85.8 Pound Down! And Some Thoughts on Mindful Eating

As I approach my ideal weight I find I need to really fine tune my nutrition.

Wait. Let me step back and savor that first phrase... "As I approach my ideal weight".... Oh my.  To write that I truly had abandoned hope of ever losing enough weight to even simply register as obese, as opposed to morbidly obese, is not an exaggeration. Decades of being fat and failing at every so-called sensible weight loss regimen had beat me down. Although I now can attest with confidence that it was the programs that failed. Not me.

In the midst of the fatness, though, the failure was the same, no matter the cause.

Since I started the ketogenic, low carb/high fat diet, there has been no sense of defeat for me. It's been as close to miraculous as I can imagine. Life changing. Health inducing. All the upside benefits I've described on this blog - and have talked incessantly about to whomever asks me 'how did you lose the weight?". And now I'm approaching the end. My goal. A weight I haven't seen since my early twenties when I was a cute young thing. So I've spent a great deal of time thinking about how to put the finishing touches on this experience. I'm thinking it comes down to a total readjustment of what we've been told is the norm regarding food and our bodies' needs. It kind of started when I heard an episode of the People's Pharmacy about Celiac disease. I don't have the condition but always learn things from the program. I shared my views on a statement that stood out to me in this post, with the accompanying video.

In short, from there I've been trying to find what my "normal" is, or what it should be. The video below covers a bit of where I'm coming from. I'm going to keep pondering. Any insights are welcome.

I’ve been fortunate to have exposure to leading researchers, physicians and journalists regarding the ketogenic diet, also known as LCHF (low carb/high fat). We are all responsible for our own choices, including what we put in our mouths. I welcome questions, comments and even civil criticism. I’m still learning. So, if you have something to add, go for it. Thanks!  - Casey