Good morning, fine people!
I got some good news!
I am officially 25lbs down from my starting weight.
I’d been avoiding the scale because I was bad last week.
Tangent which inspired me to finally weigh in — I need to clean my oven, bad. And I have a self clean option on it, but I’m really concerned about something in my house heating up to 800 degrees. So I called my Nana and asked her. She said just buy a can of oven cleaner and go to town.
Ok. Makes sense.
We got to talking, and she asked, “how’s your diet going? Did you lose any more weight?”
First, I don’t consider this a diet — a diet is superficial, fleeting, and brings bad connotations. This has become a way of life for me.
I live, breathe, preach, and pray to the Gods of keto that the bacon never run out, and my coffee always be Bulletproof.
So I weighed in — at first I thought I placed my scale on a not even part of the floor, so I moved it like four times.
But it was right — 25lbs down.
I celebrated with some broccoli cooked in bacon and covered in hollandaise.
It was delicious.
When I went to share my success on my keto support group on FB, I stumbled upon this study hosted on the National Institute of Health website:
Although various studies have examined the short-term effects of a ketogenic diet in reducing weight in obese patients, its long-term effects on various physical and biochemical parameters are not known.
To determine the effects of a 24-week ketogenic diet (consisting of 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g/kg body weight protein, 20% saturated fat, and 80% polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat) in obese patients.
PATIENTS AND METHODS:
In the present study, 83 obese patients (39 men and 44 women) with a body mass index greater than 35 kg/m2, and high glucose and cholesterol levels were selected. The body weight, body mass index, total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, triglycerides, fasting blood sugar, urea and creatinine levels were determined before and after the administration of the ketogenic diet. Changes in these parameters were monitored after eight, 16 and 24 weeks of treatment.
The weight and body mass index of the patients decreased significantly (P<0.0001). The level of total cholesterol decreased from week 1 to week 24. HDL cholesterol levels significantly increased, whereas LDL cholesterol levels significantly decreased after treatment. The level of triglycerides decreased significantly following 24 weeks of treatment. The level of blood glucose significantly decreased. The changes in the level of urea and creatinine were not statistically significant.
The present study shows the beneficial effects of a long-term ketogenic diet. It significantly reduced the body weight and body mass index of the patients. Furthermore, it decreased the level of triglycerides, LDL cholesterol and blood glucose, and increased the level of HDL cholesterol. Administering a ketogenic diet for a relatively longer period of time did not produce any significant side effects in the patients. Therefore, the present study confirms that it is safe to use a ketogenic diet for a longer period of time than previously demonstrated.
The body of the study goes into the methodology — and ya’ll know how I feel about that stuff — and it’s solid.
So, if you are looking to lose weight, consider keto.
Yes, you don’t eat carbs, but bacon all the time with no guilt is amazing.