Posted Nov 18, 2019 - 12:26 pm
I have lost a good bit myself and have hit a plateau this year. Have not gained any but not lost much at all this entire year. I thought about trying keto but was not sure about doing it or taking pills. I am intrigued to learn more from someone who is actually doing it and successful with it.
I literally only take a good multi-vitamin these days. I took a few supplements (again under medical supervision) early on to help my body break the sugar addiction with less withdrawls (called "keto flu") but, other than that, I eat real food. Definitely takes more prep to do well and I need to plan ahead more but it's been worth it. You don't realize how much your body is addicted to sugar until you're not eating anywhere near as much of it. And I eat plenty well enough. Biggest thing is probably actually to hydrate. I drink close to a gallon or so of water a day, if not more.
I have a bit more flexibility when it comes to overall carb count these days now that I'm almost two years in but I also have a *much* better handle on what my body actually needs/wants, so I'm just making better food choices out of habit these days than I ever used to. It was key for me to have accountability (aka a real person to talk to when I had questions or needed other helps) to really be successful as I established the better habits and looked for healthier alternatives to satisfy various cravings that tried to sneak up on me. Now, I truly feel this is something I can maintain for the long term. I mix it up, allowing myself one "cheat day" (extra carbs) every week/every other week and that actually seems to help me maintain and continue my weight loss more easily while still making sure I'm not missing out on essential nutrition or relying on supplements to get it.
For those curious: Kitty in my pic is current furbaby, Mew, curled up in a box far too small for her. Ha! "If I fits, I sleeps!"
NASCAR fan (particularly JGR pit crews - many friends there), diehard UM Wolverine fan, animal lover, car girl, cookie baker, singer, bargain hunter. Yep. That about covers it. lol