Every time I share my story and my pictures on social media, the number one question I get asked is, “What do you eat?” I am always surprised by this question because, after all I am sharing my story on a lchf/keto type group.
So, I thought I would share what I eat and include some pictures. It really is very simple, I don’t eat starchy carbs or sugar. My carbs come from veggies and the occasional coconut flour/almond flour recipe that I make from scratch. I eat real food and not packaged, processed, “low-carb” or “sugar-free” packaged food. While those things may be Keto-approved, I have learned from experience that they are not good for me – not for my energy or my blood sugar. So, to be clear that means I don’t eat the “low-carb” tortillas that so many love to indulge in. I don’t care that it is low carb, the problem is that it contains wheat/grains and that is a big no-no for me. I don’t eat “sugar free” jello or pudding or the candies.
When I indulge in desserts I have to work for it by baking something. My sweetener of choice is erythritol, but I know many who love and use stevia. My erythritol usage has been cut way back lately because I realized it was making me crave and keeping me stalled. I will still indulge now and then but it is no longer a regular thing. We learn as we go!
Okay – so now – what do I eat?
First, I drink coffee – everyday- and sometimes more than one cup. The first cup always has coconut oil and heavy whipping cream or coconut milk. The second usually just has heavy whipping cream. I also sometimes add extracts for flavoring. This morning I had vanilla crème flavored coffee with a little peppermint extract, coconut oil and heavy whipping cream.
My first meal of the day usually consists of a meat and veggies.
My second meal about 4-6 hours later – surprise, surprise – also is usually meat and veggies. I am a novice in the kitchen and dislike cooking so I try to keep it simple. I don’t do elaborate recipes and I like five ingredients or less. I still eat bacon and eggs a few times a month.
I also like to make baked goods and Keto breads using coconut flour and almond flour, but it is not a weekly thing.
Bottom line, I eat real food and I keep it very low carb, moderate protein and high fat. I don’t eat packaged or processed “food.”
Keto doesn’t have to be complicated. It doesn’t have to be difficult.
Just eat real food.
I keep it simple and you can too.
Just eat real food.