18 months on keto
I lost 70 pounds within the first 10 months and have been on the sustainment phase for the last 8 months.
What I've learned: I never understood in almost 40 years of dieting how powerful the blood sugar/insulin connection was. I used to feel like I had low blood sugar in between meals and then felt compelled to snack. But...I never really had low blood sugar it was just "lower" than what I was used to. I used to actually, physically get the shakes!
Now I have reset my blood sugar to a much lower number and I never get that jitterty feeling anymore. I can even fadt with no problem. This is life changing because I don't let blood sugar control my life anymore. You know, it's not even about the weight loss. I feel so much better now and never want to go back to feeling of how I used to.
Yes the maintenance phase might be the most difficult. I have to weigh in every morning and keep close tabs on my carbohydrates, especially the fat bombs with artificial sweeteners. It's a lifestyle, not a diet.
Keto constipation: it's not really constipation I just don't have bowel movements every day like I used to. My regularity is about every third day and that's hard to adjust to. It makes sense, less crap eaten equals less crap expelled.
Congrats, man. That is awesome!! Super inspiring. I am curious what you are doing for your sustainment phase? At some point I will come off keto once I get to my goal weight, but will continue low carb and adhering to the lessons learned while on keto. I am just curious what that looks like for others?