The Hungry Elephant

Well.. It’s been ONE FREAKING YEAR since I joined the keto team and its been a WILD ride.. one that I won’t be giving up anytime soon.

I’ll be honest, like a lot of people, I was expecting to only do this way of eating for a month.. but once I started, I couldn’t stop! There were so many health benefits that I noticed, I knew I couldn’t go back to eating carbs. (More on that later)

So where am I now? I can happily say I met my weightloss goal! I actually went back through a few videos I did at the beginning of keto and can definitely notice a massive difference. So I’m now in maintenance mode with intermittent carb-up days. I still eat keto 100% of the time, but don’t count macros and just keep my carbs to under 25g a day. I have a ‘carb-up’ day, sometimes every 2 weeks, other times once a month.

What I loved:

  • Weight loss – started at 200 in Feb 2017, now I fluctuate between 155 & 160.
  • Mental clarity – my anxiety & depression are nearly GONE.
  • Confidence boost – this is just a no brainer. 🙂
  • Sleeping better.
  • Stabilized my moods, especially around “that time of the month”
  • Boobs got smaller (PHEW!)

What I hated:

  • Keto flu – Ive had a few bouts.. Pickle juice or broth all the way!
  • I get sick easier – maybe its my electrolites, but I rarely get sick in the winter.. so far it’s been twice this season.
  • Cravings – yup, still get them sometimes!
  • Lack of foods when eating at restos – a no brainer.. you just have to make it work!

Would I do this all over? Heck yes! In fact, I wish I had done it earlier! I spent the last 7 years in a constant state of anxiety, low self confidence and bouts of depression. It’s much easier now.

To those just starting:

  • Stay with it – even if you fall off the wagon, get back on!
  • Accidentally knock yourself out of ketosis? Find out what you did wrong and learn from it.
  • Don’t judge others – we’re all trying to better ourselves, so let’s be nice and help those who need it but not in a rude or judgemental way.
  • Don’t focus on the scale – take your measurements but don’t feel like you’re failing if you don’t lose pounds in a week. It won’t happen overnight..
  • Like the one above – this isn’t magic. The weight will come off, just take your time.

I hope this way of eating helps you with your medical, physical or emotional goals. Just remember to keto on!


3 Comments

  1. DIANA F PAVERO

    February 23, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Really enjoy your posts. Congrats on your success and helping the rest of us. I’ve been on the keto wagon since late August 2017 and have lost 55 lbs with mostly no hunger. I still miss pizza but I can live my the good results I’ve had.

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    • hungryelephant

      February 23, 2018 at 4:31 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind words! Great job! I love keto!

      Reply
  2. ansuongauto

    February 25, 2018 at 8:10 am

    Thanks so much for the post.Much thanks again. Really Cool.

    Reply

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