Sunday, 28 May 2017

KETO: left me with no other choice....

On the first day of May, I decided to embark
on a keto journey with the help of my brother who had already started experiencing the keto I enrolled in this adventure.  

For those that don’t really  know what keto diet is, a keto diet is known for being a low carb diet, where the body produces ketones in the liver to be used as energy. It’s called many different names – ketogenic diet, low carb diet, low carb high fat (LCHF), etc.

When you eat something high in carbs, your body will produce glucose and insulin.

Glucose is the easiest molecule for your body to convert and use as energy so that it will be chosen over any other energy source. 

Insulin is produced to process the glucose in your bloodstream by taking it around the body.
Since the glucose is being used as a primary energy, your fats are not needed and are therefore stored. Typically on a normal, higher carbohydrate diet, the body will use glucose as the main form of energy.

By lowering the intake of carbs, the body is induced into a state known as ketosis.
Ketosis is a natural process the body initiates to help us survive when food intake is low. During this state, we produce ketones, which are produced from the breakdown of fats in the liver.

The end goal of a properly maintained keto diet is to force your body into this metabolic state. This is not done through starvation of calories but starvation of carbohydrates.

I’m just a lover of healthy feeding… it gives me joy and inner peace.
So starting this movement, I wasn’t after its size transformation or fat burning (looking at me I need the fat) but was after the joy of less junk and more vegetables and fruits….

So what happened?
I set off for my first vegetable shopping, got all that was needed for this exciting adventure

I set the kitchen. Arranged all that was needed, with smiles
I prepared my first keto dinner… salad and 2boiled eggs with cold lemon juice.
 It was refreshing.
Week 1: the journey continued beautifully, trying to learn different keto recipes
Week 2: the drop in energy, the increase in the amount of sleep and rest desired per day that commenced within week 1 was on the increasing side… I could barely lift the jar to pour my lemon juice, but my salad,fruits, meat and egg still tasted great and felt good but didn’t seem to call back the energy that was speedily running away from me.
Week 3: at this point my slim and slender stature was turning into dry and bony stature… lol.. ( because I weighed 67kg before starting keto,and at this point i was scared to climb the scale)  but felt healthy and clean…

Week 4.. I made a decision…

1 comment:

  1. Are you serious? You want to be lekpashandi! lol....healthy eating, great choice!