5 Things I Noticed After 2 Weeks on Keto
I’ve always found that the reason why it is so hard to stick to a new diet is that you have to work on it so hard for weeks before you get the first results. The beautiful thing when you transition from a high-carb low-fat diet to a Ketogenic diet is that you start feeling different very quickly (in just a matter of hours after your first keto meal) and that most of the results you might expect from such a diet appear after 3 to 4 days. So, not only it is incredibly motivating, it makes you know straight away if you’re doing things right or not. If you are not feeling any different after, let’s say, a week, maybe you should consider lowering your carb and protein intake and increase the amount of healthy fat you are eating. After two weeks of following a Ketogenic diet, here is what happened:
- I spent way less money. Buying good produce and organic food is sure expensive, but because I was going out less often and because I was spending less money on unnecessarily sweet drinks and other costly and unnecessary coffees, I ended up spending a lot of money. Small amounts of money add up more quickly than we might think.
- I lost a lot of weight quickly. I don’t know how to feel about it. I don’t know if it was fat, water weight, if I lost muscles or not. But I did lose a lot of weight and a lot of volume very quickly. After a couple of days, I needed to wear a belt again. Overall, I was feeling more like myself. I was feeling a lot lighter and less like my body was slowing me down. I don’t know if the weight loss is sustainable on keto, but I needed to lose these extra 5 pounds to fit in my suit.
- I wasn’t crashing in the afternoon. My energy was just a lot more evenly throughout the day. I wasn’t feeling lousy and tired after eating. I wasn’t feeling terrible until I was stuffing my face with food again, I didn’t need to nap in the afternoon nor to go back to sleep as soon as my alarm was going off. I was feeling a lot more present and functional.
- I had more control over my food intake. Hear me out here: I had cravings. But they were manageable. I could still think straight and figure out that I didn’t need that food to make me feel better. I wasn’t feeling hungry an hour and a half after a meal. I was feeling more balanced and more reasonable. I was feeling moderately hungry when it was time for a meal. My cravings for non-keto foods were still there, but they were getting less intense over time.
- My mind was clearer. I was not expecting this one at all. But my thoughts were way more manageable. My anxiety was still there, of course, but I could take myself out of it way more quickly than I ever could. My mind seemed to go a lot slower, but it was more focused at the same time. Having one thought at a time was becoming my norm. As a result, my focus and general concentration improved by a lot. My productivity went up, so did my will to work and get things done. I was procrastinating a lot less. Which puts you into a virtuous circle: you feel better about yourself, so you improve, but because of that you feel even better about yourself, so you grow even more, and so on.
If you don’t feel like the results you are getting are close enough to these, maybe you are not following the diet right. Perhaps you should start tracking what you eat and make sure that 70% of your calories intake comes from fats. Or maybe these changes are happening to you and you are not noticing the difference. Well, believe me, if you start eating one high carb meal, you will realize how different you feel!
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There are more beneficial results when you are following a Ketogenic diet long term, and I can’t wait to experience it. So far, my experience with it has been great. I don’t feel like I am on a diet, I feel a lot better, and I feel a lot healthier. I am very excited to continue my journey with it, and I can’t wait to feel better and better.