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( May. 2nd, 2017 10:23 am)
Soooooo, it's been a little over a month on this wacky ketogenic diet. I'm not counting calories (because that way lies madness for me), but I am staying around 30g of carbohydrates a day. So, no bread, no pasta, no starches, and very little fruit. But lots of leafy greens, a fair amount of protein, and fat. On this sort of eating plan, at least 70% of my food needs to be fat.

Things I've noticed:

- Holy bats, my daily pain and inflammation levels are reduced an amazing amount.
- I have more energy.
- I have less brain fog.
- Cutting out sugar was not as hard as I feared, mostly because after a ton of reading, I found a sugar substitute I like (Swerve).
- Aaaaaand I've lost something like 13 lbs. That's not why I'm doing this, but it's a side effect I'm in favor of.

Interestingly, I don't really have any cravings for starchy food. Sure, I occasionally have a mild longing for mac&cheese, because that was my One True Food, but it's not a strong enough craving that I have to have it OMG. I know I'm going to fall off the wagon at Disneyland for at least one day, because I'm going to a fancy tea party with Meg, and there is no way to avoid sugar at something like that. But I'm going to be very selective about which sugary treats I DO eat.

The only downside? Holy hell, I kinda loathe all of the food bloggers who have ketogenic recipes. I don't want stories about how you're converting everyone to this type of eating! I don't care about your leisurely trips to the farmer's market! I don't want to read your smug, sanctimonious food sermons! Just give me the recipe for keto popovers, so I can try it and see if it works for me!
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