Yes!!! You can! Yes it does!!!
My journey started 2 years ago and I have lost 80 pounds! That’s mind blowing to me! And yes I’m doing it off grid! I love the idea of whole 30 and I tried it and only lasted 10 days lol but that’s because it’s so hard to get away from certain processed foods Especially when you go out to eat. So here is what worked for me and maybe it will work for you too if you are thinking of jumping on the keto band wagon! Disclaimer: I’m not a nutritionist or a doctor this is just what worked for me!
Start out slow! For the first 6 months I didn’t count anything! I just mainly threw out bread, pasta, and sugar and I tried to add more butter and healthy fats to meals. I still drank milk and had potatoes(potatoes are my crutch) and I started to notice the weight coming off I was loosing about 3-5 pounds a week! But I’m a big dirty cheater that’s right once a week(usually a Saturday)I would fall off the wagon and eat whatever I wanted. I did that for about 3 months then I tried to go 2 weeks then would have a cheat day. And so on and so fourth until I got to 3 weeks, 3 weeks is still as long as I can go without having a cheat but my cheats now are way different!!!!
Take for instance if we go out and my husband orders dessert I will have one bite! Just ONE! (No one ever got fat from one bite) where as my old cheat days was a whole day of as much crap and sugar I could shovel in until I hated myself! I know this throws the body out of ketosis but for my body by the next morning I’m back into ketosis!
Plan your shopping list! I avoid the whole center of any store! (Unless my husband needs something special) stick to the outsides of the stores and you wont be tempted to buy unhealthy food!
Don’t hate yourself when u do fall off the wagon! Just get right back on it your next meal or the next morning! Intermittent fasting works great to jump back on the wagon!!!
Dirty lazy keto is my life! I use sugar free ketchup, I still eat potatoes(once in a while) and I do track my macros now with carb manager app, but I try to stay under 30 net carbs for the day, for some reason if I don’t eat enough carbs I will stall out!!!
I drink, I party, and I’m going to have one bite of that freaking cupcake!!!! This is my life and my journey and it’s working amazing for me! There are way to many people stressing that u have to count your macros, you shouldn’t have diet soda, you shouldn’t be using fake sugar ect ect don’t let these people get you down! You can do it the lazy dirty way and still have success!!!!
Once I reach my goal of 100 pounds lost then I will cut out the fake sugar and diet soda ect.
Don’t forget fruit! Yes on dirty keto u can eat fruit! No one got fat from eating fruit! My go to is strawberries and blueberries and raspberries I have about a cup of fruit everyday!
I am proof that dirty lazy keto works! I have even taken a month or 2 off and have only gained water weight back about 5 pounds, but the minute I get back on track it comes right off by day 2!!!!
So Q&A if you have any questions I would be more than happy to try and answer them! Leave me a comment or shoot me an email!!!