Enough about that. Hey 80's & 90's, I'm sending your diet back, it
When I was on my comp plan, I had limited fats. That was part of what caused my irritability. My brain wasn't ever truly satisfied. Remember me saying how I curbed sweet cravings by popping extra fish oils? Ya know what those are? Fats. Mmmhmmm. This leads me to talk a bit about the title of this little diddy. Keto, ketosis, ketogenic diet, familiar? If not, lemme break it down right quick. *horrible grammar was intentional*
Ketogenic diets are those that are high fat, moderate protein, and low carb. The diet forces the body to use fat as fuel instead of carbohydrates. It was originally used to help children with epilepsy become seizure free. Amazing what our bodies respond to! Be warned that if you decided to research and try the keto plan, you may become really carb sensitive. I offically started it today and plan to cycle it so that my body doesn't explode when I take A bite of bread/rice/starch. I played around with numbers, because I geek out like that, so that I can continue to build muscle while I shed fat. In theory, it should work! I'll report back in a few weeks pending me staying on it...ha!
My typical day will look like this:
Breakfast - lean meat (remember me and eggs don't mix), 2-3 strips of bacon, a slice of ezekiel sprouted bread with a smear of butter, 1/2 c or so of berries, coffee with coconut milk creamer.
Snack - scoop of protein powder, handful of almonds or spoon of almond butter
Lunch - turkey burger on a salad, mustard on top or turkey burger with 1c steamed broccoli, either choice plus one slice of ezekiel sprouted bread or 3 oz of sweet potato.
Snack - scoop of protein powder mixed with unsweetened almond milk
Dinner - tonight is flat iron steak on salad with cheese and ranch! yummmm
I'm aiming to stay around 1800 calories and no meal to have more than 30g of carbs. This isn't far from what my prep diet was like, I just wasn't given fats as an option. I'm excited to see how my body responds to it. The best part is cardio won't be a requirement to drop body fat! Yes...that's what I said! I'm still going to take a class here and there because that's what I like, but you won't find me on the treadmill. My lifting crazy-heavy will be all that I need to get my heart pumping.