A Practical Guide to Keto
Here is an excellent website with a wealth of information for anyone starting a ketogenic diet. I wish this was available when I first started low-carb living.
The Title of the blog is “The Complete Ketogenic Diet Food List: What to Eat and Avoid on a Low-Carb Diet”.
- Carb counts in foods
- Good fats
- Quality protein sources
- Foods to eat
- Foods to avoid
Please click on the following link:
A Personal Note on Keto…
A ketogenic diet is one form of a low-carb diet. I have followed some form of a low carb/ketogenic diet since February of 2001.
At the beginning, in my ignorance of carb counts, I eliminated obvious starchy and sugary carbs, but continued to eat chicken fingers and an occasional side of onion rings. Within a few months, I reached a plateau where the pounds did not seem to want to budge. As my weight loss stalled, I dug deeper into carb counts and realized that even the carbs in vegetables such as onions, as well as those in “a little bit of breading” could totally derail my plan. I then began to pay closer attention to total carbs and net carbs, refining my diet over subsequent months and years as I studied a multitude of sources.
I have never looked back. I lost 40 pounds within the first 5 months. And, over the years since then, as I have learned more about healthy fats, hidden carbs, and quality protein; I have lost an additional 10 to 15 pounds.
As of writing this blog article, I have been low-carb for over 21 years. At the age of 66, I take a daily hour long beach walk, I have the energy necessary to cook healthy meals, I am not experiencing chronic pain, and I am happy, enjoying healthy relationships with family and friends. I get a little annoyed with articles vilifying keto plans, stating that we do not know the long-term effects of following a low-carb diet. After 21 years, all I can say is, “So far, so good.”