They Tried Keto Diet For a Year And This Is What Happened
Curious about Keto? You NEED to read this.
It’s 2019 and the hopeful New Year resolutions are back again. You might be reluctant to dive in though if you’ve experienced going back on a diet. We’ve all been there—giving up before we even get results. But hey, maybe this is the year you win at dieting. All you need are the inspiring stories of these three people on how the ketogenic diet changed them for the better.
First, what is the ketogenic diet? Should you try it?
The Ketogenic "keto" diet rose to fame because of its promise: its unique formula for weight loss might ask you to give up carbs, but it then urges you to eat more fat
There are three kinds of keto diet to choose from: standard keto diet wherein you prescribe to the diet all the time, cyclical keto diet which gives you 5 strict keto days and 2 carb days which is for athletes and bodybuilders, and targeted keto which means you consume carbs when you work out.
Dr. Lazaro recommends the diet for most of everyone, as she’s seen the results with herself, but would restrict people with Diabetes Meritus Type 1. She also recommends that before going on the diet, “you need to have a complete medical checkup first”. This goes with any diet you want to go on.
Owell Morales, he’s been on the keto diet for a year.
Last January 2018,
He found his overall quality of living so improved that he inspired friends, family, and colleagues to also try and follow the “lifestyle.” He even had a one-day event at his office during Nutrition month named “Keto 101”. He prepared keto meals for 50 attendees and seven of them went on the diet after.
She started the keto diet to lose a few stubborn few pounds. Apart from that, she was concerned about her family medical history having diabetes and hypertension. She’s been on the Paleo diet but the menu from the diet delivery service got tiring. Although she could also easily recreate the meals, they weren’t even to her liking. Just like
Meet Jayvee Chun, he’s been on the keto diet for 2 years
Unlike the two other dieters, Jayvee wasn’t aiming for weight loss but simply wanted to be healthier. Prior, he managed his weight through “the usual low-fat Calorie way.” He wasn’t satisfied so he did some research and found “got good data from great doctors and scientists,” leading him to the Keto diet.
Keto became his lifestyle to the point that he even made his own keto bread! Just a year after getting on the diet, he started Coco Keto Breadery, selling his homemade loaves.
They went beyond losing weight.
Apart from finding their weight easier to manage and being the lightest they’ve ever been, they got more than they could have imagined.
They found that they had fewer hunger pangs and even fewer cravings. Jayvee describes a satisfaction gotten from that, that he wasn’t a “slave to hunger.” When they did have cravings, it was nothing a little creativity couldn’t fix.
They always found a substitute.
They all also found more energy. Jayvee describes a stable source of energy that doesn’t fluctuate—which is the case with starchy foods like rice which causes energy spikes and crashes.
Perhaps most impressive is that they had less sick days.
This is what they typically eat.
So you can imagine what it’s going to be like on the keto diet, we asked what they usually ate.
Melo’s diet includes Greek yogurt, bulletproof coffee, and keto versions of granola and pancakes for breakfast. For lunch, she goes for “anything fatty from the office
Jayvee’s breakfast would be eggs with something like bangus or chicken. Lunch and dinner is also a combo of meat and vegetables. When he’s eating out during
Sounds pretty good to us!
Here are important reminders before you go on keto.
Don’t surprise your body! There’s a proper, safe and healthy way to go keto. Make sure to have a “complete medical examination and baseline blood chemistry prior to starting the Ketogenic Diet.” Then, when planning and consuming your meals, do as Dr. Lazaro recommends: “make sure to also take in the right proportion of micronutrients or macros.” This means, “eat[ing] more healthy fats [like] olive oil, avocado, salmon.” Also, as tempting as it is, a proper keto diet doesn’t mean gorging on your favorite bacon and ham and going one-to-sawa with
Don’t be surprised as well of possible side-effects. In the beginning, you can expect fatigue, headache, and dehydration. Effects differ from one person to another, as some may not experience it at all, but it’s commonly known as “keto flu.”
Do you still want to go on the keto diet?
Like most diets, keto asks you to give up what may be your favorite sources of happiness. It also promises though to give you new sources of joy. If you really want this diet to work, you need to go all in and give it your all and the rewards you reap might surprise you.