Here is my 60 day Keto update!  Honestly, I thought I was going to be over and done with it by now….but I absolutely love it!!

I’m not sure of the true total of how much weight I lost so far because I did not get on the scale in the beginning.  The numbers have always been my downfall.  I bought myself a new fancy scale and I am estimating about 20+ pounds.

It was my intention for this journey to be more about the scale.  I notice a difference in my clothing, energy levels, appetite and cravings.  

No more cravings for sugary desserts after a meal or have those Saturday morning bagel cravings.

Honestly, I actually look forward to planning my dinners because I can choose from foods that I actually like!

When I was on Weight Watchers in years past, I would despise holidays and going out to eat.  Now – I look forward to it.  I ate a piece of cake for my daughter’s birthday this weekend and went out to eat at a Steakhouse yesterday.  I just weighed myself, and I lost 1.2 pounds over the weekend.  This diet is about your body moving into a state of ketosis where you are burning fat instead of carbs and sugar for energy.

At the steakhouse, I ordered a salad and the Tuna special.  I even had a drink!  I asked for tequila and soda with extra lime = a sugar free, carb free Margarita =)

Keto Friendly Foods

Some of the foods that have been helping me along are:

Mini sweet peppers with any dip of my choice

Sautéed Broccoli Rabe

Creamed Spinach (just buy a bag of frozen spinach and add it a spoonful of cream cheese)

Swordfish on the BBQ with a drop of coconut aminos –  and try the Trader Joes Mango Chutney!

Marinated Chicken Thighs – Great in the oven or BBQ

And my personal favorite – a grass fed Rib Eye with a fresh tomato salad.

For Breakfast-  eggs, bacon, strawberries, coffee black (you can add stevia or heavy cream) cheese omelets, chicken sausage, lox or avocados.

And don’t forget Chipotle!  Chicken bowl (or any other meat) with veggies, salsa, cheese, lettuce and guacamole.  

  

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