For those of you unfamiliar with the ketogenic diet,you can watch the “mini-course”, but basically, it’s a diet in which you eat the bulk of your calories in fat, HOPEFULLY…HEALTHY FATS, such as avocado, coconut oil, nuts, seeds, salmon, grass-fed butter/ghee, etc. The macronutrient ratio for a typical keto dieter is 70% fat, 25% protein and 5% carbs – theoretically, SHOULD be in the form of vegetables. A HEALTHY, clean eating keto diet would look like this:
Many people struggle to reach that “70%” mark, for fat intake. One way people boost their fat intake is through “fat bombs”, which are very small, typically bite size snacks which are very high in fat. They give dieters a boost of energy and help them reach their fat intake for the day.
Avocado Toast- This is one of my favorite breakfast/ snack foods- I love to use Ezekiel bread and then add mashed avocado with a splash of olive oil, red pepper flakes, and top with hemp or flax-seed
2. Protein Oatmeal Bowl- This is another one of my healthy go to meals- I like to use a single serving of organic oats, scoop of your favorite protein, 1 tbsp of almond butter, handful of organic blueberries and top with flax-seed.
3. Spinach and Egg Breakfast Quesadilla – These are quick, healthy, and can be made ahead of time to warm up if short on time. Simple recipe includes – scramble eggs in tbsp of avocado or olive oil , toss in any optional veggies and then place on tortilla. Top with cheese and heat until cheese melted. Delicious!!
So I am super excited to share the results of ‘Project Me’ with all of you! (If you don’t know what I’m talking about you can check it out here: Project Me.) To recap I had to make some serious health decisions back around the first week of December after a colonoscopy revealed abnormal growths. I made the decision immediately that I was making changes in the types of foods I put in my body.
I began using a Nutribullet processor, eating a lot more raw veggies and fruits, eliminated all sugary sodas, drinks, fried foods, fast food, processed foods, etc.
Thus far I am down nearly 2 inches in my waist and almost 8 pounds. I now weight 180.8 pounds down from 188.
Honestly it hasn’t been as difficult as I thought it would be to make these changes. I think the health-scare motivation was exactly what I needed. I tried exercising a little, but the MS issues put that on hold although I’m thinking about new things I might be able to do once I hit 175 lbs. The National Arthritis Foundation states that 1 pound of extra fat exerts 4 pounds of extra pressure on the knees so I have effectively relieved 32 pounds of pressure off of my legs and knees. Another 5 pounds might relieve enough pressure to allow me to walk more and maybe begin doing some light exercise to get my body to sweat.
The goal I set in November is to get to 10% body fat and to be in the best physical shape of my life. Once I get to 175 lbs I plan to stop focusing on weight and begin focusing on health and physique.
I have decided that I am tired of allowing myself to make excuses for my poor decisions. I decided I am no longer going to spend time justifying my poor decisions. I decided I will no longer accept a weaker version of myself.
Thus far I am happy with my results and all of the veggies and fruits has infused me with energy I haven’t had in years!
Today’s first line comes from a book I am reading next week!
MAISY Kelly closed the book, One Last Chance, pressed it to her chest, and sighed. Jake Sinclair, the perfect man—why did he reside only in the pages of a book? It wasn’t fair.
A romance bookstore owner finds her own happily ever after with a single dad in a new romance series from the New York Times bestselling author of Every Dog Has His Day.
Ryder Copeland is an accomplished architect and one heck of a father…not to mention tall and sexy. He’s everything a hero should be, and Lord knows, Maisy Kelly has read enough of her great-aunt Eloise’s romance novels to recognize one when she sees one. But like all fairy tales, Maisy can’t help but wonder if this Prince Charming is too…