End of Keto week one... the good and the not-so-good
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
I felt really good and satisfied with the low carb food plan thru Day 6, although I was in desperate need of some new recipes to alleviate the boredom. But a busy schedule and lack of supplies for most of the Keto-friendly recipes prevented me from doing a lot until I had more time.
Then came Sunday, Day 7 for me. Let me back up a little and say that the reason we started on Keto when we did was because of my faith's Lenten season: DH and I both give up alcohol for this 40 day period. So adding this low carb way of eating seemed like a good add-on at this time. Well, we don't consider Sundays in this fasting, so on Sunday evening I had 2 glasses of champagne (the bottle was already open and sitting in the back of my refrigerator). OMG, did I get sick afterwards! Now I believe the warnings that your tolerance for alcohol goes way down when on a Keto diet. It's Tuesday and I still feel nauseous, shaky and have extremely low energy. But it turns out that this may be a double whammy, since this is the time that people new to Keto may get the "Keto flu". And, by golly, I believe I have me a case of it now. Part of me wants to quit right now, but the larger part says to stick it out, things should get better in a few days.
My blender was broken and a new one just came in from Amazon. Going to peruse the recipes and fat bombs to see what might strike us as hitting the spot over the next few days. I think one of the first things we'll try is cream cheese waffles/pancakes. Here's a recipe for them, supplied by Sparker NIGHTSKYSTAR:
2 ounces cream cheese
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Whiz in a blender or magic bullet, then cook as usual in a waffle iron. Makes 1 serving of about 6 small size waffles. You can also use it to make pancakes..if you don't use an egg ring they will be thin but delicious
That's it for now... more updates in a couple of days. Thanks for reading!