My first keto day

Well. This was an interesting start. Not too hard either.

Breakfast time between 6-11am:

3 bottles of water, vitamins, and Jimmy Dean bacon breakfast scramble

Lunch between 12-2:

Meatball, cheese, pecans, bottle of water

Snacks: more cheese, another bottle of water, coffee, whipping cream

Dinner around 8pm:

Lemon pepper chicken, butter, bottle of water

Thoughts:

Did I have too much fat and not enough protein? I know I had the perfect amount of carbs. I also probably need more calories, 1500 may not be enough but i don’t know, maybe it is! What are your thoughts my keto friends?

Pluses:

I only had 15 carbs all day. Woo hoo!

I only had 3 grams of sugar and I used to have over 200 grams a day! This is from March 28th so you can see the difference in carb and sugar amounts!

I had 6 grams of fiber. I’m sure I need to up that as well (normal is at least 15 grams a day) but for a start, that’s not bad.

I drank over 100 ounces of water. That’s very good! That’s getting close to a gallon of water a day (a gallon is 128 ounces).

I was looking at the sodium I had yesterday and the doctor said I need to make sure I eat more sodium since my body will not hold the water anymore with this diet. Did I have enough? I think I did even though I didn’t salt anything. What are your thoughts on that?

As always, thank you so much for your thoughts and support on my new eating plan! Hugs 🤗

20 thoughts on “My first keto day

  1. Nice job! It feels like so much fat, right? Ideally you want to have around 75% fat, 20% protein, and 5% carbs. Since you’re not eating carbs where your fibers come from it is definitely hard to get enough and you’ll have some adverse effects if you don’t remedy that early on. Order Psyllium husks and find ways to work it in your food. It’s an easy way to get the fiber in!
    I just wrote a post recently called Keto for Beginners. Check it out! 😊

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  2. Here is my favorite resource for electrolytes while on Keto.

    https://ketogains.com/2017/06/keto-flu-electrolyte-imbalances/

    Protein also doesn’t turn into sugar as much as most people think. That being said 0.73 g/lb lean mass is what most scientific literature supports as enough for muscle gain or retention. I know getting accurate lean mass measurement is tricky, so either assume you are leaner than you think or allow some buffer if you think you have a good idea.

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    1. That is a great article, thank you very much! I have been doing keto six weeks now and only got the keto flu once so I think I’m good! 😀
      I’m sure my other readers will appreciate this as well.

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  3. Hello. How are you? I read your post and I have been trying to get going on the Keto diet. Just not sure where to get the counter or how to get started. I am glad its working out for you. If you know anyone who might be able to give me advice. That would be great.

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