I don’t feel confident enough for a ‘before’ picture, but here are the important numbers for this reluctant journey.
- Age: 48
- Height: 5’10 1/2″
- Weight: 242 lbs
- Blood Pressure (on medication): 137/90
- Cholesterol: Bad, I’m on meds for it, but I honestly don’t know the numbers off the top of my head
Macros I’m shooting for:
- Carbs – 21 g
- Proteins – 104 g
- Fats – 130 g
- Bust: 49
- Chest: 42
- Waist: 44
- Hips: 49
Yesterday was the first day that I ate totally Keto. I didn’t die, obviously, and it wasn’t horrible. I skipped breakfast (errands), had a big salad for lunch (learned that cucumbers are now a thing in my past), and had buttered broiled London Broil with almond sauteed green beans for dinner. I didn’t hit my calories or my macros exactly, but it’s a start.
Today, I started off with a Peanut Butter Frosty, a recipe (below) I customized from one of the books I am working my way through. I’m gonig to get supplies today to make some of the fat bombs mentioned in the books as I have noticed that it is hard for me to get all the fats called for.
Peanut Butter Frosty
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 scoop keto cocoa powder
- 1 scoop zero carb protein powder (vanilla)
- 1 scoop fruit and fiber powder by LivFit
- 2 tbsp ground flax seed
- 1 tbsp MCT oil
- Stevia liquid sweetener as desired – I made it with and without, both are fine
- Ice to fill
Blend all ingredients until smooth. I have a Ninja with the individual smoothie cups, so this works pretty well. The recipe comes out pretty thick, so I have to add ice for a second blend. You could also add some water to make it thin enough to drink. Right now I’m ok eating it with a spoon.