Bump, so I can find it later.
Funny to see this surface again. I am starting a keto diet for May, to get rid of a few more kilos. Those damn pistachios, they're pure evil.
Plus, if you buy the wrong ones, you get the world's reddest lips, face, and hands.
Well done Geared Forwards - Great that this challenge is still goingAlso amazing work RP - Just read your final stats (from weeks ago) - IncredibleNote to self: Must follow suit and get on this challenge
I've been looking into the keto diet for May. I'd like to lose a few more kilos, and I really do not want to go through a month of salads.So, I'll do some keto and intermittent fasting.Food-wise, I've found some gems, when consumed in moderation of course.Cheese. Less than 1g of carbs per 100g. Smoked ham. 1.5g of carbs per 100g.Tomatoes, green peppers, cucumber: barely any carbs.Greek yogurt: 4.2g of carbs per 100g. Onion: Will have to limit it to 1/3 of an onion a day. Or eliminate it completely if it hinders weight-loss progress.Peanut butter: I'll check their carb levels and maybe get some just so I have something sweet with high fat but low carbs.Olive oil and salt: Will have to buy more.Eggs: 1g of carbs per egg. Will include them in my diet.Pepsi max: 0,06g of carbs per 250ml. No nutritional benefits, but no carbs.Water: Bottoms up.Also, I'll be fasting for 24h once every week, maybe twice, we'll see.As for exercise, I am doing 30 minutes of weights twice a day, And sets of 50 push-ups, 200 flutter kicks, and 50 tricep dips every three hours or so when I am home. That's the plan so far. I might order the keto kit to check what's going on, but as long as the belly starts going away, it's enough.If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. I do not really have a carb limit, but I should be well under 20g a day, and I'll be exercising most days, as well as fasting every now and then.
How about 48h fasting once a week?That's been my exercise plan for a couple of months now. Not every single day, because of work, which so far has worked well for muscle healing. My abs are rock solid but under belly fat. My calves, quads, biceps, triceps and deltoids are nicely defined, and will be even more defined once I start burning fat with keto. I'll add more calisthenics eventually.Weights in particular have helped with biceps and deltoids. My form is good, no injuries or discomfort so far, and I do not rush.I might alternate days of weights and calisthenics. I was mainly going for muscle mass/definition, but endurance would be nice. So far I've gained about 6kg of muscle mass, maybe 7kg, since the end of January.
Looks like I have more homehork to do.I did the calculation based on 20g of carbs. So I now have to figure out a combination of foods that comes close to my limits.
Not sure I'll make it a full week, but I'll try to fast for 72 hours and we'll see.
I've lost 2.5 kilos so far in May, so I guess it is working.
I tell people I often don't eat breakfast
Or perhaps you do, you're just breaking your fast later in the day.
This isn't meant to be a pointed or loaded question: are you finding you are enjoying the weight loss and fitness process? I'm at a point at which I am, and am curious if you are, too.
My four month diet was not enjoyable. But every few days that I weighed myself, I would feel better because it was working. So I kept at it. And it kept getting better and better, because I was losing weight. I sweat less, I can run faster and for longer, I sleep better. Lots of benefits.Then I started exercising and it was tough as well, but after a while I gained muscle mass. I got stronger. I could lift more, I could run even faster and for even longer. Now, I am doing the keto diet to shed a few more kilos of fat. The process is still tough, but with this diet I can eat lots of different things, so it is not that bad.So, while the process of losing weight is not particularly enjoyable, I sure do enjoy the results. Which motivates me to continue.
Of course there's a birthday cake at work. Unattended. (Image removed from quote.)But I resisted. All those protein bars I got while looking for stuff for my MRE are really nice. I'd still rather have kit kats or twix or M&Ms, but they're absolutely fine. I found three brands with seven or eight flavours between them, plus some low carb chocolates, so I have no cravings for sweet, naughty treats. Man, if it was not for the MRE challenge, I would have given up my diet a week ago. But I did not, and I've already lost 2.5 kilos.
I discovered that the seemingly great protein bars (not the tiny ones I have included in my MRE) I found contain sugar alcohols (maltitol, isomalt, glycerol, sorbitol) that could slow down weight-loss and even cause stomach issues including bloating, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. https://www.ruled.me/keto-diet-plan-best-and-worst-sweeteners/I have had no such symptoms, but then again, I have only had two of these bars in the last week. Still, I have bought a lot, and I'd rather not eat them now.So, I will attempt to return them. Seven bars to Woolworths, who say you cannot get refunds if you've changed your mind.And another eight bars to Coles, who seem to have a 'no questions asked' sort of approach to returns. So, we'll see how it goes. Fingers crossed.
If you eat too much maltitol at once, you will get the space poops. The reviews of Haribo maltitol gummy bears are often quite funny.