Hey guys! It’s been a while since I’ve talked keto and I thought it was time to touch on my keto life again.
Just for some backstory, I have been following the ketogenic diet for about four years now. I thought it was only two years but when I actually looked back I was surprised by how long I’ve maintained this lifestyle! I did go off the rails for about 5 or 6 months when I was a cocktail waitress, but that was all kinds of a disaster.
Normally I follow a cyclical ketogenic diet meaning that I do eat carbs every now and then. I usually go a week or two weeks straight keto and then have a “re-feed day.” This was mostly because my husband and I love pizza and our favorite date nights are at our favorite pizza place. It’s a weakness, I know. But sometimes you just want to eat a pizza.
Anyway, recently I’ve been strictly keto. No “re-feed days” at all. It’s been about a month now and I feel amazing! The only carbs I’m consuming are those from veggies (mainly brussels sprouts and my veggie shake).
I kept thinking that I would share my meals on my blog, but I am honestly a very boring person when it comes to eating. I eat pretty much the same things every day and I don’t get tired of them.
I break my fast every day with a keto coffee around noon or 1pm. Depending on how hungry I am I make some bacon too!
For lunch I have sausage and sauerkraut and or wings if I’m at work. If I’m at home I either have a fatty cut of steak or a burger. Usually steak. However, every now and then I’ll treat myself to a rack of ribs! So good!
My veggie shake is always lurking in there somewhere as a snack. I’ve actually tweaked my veggie shake recipe for the better so I’ll be posting an updated version soon!
For dinner, I have a fatty cut of steak, brussels sprouts with bacon and sauteed mushrooms with butter. I always drizzle butter on my steak too! It’s delicious!
Depending on how much I ate that day and where I am with my fats, I’ll have the keto chocolate fluff. I’ve made some tweaks to that too that I need to update!
I’ve also added another snack to my rotation! It’s a bullet proof bone broth! I absolutely love it and you know how important collagen is in my routine! I’ll be posting a recipe soon!
My foods vary slightly, but pretty much stay the same. When I first started the ketogenic diet about four years ago I was all about experimenting in the kitchen. I wanted to find a substitute for all of my normal foods! We tried everything! Keto pancakes, keto pizza, keto bread… I found that substituting “normal non-keto” foods wasn’t realistic. It was a hassle in the kitchen (huge messes) and it just took too much time. Now I’m happy with keeping it simple.
How am I feeling straight keto for a month? Fantastic! I still do intermittent fasting but I don’t count my calories. Mostly because I eat the same thing every day so I’ve become pretty accurate with guessing how much I should eat.
My weight has remained stable at 135 the entire month, although I never started keto for weight loss to begin with. Keto, for me, is about consistent energy levels and clarity of mind. My mind just feels sharper on a keto diet! Now that I’m back in school this is a necessity.
You have to find what works for you! All I can say is that keto has treated me very well thus far and I haven’t had cravings for pizza or french fries in weeks! It’s a great feeling! Stay strong my keto friends!
Thanks for reading!