As I’ve mentioned before, this truly is the easiest diet for me to follow and stick with . . aside from the much desired Dr. Pepper, which probably no diet is going to allow.
Carb Manager is an app I use and it makes everything so much easier. I put in how much weight I want to lose per week, with 2 pounds being the max it allows me to put in. That’s a good, healthy amount, though I think I will lose more.
For those who have mentioned to me that the ketogenic diet seems confusing (it isn’t), check out the Carb Manager app. There’s a basic, though quite helpful, version that’s free. For the full version it’s less than $40 per year. Vince and I had to buy them separately because we both need to track what we’re eating since he gets more of everything than I do.
I enter everything I plan to eat and then I can adjust the proportions to get my macros where they need to be.
This handy little list shows how much I need of every category and I can adjust my foods as needed to get as close as I can get. I usually add a bit more or less peanut butter, almond butter or MCT oil to get the fats where I need them to be and adjust the meat serving size to get the protein where I need it to be. My treat for today is a couple of blackberries – 1/8 of a cup but, as you can see, that gets my numbers almost perfect.
This pie chart gives you a good visual of the proportions of carbs/protein/fat. Green is carbs, blue is protein and red is healthy fat.
I love my Chromebook for so many reasons but one of the things I love most is that apps that once were only used on my phone or tablet can now be used on the Chromebook. Since my Android tablet didn’t survive the battery change, I’m not using an IOS tablet and an Android phone. I wanted to be able to use the app on the phone but didn’t want that to be the only way I could use it (because I’ll never love my phone like many people do!) so now I can use the app on all my Android devices – phone and Chromebook.