I've repeated it often: if I don't lose another ounce of weight, I'm thrilled with my results since starting the ketogenic diet. I've lost 90.1 pounds since that first day, which was the day I viewed the so-called 'white coat video' of Dr. Eric Westman explaining his No Starch No Sugar protocol for addressing obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. Those twenty or so minutes rocked my world. I was set off down a path of research, reading, viewing and asking questions about how food just might be the answer to my problems rather than the cause of them.
Like many people, I've been setting weight loss goals virtually every day of the last 33 years. Every Monday was my next best chance to regain control of my life. Or try to do so. For most of those Mondays, things tended to go in the opposite direction from what I planned.
That all changed with the ketogenic (low carb/high fat) diet. My weight loss hasn't been in a straight line, but it has been consistent. My blood sugar has gone from borderline diabetic to this morning's reading of 50. I average 76. My energy level is better than in my thirties. My brain came back after seeming to have been on strike for a few years. All this is to say, Mondays are now my friend, not my nemesis.
And I've decided to set one last weight loss goal. It is beyond aspirational. It is the weight version of my brass ring. I want to lose 14.3 pounds from where I started yesterday. I'd like to achieve this by 1/8/2017. That's three years to the day since the White Coat Video. It seems fitting.
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