So, toward the end of August in my last post I recounted being a fat bastard and diagnosed a Type II diabetic. After the Labor Day holiday weekend I got serious. I'm pleased to have lost 33 pounds in 40 days, I'm still a fat bastard but I'm making real progress. My hope is that by early December I'll be down another 15 pounds and that my A1C number will show significant improvement. I want my doctor to notice the weight loss then comment that the medication is doing well. Which I'll reply that I haven't taken the medication for the diabetes or high cholesterol.
What am I doing right? Well first I'm doing what is right for me. I'm convinced that a big part of weight loss and diet is finding what works for you. If your plan is a constant struggle that you can't do long term then find another plan. Another thing I'm convinced of is that sugar and corn syrup have absolutely no positive effect on the body. Which brings me to Keto. That is what I'm doing combined with intermittent fasting. Keto isn't something completely foreign to me. I had great success with the Atkins diet in the late 1990s. I chose the Keto route because I felt I could stick with it and people with very similar health goals were having great success. I needed to know what Keto was compared to Atkins, short answer not really different. So I did a deep dive. While researching Keto the subject of intermittent fasting came up. That was a piece that now makes so much sense, something I was unaware of. I'm also getting a decent amount of cardio. Coincidently I'm also doing Sober October...and September, November and probably December. When I hit my ideal weight I can bring wine back in, not a bottle a night like my old life. I've had a few glasses of wine since starting Keto. I find it stalls my weight loss, so I'll leave that for spring when I should be 200 pounds. I feel great and I'm sleeping better.
What am I doing wrong? I'm not doing enough weight training. I really need to get serious about incorporating resistance training. I can continue losing weight without it but I'll drop the weight quicker with resistance training. There is the added benefit of being stronger.
I still don't know what the future holds for this Prudencio blog. NYC is alive but still a mess. I believe Keto is a way of life for me. That means a lot of foods are for a lack of a better term off limits. So can I really food blog eating just steak, broccoli, salad, cheese and eggs?
For more on a Keto diet life check out: http://www.dietdoctor.com