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Diet Breakthrough With Keto

Diet Breakthrough With Keto

I’m going to be honest with you. Since I hit my 30s, maintaining a respectable weight has became more and more difficult. I’m not massive or anything, but keeping the gut off is tough. For instance if I go on a weekend bender of drinking alcohol and eating, I can easily put on 8 to 10 pounds. It’s water weight and can come off relatively quick, but still. Until recently when I’ve had a diet breakthrough with keto.

So I have figured out a way to battle with this. It’s the ketogenic diet. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s very similar to the atkins diet. You eat high fat, low carb. A lot of chicken wings, steak, salad, non-starchy veggies, etc. Basically anything with low carbs and the higher the calories the better. If you are looking for a quick guide on what keto is, click here.

There are a lot of myths about keto. People say it’s bad for your cholesterol or bad for your blood pressure. When I started out I had pre-hypertension. That basically means I was over 120/80. Since starting keto, I am now under these numbers. Obviously all situations are different, so consult with your doctor if you are changing your diet, but by and large the ketogenic diet is very beneficial for your health in all aspects.

Here is a video with some information on the keto diet.

For some people a diet like this won’t work. For me it is perfect. I love to eat a lot of steak, chicken wings and pork. I can do without fries, bread, rice, etc. for extended periods of time. Obviously everyone misses pizza when they go without it for a long time, but overall I have more success with this style of diet than any other diet.

Why not try it? For some people it works magically. I have a friend who is down 50 pounds in just three months.

Beware though, once you have some success on this diet you will be faced with “keto envy.” Keto envy is when people start saying things like “you know that diet is bad for you long term, right?” Or “You know you will gain back twice as much weight when you stop, right?”

If it works for you, great. Hopefully you have as much success with it as I have had so far. If not, then fine move along and try something else. Maybe you absolutely cannot live without spaghetti. But I highly recommend at least giving it a try.

Top 3 Geeky Gift Websites, this is why I'm broke

Top 3 Geeky Gift Websites

Everyone knows about Amazon, eBay, etc. This article goes a step beyond that and looks at geekier websites.  We’re digging a little bit deeper, so if you have a geeky friend and don’t know what to buy for them, you have came to the right spot. Here are the top 3 geeky gift websites.

Top 3 Geeky Gift Websites

1) This Is Why I’m Broke

Top 3 Geeky Gift Websites, this is why I'm broke

Alright, while this site is not exclusively for geeks, they have a gifts for geeks section, which is incredible. From Star Wars to Pokemon, this site has all kinds of toys and gadgets that were inspired by the geekiest stuff of all-time. Definitely worth checking out.

2) Cool Things

Top 3 Geeky Gift Websites, Cool Things

The creators of this site had a very literal approach. The items listed on this site are things that would make you react by saying “Cool…”

They pay attention to detail on this site. Each item has a full article written about it, that way you know exactly what you are getting and can avoid purchasing something you don’t want. How cool is that?

3) Shut Up and Take My Money

top 3 geeky gift websites

If you haven’t been to this site yet you need to check it out RIGHT NOW. It’s one of those sites that is just fun to browse, whether you are looking to purchase something or not. Plus, how freaking cool is the name of the site? How many times do you see something cool on TV or Facebook and think “Shut up and take my money”?

These 3 sites are awesome if you are hoping to buy a geek a cool gift. Or if you are a geek (like me) and like to buy cool stuff, they’re definitely worth checking out.

What’s your favorite site that I left off? Contact us and let us know.