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How To Get Started On A Ketogenic Diet, part 1

An empty plate with knife and fork. Title reads: How to get started on a ketogenic diet. Prepare for your new way of life and calculate your macros.

Transitioning to a ketogenic diet can be quite daunting! Not only are you changing the way you eat, but the nature of this diet requires a long-term commitment. You cannot do it half-way, you cannot mix and match it with something else. Specially not if you're doing it for healing purposes. You have to be all in for at least a few months. I hope this post will make the whole process easier and help you get started on the ketogenic diet.

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Keto Rash: Relieve The Itch

Char scratching her arm. Title reads: Keto rash, relieve the itch. My keto journey

This past week has been rather frustrating - I started itching all over my body! I had been itching previously too, but put it down to the fact that I wasn't showering very frequently due to my CFS, but I have come to the conclusion that I might have that they call Keto Rash.

With the paleo-ketogenic diet I have actually improved my condition slightly and have been able to shower every 3-4 days rather than only once a week. This is when I realised that the itching wasn't related to the showers. I'd itch more in the evenings, even on days I'd already had a shower. Very strange!

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Basic Paleo-ketogenic Meal Plan for Beginners

Plate of salad. Title reads, basic paleo ketogenic meal plan for beginners. breaking it down to avoid overwhelm. ChronicallyHopeful.com

Since starting Dr Myhill's recommended diet, I have had quite a few requests for a basic meal plan. Many people find it hard to navigate through all the information that is out there, specially us spoonies with brain fog! I have had a while to work through the relative chapters in the book and have been on this journey for 6 weeks now. I am starting to feel the benefits!

This is the very first meal plan outline I gave my mum after I got Dr Myhill's book. It helped her to wrap her head around this new way of eating and build my meals in a way that was not too daunting for her. I hope you will find it helpful too!

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My First 40 Days On The Paleo-Ketogenic Diet

Meat and vegetables on a table. TItle reads: My first 40 days on the paleo-ketogenic diet. Using diet to manage my chronic pain and fatigue.

I'm happy to report that there have been some welcome improvements after a month on this LCHF (Low Carb, High Fat) diet! As discussed in a previous post, I started this journey into a Paleo-ketogenic lifestyle in February 2017 in an attempt to help improve my current condition. I have quite severe ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) which has left me bedridden about 98% of the time.

Things were looking quite bleak a few weeks ago, I was getting progressively worse, and then out of the blue on day 33, I felt like somebody had flipped a switch and I suddenly could participate in life again!

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