When we begin Keto, there are lots of amazing benefits we look forward to. I’m about to share with you some others that have shown up that I did not expect! There are lots of others, I’m sure you will notice more than just these ones. They will show up in your life when you least expect them and it will be like Christmas and your birthday if they got together and threw you a party.
These alone are awesome, and as added bonuses to the Ketogenic Lifestyle, I recommend them! While you’re munching on your bacon, and drinking your bulletproof coffee, keep an eye out for these beauties…
- 28 hours In The Day
- Housework Fairies
- Becoming An Efficiency Expert
- Supermarket Deli In My Fridge
Somewhere along the way, there seem to be extra hours added to my day. I wake up at the same time, I do all the usual things, but they all get done and it’s done earlier and earlier every day. I don’t understand how doing the same things in the same routine, every day for years and years, took six hours before Keto and now takes two.
Things feel like they take the same amount of time. I’m certainly not cutting any corners, in fact I see evidence of a more complete job happening around me as I run through my daily chores.
It is my semi-professional conclusion is Keto adds hours to the clock. I find myself scrambling to find things to fill my day.
I swear, there’s a troop of fairy creatures who come and do my housework while I’m asleep. I am not known as the housework person. In fact, it’s the thing I don’t do. So how come my house is cleaner?
It seems with Keto, sitting still becomes a problem. Occasionally I find myself with a sponge in my hand, or randomly dusting something, without having to give myself a pep talk. I refuse to believe that I’m doing it all. Unless I’ve started sleep-cleaning, which is a thing that can happen for some people, it must be house elves.
Maybe when people start Keto we should issue a public health warning: Watch out! Your house will be clean! For best results, try Keto-ing your kids.
On top of all these extra hours and doing housework without realising what you’re doing, other things become added into the mix. Tasks which normally take longer periods of time, start becoming shorter. I have been able to double my work-load with little stress, and it’s not taking any extra time.
I don’t know whether this is a good thing or a cause for concern! We could be breeding a generation of Ketogenic Superheros, able to manage all the boring bits of life in a single afternoon, with the next 50 years off for rest and recreation!
I’m going to have to buy a lawn chair for all the sitting down I can’t do because of the energy I have and can’t use because I cleaned my house already. …No, that was house elves remember…!
The fourth unexpected benefit of Keto is probably my favourite. When I open my refrigerator these days, it’s like taking a trip to the supermarket deli counter. Cheese, cured meats, pickled everything, more kinds of cheese, and butter. No end to the possibilities!
Do I have pizza, or just make an un-wich? Maybe I’ll make some kind of dip with those pickles and cream cheese and some dill out of the garden, then just eat it with a spoon…
These are all the delicious foods that I avoided like the plague for years. I only bought them on my birthday, or for “taking a plate” somewhere. Now, it fills my fridge, and I can have as much as I want!
One of the difficulties with this one is half way through whatever deliciousness you create, you get full and it gets put in an air tight container until tomorrow.
What is with all this Ketogenic magic? First we shrink out of our clothes and then we get housework fairies? Somebody should have told me about this twenty years ago!
I raise a bunless burger to you Keto, and pretend I’m not going to wash the floor and clean the bathroom.