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…