Dr Schurger’s current eating lifestyle
Everyone has noticed that I look like I have slimmed down. And I have. Healthy living goes a long way to that. In fact, the lifestyle I have been living flies in the face of conventional diet & eating plans. I’ve tried many of the others, but this one comes out heads and tails better, at least for me and those who have tried it out.
The eating plan is called ketogenic. While a strict ketogenic diet is high in fats, low in protein & carbs, I’m actually doing a modified version, akin to Modified Atkins. I keep my fat intake high, but not so much as I’m trying to burn & release the excess fat I have stored. My carbs stay low, and I tend to consume more protein. But it wasn’t easy to switch over. In the beginning I over ate, keeping my fats relatively high. My overall calories were high too. But ultimately once we figured out how to track my calories, the weight & more importantly inches started to come off. In fact, I’m going to need to get my pants taken in AGAIN, not that I’m complaining!!
Some people have been asking how I’m doing it, so I thought I’d share my current daily meal plans. I would recommend something similar, especially in the vein that you keep it simple and straightforward for you. Something that you can eat daily without driving you crazy. A little bit of bacon helps.
OK, here’s my food schedule for 6 out of 7 days a week:
blend fresh coffee with 1-2 Tbsp of Kerry Gold unsalted butter & 1-2 Tbsp of coconut oil. Start low in the fats, as it can run right thru you. This will keep you fueled for your morning thru a late lunch.
- 200 g/ 1/2 lb of lettuce
- 2 slices/~100g of bacon, sliced
- 1/4 onion, diced
- 2-3 artichoke hearts, quartered
- 1 avocado
- 1 tomato
Fry up the bacon then add the onion into the skillet to soften. Add the artichoke hearts. Dump the entire contents onto the lettuce, avocado & tomato. Mix & enjoy
- 200g of protein (I like beef)
- 200g of eggs (I do sunny side up)
- 200g of cruciferous vegetables (brussel sprouts or broccoli are my go to, as they mix well with eggs)
Every 7-10 days, feel free to have a carb up day, especially if you’re feeling sluggish. In the beginning, eat more fat if you’re having sugar cravings. Eventually it’ll balance out so you want need more fats as your body starts burning fats. Side note, here are a few of the over-the-top meals I’ve had to refuel for the week:
This ketogenic diet ends up being one aspect of my overall health. It’s helped keep my energy up thru the day, I find it easier to get to bed at night, and the mornings are pretty easy to wake up to. The weight loss was my initial goal, but how I feel is even better. Of course, if my atlas is subluxated, no amount of guacamole will make me feel better until I get corrected. It’s a start to get things cleaned up. If you have questions about the diet, drop us a line at the office and I’d be glad to see how we can help you.