xopsg 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 :)
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.
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, but wasn’t officially diagnosed as anorexic until I was 16 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 later that year.
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!
Anonymous said: Hello, I've been on Keto for 2/12 months now and for the first 2 months I had quite an easy time losing 14 pounds. But for the last 2 weeks I have been stuck at the same weight. I've been drinking tons of water, working out 3-4 times a week and making sure my macros are correct. What is your advice to someone who is stuck?
Oh man I am right there with you. Last month I lost 17 pounds. SEVENTEEN FREAKING POUNDS!!! This month? I have lost (drumroll please) …………
………2. Two pounds. Kill me. I’m not sure if I’m stalling or if it’s because I’m doing HIIT 6 days a week, but I do think I’m seeing a difference in my body even despite the scale.
Do you do measurements/ see any slight changes in your body? Clothes fitting differently, less cellulite, things like that? If you’re working out 3-4 days a week, your body will retain some water to heal your muscles, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t losing fat.
The best advice I can give you (and I’m trying to convince myself the exact same thing as I write it) is to be patient, do NOT give up on keto and go back to old carby habits, that won’t make things any better.
Try taking body measurements instead of weigh-ins. And be aware that sometimes you’ll “grow” inches as you build muscle too, but just keep looking for those little clues that prove that you’re looking or feeling healthier. I notice my cheekbones are more defined, my cellulite is like 60% better, my shorts don’t constrict my thighs anymore, even though the scale hasn’t budged. Stuff like that :)