Back on the keto LCHF way of eating after falling off the wagon, the wagon wheels rolling over me, and, then backing up over me and then moving forward, rolling over me again.
It’s been rough going but, not only am I back up on the wagon, I’m driving the darn thing to make sure it goes the right way!
Always looking for a low carb verson of my fav foods, I came across this recipe at Maria’s Mixing Bowl.
Yum, yum- fudge heaven! It is so delicious. Best fudge recipe I have found so far.
Now off the find the best low carb brownie recipe.. Anyone find it, yet?
Wow, I can’t believe I did it. I just finished a 5 day fat fast to fast track my goal of getting keto-adapted.
The fat fast was very do-able but the last day, yesterday was keto-flu day. I felt all the symptoms:
- brain fog
But I reached my goal of becoming keto-adapted, primed now for functioning with very little glucose.
My pre-diabetic fasting blood sugar readings of 101+ are history. Today’s fasting glucose was an awesome 67!
And a secondary benefit was some weight loss- dropped a total of 6.2 lbs.
Next up, staying with the LCHF way of eating, getting those macros right to burn ketones, baby, burn ketones!
This is it. Two slices of thick bacon, 2 fried eggs and 1/2 avocado with hot sauce.
I start every day with this and never, ever get tired of it.
Isn’t the keto life great?
Monday was the first day of the 6 week Biggest Loser Challenge at work. My starting weight is 154, though, unfortunately, I didn’t document that for the challenge.
Tuesday’s weight was 152.8 and I have it documented so that is my official starting weight.
My battle plan for this weight loss challenge is to follow Dr. Eric Westman’s ‘No Sugar, No Starch’ Diet, which is nicely outlined here on the Nutrition Equation website.
This diet, if followed as outlined, is a low-carb, ketogenic diet. I want to follow it for the rest of my lifetime and my downfall has been sugar. I plan on eliminating sugar for the entirety of this challenge.
The hardest thing for me in getting and staying keto-adapted is cooking for three people in this house.
My mother is addicted to fruit and believes she needs copious amounts of it to stay healthy. She is also addicted to sweets- not too hard to believe because of her fruit addiction. And she believes she is lactose-intolerant.
My daughter is a wanna-be vegetarian addicted to junk food and snacking. She can’t stand ‘big chunks of meat’ as she calls a steak, chicken breast, fish filet or anything similar. She also loves chocolate.
So, cooking keto and not using dairy or much meat isn’t easy. I would be just fine with a portion of meat or fish and a side of low-carb vegetables with butter.
Between the three of us with differing dietary preferences, keeping it keto is a battle I am losing.
I think I will move out.