There has to be a better way

Having spent the better part of the last two and a half decades struggling with my weight I’m looking for a better solution.

I’ve been through Weight Watchers three times and reached my goal to become a life member as well as being a NSW finalist in one of Weight Watchers diet contests.

A few years ago I became aware of an alternative that is growing in popularity, the Ketogenic diet made famous by Atkins. It has been drifting around in my head for a while now and the only way to get it out is to, as they say “Shit or get off the pot”.

I’ve started reading up on Keto via the internet and a couple of books I downloaded through the Kindle Store. I’m formulating a plan which I hope to Kick off on July 1, partly due to June being a busy month with too many disruptions and also for the symbolism.

New financial year, new plan.

A rough cut of my TODO list

  • Visit Doctor to get a full examination and blood work to establish a baseline for comparison
  • Write out meal plans to cover the first month.
  • Generate shopping lists for food and other items I’ll need.

Based on my previously established goal of 85kg I only need to lose about 6kg so I could go strait onto OWL or even pre-maintenance, instead I’m going to start from the beginning and do the 2 weeks of induction then another 2 weeks (or more if necessary) on OWL and then go from there.

There is value to starting from scratch and making sure you fully understand the process in order to make the switch permanent.

I hope to write more about it as I go along, I’m great at making plans and sticking to them but crap at talking about them.

Some resources I’m using at the moment (Thanks to @Tarale for the web links)

The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making the Life-Saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable by Stephen Phinney

New Atkins For a New You by Eric C. Westman

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4 Responses to There has to be a better way

  1. Mark says:

    Good luck on the diet. It may seem tough at first, but after you get in the schedule of ketosis, it’s smooth sailing. That first shopping trip should be fun too, load up on the protein!

  2. Rob Greene says:

    I’d like to say goodluck with that and I hope you are able to reach your goal. Thanks on the resources posted. I’s like to skim them on my own time and see how far it will bring me. Cheers!

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