So recently I decided to dive back into Keto, the high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet[note]https://www.reddit.com/r/keto/wiki/faq[/note]. As someone who enjoys bread more than possibly anyone on earth, it’s been very tough but I’ve been serious about keeping to it so far. And I’ve lost over 20 pounds since February.
One interesting aspect of keto is the idea of generating and using suggested guidelines called macros. These are generated monthly by myself with the help of some smarypants websites[note]http://keto-calculator.ankerl.com/[/note] and are intended to guide keto dieters towards the amount of macronutrients needed to maintain weight loss. The typical numbers for keto are fat, protein, and net carbohydrates. A fairly typical part of reading about this stuff online is disagreement over how seriously one should stick to their macros, ranging from barely to religiously. Whether or not I agree/disagree, I appreciate it as a framework and have been using it as a guide for this process. (especially in terms of how many carbs to stick to per day)