So week 2 and I am still going strong – I know that doesn’t sound like much, but in previous diets or even just trying to eat healthier I couldn’t wait for a cheat day. I would live for the weekend day that I could splurge and eat what I want, which always made the next day – and the day after that – and the day after that – horrible.
My plans are to NEVER have a cheat day. I know there will be days that I will go over a bit because maybe I didn’t plan ahead, or there is a special occasion where I eat a bit more than usual. But Keto is going to be my lifestyle change – not just my diet. And I know this is something I can stick with…I mean it’s delicious foods and I have control over how I can eat them.
This weekend we went on a date night to BW3’s. Normally on date now I feel a bit worried about splurging and ruining not only my whole day, but my whole week. See with the Keto Diet it can take a few days – up to a week – to get back into that ‘fat burner mode.’ So I knew I had to be careful. I searched online for the nutrition facts before we went, so I knew exactly what I would be ordering. Now does this look like a meal of a girl who is depriving herself of some delicious foods?
Most definitely not. I went to town on some traditional garlic parm wings and celery with ranch, and had my Diet Pepsi.
I also had dinner with my family this weekend – we hit up Chipolte and I was pleasantly surprised at what I was able to eat there as well. Though it is full of protein (which I need to keep to a minimum) it’s definitely a great out-to-eat choice. Get a bowl with meat (double meat if you are super hungry) SKIP the rice and beans, and go straight for the cheese, guac, sour cream, mild salsa and lettuce. I also got a side of guac that I used pork rinds to eat it with. I hardly felt that I was doing anything different than I normally would!
I stuck with my normal foods like bacon, burgers, steak and some cream cheese pancakes with whipped cream when I got a sugar craving. (which only happened twice).. and guess what? Eating all these foods I still lost a total of..
So since December 30th when I started this 13 days later I’ve already lost 10 pounds! To say I am excited is an understatement!
I know there are things I need to work on; too much protein turns into ‘sugar’ in your body.. so you have to keep that down, but get enough fat..and of course stay under carbs. It can get a bit difficult at times..and it’s something I am working on.