It’s been a tricky week for the 90 Day Challenge, although we’re still winning…
I just wanted to say a quick thank-you to all of the comments, suggestions and support from followers and readers. Without them, I doubt things would be going as smoothly.
As always, seeking the most direct path is the most rewarding. Having all of you guys throw in your own experiences and know-how has speeded up the learning process for me. Truth be told, before now I’ve never shown my interest in my diet (mistake).
Here’s a quick update along with a deeper look at the things that are really making a difference…
Quick note: Before continuing, I’ve noticed a couple of others doing similar challenges. One or two have had a hard time with people saying they’re “copying” me*. Whilst its well documented that certain sources attempt to copy my articles and YouTubes, I wanted to say; don’t give them a hard time it’s great to see others making healthy choices whilst holding themselves accountable!
I fully support it and look forward to seeing their progress too.
*Disclaimer: I’m not the first person to lose weight and even if I was, I wouldn’t feel as though I own it.
Okay, to be bluntly honest – it’s not been a straight line has it. Last weeks ‘trick or treating’ might have caught me out a little too…
However, there are a handful of things I’m finding to be potent in my weight-loss armoury:
- Keto Foods
- Very Low Carbohydrates
- Intermittent Fasting
Disclaimer #2: I’m not a dietician or health professional, I’m just sharing my experiences.
The 3 above seem to work really well for me. Not just because I’ve dropped weight doing them (with several hiccups) but because they benefit me in other areas.
- Targetted Fat Loss
- Enhanced Focus
- General Feeling / Energy Levels
- Better Sleep
The best bit – it’s not that difficult to keep up, nor do I find myself feeling hungry or thinking about food all day.
It might not look that appetising but quick lunches like the above are making all the difference. The Avacado, Egg and Stilton make it heavy enough to feel like you’ve not been ripped off with a box full of rabbit food. The major plus being carbs are extremely low.
I can’t remember who it was, but a massive thanks to whoever shared the macro calculator. Doing a little research into this and learning how to use it has made a big difference.
I’ve been trying to keep my carbohydrate intake to below 10% of my daily diet with protein around 28% and fats making up the rest. The top foods that are helping me hit those percentages are; Salmon, Steak, Chicken, Green salad, Egg, Tuna, Avacado, Greek Yoghurt, Blueberries, Flax & Chia Seeds.
It’s not all sunshine and rainbows, the hardest part is getting into ketosis and staying there. It seems like carbs and distractions are everywhere… the slightest thing can throw it right off. I’ve started to monitor it with testing strips.
I think this challenge will have altered my overall daily diet once I hit the target, although I’m unlikely to carry on being so extreme. Fortunately, I don’t need to lose a kilo a week forever!
Once again: big thank you to all the helpful comments on the blog! Will continue to update the new goal blog each week (find it via the challenges section on the side-bar).
Related: 90 Day Weight Loss Challenge