So for those of you that don’t know for the last few months I have been following a Keto Lifestyle diet with the hopes of shedding some much needed weight and to just generally feel better. I have to date lost just over 40 lbs and I am feeling so much better in so many ways. My joints hurt less, I have a lot more energy these are just a few benefits I have experienced.
Now after saying all of that during this keto diet journey there are times we have fallen off the wagon for a day or two, this is not an easy diet to adjust to. Before I went full force into the diet for about two weeks I slowly started to remove carb heavy items from my diet such as bread, pasta, rice and sweets of any kind. I knew I had to ease into this because carbs/sugars are like drugs. In my opinion it was better for me to go slowly into this process rather than shock my system and set myself up for failure. At the end of that two weeks I had a major toss out of anything left in my fridge or pantry that I would not be able to eat anymore, it was a sad moment throwing all that away but I knew I had to do it to prevent temptation.
My first week of going full keto diet went really well. Thankfully the diet is so rich in fats you feel pretty satisfied with what you are eating. The second week I started feeling really run down. I had no energy, couldn’t concentrate and was experiencing some really bad headaches. I did some research into this and apparently it was labeled as the “Keto Flu”. So I found some recipes for drinks like Ketorade and a few others that would help manage the symptoms. Within a few days I was back on track again and feeling better.
My husband and I were still having periodic cravings for sweets or other high carb foods so we started allowing ourselves to take on “cheat” day a week. Now on these days we did not just eat all the bread in sight or go too wild, we had some restraint. Normal days on Keto diet we keep our carb intake to around less than 22 grams and when we did a cheat day we might do around 60 grams of carbs. We were still eating less carbs than a normal day before the keto diet. Now the issue of having a cheat day is you have to get back on that horse the next day and sometimes that gives you a set back as far as getting back into ketosis (fat burning mode). So I started looking at supplements that would assist with that.
Everything I read was saying to use ketogenic salts or Beta hydroxybutyrate. Everything I read about it seemed to suggest this was a great supplement to help you get into or stay in ketosis during or after a cheat day. I also found that it was super helpful in dealing with the keto flu symptoms that plagued my and my husband. So I started to research brands that seemed to have good reviews and one I came across was the “KETO BY DESIGN WEIGHT LOSS FORMULA FROM CREATED BY GOD LLC”. I reached out to them and asked if I could try their product in exchange for a review. Thankfully they responded quickly and I got my product to try very quickly in the mail.
I have now been taking this supplement for two weeks and just to REALLY test it I upped my carb intake a bit higher even though I was terrified I might stall my weight loss or perhaps gain weight. I am happy to report that during the last two weeks I did NOT gain anymore weight, in fact my weight loss seemed to pick up a bit more! My mental focus is better, less brain fog and I seem to be staying in ketosis more than I was before without this supplement. I can always tell when I get into ketosis because my breath gets a little funky and I feel like I need to keep brushing my teeth, let me say I am brushing my teeth constantly now. I am VERY pleased at my progress at this point with adding this supplement to my daily regimen. I look forward to starting off this new week of going back down on the carbs and seeing how great the results are with switching things up. I have a feeling I will be very pleased.
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I hope you have found this post helpful and if you are starting on a Keto journey I highly recommend to add this supplement to your daily routine, it definitely helps out a lot!