About six months after deciding on my birthday to switch to a keto diet, one of the most difficult diet plans to maintain, I wanted to check my progress.
First two weeks
Around the first two weeks of the keto diet I was in daily mental torture. I had hunger most of the time. I had very low levels of energy during the day and at the end of it. I felt I could not stand still. Sometimes I lean against the wall of the U-Bahn otherwise I knew I could fall down.
The “Gettin’ used to” period
More and more I did not feel urge to eat as much as I used to.
The temptation period
This is where I started to salivate at the sight of people eating a pizza, or a Croissant Au Beurre. The temptation is strong, especially the smell of fresh baked Croissants in the morning as I walk to the U-Bahn.
The historian period
I call it the historian period, because every time I pass by a bakery or a fast food shop, I silently laugh at the ignorance I was at, and sadly most people still at. It is like reliving memories of the past where I did not care about the nutritional value of the things I ate.
To eat or not to eat
What I eliminated from my nutrition:
- hydrogenated oils
- everything fried
- all cereals
- everything artificially sweetened
- processed meat
- all fruits except berries
What I allowed myself to eat:
- all vegetables except mentioned above
- all types of nuts
- all types of natural oil: coconut oil, olive oil,
- goat milk
Supplements I included in my keto diet
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D3 and K
- Multimineral, without Calcium.