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!
sistawendy: (prabob)

From: [personal profile] sistawendy

Hurrah! Yay body improvements!

I find myself wondering what you can eat the next time we go out.
coyoterose: (witchie)

From: [personal profile] coyoterose

I find that's a problem with most food blogs. Yes, your photographs are lovely. Your story of how you met the love of your life is very sweet. And very long. I'm just here for the Earl Grey waffle recipe, thank you.
damiana: taken at the Acropolis (Default)

From: [personal profile] damiana

I have some awesome coconut flour recipes, if you're interested. :-)
mahariel: (Default)

From: [personal profile] mahariel

I haven't yet met an artificial sweetener I could stand, but that looks interesting. I'm going to have to give that a try.

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