Monday, May 27, 2013

I'm Ready-The Basic Ketogenic Diet

"A high fat diet is healthier for you, when it is eaten while carbohydrate consumption is kept low"

Well, it's that time again, to jump start my fat loss and recharge my body into a fat burner. I enjoy my eating lifestyle; I am a mishmash between Low Carb, Atkins and Paleo, and I love to switch up as I skip and hop and jump through my mid 50's. The age 55 does not scare me, it just make me work even harder to break the cycle of what being 50 is(becoming younger with knowledge, wisdom and life experience)-don't be afraid, embrace life and go for's never too late to take control, right!
So, to kick off the summer, which here in Southern California is year around...I am preparing to start the Fat Blast Ketogenic Diet. I call it a Fat Blast because I will be upping my fat, lowering my protein and only eating vegetable digestible fibrous carbs, such as green beans, spinach, broccoli, and Romaine and other various lettuces. I will be cutting out sugar for the next 4 weeks that includes any fruit sugars. My main fat intake will be from Coconut Oil.

 The reason why I will lower my protein intake is that too much protein will cause the body to prevent the shift into ketosis because the liver will convert some of the protein into glucose, this glucose will then be use first and slow down the ketogenic process of the diet. So, as I go along with my food planning, I will basically stick to the same foods, and modify the vegetable and my source of protein. I plan to make a video soon on my progress and will document my ketone levels and of course measure with the ketone stixs. I need to purchase some more coconut oil, and also make sure I have my supply of daily vitamins, supplement and plenty of water throughout my fat fast. Today, I am finishing up the watermelon, and gosh is it ever so sweet! My taste buds cannot tolerate too many sweets, and as fruit is always refreshing to eat, it really is too high on the glycemic index for me. I do so good on a higher fat diet, because as I am in my mid 50’s, my body needs the good fats and good source of protein and very little carbs to keep me going all day. I have very little cravings for sweets. I get my satisfaction of sweets from fruit, but I look forward to my coconut oil coffee and cream and sautee’ all the veggies in coconut oil. I usually do a 16hr fast between dinner and breakfast meaning. I will not eat for 16 hours after  my last meal of the day. I will get up in the morning, do my oil pulling with coconut oil and have ice water with some apple cider vinegar mixed.  I will drink plenty of water throughout the day and evening. I plan to start the Ketogenic diet June 1st. This is not about cutting calories, it about releasing fat reserves and teaching my body to burn them. This week I will be planning out my menu, and getting all the foods I need, as most of the foods will have a shelf life, I will go weekly to get fresh veggies and freeze any meats I purchase usually in bulk. I enjoy cooking my own meals; I really think that once you look at your meals as fuel, you can enjoy them and know you are in control of your body and look at food as your friend not your enemy.
I will be making my own apple cider vinaigrette with coconut oil dressing for my salads, so simple and easy...I love it warm over a bacon salad too! I will be eliminating tomatoes and onions, since tomatoes are night shade, and they do tend to aggravate my inflammatory disease sometimes, but I love a good Roma, so I will see how long I can go with out my tomato! I season all my foods with cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic powder and sea salt and that's it! Also the coconut oil will be organic virgin unrefined.

Here is a list of staple foods I will be getting soon: I am on a severe budget, so eggs and bacon are most expensive, but necessary for me to go hormone/cagefree and preservative free.
Ground Beef
Roast Beef
Chicken-hormone free
Duck -(maybe)
Bacon-no preservatives
Eggs-hormone free
Coconut oil
Heavy Cream
Green Beans
Leaf Lettuces,Romaine
Once I get started on the menu, I will share the basic breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mostly stir fried and oven roasted. I do have a pressure cooker, so it will be exciting to prepare my meals in a variety of way, using the same foods prepared a different way each time.

 Here is a video I made March 2012 explaining what I was doing back then and it worked!
 This healthy High Fats jumps starts and Fuels my fat burning with high energy for exercising and staying active and fat loss. The Apple Cider Vinegar acts as the detox tonic helping purify my liver and keeping my joints healthy along with the Coconut Oil. "Reducing the amount of carbohydrates and increasing the fat and protein in your diet has the effect of switching your body into fat burning mode. Instead of using the sugar from carbs for fuel, your body burns stored fat for energy, and it's this fat burning process which greatly improves health and well-being".......

 read more about the Dietary Ketogenic Diet
 Coconut oil I purchased-Tropical‎

This is a recent update on the diet: great reading material and I truly feel like this is curing alot of skin conditions too...check out Health Impact News
Is the Ketogenic Diet the Cure for Multiple Diseases?

 Disclaimer: I purchased all the products mentioned in this video with my own money, I am not sponsored by any of the manufactures. Throughout this video, statements are made pertaining to the properties and/or functions of food and/or nutritional products. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration/FTC and these materials and products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified health care provider. Please consult your health care provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition

1 comment:

Paleorina said...

Great resource - thanks!

I'm doing something similar to this at the moment because I realised that the paleo diet alone isn't helping me loose those last bits of stubborn fats!!

Do you do this with calorie restriction as well?