So one of my subscribers, artistcoveries, mentioned her family’s successes with the keto diet. When I had first heard of the keto diet some years back, I was a bit leery of it. I come from the school that says carbs are our energy, so taking away energy would be counter-intuitive. But I went back and looked at it some more and read an article from Harvard (that didn’t really endorse it, but didn’t nay say it either) and decided it might be worth a try.
There are some things I am going to have trouble with. For example, I eat processed foods, as in fast food. It isn’t that easy for me to cook for myself, but with the success they have had and how miserable I am at this weight I thought it would still be worth the attempt.
When I Start/Started
As soon as I had done the research last week, I started planning for it. What do I need to buy? What can I eat that I like? I started a little bit over the week. I wasn’t going to waste the food I had, so it is just a start, though I did give some stuff away. This week I plan on really taking it on though.
What I Think This Looks Like For Me
I think breakfast looks like nuts, seeds, eggs. Also I am considering fruit, the good fruits, like berries and melons. I’m going to miss my oatmeal from McDonald’s, and oh, woe is me! bye-bye iced coffees.
Lunch I think is going to be non-starchy vegetables with a dip or dressing. Then maybe some deli meat (the kind from the deli counter.) I like turkey, ham sometimes, and rare roast beef. London broil isn’t bad either. Oh and maybe some cheese. Apparently all cheese is good, and that is a great thing to me.
Dinner is either leftovers for whatever I made in a big batch, goulash, meatballs and sauce, crockpot stuff. Or, I can have a steak, pork chop, chicken. Fish isn’t really in the picture much because I don’t really like it. I do like shellfish, I love some shrimp and scallops and they are both free of carbs! Of course more vegetables, cooked this time I think.
See I am looking at this and it looks good! In fact my mouth is watering as I type! Well I’ll give you a progress update soon.
One final note, I have been at it half hearted as I say good-bye to some dear old friends, and I have already lost 2 pounds! So here is hoping. I need a win in this area of my life.