Keto Thread in The Lounge Posted September 2, 2017 4 hours ago, The Crusher said: I actually decided to try it more for the supposed effect it has on concentration and focus. After 12 days I'm stunned by how different my ability to organize things is. I'm also off a couple meds I have taken for ten year for the same sort of things. My entire family and my employees are still not sure if I'm doing it as a prank or if it's really helping. Truthfully my brain feels fifteen years younger. Right now Im all in on the 70-20-10 model but I expect as I go further I too will start adjusting the fat to protein ratios. The other incredible thing I have notice is my energy. I never really realized how harsh the effects of sugar are on my system. Head confusion and literally physical pain. Not kidding. I have been popping up out of bed to walk my dog and hit the gym earlier than I have in years. As far as weight loss it's only been ten days and I have definitely shed some water weight. I'm also mentally prepared to train a little harder again do to the changes I feel in my energy levels. I got a ways to go but very happy with the how quickly some things have changed . Appreciate you kicking into the thread and will keep posting here as I go forward. That sounds excellent. Looking back I was in a fog a lot of times and my energy was bad. Sugar, processed, and refined food was the culprit. In the beginning I also ate way too much protein, meat basically. But it's really a long term thing and how each individual adjusts and tweaks it. Salads, small amounts of fish and real cheese and the weight peels off. I also used too much salt, on top of excessive fat, and drank excessive coffee. Over time when I've modified the excessive stuff that was a crutch essentially, is when I'm really feeling good. But it's a long term thing and you can't rush it, and I can't be perfect with it so I don't obsess with it. Kicking the sugar and junk is the main thing. Feeling good is the long term goal. Eating late is also something that hurts me. I had to fix that too. That was a big one. Doesn't really matter what I eat either. Especially any fruit, honey, carbs of any kind, and animal fats. Animal fats, in late meals triggers inflammation in me. So from now on any bone broth I make I'm gonna skim all the fat. I'll also be careful with fatty animal protein in later meals. I'm very sensitive to the carbs, fruit, whole grains, and sweet potatoes, so even tho I'm incorporating them a little, I see that it I have to be careful with them. I have to be careful with the dairy, even real cheese and yogurt. But a little cheese early and I do okay with that.