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New mother tries diet for 30 days

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Joelle Garguilo

When it comes to weight loss, I have EVERYTHING at this point tried: the cabbage soup diet, the grapefruit diet, the main cleansing (Beyoncé forced me to), Atkins, score points, juices and meal delivery. You name it, I tried it. Do not even let me start with infomercials to lose weight.

Eight months ago, I gave birth to my second child, Viviana. Together with my Viviana, 1

3 pounds, four pairs of split pants and a few broken zippers have been added. I gave myself seven months after birth, where I did not even think about dieting. I do not want to get my body back. I gave birth and birth to two people, that's incredible, and I do not want to erase that in any way.

What I really want to "go back" is my self-confidence and ability to wear my pants without breaking holes.

So I am in a familiar area and search the Internet for a new diet . It's clear that the ketogenic diet has a moment (even Al Roker is a big fan of Keto.) I figured I'd try for 30 days and see what happened.

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The Keto or Ketogenic diet is a low fat, moderately high protein, low carbohydrate diet … I speak low in carbohydrates to the utmost!

According to New York-based nutritionist Keri Glassman, only 5 percent of your calories should come from carbohydrates, 20 percent protein, and 75 percent fat. If you put that down to a 2,000 calorie diet, that's only 25 grams of carbs (which, thanks to my creamer, I can usually consume at 6 am.)

How can such a fatty diet actually work? ? The explanation actually makes sense: Normally, our body uses glucose (carbohydrates) as fuel. When you empty your body of carbohydrates, it becomes fat as a fuel source. This metabolic state is called ketosis and should turn you into a fat burning machine! The coming does not happen overnight, it may take several days to a few weeks.

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