Following the Ketogenic Diet with a Hawaiian Palate

Weight Update: March 10

It’s been a long, long, busy week, and I’ve actually been intermittent fasting every day simply to up my productivity. By eliminating my cooking in the morning and just focusing on my liquids until 2 p.m., I’ve found that I get a lot more done, and since I’ve been seriously in the weeds for a few weeks now, I need to be in get- sh*t-done mode every day. So far it seems to be working.

The good news is, after a very frustrating month of no movement on the scale, my third carb-up week finally showed me noticeable change. Below is a photo of my chart from Carb Manager:

Carb Manager Update 3/10

Back on like Tuesday or Wednesday or so, I was at that up peak to the far right, which was normal, since you gain water weight after a carb-up. I’d eaten two turkey croquettes (my mother-in-law had made some for us, and I froze them to eat on Sunday), plus an Okinawan sweet potato and an orange. I was a bit flustered even knowing it was water weight, though, because my 30-day loss number said 0.4 lbs, which SUCKS.

Then the Whoosh Fairy came by, and I dropped a ton in just two days, finally pushing me past my highest weight loss number so far. I still can’t tell if the type of food I eat during my carb-up meal makes the difference because I’m only three weeks into doing that, but it’s interesting to look at. The first two weeks didn’t seem to do anything but bring my inflammation back, so I’ll have to keep watching and logging to figure out what seems to work best. I don’t think the increased fasting was a factor, since I usually do it on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Wednesday was the first day my weight plummeted.

Tomorrow we’re going out to dinner for my niece’s birthday, so it’ll be an eat-out kinda carb night. I’m going to avoid rice, however, since after that first week I’m a bit wary that it’s been rice making me suffer for the last three years. I’ll eventually have to try it again to see if there’s a trend, but for now I’m happy just eating other carbs plus some fruit when I get home.

Now to go update the sidebar number. 🙂

Crystal is a 38-year-old wife and mom to three. She is a freelance editor for independent fiction authors and the co-author of the Yum-Yum Bento Box cookbooks. She lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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