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

Biggest Apologies! I hit my 100 lb milestone, YAY!!!

Let me start by apologising. I had gotten so busy, and didn’t have time to come and post updates, for anyone who cares *rolls eyes* LOL. This is more for me than anything or anyone else. I have been keeping up with my weight loss, as you can see from my title. I have weighed in every Saturday since the last time I posted, and I will be posting my photos from those times, which is a lot if you think about it. But it is for my own record as well. I feel horrible not updating, but I am happy I am keeping up with my diet.

100lbs

I have had some struggles, some failures, and some triumphs, and today, I finally, even though it is 3 months later than I had planned, I reached my 100 lb milestone, one of two I hope to reach, I WILL reach.

As a celebration, we went out to eat at Wendy’s yay, haven’t had a hamburger in over a year, and believe me, I won’t be having another one for another year. I already know how that would end if I continued eating them. I become a blow fish, if I do. So yeah, I ate it slowly, and enjoyed every bite. So I posted on my facebook, and this is what the post read.

So today marks the day I lost 100 pounds, ‘finally’, its crazy, and i feel so blessed that i was able to find the strength to be able to do this the natural way. My eyes opened up after i was hospitalised for another illness not related to my weight, but when they weighed me, I was shocked and at the same time not surprised. It takes a lot to not eat certain things you are so used to eating all your life, I had thought about gastric bypass and the numerous other surgeries, but honestly, i am one who would not be able to afford it, and i refused to put that burden on my wonderful honey William. I knew I had to find the strength and do it, he is one of my biggest supporters, i love him to the moon and back. So since it has been over a year since i had a real burger, i celebrated and had one, the only one i will have until i hit my next goal, which is another 75-80 pounds, yup I am still a chubba wubba, hehe. I won’t go on with this anymore, i’ll write it in my blog, but I am so happy and so proud of myself, I wish my mom was here to see me now. Anyway, i thought I’d share, this great news with those that may be interested Yay go me!

I am pretty happy about it, although I have to say i had planned on hitting my 100 in mid January, but i kept doing the whole yo-yo thing, was very upsetting, discouraging, disappointing, but I did not let it bring me down, and I continued to go forward, and I will do so from now on. I am where I am, and I am so happy to have my biggest supporter William, I love him to the moon and back! As I mentioned, my goal will be to lose another 100 lbs, and i will be at a weight I can live with. So wish me luck folks~