LCHF #1 – The Journey Started

Tomorrow we have a high tea appointment at one of my favorite hotel restaurants in Rotterdam. I was planning on starting with a diet on Monday 27 June because of this high tea. I wanted to get all appointments with ‘wrong food’ behind me before I started the diet. But, I ended up starting earlier. When I woke up on Monday 20 June, I just decided: this is the day!

I reactivated my account on Fitness pal, changed the percentages of carbs (10%), fat (60%) and protein (30%) and went downstairs for my breakfast. Now I have to say that I have been reading a lot about a Low Carbs, High Fat (LCHF) diet, because I wanted to make sure that I am doing it right this time. Yes, this time. I have tried it in the past, but have gained a lot of weight because I was actually eating high carbs and high fat. This happened because my sole reason wasn’t to lose weight, but to get my tummy to stop aching. Which it did. However, I gradually ate more carbs and my tummy started aching again. And, as I said, I gained weight. I was done with it. It was time to turn the tides.

I joined a Facebook group where I read their documents, looked at the amount of weight others have lost and where I learned about ketosis and Ketostix. On Wednesday last week I bought Ketostix and when I tested on Thursday morning, I learned that my body was not in ketosis. I was disappointed, but quickly realized that I couldn’t expect to be in ketosis after only three days of following a LCHF diet.

Now when I started this diet I have decided that on Saturdays I will allow myself a glass or two, maybe three of wine. And preferably not at home. I know this will impact the way this diet works, but so be it. My original planning was to weigh on Sunday mornings, but this morning I stood on the scale. Partly because I was curious and partly because I knew we were going out to our regular hangout this afternoon. I didn’t expect to have lost any weight, but seriously, my scale showed a number I haven’t seen in months. I have lost 2.4kg in only five days! I know it’s mainly fluids, but still, I was so happy that I almost jumped on my husband, who was still in bed.

Later on Saturday I went for a shower. When my eye fell on the Ketostix, I wondered if maybe now my body was in ketosis. And guess what? It was. I have never been so happy with a test showing some result!!!

Signs of ketosis in my body.
My body is changing…


Now I know the high tea of tomorrow will probably get me out of ketosis again, but as from Monday I will be strictly on the LCHF diet and I bet that if I test again next week Saturday, I will be in ketosis again. I hope for a different color then!

To be continued… LCHF #2 – I’m Smiling

© Rebel’s Notes


One thought on “LCHF #1 – The Journey Started

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this:

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this. Please also ready the Privacy Policy