Sunday, 17 November 2013

2 month progress

It's been 3 months since I retired but I've only seriously started minding what I eat for 2 months allowing one month before that to settle into retirement. Mid-September to mid-October had me bouncing around with my food choices, cravings, etc. so lost only 5 lbs. Since mid-October until now, I've been pretty strict and have lost an additional 10 lbs, for a total of 15. The object was to get into ketosis and I've been there for a while.

I'm buying cod loins, eggs, free-range skin-on chicken breast, really fatty pork cuts, grass fed fatty cuts of beef, cabbage, green beans, cauliflower and brussel sprouts. I'm going to replace the cruciferous veggies with green beans and peas, as I can tolerate peas better. I sometimes make gravy with the drippings using a teaspoon of coconut flour to give me a bit of variety. I don't tolerate coconut products well and need to find a good source of pastured lard. I make my own tartar sauce for fish using sour cream, diced pickles, pickle juice and horseradish mustard. Every 2nd day or so I have 1/3 cup blueberries with full fat plain yogurt.

 So, in essence, all my food is delicious and mouth-watering. What a way to diet. It's usually 16 or 17 hours between supper and brunch so I'm mini-fasting and only eat twice a day. Forbidden foods are not in my house, so no cheating for me, and, now that it's winter with tons of snow on the ground, it's not easy to just jump in the car and get whatever it is I am craving.

Still I do not feel like I'm fully keto-adapted and need to continue with this for a while yet. But 15 lbs is still progress for an old lady who is very metabolically challenged, although the ideal destination for me is eating almost zero-carb and that is my goal.