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...

BIG SIGH.

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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