Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Post Ketogenic Diet 1

What do you eat after 6 months on the ketogenic diet? I found I didn't go for the things I expected.
  • I did have a bowl of ice cream and a slice of cake, but after that I didn't want more.
  • I tried a bagel with peanut butter, which I enjoyed, but again, didn’t hit the spot in the way I expected.
  • Toast is one of the few ‘high carb’ foods that I’ve liked as much as I thought I would.
  • I've been eating way too many nuts. I've always loved nuts, and you can only have a small amount on the Ketogenic diet, so I've been craving them for some time.
  • I never realized how much you could enjoy eating a tomato or some cucumber. I’ve really missed my salads.
  • Fruit overall has not appealed much, but I'm not a big fruit eater.
  • I'm still finding myself drawn to high fat foods and my diet could probably be classified as low carb by most standards.
  • I've been continuing to consume 1-3 tablespoons of MCT per day, which means I may still have elevated blood ketone levels for at least some of the day. 
  • Being able to put milk in my tea is wonderful. You can sort of get used to heavy cream in tea, but it's not the same as you need the protein in the milk to bind to the tannin in the tea.
  • I’ve been eating potato chips, though I want to find some that are made with better oil.
My current plan is to stay off the ketogenic diet until the Friday after thanksgiving (Nov 29) then go back on it until just before Xmas. I don’t think I could face Christmas dinner on the Ketogenic Diet unless I had a far more serious reason for being on it. Going on the KD for a while should help me get a better sense of the pros and cons, plus I need to shed a few pounds.