The Keto Challenge: Updates

Keto Diet update. One week in, how's it going? What am I eating? Will I survive?
Moon Cheese: The best Keto blessing.

I'm a little over a week into my keto challenge. How is it going?

On one hand...

It's way easier than a lot of the other diet challenges I've done. Because it's so high in fat, it's really satisfying. I get to eat cheese and peanut butter. I enjoy my favourite miso dressing and eat so many delicious avocados. Love it.

I have experienced a little of the "keto flu" - a temporary feeling of illness as your body transitions into ketosis.

If you're wondering, here's what I've been eating:

Breakfast: 3 egg scramble with veggies, avocado, and cheese. (This week we're trying a pre-made frittata instead to cut down on morning cooking, but it's the same contents.)

Lunch: Salad (spring mix) with nuts, avocado, and/or cheese, SMOTHERED in miso dressing.

Snack: Cheese stick or fat bomb.

Dinner: Varies, some kind of veggie-coated-in-cheese thing usually.

Throughout the day I drink a lot of water, green tea, and one or two black teas with some heavy cream.

Also, MOON CHEESE! I have really been missing the crunchy, salty snack I generally find in chips and popcorn. Moon Cheese is the answer to all these problems. It is crunchy balls of cheese and it is delicious.

On the other hand...


I miss carbs.

I had to bake a cake for some friends, and I couldn't eat any. I couldn't even taste test it as I went to make sure it worked out well.

I sometimes imagine the wonderful feeling of toast in my mouth. I get to eat peanut butter, but not on toast! Not. On. Toast. I also have not eaten a croissant. A delicious, incredible croissant. These foods taste good, yes, but there is a lovely feel to baked goods when you eat them. Filling your mouth with warm goodness. (And yes, I realize how dirty this could all come across, but I don't know how else to describe the feeling of eating delicious baked goods without sounding dirty. Mouth feel is a thing, guys! It's a thing and it matters.)

Plus, my post-counselling routine is to go for a croissant, and maybe some Timbits so that I can replenish all my feelings with carbs. Fat is delicious, but it's not the same. SIGH.

It's weird that it's really not that hard, and yet I want to quit really really badly. I'm going to keep pushing through because I'm curious if that will go away once I adapt or not.

Three... weeks... to go.

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