Other Reduced Carb Diets - Starting the Keto Diet - 25.09.2012




ralucax
09-25-2012, 05:53 PM
Today, well tonight, I started the Keto way of life. I say tonight because only my dinner was keto (hadn't gone grocery shopping, was hungry etc .. what can you do?). But now I've my fridge full with goodness and feeling opthimistic. I'm 22 and I've been dieting since I was uhm .. pretty much all my life.
I've decided to write down my daily menu to have something to held accountable and I'm also hoping to get some advice, tricks, etc.
I have a really slow metabolism and the highest I ever dropped was 30 lbs on the Dukan diet , and that was in around 6 months.
But I can't really go on and off for the rest of my lfe, I gotta do something.
I'm feling pretty confident now that I'm joining the keto club.
So .. join me and let's be awesome together ! :carrot:


beariebearie
09-26-2012, 11:52 AM
I also have a slow metabolism and just started low carb diet yesterday so there isn't any tips I can give you. If possible, I would eat most natural foods (non-processed) as it has personally made me so much more energetic and in a better mood (which can be hard for me when I'm dieting). I read that high fat makes you not hungry so I'm aiming for high fat as well.

I'm glad to see someone who is as enthusiastic about starting the weight loss journey. I wish you the best of luck!

ralucax
09-26-2012, 03:20 PM
I also have a slow metabolism and just started low carb diet yesterday so there isn't any tips I can give you. If possible, I would eat most natural foods (non-processed) as it has personally made me so much more energetic and in a better mood (which can be hard for me when I'm dieting). I read that high fat makes you not hungry so I'm aiming for high fat as well.

I'm glad to see someone who is as enthusiastic about starting the weight loss journey. I wish you the best of luck!

well .. I'm enthusiastic .. I should be considering the amount of weight I want to drop.
I wish you luck as well and looking forward to hearing about your first lbs dropped !


ralucax
09-26-2012, 03:33 PM
26.09.2012

Breakfast - 2 scrambled eggs cooked with butter with 5 thin slices of chorizo
Lunch - lean ground beef burger with 2 thin slices of edam cheese
Dinner - bowl of creamy mushroom soup + 1 stick of celery with cream cheese
Bedtime - tea sweetened with truvia

Throught the day I drank 1 L of water and 1 bottle of no-sugar-added iced tea (500 ml).

Today's weight: 229

mysleepingdragon
09-27-2012, 12:54 PM
To do a ketogenic diet you need to keep your fat level up. Cheese is great, but butter on meats is even better. I put slices of butter on slices of hard cheese, it's like having a cracker and butter with my tea.

menu looks delicious! Hope there was double cream in your soup?

beariebearie
09-27-2012, 01:59 PM
well .. I'm enthusiastic .. I should be considering the amount of weight I want to drop.
I wish you luck as well and looking forward to hearing about your first lbs dropped !

I dropped 2 lbs. after the 2nd day (none the 1st day) but I gained .5 today (went overboard with almonds). :(

I felt really horrible yesterday but today I am so much better. How are you doing so far?

ralucax
09-27-2012, 06:55 PM
To do a ketogenic diet you need to keep your fat level up. Cheese is great, but butter on meats is even better. I put slices of butter on slices of hard cheese, it's like having a cracker and butter with my tea.

menu looks delicious! Hope there was double cream in your soup?

I know about the fat level. It's supposed to be 60%fat, 30%protein and 10% or less carbs . but is so hard to keep track of that..i'm always scared that i'll go overboard or eat too little. anyways i love this diet, i get to eat a lot of food that would've been considered cheats on other diets .. like cheese and mayo and creaaaam .. i could eat that all day :D
there wasn't a double cream soup .. maybe next time.
Soo .. I see you've dropped a lot of weight.. Congraaaaats :) :carrot: Was it all on Keto?

ralucax
09-27-2012, 06:58 PM
I dropped 2 lbs. after the 2nd day (none the 1st day) but I gained .5 today (went overboard with almonds). :(

I felt really horrible yesterday but today I am so much better. How are you doing so far?

Well .. that's still a 1.5 lb loss :) .
I went to bed last night with 229 lbs and woke up with 226 ! Happppy !

ralucax
09-27-2012, 07:08 PM
27.09.2012

Breakfast - 2 scrambled eggs cooked with butter with 1 slice of bacon + tea
Lunch - lean beef burger with broccoli and mayo + tea
Dinner - tenderloin steak + salad with caesar dressing
Bedtime - tea sweetened with truvia

Throught the day I drank 1 L of water and 1 can of unsweetened iced tea (330 ml).

Today's weight: 226

Fatness
09-27-2012, 07:16 PM
I have never heard of this diet! How does it work? For me I don't count carbs. I only count calories and I don't eat meat and use egg as protein.

ralucax
09-28-2012, 09:01 AM
I have never heard of this diet! How does it work? For me I don't count carbs. I only count calories and I don't eat meat and use egg as protein.

I used this website to know more: http://www.ketogenic-diet-resource.com/
I've also done calorie counting in the past but hasn't worked for me at all. This summer all I heard was keto keto keto and one day I googled it and here I am on my 3rd day on it hehe.

ralucax
09-28-2012, 06:11 PM
28.09.2012

Breakfast - 1 scrambled egg cooked with butter with 3 slices of bacon + tea
Lunch - mushroom soup with hard cheese cubes as croutons , couple slices of chorizo + tea
Dinner - couple of spoonfuls of cream cheese and salad
Bedtime - tea sweetened with truvia
Snacks: sugar-free jello, around 15 peanuts

Throught the day I drank 1 L of water.

Today's weight: 227.9

beariebearie
09-28-2012, 08:33 PM
Well .. that's still a 1.5 lb loss :) .
I went to bed last night with 229 lbs and woke up with 226 ! Happppy !

Congrats!

Yes, any loss for people like us with slow metabolism is awesome. :carrot:

ralucax
10-01-2012, 04:35 PM
29.09.2012 - 30.09.2012 - Weekend - Cheat days -> weekends are my cheat days, but I don't really go overboard

1.10.2012

breakfast - tea
lunch - scrambled egg, half cup wild greens salad, 2 pork tenderloin steaks
dinner - sauteed mushrooms + 1 tablespoon cream, 1 piece grilled chicken breast, mediteraneen green salad + mayo
Snacks - sugar-free jello

Throught the day I drank 1 can Coke 0, 0.5 L water.

Todays' weight: 229

ralucax
10-02-2012, 05:19 PM
02.10.2012

Breakfast - 2 scrambled eggs cooked with butter with 3 thin strips of bacon, tea
Lunch - 5 slices of chorizo, 5 slices cheese
Dinner - broccoli, pork tenderloin steak, salad with caesar dressing
Snack: almonds

ralucax
10-04-2012, 07:43 AM
03.10.2012

Breakfast - banana, tea
Lunch - McDonalds Mcnuggets and fries
Dinner - Tuna salad + mayo
Snack: almonds

I'm so sick with the flu, gonna be naughty these days ..

ralucax
10-04-2012, 04:40 PM
04.10.2012

Breakfast - banana, tea
Lunch - tenderloin steak, bacon slice, couple slices of chorizo
Dinner - chicken burger, cauliflower with mayo
Snacks - almonds

ralucax
10-05-2012, 07:07 PM
05.10.2012

Breakfast/Lunch - Nestle cereal + milk
Dinner - Jamón ibérico
Snacks - almonds, cream cheese

ralucax
10-08-2012, 05:05 PM
06.10.2012-07.10.2012 - Weekend cheats

08.10.2012

Breakfast - tea
Lunch - chicken burger, mushrooms, salad
Dinner - chicken soup with noodles (BAAAD!!!), pâté
Snacks - peanuts

ralucax
10-08-2012, 05:06 PM
08.10.2012 - First day of Gym !

ralucax
10-10-2012, 05:38 PM
09.10.2012

Breakfast - tea
Lunch - chicken liver, salad
Dinner - vegetable stew, pâté
Snacks - peanuts

ralucax
10-10-2012, 05:40 PM
10.10.2012

Breakfast - boiled egg
Lunch - McDonalds menu
Dinner - boiled egg, pate
Snacks - peanuts , sugar-free jello

MarjorieMargarine
10-19-2012, 03:01 PM
Feel like sharing your mushroom soup recipe?