MAY - OCT: In May I began my dieting/fat loss phase. However, unlike most the idea was to drop weight at a very very slow weight, because I didn’t have an event that I needed to be super lean for. This meant bringing calories down very slowly, and not dropping calories every week, even if scale weight didn’t go down. In October I started my new job that required me to be on my feet all day, meaning my non-exercise calorie burning increased massively on a daily basis.
OCT - PRESENT: From mid October onwards I started my reverse diet/metabolic adaptation phase. This process involved/involves bringing calories up very slowly, in order to still stay lean, but give myself the option of eating more food to fuel performance, and fill ma belly. After dieting for so long your body becomes very sensitive nutrients... E.g. Lower carbohydrates means you somewhat rehabilitate your pancreas from constantly secreting insulin, and your need for glycogen storage is more demanding.
Since mid October my calories have gone up from 2300 (lowest I went this year) to now around 2550.
I am the lightest I have ever been ever😂 This morning I hit my lowest ever weight of 66.7kg, meaning my body is obviously still primed to be fed more food (yay me). While some people do lose muscle mass during dieting, that barrier can be knocked down by simply keeping protein intake relatively high. Providing your body with complete amino acid profile proteins (animal meat) puts your body in a good position to hold onto muscle mass.
I hope this post helps, and as always, feel free to get in contact regarding nutrition coaching.
Leptin is a hormone released from fat cells in adipose tissue. Leptin signals to the brain, in particular to an area called the hypothalamus. Leptin does not affect food intake from meal to meal but, instead, acts to alter food intake and control energy expenditure over the long term. When the body is functioning properly, excess fat cells will produce leptin, which will trigger the hypothalamus to lower the appetite, allowing the body to dip into the fat stores to feed itself. Unfortunately, when someone is obese, that individual will have too much leptin in the blood. This can cause a lack of sensitivity to the hormone, a condition known as leptin resistance. Because the individual keeps eating, the fat cells produce more leptin to signal the feeling of satiety, leading to increased leptin levels.
Low levels of leptin are rare, but can occasionally occur. For a few patients, a condition known as congenital leptin deficiency keeps the body from producing leptin. Without leptin, the body thinks it has no body fat, and this signals intense, uncontrolled hunger and food intake. This often manifests in severe childhood obesity and delayed puberty. The treatment for leptin deficiency is leptin injections.
Absence of leptin makes the body think it does not have any fat whatsoever and this results in uncontrolled food intake and severe childhood obesity.
#keto#grainfree#glutenfree#omad meal of the day
Beef Curry with Parathas
As my family is of Indian descent, these kinds of dishes were what we had for dinner most nights and the first things I learned to cook. Since going keto I basically had to give up all of that. I didn't miss it at first because it was stuff I had so commonly eaten. But then when I was cooking this meal today there was something comforting about it, the smells of cumin and tumeric in the air. And when I ate it I realised how much I had missed Indian food. It transported me to my grandparents house.
These parathas aren't quite like my grandmother's, but I got it pretty damn close considering I'm using keto ingredients (recipe from @gnomgnom.yum). I soaked them in coconut milk first which created the right chewy texture. I added a bit of avocado and coconut yoghurt, lovely cool textures to balance the curry.
PS: I finally managed to photograph steam, hoorah!
BAKED SALMON WITH A CAPER & HERB BUTTER SAUCE ACCOMPANIED BY KOHLRABI, CUCUMBER & FENNEL SALAD | A quick mandolin low-carb salad, with a soft herb lemon vinaigrette and a lemon, dill, parsley & caper butter.
The butter sauce provides a heavy richness, with the piquancy of capers, juxtaposed by the freshness, crispness & creaminess of the raw veg salad.
Hits the spot
I’m really enjoying thinking about low carb veg salads, and putting together combinations. We’re moving into that time of the year here in Australia when we traditionally eat more salads it feels good (and lower cal) to move away from the richer, heavier sides of winter. What I’m going to do in the height of summer when many of the veg I have been using go out of season, remains to be seen... 😬
So I started this challenge. And got slapped with some hard truth. I’m horribly out of shape. While I’ve always been overweight (like since toddlerhood), I’ve always maintained some level of stamina. Jumping jacks were never this difficult before, what happened?
So I just finished day 1, plan to stick with Keto and this challenge.
Second bit of horrid news 😭Bang elevates my blood sugar. In one hour it went from (fasting) 78 to 105 only drinking Bang, nothing else. Tested again 20min later. 132. It was still climbing. 😰 what will I do for caffeine?
I plan to suffer through my second major caffeine detox, which includes intense headaches, intense fatigue, generally feeling like you can’t function and it can last up to 6wks. Lasted 5wks last time, not looking forward to it! But after caffeine detox you get your NATURAL energy back and it’s amazing! ❤️❤️
Wish me luck as my legs currently hate me 😣💜
I haven’t been tagged. But I think that is very funny 😁
Let’s see if I can find 15 facts about me 🙋🏼♂️
1. My Name is Marcel and I’m 26 years old
2. My Hobbies are Photography (Canon EOS 700D) and playing the guitar
3. I’m working at a butcher, Well let’s say in Keto heaven 😍
4. I never really liked eating meat. It became better since I started my Job at a butcher and since I started Keto I truly love it 😍
5. I have a gastric bypass since August ‘10
6. I’m Bacon and BPC addicted ☕️🥓 •
7. I’m Netflix and Amazone Prime addicted. My absolut favorite Series of all time is Orphan Black 👩🏼👩🏽👩🏻👱🏼♀️
8. I’m pretty clumsy. Either I drop things, forget things or run into people 😂
9. My Car has to be clean. Outside and Inside. That’s something I keep an Eye on and what’s important to me
10. I hate it when people are to dumb to park their car correct. Do they think they are alone in this world??? •
11. I love Christmas. I love this comfy and delicious time of the year. Can’t really explain that Christmas feeling. But I think everybody knows it 🎅🏻 •
12. I have been bullied extremely in School when I was a Child and a Teenager because of my Overweight. •
13. I want to have long hair 😂
14. The only thing I miss to eat is Nutella. •
15. I told my cousin and my best friend about my Keto life. They have never been really sold about it. But then they started with it and today they still keep going. I made two of the most important people in my life to change their life and cut out sugar and carbs out of their life. I’m so proud of them ❤️ #keto#ketogenicdiet#ketolife#ketoaf#15factsaboutme#facts#me#nowyouknowmebetter#ketosis#fatforfuel#gastricbypass
Completed 1 year of keto today and it feels surreal that I could stick with a way of eating for this long! 😄❤
A year ago, I was at my heaviest weight (78kgs), completely unhappy, highly anti social due to lack of self confidence and extremely depressed. Cut to 1 year later, I've lost 22kgs in all , reversed my PCOS and attained so much happiness in the past 365 days! 😊 My journey is nowhere near complete, but 1 year in I can tell you, it's all absolutely worth it- the keto flu, the heartache of saying no to your favourite sweets on holidays, everything! 😄
Because, you won't even know, but after a while, keto will become a wonderful habit that you will be able to follow effortlessly and surely, the things you will gain are far more than just the weight you'll lose (which you'll lose a lot too. 😅) Happy Ketoing everybody! Just keep calm and Keto On! ❤💪
PS Busy studying for exams, so will post the transformation pics on 1st December 😊❤
شکلات تلخ از جمله پرطرفدارترین مواد خوراکی در سرتاسر جهان است. شکلات انواع مختلفی دارد و با توجه به محبوبیت و داشتن طعم مطلوب فرآورده های مخلفی از این ماده خوشمزه تولید شده است. شکلات تلخ از جمله مفیدترین مواد خوراکی به شمار می آید که اگر در زمان مناسب مصرف شود، فواید بسیاری خواهد داشت.
شکلات تلخ، به شکلاتی گفته میشود که میزان کاکائو اضافه شده به آن بسته به میزان ماده خشک تا ۷۵درصد رسیده و میزان شکر آن بسیار کم است؛ به این معنا که اصل عمده مخلوط اولیه شکلات، کاکائوست. شکلات تلخ یا سیاه از نوع ۲۰ درصدی آغاز میشود. این نوع شکلات خیلی تلخ و رنگ آن هم خیلی تیره نیست. این حد تیرگی پایه شکلات است و در نمونههای مرغوب شکلات، نیمدرصد به نیم درصد حد تیرگی شکلات افزایش مییابد تا به ۹۹ درصد میرسدketosis#ketojenic#lowcarb#keto #
Smoked ribeye steaks with a dab of butter. 🤤🥩 My boyfriend smoked these to PERFECTION. They were sooo juicy and tender, you could literally cut it with a butter knife. 🥩 RECIPE: **(important) bring meat to room temp**. Season with Montreal steak seasoning. Or just salt and pepper. Smoke on low for 30 mins. Then bump it up to high and sear both sides 4 mins for med rare. Top with a pad of salted butter and serve with your favorite veggie. DELICIOUS. #nofilterneeded#steak#ketodinner#ketosteaks#smoked#traeger