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Deeper State Keto Preparation
Come learn where I started. This is my Deeper State Keto Preparation post. I may not love all the numbers but this is only the starting point. Watch me as I grow in this program.
Increasing my Calories
The course was available for purchase 2 weeks out of the course going live. Robert mentioned that you want to be at a maintenance calorie intake but high enough in calories to be able to taper down. I went to his macro calculator to see what my basil metabolic rate in calories would be. I believe it was around 1400 for me. When I purchased the course I was around 1200 calories and that was too low. The calories on their free meal plan trial was around 1700 calories, so I jumped up to 1700 calories right away and ate 80% fat and only 10 grams of carbs. I decided to go up more calories because I wanted enough room to taper my calories and see what would happen at 1700 calories. This was the start of my deeper state keto preparation. Then something happened, I lost weight!
I had been staying the same weight for a long time until I upped my calories to 1700. My body wanted more and I wasn't giving it what it wanted and needed. In this course, if you are too low on your calories there is an onboarding phase where they increase your calories in a smart way. I did not do this. haha. However, I did ask on the forums if I should do the onboarding phase. He mentioned that if I've been maintaining at 1700, then I will be fine. I did start my period when I started the course, so I couldn't get a full picture idea, but I stayed with 1700 calories to start.
EVERYBODY will be different though. Do not be scared to increase your calories, if you choose to do this course and you are too low in calories. Your body may have to heal and it will be the best thing you can do for yourself.
Ideally, I was going to start on April 25th but I changed my mind on Sunday night and started with others on Monday. I got my InBody Test done on Monday after work and took measurements at home. Before photos also happened.
Sadly, not much meal prep happened since I was drained from working two jobs on Sunday, but I made due with what I had. you will be able to learn more how my days went once I post my first-week post. Below are my starting measurements and photos.
Body Composition Analysis
Total Water in Body: 70.3
Dry Lean Mass (For building muscle and strengthening bones): 25.8 pounds
Body Fatt Mass: 52 pounds
Skeletal Muscle Mass: 51.8 pounds
Percent Body Fat: 35.2%
Scale at home
I also have fat and muscle mass numbers from my Ironman scale at home, but I'll leave those out for now. It varies from the InBody, but I'll be using this scale at home if I'm getting discouraged or something along the way.
Below Chest: 33
Waist (where it creases when you bend): 33.25
Right Single Thigh: 23.125
Right Flexed Bicep: 10.75