Week two officially started on Saturday September 19th. This blog actually is final results for my first 20 days on Ketopia!
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I started out, basically following similar protocols as the first week.
Wake at 6 am, have my bullet coffee, wait at least half hour after I am done to have my Ketonix drink.
Weigh myself at around 10 am. Mind you my scale battery died, thought this was interesting. So had to wait until I got a battery several days later to check weight. Weight was still the same.
What is interesting is that over that first weekend, even though my energy all day was much more stable, I wasn’t getting as many headaches, but still some. The protocols were becoming easier to follow with less need to snack to feel supported. I had some all over body stiffness. Nothing excessive or severe and only later in the day. Like I had overexerted myself all day and once I sat down to relax after dinner, when I went to get up I felt stiff.
From a practitioner’s perspective, I am thinking this has to do with toxins and glucose being released from the tissue and joints. As the body begins to burn fats more efficiently for fuel, and relies less on the sugar/insulin, a clearing of old waste material has to set in. As the old toxins get pulled from deep within the tissue, it often creates inflammation.
Also I began to wonder if I was somehow blocking my ketosis as I tended to still fall out of ketosis by the afternoon.
In true healing, if there has been degeneration or any kind of damage,
than inflammation and mobilization must take place in order to restore and heal.
Along with this, I also had looser bowels in the mornings, like my body needed to clear deep old shit (literally!). Afterwards I would often feel lighter and more energized, not weaker or ill. Which indicates a clearing and healing.
Monday September 21 2015 is my official end of the first 10 day reset pack.
148, a loss of 6 pounds.
Waist 34 1/2
Upper arms 12 1/2
Upper thighs 23 1/2
Total loss so far = 4 inches
As of day 8 I stopped losing weight. This continued for the next 4 – 5 days. I started getting headaches again and energy was lower. Testing and just by how I felt I knew I still wasn’t truly staying in full Ketosis.
So I began to do some more research. My gut was telling me it was the single bullet coffee. As well, being an O blood type I know that pasteurized dairy has a tendency to cause food sensitivities symptoms and disrupt my metabolism.
Even though there is no known study that shows coffee disrupts ketosis, I know that it can spike insulin levels. And, since I am insulin sensitive aka have metabolic syndrome I figured this would have to go, to at least test and see what happens.
So on Day 13 I decided to stop my morning coffee and do more nuts with my afternoon veggie snack instead of cheese.
BINGO! The next day, I had lost 1 pound. My headache was gone and for once I was not hungry AT ALL. DANG it, I really like that one coffee in the morning, more for the smell and initial taste. However, if it means I can feel better and lose weight then it will be gone for the duration.
By the end of the second 10 day reset, I had lost a total of 10 pounds and 5 1/4 body inches.
What is interesting, is that when I started this program, I was certain with my level of health that I would easily burn 1 pound a day like the men. However, when I hadn’t I was a bit bummed.
While discussing this with my husband he reminded me that normally it would take me a good 6 – 8 weeks to lose 10 pounds in the past. He was right, normally I would do a fall cleanse and minimized, clean eating program, with reductions for 3 weeks. Often I would feel cranky, and tired and more achey, and super hungry for weeks during this program.
With Ketopia, once I hit full Ketosis I was never hungry, in fact often have to make myself eat something for dinner, just to get calories.
My mood has been really high and very stable. Certainly no mood swings and instead of melting on the couch by 9 pm and wanting to go to bed I am bouncing around until 11 pm and going to bed because I know I need to not because I can’t possibly make it if I don’t!
I sleep amazing, and wake feeling good, with no aches or pains.
All and all I am loving this program and the benefits and support it has given my weight loss regime.
I feel so much more alive and energized.
As a Health Practitioner of many years, I have been doing some more investigating into why my weight loss is so much slower than I had expected. One insight that came to me while listening to “Lunch with Michelle La Seuer” was that testosterone is one of the key reasons that men are able to lose weight so much faster than women.
This brought up an interesting point for me. About 2 years ago I had a full blood analysis done to determine the scope of my physical health. Truthfully I was hoping to be close to Peri-menopause and move on with the next evolutions of becoming a “wise” woman.
However my blood work showed everything in perfect balance and no sign of Perimenopause. I was however, a tad low in progesterone and quite low in testosterone – BINGO. If I am low in testosterone, than my bodies ability to burn fat will be slower than if it was in the normal range.
The same goes for all your hormones. If any of your hormones are severely out of balance, than your whole endocrine system will be slow. Which, will reflect back to your metabolic system and the rate at which you will process and clear.
Ketopia is an incredibly well thought out system to help everyone lose weight, by reminding the body how to utilize and burn fats for energy. Instead of relying heavily, only on the glucose/sugar, insulin cycle.
In true health both must be maintained in proper balance.
This being said, every one of us is at a different place in our life. So many factors can determine how well we will be able to utilize this program; age, level of health, existing weight, lifestyle, food choices, beliefs and so on. Any one of these can block us or slow down this process.
Yet, no matter where each of us are, if you follow the program and do your own due diligence, listen to your body and make self affirming choices;
you will lose weight and begin to feel great!
I hope that this blog has given you some insight into this truly revolutionary program.
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