Hello fitness and nutrition friends!
I decided to try something new besides Whole30. Therefore, reducing the number of carbs which mirrors Keto.
The exception is I am not loading up on dairy like some do with the Keto diet (cheese and cream cheese).
I am eating more avocados, and coconut. I am eating more vegetables than fruit. I am using coconut cream and coconut milk. I am also drinking almond milk. So, I am still maintaining the the dairy free Whole30 lifestyle.
If you are unfamiliar with the Keto diet, it removes carbs/sugar as the primary source of energy. It replaces the fuel source your body uses to fat.
What I have seen so far!
The first two days of low carb brought on some interesting side effects; fatigue, stomach upset. Once two days past, I was gold.
Water loss, weight loss. Most of the weight loss was probably excess water. Carbs help your body hold water.
Increase in energy.
Positive indication on keto strips. I wanted to monitor ketosis.
Increased focus and clarity.
Belly fat diminishing. 5 pounds down.
More energy during workouts.
Continued weight loss.
General fatigue (our bodies are used to carbs for energy).
I hope within the next 20 days to drop at least 5-10 pounds of fat. I wanted to try out keto while continuing the Whole30 regimen. I have a 10 pound loss I am working towards and hit a plateau.
While on Whole30 I ate loads of fruit which is high in carbs and has natural sugar. I also ate potatoes which are starchy and carb loaded. These items have been eliminated for the time being. All high carb foods have been eliminated.
I have read numerous success stories on keto, especially for the loss of belly fat. Keto Success Story.
Look at the image below, in 14 days there was a noticeable difference.
Keto Whole30 Recipes: Recipes.
I lost 45 pounds last year on Whole30 (several rounds). I hope to finish out this Keto/Whole30 closer to my goal. The goal is lean, not skinny. The goal is to shed fat.
What are your fitness goals this season?