4 Days In, Doing Great

I’ve been hopping back and forth between keto and non-keto for so long now that I never get keto flu when I restart.HALLELUJAH. I’m drinking about 2-2.5litrsof water per day which helps a lot.

I’ve also cut back drastically on my caffeine intake, I’m now down to one cup of coffee per day. I had been downing an entire pot of coffee in the morning before I even left the house for work. I’ve been waking at 2:00 am and chugging coffee until I step out the door at 6:00 am. I was having palpitations and vertigo from the caffeine, so yeah. I’ve cut back. I’m allowing myself an end-of-the-wek, celebratory Coke Zero on Friday if I feel I need one.

My favorite part, honestly, I trying out new recipes, or ketofying favorites.

Last night’s supper was an old favorite, Beef Taco Soup:

beef-taco-soup

Lunch today will be this new one: Buffalo Chicken and Cauliflower Bake:

buffalo-chicken-cauliflower-bake

Nutrition breakdown for half of that dish:

 

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Recipe: Stuffed Bell Pepper

The roasted red pepper and tomato sauce with sausage from this weekend found its way onto a bowl of zoodles for yesterday’s lunch. Everyone marveled at my kitchen awesomeness, but really, it’s not that hard. 😉

See? zoodles-n-sauce:

zoodles wih sauce

That sauce is perfect over zoodles, or in noodle-less zucchini lasagna, or in a bowl by itself. It also makes a fantastic filling for keto stuffed peppers. With all that meat and cheese, who really needs rice as a filler?

 

 Stuffed Bell Pepper

stuffed bell

Ingredients:

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A Day’s Meals

Today I thought I’d put in a typical day’s meals on a low-carb, high-fat diet. I’m using today’s meals for this.

Breakfast: Eggbeater omelette with honey ham, cherry tomatoes and cheddar

When I was doing the South Beach Diet, I’d make this just about every morning, and I’d use cooking spray instead of a solid fat like butter or coconut oil. South Beach is a low-carb, low-to-moderate fat, moderate protein diet, and I did have great results on it. At the moment, I am trying out a low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet with moderate protein. I’m aiming for 49 grams of protein daily determined like this:

1 gram of protein per kilogram of ideal body weight, minus 10%. So for instance, I’m assuming that my ideal body weight is 120 pounds:

  • Divide 120 pounds by 2.2 to determine your weight in kilograms= 54.5 kilograms
  • Multiply 54.5  x 1 = 54.5 grams of protein. Now subtract 10%.
  • Multiply 54.5 x 10% = 5.45 grams
  • 54.5 – 5.45 = about 49 grams of protein per day.

The formula is found here. Continue reading A Day’s Meals