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December Keto

I got a new protein powder, that actually tastes really good! I got the Orgain Keto protein powder. It has collagen, MCT oil in it and no net carbs. I mix it up in a blender with water and some frozen blueberries. One scoop is 90 calories.

Speaking of MCT Oil…On days I don’t do protein shakes (you don’t want TOO much MCT oil in one day or your tummy will not be happy!) I put one scoop in my coffee. I switched to the powdered MCT Oil because the oil was just kinda gross. It didn’t mix well, it made my throat itchy and I didn’t like the texture. But the powder mixes really well in coffee. This is the brand I use: MCT Oil Powder.

White Lazy Lasagna – Delicious! Would definitely make it again. It falls apart when you dish it up, hence, no picture. πŸ™‚ The only thing we’d change next time would be to do half ground turkey and half italian sausage. Michael also added red pepper flakes and Italian Seasoning, which was a good call. (I also read the recipe wrong and only used 1/2 of the jar of the alfredo sauce. But honestly, I think it was better with less liquid, so FYI.)

I kinda went off the planned schedule for December. Except for the week of Christmas when I fell off the wagon (boo!) I was mostly on the diet for the month of December but we basically did our usually rotation of easy keto dinners. There was just a lot going on with the holidays and it was harder than we thought to try new recipes. Which was fine.

As far as progress, the Christmas week undid some of my progress, which is a bummer. Not that I went crazy. I was mostly on plan except for dessert on Christmas Eve (we got a lot of Christmas cookies that week from our new neighbors and they were really hard for me to resist!) and then Christmas Day and the day after Christmas I just ate whatever I wanted. I haven’t weighed myself. I just wanted to wait to get back to my normal eating habits before getting too upset with whatever I saw on the scale (i.e. Christmas Cookie Damage).

For Christmas, Michael usually gives me a big bag of chocolate M&Ms in my stocking. This year he got me some fancy new Keto chocolates from Costco and some assorted almonds. So that’s nice! My brother also got me a package of ChocZero Keto Bark !

My goal was to lose some weight before our trip to Hawaii in January. I don’t think I’m going to quite make that goal but I am going to keep trying!

November Keto Part 2

This post is about how I felt restarting keto, how I did with my macros, and my weigh-ins.

Updates

Day 122 net carbs. Felt foggy, dizzy and NOT hungry at all all day long.

Day 2 – 25 net carbs.Intermittent fasting… It’s easy on the day I work from home because I get up, go to the gym, then come home and start work & make my breakfast. It’s harder to do the other days. Felt better today.

Day 3 – 17 net carbs. Felt nauseated all day, not hungry at all. Didn’t eat my lunch until almost 2pm! Was at 67% out of goal of 70% for fat intake. Was 100 calories over goal.

Day 4 – 20 net carbs, 74% fat for the day. Felt pretty good. Not hungry. Ran during my lunch break and was expecting it to be a horrible slog. It wasn’t! Lots of energy, legs felt good. 3.5 mile run and didn’t feel like I was dying.

Day 5 – 25 net carbs. Had a good workout, didn’t feel lethargic.

Day 6 – 26 net carbs, 71% fat. Near perfect day on macros, slightly high on net carbs. Swimming felt good, not slow or tired.

Day 721 net carbs. Had about 250 calories leftover for the day.

Day 821 net carbs. Rest Day, went over my calories by about 200.

Day 934 net carbs. Bummer! My day was pretty good fat % and calorie wise, but I had cauliflower “mashed potatoes” so maybe that was a bit high. Disappointed with my carbs.

Day 10 – 18 net carbs. Thanks to Atkin’s bar for dessert that has a ton of fiber…!

Day 11 – Between 25-30 net carbs. I had some munchies here and there so my tracking is off. πŸ™

Day 12 – 23 net carbs.

Day 13- 20 net carbs.

Day 14 – Around 15 net carbs. Had a few munchies.

Day 15 – Thanksgiving, didn’t track.

Day 16 – 17 net carbs. Didn’t eat a ton, wasn’t hungry.

Day 17 – 15 net carbs.

Overall I’ve felt ok. Not too many symptoms. Maybe because my body is used to going low carb? The first few days I didn’t feel good (stomach issues, nausea, headache) and then on days I worked out (AFTER working out) I felt fatigue in my muscles.

Weigh In

First week back on Keto – Lost 4 pounds, but that’s most likely water weight. The second week is what matters.

Second week back on Keto – didn’t lose anything but Thanksgiving was in there plus PMS bloating. We’ll see how the next week goes.

Third week – Down 1 pound. Not great but at least not a gain. Jeans are looser!