Hello! I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend, and spent time with your loved ones. I was so exhausted that as soon as I got home from the cottage on Sunday, I put Penelope to sleep and ended up falling asleep with her.
This morning I shared a little about my health and fitness goals, and what I have decided to try in order to loose the baby weight I put on during pregnancy and postpartum. I legit thought I would have lost the baby weight as soon as she was born, but for me that just did not seem to happen. I tried to eat as clean as possible but somewhere along those sleepless nights and early mornings, I just didn’t have it in me to count calories during that season. Instead I would eat what I could and when I could, usually in between feeding my newborn and doing laundry.
Where I’m at?
I don’t want this to come off like I am ashamed of my body or anything, I know that my body is amazing and I was able to carry a beautiful and healthy baby, and that I am forever grateful for. But looking in the mirror now I barely recognize myself, I have gained almost 45 lbs and none of my clothes fit anymore.
I am currently 5’6″ and 175 lbs, I fit large in almost everything and pretty much stopped buying clothes for myself now. I promised in one month I will weigh myself again, and take a progress picture and share an update.
What is Keto?
The Keto diet is when you eat low amounts of carbs, moderate amounts of protein and high amounts of fat. Ketones are produced in your liver to make small fuel molecules that power your body, which essentially means that your body has switched from using carbs to fat as fuel. When the body uses ketones (energy from fat) it enters a metabolic state of ketosis, and the fastest way to get your body in to the fat burning machine you want is to start intermittent fasting.
Where to begin?
For myself I have always been the type of person to just do it, go for it – cold turkey. I figured out a good day to start which was the day after Mothers Day and a Monday, and I went for it.
I did my research the night before learned everything I thought I could, took notes and even prepared a shopping list of meals for the week. That way Monday morning I could wake up and drink my coffee, which you are allowed to drink and still be considered in a fast.
That’s another point I want to tell you about, is using intermittent fasting as a tool to bring your body in to Ketosis faster. The faster your body is in ketosis, the faster your fat will just fall off.
Week 1: Grocery List
This is just what I choose to eat, and if you have any suggestions on specific things I should and should not have than please let me know in the comments.