
This week's update is much different than I thought it would be a week ago. After several weeks of weight loss, my weight unexpectedly shot back up again. Here are the numbers:
Week three of my ketosis experiment is behind me, and I have learned a LOT this week that I am excited to share with you. Thanks for those of you who are following along with my experiment.
Overall, I am very happy with this plan, but I have also gained some insights on the good and bad aspects of my personal implementation. Here are 5 key observations from 3 weeks on the ketogenic diet:
There is a lot to cover in this week's edition of Stephen's Weekly Update!
Aside from the usual progress numbers, I'll be talking about:
- My ketosis experiment
- A new book I'm reading
- A very exciting update on my search for a new scale!
Ok, first things first...here are this week's numbers:
Today I am continuing to tell you about my personal experience with nutritional ketosis. In case you missed it, my first two posts on this subject are posted here: (Sugar Burning vs. Fat Burning: My Ketosis Experiment) (Review of Keto Clarity by Jimmy Moore). Today I'd like to share some more information about my personal plan and experience.
Many of you know that Ketosis is a low-carb diet. People assume, then, that it is a high protein diet. This is actually a common misconception. Believe it or not, a Ketogenic diet is ideally a low-carb, moderate-protein, high-FAT diet. Yes, I said high-fat! This is actually not much different from what I was already doing, but there are a few key differences:
In my previous post, I revealed that I am embarking on a personal Ketosis experiment. (Sugar Burning vs. Fat Burning: My Ketosis Experiment). My decision to try this is based largely on information I saw coming from popular low-carb podcaster and blogger Jimmy Moore.
After reading and listening to his story, I reached out to him to request to be put on his list of bloggers to receive an advanced copy. Thankfully, he graciously accepted my request and 2 weeks ago, I received my copy in the mail!
Today, I'm very excited to review Keto Clarity, which is being released today, and I will reveal how this book has already produced big results for me!
For the past two years I have made it a point to explain that I am NOT on a "Low Carb" diet. This may seem strange, since I no longer eat bread or potatoes. But I have always kept a fairly large amount of fruit in my diet, keeping my carbs at a moderate level. Lately though, I have been toying with the idea of taking my current diet and making it low carb to help jump start my weight loss.
As I was looking into this, I found the work of Jimmy Moore, who is one of the leading "Low-Carb" experts. His podcast, Livin' La Vida Low Carb, which has a very funny name, is actually very serious about the science of low carb and weight loss. Jimmy's current focus is something called Nutritional Ketosis.
On top of this, I have been following Mark Sisson, a leading Paleo expert. He talks a lot about being a "Fat Burner" as opposed to a "Sugar Burner". I didn't really understand what he meant by this, but when I looked into it, I found that he was also talking about using ketones in the body to facilitate weight loss.
Since I've never actually heard about this before, I was very skeptical. I decided to research further about "Ketosis" to see what it was all about. In addition to the myriad resources online, I discovered that Jimmy Moore was actually coming out with a simple guide to ketosis called Keto Clarity. This book is scheduled to come out in August of this year.
Needless to say, I was very excited to get my hands on this book, since I was just starting to get interested in the subject.
So, I went out on a limb and contacted Jimmy to ask for an advanced copy of the book for review. To my surprise, he graciously responded and affirmed that I would be on his list of bloggers to receive a free advanced copy! Last week, I finally received this in the mail...
As of today, I have already read through the book once and I am currently trying out a Ketogenic diet to see if it is a good fit for me. (This is really not much different than what I was already doing, but I have made a few strategic changes to attempt to achieve Ketosis)
So, over the next few weeks, I will be updating you on the process and I will be writing up a book review in time for the week of the book release. I'll leave you today with Jimmy's definition and explanation of Ketosis:
Ketosis is a metabolic state that happens when you consume a very low-carb, moderate-protein, high-fat diet that causes your body to switch from using glucose as its primary source of fuel to running on ketones. Ketones themselves are produced when the body burns fat, and they're primarily used as an alternative fuel source when glucose isn't available. In other words, your body changes from a sugar-burner to a fat-burner. -Keto Clarity p.32
Stay tuned for more updates and my official book review.
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