Day 50: Macro Update

  In 50 days on the ketogenic lifestyle, I have lost 8.6lbs. I lost 0.4lbs this last week. I seem to be doing close to half a pound a week on average. I'm good with this. I don't mind slow and steady. It's working. I feel great. My boyfriend has lost 24.6lbs in 50 days. He lost 2lbs this past week. He's been pretty steady 2lb drop the whole time.

  I know so many people have big numbers, but we are all individuals and our body decides what pace it wants to go at. I have been a little slack in updating our macros at every weigh in. Well, this time, we did it. I use the keto calculator. I realized that before I hadn't been paying attention to the grams per kilogram measurement they use for protein. Both of us were on the high end. 

  The 2 Keto Dudes and a lot of research suggests that you should eat between 1-1.5 g/kg of protein per lean body mass. If I'm not getting the language totally right please forgive me. We were eating closer to 1.8g/kg. I dropped it down for both of us to 1.5g/kg. We will see what this change does over the next week. 

 I came close to my macros today, but since I didn't have exact ingredients for something I ate, I wasn't able to calculate 100%. My mom sent me home yesterday with her amazing smoked salmon pate. There was no way I was saying no to that! All ingredients are keto friendly, so I didn't really have an issue with eating it today.

  Our lunch was so delicious! We did a taco bowl essentially, minus anything that made up the bowl We cooked ground turkey in taco seasoning. Added some cheese and half an avocado. We will be doing this more often! I know we are looking forward to making the cheese taco shells at some point. I wouldn't mind wrapping this lunch in lettuce.

  All in all it was a good day. I'm always surprised when I lose weight and it's that time of the month or going to be, so any downward movement is great! Keep calm and keto on folks!