When planning out my approach to weight loss I knew I wanted to cut sugar and not be a slave to counting calories. I strongly considered becoming a vegetarian. Mainly because I didn’t want to give up potatoes. However, I noticed that lot of vegetarian food options were laden with sugar and high in carbs. So I decided to research other options. Most plans that I found that were low in sugar were all low carb diets.
I’ve tried low carb before but was never really able to sustain it. I experienced this feeling of always being thirsty and hungry. With further research I found that the thirst and hunger were probably coming from not eating enough fat. That led me to find the ketogenic diet. It focus on low carbs, high fat, and moderate protein. By focusing on healthy fats such as coconut oil and avocado and limiting carbs to only the ones from vegetables many having had great success. So I decided to give this a try.
So far I’ve been on a ketogenic diet for the last 3 weeks and lost 12 pounds. I found the most challenging part is actually getting in enough fat. I’m slowly trying to train myself to reach for a fat to cook with vs using my trusty low calorie PAM spray. With that said, I’m excited for the journey. I’ve seen quite a few interesting recipes to try.
Have any of you tried a low carb/ high fat diet? Leave any tips in comments!