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The excuses stop here! WEEK ONE.

Updated: Dec 7, 2022

I'm going to do something a little different with this post. I'm going to start with a poll. This will determine where your mind is at. If this journey is for you at all.



My excuse for not making a lifestyle change is:

  • I can't give up my snacky food

  • I can't because of my kidneys.

  • Bread is my life!

  • I can't because my diet is mostly pasta and rice

These are the excuses I've heard in just the last week. The only conclusion I can draw is that anyone using these crutches is not ready for the walk yet and that's okay.


I promised in this post I would show you what my first week looked like. Keep in mind that I did not use portion control. Also keep in mind that I am not suggesting that you do it how I do it. You have to find your groove. If you like to cook you will do much better than myself at sticking to this first week.


WEEK 1: I kept this as simple as I could. One of the great things about keto is you feel full for longer periods of time. I wasn't eating all day long as per my usual. I didn't feel hungry and would often skip a meal and didn't snack all day. My stomach was telling my brain it was full and my brain couldn't make a hunger connection.


Monday:

Breakfast: Bacon and Eggs

Snack: Cheese and salami OR 5-7 almonds or all three ;)

Lunch: Chef salad with Ranch (no croutons!)

Dinner: A meat (any kind) and a green (any kind),

Dessert: Keto Cheesecake (I have the recipe for this and will post under a recipe section)


Tuesday through Sunday: Rinse and repeat. (I'm a creature of habit)


If you aren't a creature of habit and have to change it up, remember this one rule:

IF IT'S SUGAR OR CAN TURN TO SUGAR DON'T PUT IT ON YOUR MENU!!


These things turn to sugar in your system and store as fat cells for reserve energy sources: carbohydrates, starches and sugar


I'll remind you that I'm a lazy keto preparer. You can hard boil a dozen eggs at the beginning of the week and use microwave bacon if you want. If you are ambitious you can cook bacon and eggs daily.


In my next post let's look at how we can still eat keto at restaurants and I will also break down how the body uses sugar, carbs, starches and protiens.



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