That describes my pre-contest diet to a T. (Although it is far from the only way to get into contest shape!)
I have gotten a few e-mails asking what keto is like and if it's as horrible as everyone says.
|What keto has done for my body - this is an eight week difference|
I spent the accelerated summer semester (6 weeks vs 16 weeks) in keto, and I got straight As with a full-time course load. I was not horribly grouchy, either - I actually made a couple of great friends and forged a strong connection with my Microbiology professor, who is putting in a good word for me at a couple of labs in the area. (I want to shadow the scientists and see whether I would enjoy research as much as I think I would.)
The carb cravings you hear about disappear within a week or two. I actually find myself craving veggies and fats now.
Your energy levels do dip for the first week or two, but after that, they level out.
The only real drawback.... is keto breath. For some people it's just a slightly fruity taste in the mouth; for others it's metallic. Some dieters just experience it in the morning or after cardio. Me? I am brushing my teeth literally all day long. Good news is, they've never been whiter!
I've utilized many different dieting techniques: moderate carb, moderate protein, low fat (worked well), carb cycling (very very effective), moderate carb, high protein, low fat (eh), and of course keto, and I have to say that keto is my favorite. Now I just need someone to send me a lifetime supply of Listerine.