low carb / high fat diet
We are all about creating the lifestyle you dream of and I believe that the first priority of anyone’s lifestyle should be themselves. Our health is the single most important factor in creating the lifestyle we dream of. One thing I want to address (politically correct moment coming),.. This is a post on a diet that has worked for me and I have consulted my doctor about. I would recommend that everyone choose an appropriate diet for themselves and consult their doctor when making a lifestyle change like this.
This is a journey my husband and I have just begun. the Keto diet… I’ve never been big on following a “diet plan”, I try to use my best judgement and have as much discipline as I possibly can when it comes to food (except when it comes to salt and vinegar chips or rocky road ice cream). I grew up following the well known FDA food pyramid diet guide that we were all taught in elementary school.
Our TRADITIONAL food pyramid
Ketogenic food pyramid
What a difference right? We are a week into this diet and I have to tell you, I don’t really miss carbs. There is a notorious “keto flu” that occurs when your switching your bodies fuel source from gluten to fat but honestly the only “flu like” symptoms I’ve felt was a headache in the middle of the afternoon on Wednesday and my focus isn’t quiet what it usually is.
This diet is a big game changer for me, especially after reading this article below.
I have several family members affected by cancer and not too long ago I began thinking “I wonder when I will get cancer?” instead of “I wonder if I will get cancer?”. This is not the way I wanted to live and more importantly not an experience I want my children to have. Being healthy is what this lifestyle change is about. Not body image, not dropping a quick 5 lbs… Its about leading a better life for me and my family. I’ts about spending less time in hospital rooms and more time on vacation with my family.
So lovely people, here we go on the keto lifestyle adventure together! Below if our first week of meals, I hope this can inspire your meal plan and take something away from it. Please let me know what you think in the comments below. I would LOVE to hear from you!