The first two months of the program were all about trial and error. Although my weight-loss was slow I genuinely felt better. Within a month I had no more intestinal bleeding, my heart issues subsided, and my blood sugars were almost back to normal. What finally kick started my weight-loss was a great website called ruled.me. The website does provide a keto calculator and I would definitely suggest purchasing a body fast percentage device to get your most accurate macros. For those wondering: Macros are what percentage of fat, protein, and carbohydrates you consume a day. Furthermore how many calories you take in which is determined by your height, weight, body fat percentage, and activity level. Once I calculated my macros I discovered I was never starved or hungry and by the third week I had an abundance of energy.
I feel like a lot of people have the misconception "I get to eat all the fat and calories I want!" This is wrong and if you have that mindset I would suggest not going on this plan. I typically stay between 1200-1500 calories a day. I eat 113 grams of fat, 97 grams of protein, and always stay between 20-30 grams of carbs per day.
Any who that's all for now. I'll be posting my favorite tips and tricks for long term success in another post.