The current plan is to trial Ketogenic eating for 90 days and see what it does to my body composition and how it affects my training. I’m always interested in trying new things and seeing if they work for me. I’m a dance teacher from way back and know everyone learns differently, and everyone’s bodies respond in their own way. My quirk factor in the Keto experiment is that I don’t eat meat. I’ve seen quite a few people have great success with keto in the past but it pretty much just looked like meat, meat, spinach, bacon and eggs (or maybe that was my husband’s version).
70% Fat, 25% Protein, 5% carbs.
The idea behind Keto is that the body uses fats to fuel itself rather than carbs, including the fat in your body. My challenge guidelines stipulate less than 30g of carbs, but for the number of calories I eat, 5% works out closer to 20g of carbs, I’m a regular size woman, not a big framed man.
I’ve been following a few Keto groups on Facebook and despite being a few weeks in have just discovered net carbs. For the sake of keeping it simple, and because Myfitnesspal doesn’t calculate net carbs I’m not bothering to. A carb is a carb is a carb. Net carbs are the number of carbs left after you delete the number of fibre in the same meal. I’m not the kind of person who eats the same couple of meals all the time, so Myfitnesspal app has been a vital part of the whole tracking everything and keeping it under control. I usually log all the food in it the night before to make sure it balances out. I do meal prep once a week and cook up a few bits and pieces, but I have a freezer full of things ready to go because I can’t bring myself to eat the same thing repeatedly. Though I do have an asparagus quiche and tikka masala soup I’m surprisingly not sick of yet. I’ll share them with you soon 😉
Edit: To see my results check out my 90 days of Keto results
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