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

New Year, New Trials and Tribulations, Let’s GO!

Last year was ok until I hit that bad bump. But it is 2017, Happy New Year, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas season, we did. I am excited, and I am back on my diet (way of life) lol. This is my 5th day. Saturday was my second weight in, so I will show both in a moment, but I will tell you, I did gain weight, that is a no brainer after my last post. So here we go (again)~! BUT I also lost weight, so Yay!

I began writing this, last week so I do have an additional weigh-in. I thought about titling my weight status like I did before, but since I won’t be doing one each week, I may just group a few. I really have so much going on, I have to organize my time better. It is so hard, though, I get sidetracked, and that throws me off.

I managed 40 minutes walking on the treadmill today lol, man I miss where I was before, I really screwed up, but I cannot keep kicking myself in the ass over it. I just have to tell myself, I will do better, I know better now.

I noticed I gained a little this last weigh in. I have a cheat day, which I will still keep for sanity reasons lol. But I need to make a habit of not over indulging, or this will defeat the purpose of what I am trying to achieve.

One weigh in left for the month, I will come back with that one, and after that, I will do an update either every 2 weeks or monthly, as I have so many other things I need to do.

Happy New Year, I hope you all succeed in what you would like to accomplish this year! until next time.

Live, Love & Laugh

xoxo
Emily