Ketogenic Dieting

What is Ketogenic Dieting? Per Wikipedia

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that in medicine is used primarily to treat difficult-to-control epilepsy in children. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. Normally, the carbohydrates contained in food are converted into glucose, which is then transported around the body and is particularly important in fueling brain-function. However, if there is little carbohydrate in the diet, the liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies. The ketone bodies pass into the brain and replace glucose as an energy source. An elevated level of ketone bodies in the blood, a state known as ketosis, leads to a reduction in the frequency of epileptic seizures. Almost half of children, and young people, with epilepsy who have tried some form of this diet saw the number of seizures drop by at least half, and the effect persists even after discontinuing the diet. There is some evidence that adults with epilepsy may benefit from the diet, and that a less strict regimen, such as a modified Atkins diet, is similarly effective. The most common adverse effect is constipation, affecting about 30% of patients—this was due to fluid restriction, which was once a feature of the diet, but this led to increased risk of kidney stones, and is no longer considered beneficial.

There is a lot of information out there, and we are still in the beginning phases, which means. We are going to have to consume the food that is not a part of a Keto diet. No, we are not donating it, we cannot afford to do that. We agreed that once the food is gone, we will not buy it again. Which makes a lot of sense, food is expensive and we just cannot afford to just give it away. So that is where we are. I say WE because my fiance William is joining in this, as it will benefit both of us.

I’m going to include a few diagrams for reading purposes, as I said I have a lot to learn.

At this point, nothing has been discussed, but I am looking into how to import this blog into my other one, so it will mix in. Maybe confusing to some, but not to me, and that is all that matters to be quite honest. I do this for my own release and therapy, it helps me. And I like that. That is all for now.

xoxo Emmie

Holidays & Weight Management Update

So yeah I have seriously gone MIA, but have returned, have some good and bad news for you.

Bad news: I gained weight lol, I blame myself and the holidays hehe.

Good News: I have discovered serious juicing!

I was doing fine with my eating up until after my birthday, then I slowly progressed to not eating as good end of December I had already discovered juicing with Joe Cross after watching his 2 documentaries. Then found him on Facebook. He offered 5 day pan for free, we jumped on it, as my fiance since he stopped smoking, has gained weight, and he was never unhealthy, but it does cause me concern, so he will be trying the juicing, not as intense as I will.

So after joining his support group, and the challenge which will run for 5 days, I choose to go for 60, which is what he dod, and made it. If he can, I can and I will! I am determined.

Ok so I signed up, we would get periodic emails, I wasn’t getting any, at least I didn’t see them, there was 1, that got lost in old emails *sigh*, it was crucial, as it arrived on Jan 1st, and would show us how to prepare for juicing. Well, I found it 3 days ago, meanwhile since I knew I would be juicing, I ate anything and everything I had not been eating for the last year and a half lol, don’t get me wrong, I didn’t over eat, except for cookies and cupcakes LOL. I enjoyed what I knew was bad, especially after watching his documentaries, and one or two others. So disgusting what they don’t tell you about the stuff we put in our bodies, this definitely opened up my eyes.

Well I continued weighing in, as I always have and will do. I obviously gained weight. I an hoping to drop 50-60 lbs during my juicing, more if possible.

I will be logging my weigh-ins, and possible short posts about how I am feeling, for my own record On Monday I will weigh-in again, even though I will on Saturday, but it is for record keeping and keeping a more accurate record of my weigh-in on Day 1 of my 60 day juicing period.

Here are some links to the documentaries, which are found on Netflix, or you could buy the DVD, we got a free DVD with the juicer we bought. Will show that too later.

Here is a direct link to his website with all the information http://www.fatsickandnearlydead.com/

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