Okay friends, the Keto Diet Week 1 results are in!
Keto Diet Week 1:
When I was deciding to live the ketogenic lifestyle, I knew that it wasn't going to be easy. Thankfully, I was wrong! It was so much easier than I thought it would be. The first week I went easy on myself. I knew that I didn't have enough food in the house to work within my goals, so I decided to simply cut out all gluten. No bread, crackers, nothing, nada, zip, zilch. Okay, you get it.
I was amazed by the results of cutting out gluten. After a few days, I noticed that my belly wasn't swelling after every meal (something that started this past year), and I felt full of energy. I was always full after every meal and didn't feel the emotional desire to eat. I did crave sugar a little, but it wasn't that bad. If I craved sugar, I would just eat frozen fruit or an apple. This seemed to work very well for me. I also noticed that I wasn't swelling anymore. Before cutting out bread, I had experienced swelling in my hands and feet. I don't really know what was causing it, but it was annoying and painful. My guess is that bread and the fake sugars in the sodas were causing me to swell and retain water.
After one week of cutting out the bread, tortillas, and crackers I lost 4.8 pounds. I attribute most of this to water weight, and I'm assuming that 1/2 to 1 pound was actual fat.
Either way, my clothes were fitting better, and I wasn't bloated, so I was pretty happy with those results!
I can't really remember what I ate or how much I ate, but I did fill full for longer periods of time, and I had more energy. The only side effects I really noticed was the occasional dizziness when I would stand up.
Week By Week Stats: Keto Diet Week 1
Starting weight: 121.00
Weight Loss: 4.8 lbs
Measurements: (I didn't take these until the end of week 1)
Waist: 25 1/2
Hips: 34 1/2
Calves: 14 (doubt this will ever change)
End Weight: 116.2
You can read my weekly updates learn more about the changes I've made and the results I've experienced.
Start Here: Deciding To Live The Ketogenic Lifestyle (Starting Weight 121)
Then Read: Keto Diet Week 2 3.2 lbs Lost (Fat) - End Weight 113 & 3 inches down
Finally, Read This: Keto Diet Week 3 2.6lbs Lost (Fat) - End Weight 110.4 & 4 inches down