So I mentioned a while back that me and my friend Jess (I'm tired of calling her "my friend" and I've mentioned her by name before) were going to live together and go on a diet. The first half of that ended up not happening. She's already back at home, again. She has a doctor's appointment though so it can't be helped. She's still welcome here whenever she wants. The diet though? That's still going on. Or at least it was until last weekend.
The diet in question is the keto diet. It's basically a high-fat, low-carb diet that pushes your body into a state known as ketosis. In a ketosis state the body rapidly burns through fat. It pushes your metabolism into overdrive. It sounds a little dangerous, but what diet isn't? I once went on an all-fruit-and-vegetable diet and it almost killed me. Starving yourself by cutting calories is dangerous and ineffective. What matters is that it works, and Jess has successfully used keto in the past to lose a lot of weight. Now I hope to join her.
Our plans were thrown a little out of whack this past weekend. It was my birthday on Friday and, given that I failed my test and was in a very bad emotional state, Jess agreed that we could have pizza. There's about nothing as carb-heavy as pizza. Our bodies were basically reset back to zero and now the process has to begin again.
Even after a week of the diet I was feeling pretty good though. I lost the "carb bloat" as Jess put it and my clothes were a little less snug. I didn't miss carbs all that much either. If anything I became one of those hipsters that sees carbs in everything. It makes eating out difficult, but not too bad. It just means I have to get a little creative with my orders.
The plan was to stick to the diet until August, when I go on holiday. I'll use it to lose weight for the holiday and maybe this year I can actually really enjoy myself. Despite the slight snag of the past few days, that is still my plan. And I'm sticking to it.
Let's see where this goes.