Keto Diet with intermittent fasting : Fast weight loss experience
I started my Keto diet on the 12th of June. The first week was a normal diet where I was supposed to cut down my food intake to half of what I normally eat in a day. The result was a reduction of 1kg within a week. From the next week, the real Keto diet began. There are lots of restrictions in this diet and being a vegetarian (eggetarian), it is even more tough. However I think for a non-vegetarian, it might turn out much easier. My plan was to go on this diet for a maximum of 2 months. I shall give the details of the allowed food items in my next message. After a week of the diet, I was able to reduce 3.5 kg!! The drastic reduction was because of the loss of the excess water content in my body. The diet was continued with a 12-hour eating window and 12-hour fasting; which I found as fairly very easy. I saw a reduction of another 1.7 kg by July 4th. I started my next stage of Intermittent Fasting (16:8) – which meant that my eating window was only for 8hours and my fasting was for 16 hours. However during the fasting period, I was allowed to have lime juice, black tea, black coffee(no sugar). I skipped my breakfast and hence my first meal was at 1.00pm and my last meal was at 8.00 pm. This brought out a reduction of 1.05kg in a week. I continued the same fasting window for one more week and my weight was reduced by 1.3kg .
The next stage was a bit more strict; a fasting period of 19hours. My first meal was at 3pm and the last meal at around 7.30-8.00 pm. As this 19hrs fasting is not allowed daily, I chose to have lunch at 1.00 pm on a few days. This continued for 4 weeks till the end of my diet where I was able to reduce almost 1.5 kg per week. Twice a week, I also followed 24hours fasting (also known as water fasting) – where I had just one meal a day. It felt tiring in the beginning, but I was able to keep up with the intake of water and lemon juice. I ended my diet on the 15th of August and my weight was 69 kg. I was able to reduce 14kg in 2 months. Once the keto diet came to an end , slowly started a balanced diet as gave lots of inputs as to how can I retain my weight without gaining much . Now after couple of months of stopping keto , my weight is still not increased due to the strict balanced diet and equally regular exercise which is very much important . Thanks to Binshin Health Tips for your valuable thoughts and guidance .