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Keto Progress Update

I started being more health conscience around April 15th, just after my 40th birthday. I was at my heaviest weight ever and SOMETHING had to change. I gave Noom a short try and instantly decided it wasn’t for me, and then I decided to do a bit of keto, as much as I could while living in the far North at least. Pictured above is one of my keto friendly snack plates. Yum. I actually enjoy eating most of those things, and variety has been important because I am not really a big meat person, and avocado isn’t a thing here.

I eat a lot of eggs, chicken, beef, fish, shrimp, and the snacks pictured above – I’m 18lbs down. I have a LOT more to go. I plan on doing keto until my cravings subside and I get a handle on my portion sizes, then I’m going to slowly transition to more manageable meals, hopefully still keeping the portions down. Once I lose a bit of weight I’m going to add exercise into the equation, but I’m in no rush on that since I have to take things easy in that regard. In any case, I’m happy with the progress, and I am feeling pretty good about things.


Keto Update

Since April 15th I’ve been doing a moderated version of keto, where I don’t punish myself if I go over my carb allowance because living here in the North sometimes things happen and foods are not readily available. That being said, I did pick up a few keto-friendly items from Amazon – one of them being ‘Carbquik’ which can be used to make pizza crust, pot pie crust, waffles, and stuff like that. I made a small mini pizza and it turned out quite good. I also used it to make chicken pot pie and that was incredible.

The concern or worry with using products like this is that it can be easy to go over your calorie allotment and it can also cause cravings. I try to limit myself to using it only once a week, and I’ve cut down on other keto friendly sweets to try to curtail the massive cravings I was developing. Still, it’s nice to have some choices available.

I’m down 16lbs since starting, and I can notice my clothes starting to fit a bit better. I still have a long way to go, a lot of that weight was water weight that naturally comes with beginning keto, but I’ve calculated my macros, started tracking my meals, and I’m determined that by Christmas of this year I will be below 200lbs. I can’t remember the last time in the past 20 years I was not overweight/obese and it is time.


Keto-friendly pizza

I started doing keto around April 15th. Right after my 40th birthday. So far I’ve lost 14 pounds, and I’m feeling pretty great. I bought something called ‘carbquik’ from amazon that is supposed to replicate ‘dough’ and you can make all kinds of things from it like pizza crust and pancakes. I attempted pizza so far, and it didn’t turn out too bad at all. It’s a bit dry, but I can work with it and try to change that in the next batch. I know too much of anything is bad, and lots of people are either for or against products like this, but used in moderation I think it can help those bread cravings I get until I can trust myself to eat smaller portions.