Keto what?

So, 4 years ago I was at my ‘ideal’ weight.  I weighed 146 lbs and achieved that via an At Work WW group.  I made lifetime and was very happy about that.  Unfortunately, that at work group was cancelled because people quit participating and the meeting schedules around my area did not work with my work schedule.

Fast forward to today.  I’ve gained every ounce back.  Why?  Because I made excuses.  I could have stuck with it and kept going, but I didn’t.  I didn’t have the time.  The groceries cost too much.  My family didn’t always like the foods I made.

All of that is the mindset so many of us get into.  We make excuses as to why we can’t or won’t do something when, instead, we should be cutting out the excuses.

That being said, my sister and I are making a conscious effort to change our eating and find something that works for us.  Enter, the Keto diet.

“A keto diet is well known for being a low carb diet, where the body produces ketones in the liver to be used as energy. It’s referred to as many different names – ketogenic diet, low carb diet, low carb high fat (LCHF), etc.”  www.ruled.me

The biggest problem I have when trying to stick to an eating plan is getting in the amount of food they say I’m supposed to eat throughout the day.  Most of the time, it’s because the foods recommended are low calorie and you have to eat A LOT!

The Keto diet is totally different.  You eat meat, and a lot of it.  You eat low carb vegetables.  You DON’T eat bread, rice or high carb foods.  You would think it’s hard to do, but it’s really not.  I love meat, I love veggies, I love my fat bombs.  I’ll tell you more about those later, and share some recipes for them as well!

Today, I prepped a bunch of chicken, pork chops and meatballs for the week.  As well as some eggs and vegetables.  One thing that makes sticking to any plan easier is prepping.  Plan ahead.  If you can grab it instead of having to cook it, it’s easier.  Right?  So spend some time planning and prepping.

 

One thing I’ve found we love is riced cauliflower.  It is a great substitute for rice and very versatile.  We have tried mashed cauliflower, but have to figure out how to thicken it up more.  The kids are not so fond of it, either.

As we venture on this journey, I’ll share recipes and stats so you can see how we’re doing.  The best part of this: MY SISTER ISN’T EATING FAST FOOD EVERY DAY AT WORK!  That, in itself, is an awesome step!

 

 

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