I often see posts on the 'popular / active' feed about weight loss, low carb, keto, etc. I lost 50lbs following a keto diet, so if anyone has any questions about Keto and weight loss feel free to ask away...
AnOldieButAGoodie · 11/01/2023 20:24
I really love cooking, and I believe that to succeed at Keto long term you need to enjoy cooking your own food and put the effort into finding good tasty Keto alternatives for your favourite foods.
A typical day when I first started out would be:
Breakfast: Vanilla Chia seed pudding with whipped double cream and some nuts / berries. Sometimes I added in a scoop of protein powder. Or sausages and keto pancakes with sugar free syrup or berries and whipped cream.
Lunch: 2 egg Omelette with ham, mushrooms, cheese, spinach and some veg on the side. Or something like a chicken salad topped with bacon.
Dinner: My favourite meal of the day! There's so many options. Sausage and cauliflower mash, Chinese spice duck breast, steak with a mushroom cream sauce, courgettie with chicken and pesto sauce.
I found the food so satisfying and filling that I really didn't feel the need for any snacks after dinner was done. Carbs are what trigger hunger cravings because your body burns them. So once they're used up you get hungry again, whereas when your body is on Ketosis you train it to burn your own fat storage. So you really rarely get very hungry the same way you would when you eat carbs.
MillicentTrilbyHiggins · 11/01/2023 20:01
What would a typical days meals be? What do you snack on? I'm awful for snacking in the evenings.
LindorDoubleChoc · 11/01/2023 20:45
Don't you ever just fancy a roast potato or a slice of pizza or spaghetti carbonara?
I'm totally prepared to understand that people lose huge amounts of weight on keto.
But the problem is sticking with it for life.
If you like high fat foods - then great. Some people just don't and some people like me, with no gall bladder could ever do it.
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