Tuesday , 14 August 2018
BCIR and the Keto Diet (lifestyle)

BCIR and the Keto Diet (lifestyle)

Now that I’m over the hill, sitting at the computer too much, not getting enough activity, and of course sneaking a few more snacks than I should, I have since put on some extra pounds around the gut. I had been getting into this bad habit of working 12 hours at the computer, then at the end of the day, eating some massive carb-loaded meal with a few calorie rich IPAs (beer) as my reward for a long days work. Well those rewards add up, and slap you with a fine that equates to spare tire around my waist.

Though I know if I just changed my routine, eat a more balanced healthy diet with regular activity would do the trick to get me back in shape and drop those pounds, I thought I try out the Ketogenic diet while I picked up my activity level.

I’ve been doing this for about two weeks now, and I must say I like the results, as well as how it affects my gut. Though I’ve lost about 6 lbs so far, of which is great, I’ve also noticed some changes on how the keto diet affects my digestion/ BCIR.

For one, I have almost no gas, no bloating! With the BCIR, we know that gas isn’t coming out until you make a trip to the bathroom, so we endure the discomfort of the pressure building. The bloating is what will wake me up a couple times at night too, but since being on keto, I’ve been sleeping solid — undisturbed for 7 hours! Much of the gas probably comes from gluten, and if you’re cutting carbs, you’re cutting out alot of gluten. I also have very little activity (strange gut noises) going on after I eat, as things seem to digest very smoothly/ quietly. Finally, the end game is about the same as it was before, though I am bit more fluid at the toilet, but with the BCIR this is pretty consistent. I have not had any slow-moving poo days!

I will leave it up to you to learn more about keto, or you can send me a message and I can explain a few more points about it. But basically you’re reducing carbs to less than 15g/ day, and taking in about 70% fats/ 25% protein. It has been great for weight loss, mental clarity, increased energy, smoother digestion, and no more BCIR gas! I don’t think I will do this diet forever, but I’d like to adopt the low carb lifestyle after I reach my goals.

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Now that I'm over the hill, sitting at the computer too much, not getting enough activity, and of course sneaking a few more snacks than I should, I have since put on some extra pounds around the gut. I had been getting into this bad habit of working 12 hours at the computer, then at the end of the day, eating some massive carb-loaded meal with a few calorie rich IPAs (beer) as my reward for a long days work. Well those rewards add up, and slap you with a fine that equates to spare tire around my waist. Though…

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Jay is the author of the the BCIR Advocate blog and the book, "Colitis Be Gone." In 1998, I decided to have the BCIR (Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir) surgery due to severe colitis. My day job is working in media and marketing, so I felt I had the tools to bring some exposure to BCIR and how it might help others. I actually get many emails about the BCIR, so I felt the blog could work as a better message board. Please note, I am not a doctor and have no medical background. Anything you read on this blog is based on my own experiences living with the BCIR. I may give advice based on my own experiences, but please consult your doctor before acting on anything you read on this site.