===Long post on my experiences with a ketogenic diet-===
So I don't typically post about health stuff but I have been doing a ketogenic diet for the last 5 weeks and it has been great so far. For those that don't know it's essentially a low-carb, medium protein, and higher fat diet. I did a lot of research and read several books and studies before I committed and so far so good.
So far I have lost 18 pounds which is about 3 pounds a week average which I feel is about the limit of what I want to lose at a healthy pace.
Also, just recently I have felt what people on the diet call "keto-adapted" where my body is used to using ketones for energy rather than primarily glucose. I basically don't get hungry anymore which makes controlling my calories for the day so much easier. I also don't get those afternoon crashes after lunch anymore and feel like I have a nice steady source of energy through the day.
I feel less groggy when I wake up in the mornings and think I want to start doing some free weights to tone up and eventually build muscle once I hit my goal weight.
Eating keto isn't all roses and rainbows though as it is hard to eat out/socially but I have been able to make it work even while travelling 50% as a consultant. I also have to make sure I keep my electrolytes balanced and the first week was tough as getting rid of the sugar/grain left me a little low on energy at first.
subreddit has been great source of advice and the FAQ there is great info for anyone interested. Also happy to answer any questions.