11:00am 3 scrambled eggs w shredded cheddar, chives, 1/2 avocado, sriracha, everything bagel topping, mug coffee w heavy cream and Swerve
2:00pm salad w blue cheese, peanut satay sauce, filet mignon, and asparagus, chocolate and vanilla pudding w keto chocolate chip cookie
6:30pm 1 grass fed beef stick and 1 string cheese
What surprised me about yesterday was even though I didn’t stick to eating within a narrow window of four hours of eating time, I lost a pound. Since I started eating later in the morning, it afforded me some later snacks. I got hungry within an hour of having my cereal, but I remembered someone saying that eating meat won’t kick you out of keto, which is the reason for choosing the meet and cheese.
The strategy I use for breakfast lately is to refrain from eating any carbs. So I cut out the slice of toast to save carbs for later on in the day for when I’m craving a snack and can enjoy cold cereal.
I got back some test results the other day from blood work I did over the weekend. My doctor told me that my cholesterol levels were high and advised me to eat more fiber and less saturated fats. The message came a lot like a tome of the inevitable: change.
All the dirty keto in the form of bacon, cheese, sausage, and processed meats came with consequences. Instead of going off keto, I’m replacing some foods. Instead of eggs and bacon for breakfast, I’ll eat hemp hearts, pecans, macadamia nuts, sugar free dark chocolate chunks, unsweetened almond milk, and a splash of heavy cream as a cold keto breakfast.
I’m kind of excited as lately I’ve been adding in a small handful off homemade kettle corn popped w Swerve and olive oil, sprinkled with salt and still remain in ketosis. I do this by substituting the popcorn for a slice of toast I’d otherwise have for breakfast. That being said, I had cold keto cereal and popcorn yesterday and still lost weight. Here is what I ate yesterday:
8:00am: cheese scrambled eggs and mug coffee w heavy cream and swerve
12:30pm: kettle popcorn and three string cheese
3:00pm: cold keto cereal – hemp hearts, pecans, macadamia nuts, sugar free dark chocolate chunks, unsweetened almond milk, and a splash of heavy cream, kettle corn
8:00pm: two Lily’s dark chocolate sugar free peanut butter cups, 2 Lily’s dark chocolate almond bark, 1/2 cup Dr. Pepper Zero
Today was the first time since before the pandemic that I had seen a dentist. Since it was a morning appointment, I did not have breakfast until 11:30am. It allowed me to eat my second meal later in the day. Over the past year, I have not been vigilant about flossing, and as a result there has been some damage to my teeth.
My hygienist told me that even after one meal, the bacteria in my mouth feed and produce enough waste to do real damage to my teeth, whether it be in plaque which can turn into tartar and strip the bone from teeth or contribute to cavities. When I picture this bacteria as a defeatable army, it makes it easier for me to develop better habits to prevent tooth decay. I feel determined to start flossing at least after each meal and keep that habit. It will be one less thing I live in a deficit of: toothy well-being.
Note on processed carbs: If I have a slice of toast for breakfast, I can still stay in ketosis. When I make Rotel dip, I’ll have it with pork rinds.
I watched this video a few weeks ago about what to buy at fast food restaurants that is keto friendly:
I learned that the closest keto item at Taco Bell is the chicken quesadilla, and if you are eating at a Chinese food restaurant, choose hot and sour soup, beef teriyaki, and chicken teriyaki. I also order crab Rangoons, which is not necessarily keto, but the high amount of fat, basically cream cheese, is justifiable to me.