2 months on the Ketogenic diet. Time to report in.

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Hola,

Still plugging away on Keto. I have kept a journal of my progress on keto at the following Ketogenic forum.

I shan’t lie and say it’s been alcohol free all this time, but I have it under more control than at any other time in my adult life; in the sense, I consume way less (only low carb beer too) than I have at any other time.

In the first month and a half on Keto I was probably more of a stickler about my daily feeding time and intermittent fasting, but now I just eat when I want which is ordinarily two times a day and maybe a quick Keto snack at 6pm. I don’t have to be mindful about my weight, so I don’t care that much about my feeding window anymore.

IMG_20181211_092327547I bought a wonderful coffee machine. It’s called ‘Caffitaly capsulas express’. It’s my new toy and I love playing with it. I’ve been downing the coffees (normally two) in place of breakfast. On the exercise front, I’m working out a minimum 5 times a week alternating days between Kundalini yoga sessions and cardiovascular. My leg muscles (thigh) have built up a lot since starting Keto. I have lost lots of weight around the rib section of my belly and a lot of my cheek fat (facial) has gone, which I know isn’t sexy but I don’t care. Haha

I continue to feel very energetic and my general work ethic and attention has continued to improve. It’s as though my brain has found a new lease of life. I like studying a lot more for my own personal development. My communication ability in social situations has also advanced. I’m less introspective when speaking and more focused on what others are saying when listening.

Probably one of the downsides on Keto is I really dislike eating out. The food just tastes terrible compared to what I prepare here at home. So yeh, I really am wasting my money eating out and health-wise it’s just not a good idea. I can tell my body rejects it afterwards.

Due to my progress and learning about low carb – high fat Keto diet, I have become somewhat of a go-to person for three people who started the diet as a result of talking to me. They have lost considerable weight. I even made a Keto Beginner’s guide in Spanish so when I come into contact with more people I can just point them to that. I also find it perversely satisfying seeing that disdain on people’s face when I state I consume high fats.

I honestly think that there is a huge market here in Colombia for adopting the Keto diet. Generally speaking, Colombia suffers (also) from this obesity – preexisting or existing type 2 diabetes epidemic. If I had a skerrick of an entrepreneurial bone in my body, I could find a way somehow to make money out of all this, maybe even in a not for profit way. Perhaps by developing a health advisory group and running meetings and going round round people’s houses and clearing out their pantrys etc if you like…keeping people accountable.

Since my recent brain rejuvenation I got this wordpress blog out of the moth ridden dark web and started tinkering with it and writing up new posts. Some of these have been about what turned me onto keto in the first place. See previous posts.
Also checkout this Sam Harris podcast called What Should We Eat? It’s a good historical overview of how we arrived at this point on diet and why the recommended dietary guidelines are well, misguided.

Waking Up With Sam Harris #74 – What Should We Eat? (with Gary Taubes)

I just finished watching Dr Berg’s transmission live answering caller’s questions. He mentioned to one caller who had just achieved their optimum weight, that they could now go back to a regular healthy diet. He said essentially that their body had fixed itself and it could now handle the transition off Keto. Although he mentioned to be mindful of keeping the carb intake relatively low. Then that made me ponder what am I doing staying on Keto and intermittent fasting?
Jennifer TurtonThen, fortunately I saw this video presentation by recent Masters graduate (Nutrition & Dietetics) Jessica Turton discussing ‘Evidence-Based Practice: Low-Carbohydrate Diets’. That locked me in for the long run to curb the onset of cardiovascular disease and diabetes and a whole host of other serious illnesses. Another wonderful scientific based presentation on low carb diets which I highly recommend.

Jessica Turton – ‘Evidence-Based Practice: Low-Carbohydrate Diets’

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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