For the last month or so, I’ve been following the Ketogenic diet and blogging about it, but all good things must come to an end. Here are my final thoughts on Keto, and answers to some questions you may have about my experience.
Why did you go on Keto in the first place?
It was actually my husband’s idea. We were both looking for a way to change our eating habits (ie: cook more food at home) and jump start weight loss.
Did you enjoy the food?
Overall, I did enjoy the food (mmmm… bacon!), but I did start to feel like it was lacking in variety. It was fun to try new recipes, but they’re hit or miss (especially ones for bread replacements.) Going out to eat was doable, but required planning in advance.
What did you struggle with the most?
My biggest struggle was having to track everything. Weighing and measuring my food, calculating net carbs, etc. It’s all very tedious and time-consuming.
Be honest, did you ever have a cheat day?
A whole cheat day? No, I honestly didn’t. But I did eat a couple of cheat meals over the course of the last month. Sometimes you have to give yourself some grace and eat that chips and queso from Torchys. Lol
Did you lose weight?
This is the question everyone wants to know the answer to, and yes, I did lose 8 lbs before my weight plateaued about 3 weeks in.
Why are you stopping Keto?
I personally don’t feel like Keto is sustainable for me long term. But, I do see the benefits of a low carb diet, so I am going to keep watching my carbs and calories.
As always, if you have medical conditions, please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet.
Want to learn more about the Ketogenic diet? Check out my Keto page.