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Monday, June 19, 2017

My Keto Experiment

On my way out the door one morning this week I mentioned to M, "this coconut oil in my coffee thing is weird." He slowly shook his head and went back to sleep.

So goes my life these days.

Warm weather makes me do silly things. Like give up ice cream. And bread. And sugar. But not beer... I'm not that crazy. This week is two weeks on keto. Actually, three, if you count my test week before I started last week. And it's been okay. And minus the beer, I've been sticking to it.

Except for tonight. I made some pizza for M and the temporary neighbors. I was going to abstain, but I was curious to see if my baking skills had fallen by the wayside. They haven't, if you were wondering. I thought my body would react more to the bread, but I guess it hasn't been that too long since I gave it up.

Originally I started on the 30 day plan from Healthful Pursuit, but a week into it and I got bored. So now I'm just picking and choosing through my many cookbooks. Tweaking recipes so it works into my macros of 70% fat, 20% protein, and 10% carbohydrates. Lots of salads, lots of bacon. Not that I'm complaining about that. The egg heavy dishes, I guess I'll get used to.

Keto, or ketogenic is a diet focused on low carbs and high fat. Eating in this method eventually leads the body into ketosis, which uses fat for energy. That's a very simplified description of it, so I suggest you google your way to a better understanding.

I'll try to do a better job about tracking my progress this week.

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