*was* that girl. The eat-what-you-want-when-you-want-to-because-life-is-freaking-short
believer, or to simply put it, I didn’t watch or care about what I put in my
mouth as long as I was happy (with the taste) and my tummy’s full. Yikes! But
it’s hard not to adjust my eating pace when the scale slapped me (‘coz it felt
like it) one morning with the heaviest weight I’ve been ALL. MY. LIFE. That,
plus the slew of #BodyGoals posts in dreamy vacation places that came with the summer
season, were all the wake up calls I needed to refresh my diet, manage my
weight and to ultimately improve my lifestyle.
super happy to share that I tried Keto
Diet for a month – and I lost weight! Ketogenic Diet is the most popular
diet in the Philippines right now, perhaps because it includes eating fat, think of bacon for breakfast
everyday, and hear this out: lots of it.
Wha… WHAT?! Yes!
didn’t have the time to research for recipes, source the ingredients, let alone
cook, so I tried the services of Paleo
Manila. I really like that they offer the best of both worlds with meals
that contain very high-fat,
moderate-protein, and very low-carbohydrate AKA the Keto way while
incorporating the Paleo principle of only using natural and Paleo-certified
this, your body will rely on fat for energy, resulting to weight loss with less
cravings and “hangry” occurrences. Take a peek at what I ate for 5 days, below!
MONDAY: (Breakfast) – Baked Egg and Garlic Shrimp with Vegetable Hash, (Lunch) – Bacon Dusted Fried Chicken
with Pechay, (Dinner) – Keto Beef and
Broccoli Stirfry, (Snacks) – Tomato
Egg Roll and Keto Squash Chicken Fritters
TUESDAY: (B) – Chicken Salad, (L)
– Beef Kofta and Eggplant Pomodoro, (D)
– Pork Sisig, (S) – Vegetable Tempura
and Keto Lumpiang Sariwa
WEDNESDAY: (B) – Keto Gluten Free French Toast, (L) – Citrus Ginger Blue Marlin Steak, (D) – Keto Pork Nori Rolls, (S)
– Bacon Wrapped Mushrooms and Keto Fish Balls
THURSDAY: (B) – Persian Baked Omelette, (L)
– Beef Cochifrito, (D) – Chicken
Tikka Masala, (S) – Caesar Salad and Keto
FRIDAY: (B) – Chocolate Cinnamon Chia Pudding, (L) – Oregano Chicken with Kale, (D) – Pinoy Style Barbeque with Eggplants, (S) – Avocado with Olive and Lime Dressing and Spicy Lime Baked
entire meals above cost PhP4,950, which is about PhP990 per day. (Tip: I got my plan on a discount at BeautyMNL / Deal Grocer) Kind of pricey
compared to the food you, or anyone at your home, are making but justifiable
when you account the convenience of
someone cooking for you plus the delivery. It’s also such a relief that it was
so easy, the meals don’t require any work – just heat and eat.
gets extra exciting when you know fresh
and actually healthy meals are about
to be dropped off your doorstep every day, particularly since the variations
are not the things I would have made on my own. No cooking skills talaga! I don’t feel starved at all, too.
And while it was tough to not have sweets
even from fruits, everything was pretty tasty. Except maybe because I opted to
commit to a 1-month plan, but the veggies started to taste the same after a
did weigh myself before and after. And I’m ready to be in a bikini now… lol
just kidding! I did lost a whopping 6lbs.
in my first week, and a total of 8lbs.
after finishing the month with weekend cheat days and no exercise. There’s
definitely an extra room when I wear my skinny jeans now, but very few friends
actually noticed a difference. Kawawa,
hindi pumayat ang mukha!
think Keto Diet is a lazy girl route but it works! Stick to it for a week and
you’ll like what the scale will tell you. What you decide to do after is up to
you. It’s now natural for me to eat bigger portions of veggies and watch my carbs
intake, so I like that the result of Keto Diet goes beyond the numbers for me.
only thing that would make Paleo Manila’s service better is if they start to
accept delivery time requests. They deliver the
day before the supposed consumption from 4pm-10pm, with no guarantees as to
the exact time. I usually get my meals at 8pm-9pm, and the one time they
delivered at 4pm (with a different rider), the salads got spoiled because no
one’s home to refrigerate them immediately. This is just something to keep in
mind, especially if you’re living alone and always out.
Have you tried this trending diet yet? Did it work for you? I would love to hear your stories!