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Ketogenic Diet after 8 months

2 minute read • June 22, 2015

Yesterday marked 8 months doing ketogenic “soylent”, and the day before that was my 20 year High School reunion. At the reunion I kept getting “wow, you look exactly the same!” probably because the organizers made us name tags that had our Senior portraits on them. If I remember correctly I was about 200 when I started my senior year and about 210 when I graduated. so technically I weighed a bit less then 20 years prior. I was really working on hitting One-derland before the reunion but didn’t quite make it =( It was nice to be the skinny(er) guy for a change. It was also nice that the dinner had keto friendly foods: Prime rib, as well as some meats and cheeses. Should have gotten a second plate of prime rib.

About a week ago I finally broke through my stall. I had been moving up and down between 206 and 211 for nearly a month. I’m thinking the likely culprit was Malitol which is a “sugar alcohol” that isn’t absorbed and used as quickly as glucose but it still eventually gets through. Other sugar alcohols are much better (Erythrotol and Xylotol) and aren’t a problem. Unfortunately most “sugar free” candy uses malitol so I stopped eating any of that and my weight started moving again.

8 months of keto

Weight progress up until today. 55.4 lbs down in 8 months.

Taken 4 days after I started Keto, weighed 257.8 lbs when I started

Taken 4 days after I started Keto, weighed 257.8 lbs when I started

2015-06-22 09.59.07

Weighed 202.4 lbs this morning, if all goes well I’m going to hit <200 this week!

High School

High School senior portrait. Taken back in 1994. I think I was somewhere between 200 and 210 at the time.


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