No, I am not talking the Atkins Diet, I am referring to the Ketogenic or as some call it the Carb Cycling Diet. Regardless of what you call it, scientific method is the same. Feed your body good fats/low carbs and your body will learn to use stored body fat as fuel.
After reading up on this, I decided to take one for the team and eat like this for four weeks to be able to give you my experience.
What was the hardest part you ask? Learning to make & drink bulletproof coffee, and limiting your carbs five days out of the week.
So most days I started out with a bullet proof coffee which consist of (black coffee, half-and-half, tablespoon of coconut oil and a tablespoon of butter (pasture raised butter)! This regimen gives the body great fats first thing in the morning after fasting for 12+ hours.
Shortly after the coffee, I will work out and drink a bone broth-based protein with added super greens, followed by three eggs, spinach and avocado. Sounds like a lot, but remember, I fasted for 12 hours and trained hard!
Next meal is at 1pm.
Lunch is usually similar to dinner, low carb veggies and lean protein. I often do not crave snacks, as my body feels satisfied.
Last meal at 6pm and at 8pm I like to have a nice hot tea to fill the belly.
How did I feel overall? I loved it!!
Some days I was a little tired but honestly, my body responded well and my brain function seemed more clear.
My results? I lost 6 lbs so far…and 1% body fat. That may not sound like much, but my levels are not high and it was only 4 weeks.
Trying to decide if this is something you want to try?
*Check out this gentleman who is fighting brain cancer on this diet Logan Fusion
* Google some articles to become familiar
* Don’t shy away from good fats in moderation
Author: Jennifer Colon
Jennifer Colon is a 44 yr old wife & mother of two teenagers. After being an educator for 15+ yrs she decided to retire early, raise her children and Focus on her health. Certified in fitness & Nutrition, Jenn seeks adventure and fitness challenges that push her to the next level. Her goal in life is to inspire others to take care of themselves and promote self love!