xogul0ypia said: Hi, I have been doing keto for 11 days now and have lost five pounds already! I just wanted to ask if you were doing keto for weightloss specifically or gaining muscle. I'm trying to do both but i don't know what my calorie intake should be since there should still be a deficit. I lift 5 times a week though and my total daily expenditure is 1733cals, so i subtracted 20% from it and my daily caloric intake should be 1450 or so. Does that sound about right? lol. Pls send some input my way! =)
Congrats on your results so far! I’m doing keto for weight loss, but I am trying to tone up a bit now too!
I don’t know too much about the topic; all I can say is feel it out. You don’t want to be at too much of a deficit since you need the calories for your body to repair itself and have proper energy. But I’m sure that what you’re doing is just fine! If you start feeling a lack of energy or lightheaded, just add some more snacks and stay hydrated!
Take a look at r/ketogains on reddit.com, it’s a forum for people who lift and are gaining muscle with keto! They have a lot of great tips, before and after pics, discussions, meal plans/workout routines! Could be cool for you to check out if you’re interested :)
il-toast said: Hey! Do you know if keto can help with cellulite?
Hey! Well everyone’s different, but honestly my cellulite has improved like 60% since I’ve done keto. Initially my cellulite was down to the back of my knees… That bad… Ugh. I don’t remember the science behind it but it has something to do with the lack of sugar that helps cellulite with keto?
But anyway yeah, I can wear shorts now which is awesome! Not bikini-ready yet; I still have some cellulite around the booty, but I’ve got like 10 pounds left to lose and some more toning up to do. I recently started doing HIIT 4-5 days a week so that has helped too but I’d say it was mostly the diet that helped my cellulite :) when I’m brave enough I’ll post a cellulite before and after pic!
forever-a-fitty said: Hey. I've been researching and wondering about Keto for a little while now, but after finding your blog you've convinced me to give it a try - so thanks! I just wanted to know from being on Keto how has it been money wise? Like is it expensive buying appropriate foods? How many times a week do you workout (if you do)? And have you had any digestive problems from transitioning into Keto? Sorry for all the questions!
Awesome, you should definitely give it a shot! As far as cost, it really depends on what you were eating before. If you never cooked and just ate cheap crap, it’ll be more costly but I think it’s completely manageable. I’m also saving money by eating way less since I stay so full! If you can, stock up on veggies at farmers markets, they’re always cheaper! I get almost all of my groceries at target, but sometimes splurge for better meat or fish at Whole Foods.
I do work out, about 4-5 days a week, but last year I lost 30lbs in under 4 months with keto and no exercise! But just to tone up, definitely try to get in like 3 days a week!
Digestive problems have 99% disappeared for me! I have IBS, but I’ve found that it’s waaaaay better on keto! The first week you might have some trouble while your body adjusts but honestly, what used to be an almost daily problem for me is now only a problem once every month or 2. Love it!
I FINALLY broke my 5-week-long plateau!
Lost 2 pounds yesterday and 1 pound today. Not sure what was going on but I’ve never had a stall that long before. Ugh. Thank you spaghetti monster for this blessing ❤️🍝
26 pounds down. Holler.
Boyfriend and I went to the cabin yesterday and decided to have a cheat meal since I’ve basically been stalling for a month now (grrr…)
Ate keto most of the day, but for lunch we went to a Mexican restaurant, I couldn’t even finish 1/2 of my food since my body can’t process carbs anymore, so I didn’t think it was that bad, but we also split a small bag of salt water taffy. Had a headache all day but whatevz.
Now, I’ve had worse cheat days, but SWEET SATAN, I woke up at 3 am with THE WORST SPINS, I literally stood up, fell right into my dresser, tried to stand up again, tumbled to the floor, and crawled my sweaty ass to the bathroom and cried.
I haven’t had vertigo like this since I was an idiot 17 year old and accidentally scarfed down some pot brownies… CARBS ARE THE F*CKING WORST.
Anonymous said: How did you seek out help for your ED? How did they diagnose you?
The first step for recovery or a diagnosis is going to a specific ED clinic/ therapist. My ED recovery has been almost 10 years in the making… Started around 13 and by the time I was 16 I was severely anorexic and had to do in/out-patient treatment at an ED specialized clinic. After spending my 17th birthday in the hospital, I decided to take my recovery seriously. I worked hard for a few months, then relapsed after going through some trauma.
I was a total mess and from there on it was a mixture of binging and restricting, drugs and alcohol… During my freshman year of college I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia (pain disorder) and after that, everything changed.
I didn’t have the desire or the ability to restrict. I was in so much pain that the only thing that made me feel good, even for a minute, was food. I became addicted, and after years of anorexia, I ironically developed a binge/ compulsive overeating disorder.
The last 4 years have been difficult. I had gained over 50lbs, but I’ve started respecting myself enough to change, and I’ve lost 30 so far! I did outpatient treatment at a clinic again for binge eating (which they take just as seriously as Ana or Mia btw), was diagnosed as EDNOS, and things have gotten better. It takes time, patience, support, and a desire for change, but I like to think that I’m mostly recovered.
It’s up to you to heal yourself. My last round of treatment was completely my choice; I recognized that I needed help, I knew that happiness was an option, and I wanted to feel it again. Remind yourself everyday that you’re worth it :)
Anonymous said: could you make a little thing that would say basically what your daily meal plan is? x
Gladly! :) here’s a typical day, I eat 4 meals a day with snacks!
Warm chia seed pudding (chia seeds, hemp seeds, cinnamon, unsweetened almond milk, SF vanilla syrup)
1 piece Village Hearth Light toast with either butter and a fried egg, or avocado alfalfa sprouts and hemp seeds, or almond butter and chia seeds
LUNCH: a few ideas. Usually veggie based…
•stir fried veggies (zucchini, onion, mushrooms, butter, soy sauce)
•Caesar salad with Parmesan
•tuna salad in lettuce cups
•steamed broccoli with cheese
•celery and peanut butter
•blue diamond flavored almonds
•spicy pumpkin seeds
•Delicious Greens 8000 juice
•salmon and asparagus
•shrimp with cauliflower fried rice
•cauliflower Mac and cheese
•meatballs with tomato sauce
If you have specific dietary needs or allergies, I can recommend some other things for you, but this is pretty much what I eat on an average day!