Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Keto Lite Explained

**I am not a doctor.   You should always talk to your  healthcare provider before starting excercise or diet.**

I don’t believe in DIETS!  In my experience, I make myself miserable loosing the weight, only to restrict until I loose control and over eat.  If someone tells me I can't have something...I want it more.

What I have noticed is that most of my thin friends watch what they eat, but they are not chronically starting one diet after the next.   I say most....not all.   I, on the other hand have been on every diet created.  I have healthily weighed as low as 105 when I got married ten year ago to 165 after I had Ella four months ago.

This post is about Keto Lite eating/Clean Eating.  I do not eat pork!  This is not the keto that you load up on pork and fat.   This is my own version of Cancer Free 2018 with less processed junk.  My weight hovers between 120-130 naturally.   If I really hit the gym and count calories, I can get to 115.  I can't maintain 115 though......I always slide back up to 120-125.  As I approach forty in June, I am realizing that I need realistic goals and to stop the yo-yo of dieting.  I am going to accept the window of 115-125 and as long as I stay within it, I'll be a happy camper.

I kept hearing about Keto and High Fat/Low Sugar diets.  I was very intrigued.  I've made some modifications and call it Keto Lite eating.     It is very loosely monitored so I don’t throw in the towel on a regular basis.   I keep my calories around 1400-1500,  my carbs around 50g (20%), protein 50g(20%) and healthy fats the remaining 110g(60%).   Healthy fat is avacados, coconut oil, coconut flakes, Whole dairy, cocoa, etc.   With this, my sugar cravings are GONE!!  I haven’t felt bad at all.  My energy is up.   I feel great not riding the sugar carb highs and lows.  Keto is a way of life for me.  I feel zero deprivation.  I have dry wine and fat bombs as my savory/sweet treats!  I limit wine to two glasses per week.

This is my go to foods:
cocoa powder
100% chocolate
coconut oil
unsweetened coconut flakes
organic sliced turkey
full fat cheese
whole cream for my coffee
bullet proof coffee......I'll post recipe.

Do Not Eat
  • Grains – wheat, corn, rice, cereal, etc.
  • Sugar – honey, agave, maple syrup, etc.
  • Fruit – apples, bananas, oranges, etc.
  • Tubers – potato, yams, etc.
Do Eat
  • Meats – fish, beef, lamb, poultry, eggs, etc.
  • Leafy Greens – spinach, kale, etc.
  • Above ground vegetables – broccoli, cauliflower, etc.
  • High Fat Dairy – hard cheeses, high fat cream, butter, etc.
  • Nuts and seeds – macadamias, walnuts, sunflower seeds, etc.
  • Avocado and berries – raspberries, blackberries, and other low glycemic impact berries
  • Sweeteners – stevia, erythritol, monk fruit, and other low-carb sweeteners >
  • Other fats – coconut oil, high-fat salad dressing, saturated fats, etc.
Here is Keto food chart:

Fat Bombs Save me!!  I have a sweet tooth and these keep me sane. 

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Me at 115-120....my healthy happy weight.  

After one baby and working out/eating on plan!

After two babies and working out/eating on Paleo Plan.
Me on Ella’s four month birthday and my start of Keto lite:

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