I am a FH squatter
- Dec 22, 2003
I'm not doing keto but I have being having a much lower carb diet and lower calorie diet. Aiming for less than 100g of carbs a day.I get a bit of that Tom - just could eat and eat and eat.
I find that if I'm not on a low carb diet (I'm on keto at the moment - so weight is dropping off, because I'm not hungry) - then I crave food. Carbs just make me want to eat more, make me crave food.
The o/h and I both look forward to our bouts of keto because being free from hunger is really liberating.
Not sure why it is. Perhaps leptin resistance drops with a low carb diet (interesting article) but whatever it is, when I'm on keto and doing a long endurance bike ride (not high heart rate stuff) I can literally go all day and not eat a thing, get back home and begrudge cooking dinner.
Of course, stick me on a lung busting technical climb and I've no available carbs to burn, so I'm shit.
Still allows me to eat things like a pasta or something in the day and also have a low calorie beer (Michelob Ultra). Cut out loads of bread and potatoes. I do get a little bit hungry but nothing I can't ignore or some water won't fix.
I started this in Jan and have lost 5kg. I wasn't and am not fat and it's difficult to see where that 5kg was but I was in the bottom of the unhealthy BMI range.
I want to lose another 3 or 4kg. which will place me middle of the healthy BMI range.
I'm not massively active at the moment as I hate the gym, running or cycling. I don't mind walking. I need to do things that don't feel like exercise like playing a sport or something.
Although in lockdown I have been doing those 1 minute exercises they show on tv and doing a few 5k walks on a Sunday.