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 #3

I know it’s late in the week, and I should of posted over the weekend, and we are almost into the weekend again. But I was not 100% happy with my weigh in, I gained weight, but I’m not really upset with myself, because I know now what it is I did wrong.

Even though I had enough calories for the food I was eating during the week, I over compensated, thinking that I had enough calories and that should be fine. I was WRONG and perhaps a lot of other people do the same thing, and make the same mistake as I did.

I learned that even though for instance say I have a lot of calorie left at the end of the day for dinner, it does not mean ‘hey i can eat more’, it doesn’t work like that, you can be sure you will gain weight. You need to be strict especially at night, to NOT eat a lot, because you are not moving around as much in the evening, so you can’t lose much, unless your a fit freak that immediately does a work out after eating. That is on you, but specifically talking about myself, this is what I discovered.

So really, I am still learning a lot as I am going along my journey to lose weight. I hope my weigh in this coming weekend is better. I have also changed my calorie intake and lowered it, it is now at 1,460 calories a day. This was calculated by MyFitnessPal app, which I am fine with that, I can still eat and not completely be starving, as long as I stay above 1,200, I am good. I think lowering the calorie intake will make me more careful as to what I am eating.

It’s a hard lesson to learn, and I honestly didn’t want to gain anymore weight, but it happens, and it’s all on me, and it’s up to me to do the right thing. If I am ever going to get to my goal. According to the MyFitnessPal app, it states I should lose 2 lbs a week, I don’t know if I will make 2lbs but I am hoping for the minimum of 1 lb.

In my about section, I have a meter that shows my weight progress, I haven’t really did much with the page, but I think I will start putting in how much I lost each week, since I first started posting about my weigh in.

I think that is about it for now. Wish me luck on my journey *fingers crossed* I don’t make the same mistake twice