Well after accomplishing over 6 months on the keto diet I have decided to go back to lower fat, and carbs and higher protein.
I found on the keto eating plan that I could not eat enough protein to maintain my muscle. I lost loads of body fat but also lost muscle. I did not like the shape of my body as much. To top it off the rheumatoid arthritis flared up as well. (This was due to stress).
On the keto diet I was never hungry. To put on muscle I needed to eat 6 times a day. I was struggling big time due to the high fat intake which fills you up. I was gagging trying to eat what I needed.
So with no help from the keto with the rheumatoid, an unwanted change in my physique and the gagging when trying to eat the meals, I decided to change back to my normal eating that I have done for years.
The transition back was rocky. It took a little while to get used to eating carbs again. I feel stronger and can notice muscle increases and my stamina has improved. I can eat 5-6 meals a day without feeling ill and have my curves back.
My training on the keto was definitely not as good as Im used to. I felt weaker and did have the stamina to maintain a descent workout.
Now ,after a few months of my normal diet, I am loving my workouts, my muscles are sore after each session and my posture and shape is coming back.
With such a busy schedule each week, alot of which contains physical activity, I really need to feel energetic and be recovering good and sleeping well.
So the honeymoon is over for keto and me. I do believe in the benefits of the keto diet and will possibly go back to it in the future but for now I need to listen to what my body is telling me.
Possibly if I didnt have some goals to achieve I would probably still be cruising on the keto quite happy but I do have these goals and they are physical goals which need stamina and mind power so it’s good bye for now keto, see you again on the other side.