Which, ironically, means no more Fruitloops for breakfast. =( For the unfamiliar, a ketogenic diet maximizes fats and minimizes carbs to the bare bones in order to achieve "ketosis." This is the metabolic condition where the body becomes efficient as using fats (instead of carbs) for fuel, including fat already stored in the body. In addition to fat loss, ketosis is supposed to provider for greater energy levels and general health. Since I’ve been back in the US the past couple months, I’ve reverted to the stereotypical sedentary, high-carb lifestyle (Merica!) and put on at least fifteen pounds. Not great. I’m gonna ease my way into it, starting this week by cutting all added sugars and desserts. Then I’ll cut out the grains and fruits, and finally the high-carb vegetables (carrots, beans, potatoes, etc). The gradual progression is designed to avoid the "keto flu" side effects: headaches, low energy, constipation, etc.