For the last week or so, I’ve been leveraging the Ketogenic Diet to rapidly lose weight.
It takes a little while for the body to adjust to using fat for calories instead of carbs, and can take up to 3 weeks for your body to fully adjust, but it seems that my body has adjusted!
I’ve been eating essentially one meal spread out over 6 hours (from about 4-10pm) for 4 days now and feel little to no hunger.
In that short time, I’ve already lost a considerable amount of weight (about 5 pounds so far), which I gained from eating a considerable amount of pizza over a long period of time (no regrets).
So here’s what I’ve been eating/doing…
The first part of my one meal consists of 30-40 grams of quality protein:
- grass fed beef
- pasture raised eggs
- whole foods tuna
- wild planet sardines
- crown prince oysters
- wild caught fish like salmon and cod
This occurs right after my 10 minute workout at the outdoor gym on Miami Beach, which includes:
- 1-2 sets of pull ups and push-ups
- 2 intense sprints 50 yards in length
A few hours later, I’ll eat a whole avocado, which provides good fat calories and a lot of potassium. On the Keto diet, you pee out a lot of your electrolytes such potassium, sodium and magnesium. I use avocados, a lot of salt, and Natural Calm to remedy this.
And finally, a few hours before bed, I’ll enjoy a robust salad that includes:
- Spinach (3 ounces or more)
- Cucumber (half)
- Tomatoe (1)
- Red Onion (1 slice chopped up)
- Broccoli (a handful)
- Apple Cider Vinegar (2-3 cap fulls)
- Olive Oil (a tablespoon)
- Sea salt & Ground pepper (as much or little as you want)
In total, about 1000 calories a day, or less than half my daily caloric requirements, which allows me to shed a ton of body fat very quickly.
Mind you, I have little to no cravings for food. Since my body is now geared to use body fat for fuel instead of carbs, the cravings are just gone!
I should add, in the morning or afternoon, I drink about 2-3 cups of Yerba Matte and/or Coffee.
Sometimes I add a total of 150 calories of MCT oil and Grass Fed Butter to my coffee, which I blend together effortlessly with a Nutri-Bullet. It makes black coffee taste incredible and offers a source of high quality fat calories.
All in all, I’m loving the Keto Diet 🙂