My Keto - Eating Fat vs. Mom! Can I Please Have Some Celery?
Will Little did a great job explaining the science in the post linked here. My short version is that I am doing this to reset my body's metabolism so that it will burn the fat it's been storing for years. And it's working.
But let me back up a bit: I've been chronically ill for a very long time. I had an MRSA infection in my sinuses, all of them, even the sphenoids, for many years. Also I lived for over a decade in a house with black mold. Two years ago I thought I was dying, and I probably was. With a great ENT, some pretty dramatic sinus remedies, and complete relocation (including getting rid of the roommate I'd married) I'm on my way to being a healthy person. Once the long-term infection was under control, I lost ten pounds by doing nothing more than removing a source of inflammation.
If you can't lose weight by eating skinny food, consider your environment and other health factors. Counting numbers on a scale will stress you out - focus on your actual health, and the numbers will often follow.
My normal diet, by my choice, is pretty fat-free. I love bread, but it makes me bloated, achy, and lethargic, so I largely cut that from my diet also. There was no change in my weight - zero. My body had developed a working system with itself. This is why I am on a ketogenic diet. I can feel the results beyond looking at numbers. My body is getting on board with finding carbs in its storage compartments and doesn't feel the need to save fat, because I eat it daily. I have a great friend (and a not-so-great friend, Bino) who are doing the same and we support each other.
Keto diet can't go on forever, and I will go back to a healthy, balanced, low-bread (sob) diet. As I get healthier I can exercise more. I am excited about all of this. I'm so tired of eating fat - it's more difficult than it sounds.
In the meantime, though, I just want some veggies. I promise I'll sauté them in butter, Mom.