I’ve been wandering around at the same weight since the baby was like a month old. I complained to my sister, “I really want to get have another baby, but I need to lose ten pounds.” She eyed me unsympathetically and said, “Stop eating.” And the light dawned. For someone who has never dieted in her life, this was a revelation. Dieting, is in fact, something people do. I too, could do this thing. So I stopped eating carbs and sugar. That is like, all the food. Especially considering how protein is supposed to be kept at 20%, or it too turns into a carb. I also started doing intermittent fasting (a.k.a. skipping breakfast), drinking a quart of apple cider vinegar water first thing in the morning, running 3 times a week, and drinking oolong tea by the bucket. Only thing is, I can’t tell if it’s working, because I don’t have a scale. Ha.
But I have learned a few things. Keto is complicated. And freaking carbs are in everything. If I would have known I was going to spend half my time in keto flu because the adaption period is so long, I wouldn’t have started in the first place. (This is dumb, I say). But now that I’m finally getting the swing of it, I pretty much have to stick it out, since it was so hard to get here. Seriously, the closest I get to a carb is a brussels sprout, so I don’t know why I’m light headed in a flash. But what seems to make the difference is MCT oil. I need more fat! Without my Bulletproof Coffee I could very well fall over. So here it goes: Blend flavored or unflavored coffee with 1-2 tablespoons MCT oil and 1 tablespoon Irish butter. I add a small squirt of vanilla creme liquid stevia and then A HALF CUP of whipped 40% heavy cream. (I add some vanilla when I’m whipping it up with a few drops of stevia.) Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon and cocoa. It’s like a fat latte. It’s going to be hard going back. Maybe I’ll even take it with me.
The other trick I learned is keeping my electrolytes up. Lots of mineral water, salt, vitamins, and magnesium supplements. Keto hits everyone differently. And me like the side of a barn.
** Just remembered I had a milk frother/warmer in my cupboard. Works even better. Not sure I pack as much in that way, but it’s not cold at least.