Four weeks ago, Wifey and I started the paleo eating plan. It didn’t take us long to realize it wasn’t for us. So I did some more research and switched to the keto eating plan. We were following it closer than paleo from the beginning anyway.
So after following the two plans (not exactly very strictly either) I have lost 3.4 pounds. I was hoping for something closer to 10, but again we were just easing into this. As today will be my last beer day for the foreseeable future, I expect better results next month.
But, on the good side, I have lost 3 inches from my belly! This could be due to a number of reasons.
- Exercise has tightened my abs.
- Maybe the exercise has burned off some intra-muscular fat as opposed to the subcutaneous belly fat.
- I have added muscle weight (which according to my doctor is seven times more dense than fat), which accounts for the small weight change.
- I suck at measuring. As the Mythbusters said; “Failure is always an option.” I may have taken my measurements in different spots than last time. But this is an average of three measurements, so hopefully this is not the reason.
But I still have a way to go. We will be eating stricter to the guidelines laid out for keto, but getting down to 20g of carbs a day will be a very difficult battle. Cutting out beer, even the light beer I switched to, will help immensely. Provided I can do it. That will be the biggest challenge of all time. Giving up ice cream was easier.
Please leave a comment if you have ways to cut alcohol (other than meetings – I won’t do that).