My 14-Day Keto Experiment – Keto Diet Day Thirteen
I just completed day thirteen of my two-week keto reset. I’m dreaming of a cheat day, but I have no idea what’s even worth the gross way I feel when I eat too many carbs.
Will I even have a cheat day when I finish this keto reset? I don’t know.
Anyway, read on to see my weight loss so far, my macros and food diary for today, and how I feel on keto day thirteen.
Disclaimer: Every article on How I Lost the Weight is about ME. I can’t tell you if a certain diet is healthy for you. Ask your doctor.
My Two Week Keto Diet Journal – Day Thirteen
My Keto Macros Plan
Daily target macros:
Calories – 1600
Fat – 124 grams
Protein – 70 grams
Carbs – 50 grams
Keto Weight Loss Tracker
Starting weight – 181.4
Today’s weight – 176.6
Total Weight loss – 4.8 lbs
Total weight loss so far is almost at my target of five pounds. Honestly, I don’t think I’ll wake up tomorrow and find that I’ve hit the goal, but it’s close enough to make me happy. Five pounds in two weeks means I’m losing too quickly anyway. In fact, losing half that much is still too fast, so I’m glad the weight loss slowed.
My Keto Food Diary – Day Thirteen
Lunch – 80/20 Hamburger patty with three over easy eggs; a tablespoon of Barney’s Almond Butter
Dinner – Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
Snack – Lindt 85% Dark Chocolate
Calories – 1485
Fat – 110g
Protein – 76g
Carbs – 47g
How I Feel on Day Thirteen of Keto
My two week keto reset crosses the finish line tomorrow. Here are my thoughts.
First, I’m glad I did this. The keto diet works for me in terms of weight loss and feeling great.
In fact, I’ve lost nearly 5 pounds in two weeks, which is right on target for what I was doing, but not a sustainable amount for the long term.
Keto Means Clean Energy and a Clear Head
I’m clear-headed. Actually, I think the term I’ve seen used to describe this feeling is the feeling of being ‘behind your eyes’.
For example, I feel like my body is running so well, so efficiently, so painlessly that my focus moved up from down in my body and into my head where my brain also runs efficiently.
It’s hard to describe. The new normal feels like a clean, smooth, calm, focused feeling.
Of course, I knew before keto that my body and brain weren’t running optimally, but I didn’t think it was that bad.
Now, nearly two weeks later I wonder how I got anything done with that level of functioning.
I know there are millions of people walking around right now who feel like I felt and they don’t even know they could feel so much better.
It’s just so common to have to use coffee to wake up, to start the day slowly or, begrudgingly, hit the ground running. Then, to think about your next meal or snack all day long before hitting the afternoon slump. Finally, to sleep terribly (and not even know it), to have mild aches and pains (or worse), and then get up and do it all over again the next day.
A Keto Reset Brought on Positive Changes Quickly
In two weeks I’ve changed how my body feels, how my brain feels, and how I organize my life.
I thought I was organized before, but I’ve been able to make tweaks and adjustments as my thoughts get clearer that have optimized my daily routine.
Will I Continue With Keto?
So, will I continue with keto? No, not strict keto. I’ll switch to low carb/high fat so that I’m not restricted to a food list, but for now my macros will remain the same even after tomorrow (Day 14).
I will eventually allow around 50 carbs per day, especially in berry and stone fruit season.
I’ll have weekly “clean carb up” days and see how that affects my weight loss and eventually my weight maintenance.
Finally, I’m keeping the intermittent fasting. I’ll write more at IF later.