My Keto Experience
By: Coach Sarah
For those of you who don’t know over the past few months I have been playing around with my nutrition to figure out what works best for me. I’ve tried several different combinations: high carb, low fat; low carb, high fat; moderate protein, high protein; etc.
I’ve found the greatest success throughout the low carb, high fat, moderate protein trial better known as Ketosis. Ketosis is where the body breaks down stored fat for energy instead of using carbohydrates as the energy source. I personally do not define success strictly as pounds lost even though that has been a benefit. I define success as feeling my absolute best day in and day out. By this I mean I wake up more energized, I feel less bloated, I retain information and have greater focus within my day-to-day.
Obviously, throughout these different trials there have been different caloric breakdowns as well. Originally, I was eating between 1000-1200 calories a day. This is pretty low for most and wasn’t providing the appropriate level of nutrition that my body needed. Today, I’m eating around 1600 calories a day and am consistently losing weight.
Throughout all of these trials, I’ve dealt with the standard ups and downs of stress at my day job and the craziness that life brings. From traveling, to being in weddings, to having clients in the office - I’ve fallen off the wagon when life really got tough but have gotten back on track when I needed the stability of it most. Personally, I take comfort in the things I can control and the food I put into my body is definitely one of them.
I’ve said this for a while now, but I really do believe that everyone’s body is unique and operates differently. Interested in what the right breakdown may be for you and your body’s nutrition intake? Reach out to schedule a meeting with a coach!