I have 4 months in the books now with my Ketogenic food plan and I’m still progressing towards my goal to be able to see my abdominal muscles. At this point, I’ve hit a high weight loss of 17 pounds on this food plan. I don’t like to use the word diet all the time, because this new way of eating has become a long-term proposition for me.
I don’t see any reason why I would stop this plan because I continue to show progress. My weight has leveled off, but that is most likely due to a switch in my exercise plan and an increase of approximately 200 additional calories. Basically, I decided to start engaging in weight training again. After losing a lot of body weight (mostly fat, but definitely still some lean mass) I started to feel a bit sloppy and even a little weak. I started up with Beachbody’s Body Beast workout plan with the intentions of adding some muscle back, all while maintaining and even working on my progress of fat loss.
I’m currently alternating Body Beast weight workouts with a cardio-style workout, every other day. On the weight workout days I strive to keep my calories higher, then back down about 100 or so when I do cardio workouts. I’ve been doing this plan for about 3 weeks now and I’ve been able to maintain my weight and continue to get leaner. My muscles feel tight and my strength is good, so it all seems to be working well so far.
I’m still in the low 12% body fat range, but continue to progress to my goal of 10%. I feel really good on the Keto food plan and I highly recommend it. It’s not for everyone, but it is very effective for fat loss and much more health benefits long-term.
Would you like to learn more about this food plan, or even about my journey? If so, contact me via this site or my Facebook page at Forever Be Healthy and I’ll be happy to share more about what I’ve learned so far.