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

Weigh-in #15 ~ Meh!

So this wasn’t such a bad weigh-in, but I did gain, not a lot though, which I am happy about. I gained .04 lbs, not bad right? No it’s not, but I didn’t want to gain anything at all. I’d rather not lose anything, than gain. But it is only 0.4 lbs, which is a big relief!

I’m starting to eat regular meals not so much Lean Cuisine or Smart Ones, I don’t even like Smart Ones anymore, they just don’t have a large enough variety. Healthy Choice is another I like. But I don’t like having to spend extra money to get me meals. I have to learn to stay under my calories, when I eat every day things, but on that same note. We try to buy things that are low in calories, like Salad Dressing, the kind I use now is only 15 calories for 2 tablespoons, nice right? So I try to look for things, that won’t break the budget

Weigh-in #15

And there you go, not much weight gained, I’m happy about it. I am still on the right path Til next time!