So, this is the new thing.
I tried this once before, in the form of the famous Atkins diet. You know, the one that people say killed him, except it didn’t? Righto, that’s the chap. It’s one of the stricter and weirder diets out there, though there’s science suggesting lately that ketones are good for the brain, helping to stem or prevent neural degenerative diseases (especially if you’re chomping on coconut oil now and then), and American science — in an unusual move for American science in general — actually recommends ketogenic diets for epileptic patients.
But what’s different this time around seems to be that it’s a lot easier — probably because we were previously doing a Primal thing, and Primal isn’t nearly so far removed from ketogenic diets as a regular diet is. The carbs are already lower. The fats and meat are already considered a relatively free ground. You already keep the skin on your chicken, and enjoy the well-marbled cuts of beef. And dairy is smiled upon, provided you can tolerate it anyway.
And this time, we have that Primal diet as a kind of safety-net, too. When we’re tired of this, it’s no longer back-to-pizza — instead, it’s back-to-Primal, with its mock pancakes, Brazilian cheese-breads and sweet potatoes. That’s also a diet where I’ve consistently maintained or lost weight, and it’s another that I feel very confident is good for me. All in all, it feels astoundingly secure.
So I’m feeling good about this. And it’s going well, and I’m losing weight, and I’m feeling just dandy! All is very fine indeed on the diet front this week.