My ketone levels are rapidly rising while my weight is consistently dropping. That’s the kind of keto success I love! ?
In just four short days, I’ve dropped 5.6 pounds…
To be fair, I was out of ketosis when I started this challenge on Wednesday as I mentioned in my last post.
You can also see my first two days of food diaries in that post (Wednesday & Thursday’s meals) and my keto meals for Friday and Saturday are below.
Being out of ketosis for me means instant water weight & bloating (which is the case for most people) – but also very uncomfortable swelling and inflammation because I use nutritional ketosis to alleviate chronic pain from a severe back injury.
By late Friday, Keto Flu had hit me HARD. I forgot how miserable that was, considering I generally just STAY in ketosis. ? Ugh!
That is the fastest I have EVER gotten back into ketosis, by the way – definitely record time as I mentioned in my last food diary.
I’ll share more about that below too, but first – my keto meals for the last two days:
My Keto Meals on Friday
For breakfast I had my usual cheesy eggs…
How I make my cheesy scrambled keto eggs:
I melt a tablespoon of butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. I cube up colby jack cheese off the block, about half ounce per egg. Crack the eggs into the melted butter and scramble them right in the skillet. Add the cheese about halfway through and finish scrambling over medium heat. ? ?
I can’t eat five eggs at once, so I made two smaller meals out of that!
For dinner I put together a delicious bowl full of ketone-tested foods all combined into what tasted like PIE. ?
It’s Philadelphia “5 Simple Ingredients” cream cheese (1 carb for 2 ounces), Legendary Foods Peanut Butter Cup almond butter, Lolli’s Low Carb Granola – with FBOMB Macadamia Sea Salt nut butter drizzled over the top.
HOLY KETO!!! ❤
This tasted like the BEST pie… with no baking! ??
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I also had four coffee’s with Coffee-Mate Sugar Free Hazelnut Powdered Creamer on Friday. Here’s how I logged those meals…
Friday’s MyFitnessPal Keto Food Diary
15 Net Carbs
Protein: 61 grams
83% Fat, 14% Protein
You’ll notice that Protein is only 14% of my total daily calories, yet I had 61 grams of protein. The recommended daily amount of protein for women is 46 grams a day. So while I’m eating “high fat” I’m also getting *plenty* of protein.
This is why you can’t go by grams, but rather have to go by ratios or percentages. See this link for a detailed explanation & illustration of proper macro ratios:
My Keto Meals on Saturday
I had 60 grams of raw pecans plus water & coffee for breakfast, but couldn’t even finish that 1/2 cup of pecans.
I finally made & ate some eggs around 8pm last night. ?❤
I also finished off my Peanut Butter Macadamia keto granola with the rest of the pecans. ?
I’m in love with this stuff. This keto granola is like KETO CRACK ❤ lol! This is the keto granola I made cereal out of too, and this is our discount link for it:
The Cinnamon Pecan Crunch is only 1 net carb per serving, and that plus the Peanut Butter Macadamia (shown here) ? are my two favorites so far.
Mixing your Keto Granola with nuts is a great way to make it go a little further. ?
I love a “sweet n salty” combo, so salted almonds or macadamia nuts would be amazing mixed with these granola flavors!
I had 4 coffee’s with Coffee-Mate Sugar Free Hazelnut Powdered Creamer again.
Here’s how I logged those meals…
Saturday’s MyFitnessPal Keto Food Diary
12 Net Carbs
Protein: 44 grams
83% Fat, 13% Protein
Like I said, I started on Wednesday January 2nd out of ketosis.
After two days (Wednesday and Thursday) I had dropped 2.6 pounds.
Then after 4 days (Friday & Saturday) I had dropped a total of 5.6 pounds.
I went from 151.4 pounds to 145.8 pounds as I quickly got back into ketosis – in record time this go round! It usually takes me AT LEAST 72 full hours, but this time it was just around 36 hours…
I credit that amazing granola! ?
I use the Keto Mojo glucose/ketone testing meter. I have a 15% off discount link for us on that too. The discount is coded into my affiliate link here.
I love this little keto gadget! ?
My weight was still 145.8 this morning (Sunday). I figured after hardly eating the last two days (lower calories AND carbs than usual, and just less appetite in general) that my weight would drop even more. But my body tends to “hold” 1) after initial weight loss and 2) when I don’t eat enough. ?
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My January Keto Krate box arrived yesterday!
I’ll have to give you a breakdown of everything that’s in the box this month, and where you can get those keto snacks if you prefer to just order what you want to try instead of a box full of variety every month like this.
Learn more at Keto Krate – it’s so much fun to get a keto package every month!
(our coupon code is TRAVELINGLOWCARB15 for 15% off your first box)
How are things going with you?
I would love to hear if you’re participating in the keto challenge, how things are going so far, or if you have any questions about the keto diet…
Leave a comment and let’s chat!:)
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