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Second Month of Ketogenic Diet

I lost 5 pounds during the month of April on the Keto diet. The previous month I lost 15….so overall I’m down 20 pounds. My husband has lost the exact same as me, but he snacks a lot more than me through the day. Men just lose weight easier and don’t have to work as hard. No fair.

Before starting this diet, I thought it would take me until July to lose 20 pounds. I cannot believe I lost it this fast.

This month, my carb cravings have actually diminished! I don’t dream of carbs anymore! The downside, however, is that there are not much food options on this diet. There’s only so much eggs you can have in a day. I’m starting to get sick of my options.

I used to get excited about food and eating. When my husband would surprise me with cupcakes, or take me out to a nice carb-rich dinner. Now I never get excited about food. Mostly because I’m not much of a meat person. I don’t particularly enjoy meat, and I had a much easier time when I went vegan a few years ago. I also don’t like fat. I hate steak with fat around it, and I much rather enjoy low fat whip cream than full fat. So I only eat to sustain my body. I never enjoy it.

Anyways, this month I ate much less than last month. I don’t get hungry that often. This is what I typically ate this month:

Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs with 3 pieces of turkey bacon, all fried in coconut oil. Three small balls of mozzarella cheese, and one sugar free Jello. Black tea with a dollop of heavy sugar free whipped cream.

Lunch: I’d skip lunch. Never hungry during lunch time. I may have a cheese stick and some Jello.

Dinner: Some kind of meat with veggies.

Late night snack: handful of nuts, and a sugar free popsicle.

Here’s a glimpse into what I ate the month of April.

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keto_stuffed_bell_peppers

keto_salmon_veggies

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keto_tacos

keto_cheeseburger

keto_shrimp_stir_fry

keto_middle_eastern_persian_food

keto_fish_veggies

keto_brunch_ideas

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This month I’ve also started doing yoga. I haven’t exercised or done yoga since before I had Valentino, so my body is completely out of shape and stiff. I figured instead of hardcore exercising I will start out with yoga, then slowly introduce more strenuous workouts.

I am hoping that with doing yoga every day that next month I will lose just as much (hopefully) as I did last month.

About: Leila Rahmanian and Salar Rahmanian

Leila Rahmanian is married to Salar Rahmanian. They live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have three wonderful kids, two boys named Valentino Rahmanian and Caspian Rahmanian and a beautiful daughter named Persephone Rahmanian.