Week two of keto is in the books! Time to celebrate because I’m actually full on falling in love with this diet. How? Why? I honestly have no clue.
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I started keto two weeks ago because I knew that I needed a change in my life, and it was about time. I cheated all my prior diets, and I knew that it was time to get strict and make a change. If I didn’t I’d continue to feel sorry for myself, and that was getting me nowhere fast. Keto had been floating around my mind for a while, but I was honestly scared to start. It seemed extreme, difficult, and honestly, I thought it would be impossible for me. But then I tried it, and woah.
If you want to read up on my first week of keto, click here to read up on how my first week went!
Week Two of Keto – The “Keto Flu”
Week two of keto started out on the rocky side. I had been feeling great the entire time for the most part, and didn’t get the “keto flu” as bad as I expected. Then, Sunday night hit. I felt weak, shaky, and could feel my pulse all over my body. It was honestly on the scary side, and I took to google to see if what I was feeling was common. What would I do without google? No idea.
It turns out that my electrolytes levels had dropped and that was the cause of my discomfort. I had been drinking a ton of Powerade Zero (addicted to the stuff!) but hadn’t been watching my potassium levels. When I checked my macros in the MyFitnessPal app, it was pretty much at zero. Oops.
It turns out there is an easy and quick fix, which is adding a salt substitute similar to this one to help to boost those electrolytes back up to where they need to be. I felt almost instantly better after putting a serving into my Powerade. Since then, there has been relatively no bumps in the road. Score!
Week Two of Keto – What am I Eating Anyways?
I have totally settled into a routine with my diet now. I don’t crave carbs like I have in the past. Plus, I’m really loving how easy my routine has gotten over the last two weeks!
Breakfast: Every morning I wake up and cook myself a fresh breakfast. I scramble a couple eggs, make some bacon, and have one large glass of water to start the day. It’s a refreshing way to get my day started on a good foot. I also like to drink a powerade zero with some potassium tossed in to keep my electrolytes in the green!
Lunch: Big salad! I love to make a big salad with spring greens, ranch dressing, baked chicken, red onion and celery! Again, drinking more water to make sure I’m hydrated and feeling good! Its a super simple lunch that you can toss together the night before work or class and keep in the fridge, then grab when you’re ready to head out.
Dinner: Dinner is a mystery most days! Sometimes I cook a burger with cheese, bacon, and then make a side of broccoli. Sometimes, its just some chicken and veggies. I have more time to cook at night so I like to spend time to make something yummy!
Keto Week Two – So, Have I Lost Any Weight?
Yep! I’m officially down 8 pounds, just about to the 10 pound mark in just two weeks! Pretty worth it if you ask me!
Have you tried the keto diet out? Good results? Let me know what’s working for you in the comment section!