Current Weight: 148.0 pounds
After last week’s snafu I thought for sure things were about to run wildly off the rails. I feared the weight loss I had experienced up to this point would come back as I transitioned off Keto. Yes, I’ve read the reports of water weight immediately coming back on…uggh.
Over the last few days I’ve been allowing myself many food freedoms I hadn’t had over the last month and a half. Homemade fries with chili and cheese, an ice cream bar, pretzel thin chips, cookies, a chili dog and full-sugar flavored creamer. I’ve reduced my fat intake dramatically which impacted my energy levels quite a bit in the first 3 or so days. And, no more supplement drink.
It has almost felt like the food version of Girls Gone Wild. A culinary free-for-all that I know I need to step away from if I want to keep the scales heading in the right direction. Even with my continuing uptick in physical activity, I was still amazed to see the scales drop slightly this morning – and they even blipped to 147 briefly!
Thankfully I have been mindful enough to keep on top of drinking water…flushing the kidneys. I haven’t noticed any further issues with the urine but I’d rather be safe than sorry. Sadly, an appointment with my Primary Care Doc won’t take place until July. So for as long as I’m feeling fine and eliminating normally, I will do what I can do.
Just to be clear, the Keto way of eating has not totally been eradicated from my life. I’m still enjoying healthy fats in olive oil and my morning egg omelette. I try to keep good fruits in the fridge, strawberries and blueberries are at the top of my list right now! I’m still allowing myself a few fatty nuts here and there but I have backed away from the high-fat, high-sodium, processed meat products. With an exception of that chili dog of course!
From here I think it might be a good idea to get back on a food plan of sorts. Many folks coming off Keto will naturally transition to Paleo. I know if I want to maintain what I have lost thus far, I can not be left to fall back into my old patterns. Having a cheat day once a week might be ok but I need structure and a plan.
So to that end, it really makes sense for me to get even more excited about garden season. I look forward to delving into all of those homegrown veggies and fruits we hope to harvest this year. In fact, I’m going to go outside and plant some carrots and watermelon. Nothing quite beats sweets that come from working hard in the dirt!