My 12 Days of Keto Plan is as follows:
I will fast for 16 hours each day (24 hour period) and have an 8 hour eating window.
During these 8 hours I will drink coffee with heavy cream, unsweetened black teas and of course water.
During these 8 hours I will eat meat, butter, eggs, fish, cheese, cream cheese, yogurt and probably some sauteed vegetables with dinner.
I will weigh myself each morning after waking up and before eating.
I will drink a big cup of water after waking up and every 1.5-2 hours after that with some real salt sprinkled in as well.
I plan to stop eating between 6PM or 7PM each night and cease IF at 10AM or 11AM accordingly.
I will post an update on my author blog each day. Simple text, no fancy graphics or gimmicks.
My 12 Days of Keto begin 12-26-2022 and end 1-06-2023.
I hope to drop at least 10 pounds in that time. I think my ideal weight is 160 with a little more muscle. I am more of a Dwarf than an Elf in stature.
This 12 days thing is just a fun gimmick to get me started. My ideal is likely IF + Carnivore, but I my heavy cream in coffee. It is a delight. I’ll assess every 2 weeks or so as I go forward to fine tune.
12-26-2022 Weigh-In: 210.1 POUNDS
12-27-2022 Wiegh-In: 208.6 POUNDS, 1.5 Pound decrease
12-28-2022 Weigh-In: 208.6 POUNDS, No change
12-29-2022 Weigh-In: 206.8 POUNDS, 1.8 Pound decrease day-to-day, 3.3 Pound decrease overall
12-30-2022 Weigh-In: 205.7 POUNDS, 1.1 Pound decrease day-to-day, 4.4 Pound decrease overall
12-31-2022 Weigh-In: I FORGOT to weigh myself this morning, so I am working with bad data. That bugs me. I will have to be more meticulous.
1-01-2023 Weigh-In: 207.2 POUNDS, 1.5 Pound increase, sort of, day-to-day, 2.9 Pound decrease overall
1-02-2023 Weigh-In: 204.8 POUNDS, 2.4 Pound decrease, day-to-day, 5.3 Pound decrease overall
1-03-2023 Weigh-In: 204.1 POUNDS, 0.7 Pound decrease, day-to-day, 6.0 Pound decrease overall
1-04-2023 Weigh-In: 203.9 POUNDS, 0.2 Pound decrease, day-to-day, 6.2 Pound decrease overall
1-05-2023 Weigh-In: 202.8 POUNDS, 1.1 Pound decrease, day-to-day, 7.3 Pound decrease overall
Fasted: 1-04-2023 8:30PM to 1-05-2023 3:30PM – 19 hours
I forgot the morning weigh-in AGAIN! I head home early today, so I plan to fast until then and weigh at home. It’ll push me to do 18:6 IF, so I’m happy to roll with it. I am pushing myself towards a standard 18:6 fast, and I am slowly building up to it. How long does it take to build a habit, 22 days or so? I’ll be curious to see what my IF is like at the beginning of February.