I won't bore you with all of the details of the next seven days, but I did lose weight — about five pounds of it in the end. Thanks to cutting out sugar, my skin looked great. That said, my weight loss was directly proportional to an increasingly grumpy attitude about being chained to this diet.
I learned quickly that I am one of those people for whom this particular diet is not sustainable. I was doing it for my job and for vanity, and that got old, fast.
As the Ketogenic Diet makes abundantly clear, the diet it prescribes is a lifetime deal. Like any substantial change to your eating habits, it's only going to last if you are driven by true conviction. Not the drive to lose a few before a friend's wedding that your ex is also going to attend. The kind that comes with really wanting to change your health. Of course, if you're following Ketosis guidelines, there are carbs in your future. It just takes time to get there, and when you do, you have to work carefully to maintain it.
But hey, if you're hitting the beach with your new beau in a week, there's no shame in temporarily cutting bread from your diet. Or, you know, if you're itching to put on a bikini and share some side boob with your millions of Instagram followers in the near future.