LCHF #4 – Four Weeks In

Continued from… LCHF #3 – Losing Centimeters

Yesterday, the same as I did the last three Saturdays, I checked whether my body was still in ketosis. It was, but a bit less than it was last week. I have no idea what might have caused the slight change, but reminded myself that the test says something about the specific moment and not about the day before or after. Of course checking the ketosis of my body meant it was also time to get in the scale again. At first it showed that I was still above 90 kilograms, which really disappointed me, but soon after it finally showed the long desired 8 as the first digit of my weight. I thought this would result in an euphoric moment, but it didn’t. It was only when I went on the scale again this morning and it showed 200 grams less than yesterday, that I felt a bit of euphoria. Finally, finally I was under the 90!

This past week has been another week of experimenting with my food for more diversity. I don’t want to fall back in eating the same again every day. On three different occasions during the week my intestines were quite upset, which made me wonder whether I have eaten something ‘wrong’ again. I suspected that the problem might be tomatoes, which made me check how much fructose there is in a tomato. I found that it’s listed as low to moderate, so that couldn’t have been the problem, especially since the second and third time my intestines were so upset I didn’t eat any tomatoes. I wonder if anyone recognizes this… the upset tummy?

I wasn’t planning on taking my measurements again, but I did, because I was curious. I am happy to say that the results are now as follows (first measurements were taken on 20 June 2016):

  • Overbust: 5cm
  • Underbust: 4cm
  • Thighs: 2.5cm each
  • Hips: 6cm
  • Waist: 8cm

Weight loss graph

I am getting more creative with ordering at restaurants too. For instance, when they have a burger on the menu that looks really good, I ask them to leave away the bread and fries and to give me a salad or some fried mushrooms in the place of that. Or I order an omelet and once again tell them to leave the bread out, but to give me some extra topping. I have not yet found a restaurant where they frowned upon my choices. One restaurant even asked me whether I have a gluten allergy. This makes it ‘easier’ to go out for dinner. It turns out all you have to do is: ask.

Next weekend I won’t be able to weigh myself the same as I did in the past weekends, because we will be in hotel for two nights. I will be keeping track of what I eat and drink on MyFitnessPal, but I also intend to enjoy the weekend. In my next post I will tell you how that worked out…

To be continued… LCHF #5 – Less Ketosis

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