“Hey! You have lost some weight” said my friend who hadn’t seen me for some time. “Yes” I answered a bit smugly. It was no mean achievements, loosing thirty five pound in six months. I was very proud of myself.
“But how did you do it?” She was incredulous. After all I had been overweight since a long time, trying different “diets” and giving them up in disgust as nothing would work after first few weeks.
“You see I have started on this new lifestyle, they don’t call it a diet because one has to change one’s eating habits for life to achieve success ” I told her. “And what is this lifestyle called?” She was still skeptical.
It’s called ketogenic lifestyle. Now I had caught her interest. She had heard of this keto diet, as people were calling it, and wanted to know the details.
I told her all about it. The highlights were to stop eating carbohydrates, if not altogether, then to bring them to a minimum. Just vegetables which are practically starch free. ” You mean to say that you had to leave all carbs, like bread, pizza and dessert.” She still couldn’t believe it, that a carb junky like me could give up pasta, breads and all other yummy carb rich foods.
As I explained to her the mechanism through which this diet/ lifestyle change works, she was finally convinced. Even to the extent to give it a try herself.
And do you have to exercise a lot, she wanted to know. I just have a daily walk for an hour or so that is enough for me.
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