On January 7th, my husband and I decided we were going to start fasting for our health. Both of us were considered obese when we looked at the Height/Weight charts and did not like the way we were eating and feeling. I would start my morning off with a white bagel and coffee (with that sugary processed french vanilla creamer), eat a sandwich, chips and cookies for lunch then have pasta or fried foods for dinner. We would sit down at night just before bed with a big bowl of ice cream at least 5 nights per week. We would add in some cookies occasionally also. Everything we ate was high in carbs and sugar! We loved carbs and sugar!
I had purchased the book and CD called the Obesity Code by Jason Fung and read it cover to cover before starting. That window of eating was going to be eating a Ketogenic Diet (Low Carb, Medium proteins and high fat). My husband and I went to another couple’s home to see what they had in the kitchen for a Ketogenic Diet. I have joined several podcasts regarding Fasting and Keto eating and love listening to them at bedtime.
The first few days we did experience what they called the Keto flu. We felt light-headed and had some cramping. We were not hungry at all. Once we added more salt to our liquids we were fine. We have never had a problem since then.
It is now March 4th and I have lost 24 pounds and tons of inches. I have more energy than ever and do not have an issue with thinking about unhealthy foods anymore. I crave celery with humus or with almond butter (YUM)! My husband has lost 30 pounds, cooks dinner with me now and actually is making a dent on the to do list I have had for him since we moved in this house 18 years ago! Both of us love how we feel eating the way we are! Carbs and sugar do make a difference in our lives. We will never go back to the way we were eating!