Saturday, May 27, 2017

How I Lost The Baby Weight: Ketogenic Diet

Disclaimer: I am not a physician, as always, you should consult your doctor before beginning any new dietary or exercise regimen. 

          In today's video post I shared my max weight during pregnancy (180 lbs), my weight after being on the Ketogenic diet (132 lbs), and my weight now that I've fallen off the Keto wagon (145 lbs). I thought it would be fun to share and document my experience back down to my previous weight and through to my goal weight of 130 lbs. 

What Is The Ketogenic Diet?

        In short, it is a low carb and high fat lifestyle. This lifestyle isn't exclusive to meat eaters. There are vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian plans. The goal is to remain under 20-50 grams of carbs per day, depending on your particular macro nutrient needs. Here is a free macro calculator so you can determine what your body needs in order to reach optimal ketosis.      

         It is recommended that you carb cycle (add a higher amount of slower digesting carbs into your diet) every three months, and then return to your ketogenic lifestyle. However, there are many people who live continuously on keto. As with everything else, it's always best to listen to your body. 

Why Do I Love The Ketogenic Lifestyle?

         I LOVE keto because you can eat yummy food. No joke. This is the main reason why I love it. Here are some of the other reasons why I love the keto lifestyle: 

  • I could eat yummy food without feeling deprived; 
  • I had tons of energy; 
  • felt amazing; and
  • my body felt tight.

        There are tons of yummy keto recipies on pinterest. I have my own board where I've added recipes I would love to create, many which i've tried and loved. Even though you can't buy bread or cakes, you can make your own with almond or coconut flower and still remain within your macro nutrient requirements. I would bake on Sunday for the upcoming week and easily had my yummy baked goods throughout the week. 

Why Did I Fall Off The Keto Wagon?

         I reached the weight of 132 lbs and got lazy. I stopped baking for the week, which was a major help with staying on track and I stopped logging my meals. Jump forward to two months later and I am at 145 lbs. feeling sluggish and a bloated mess. 

         I am ready to jump back on the keto wagon and wanted to take you along my journey this time around. Where you can find me: 

YouTube Channel: Malena's Keto Life

 Keto Lifestyle Videos - What I Eat In A Day

MyFitness Pal: llerantali

Keto LIfestyle Tracking Macros

Social Activity Trackers:  Activity Club  and  FitBit

           As I jump back in to my keto lifestyle, I would love it if you joined me on one or more of the above platforms. As always, don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss out on any future freebies or awesome content. Also, please let me know what you would like to see in the future. I love hearing from you and truly feel blessed to have you as a visitor to my blog. 


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