I'm keto curious. Over the last 4 and a half years, I have been pushing hard at finding the best me I can be. Our family's eating habits had been revamped into healthier and more balanced meals. All of the recipes began with Skinnytaste and focused on a runner's diet. The runner's diet for my husband and I meant a little bit of carbs sprinkled throughout the day so that we'd both be able to fuel our running well...at least well to want all the magazines and blogs say. The better cuts of meat. Lots of greens. Whole foods. After lots of training plans and continuous stalling, it is time to see what does not work for me in this generic list.
I was 243 lbs. That was the only weight that I know of for sure. I was pregnant with my oldest and about to give birth. During that pregnancy, I lost a lot of weight about 2 sizes worth. A couple months before meeting my husband, I had been sized for a 22-24 brides maids dress. I suspect my weight then was probably closer to 265 lbs. All that being said, I have a love for carbs...and not the healthy ones. My body craves them. They are my happy, my sad and my angry comfort. I am carb dependent.
I am also someone with Hashimoto's, hypothyroidism and I have diabetes type 2 in my family. I love carbs. Carbs hate my body. After reading into the autoimmune protocol a little, whole 30, paleo and atkins...I found ketogenic.
Currently, I'm reading keto clarity after receiving a recommendation from someone who has already been successful with the changes it needs. Keto diet takes out all grains and wants the focus to be on healthy fats. Your body learned to burn fat for fuel instead of carbs. This is a fact that I've toyed with for a little while now...I mean how? How do you run, weight lift or simply mom it without that stuff??? Well I've decided after the last year of plateau...what do I have to lose? So far so good.
I've been on the keto diet for 5 days now and I'm down 3 lbs already. I haven't been hungry. The sleepiness that hits me around 2 pm everyday is gone. First two days though...they weren't pretty with my mood swings. I knocked back a little chocolate both days to not bite my husband's head off. The hanger was real until I realized what snacks I could eat.
Keto Lemon Blueberry Muffins
- Black coffee
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 tsp cinnamon