Chia seeds are working for me. I usually don’t buy the idea that one particular food is the most important to eat. BUT, if you’re doing keto or atkins and struggle with regularity, I strongly suggest a tablespoon or two of chia seeds per day. Nice mild taste and they have done wonders for my digestion.
I’ve tried doing the gel and adding to salads, but mostly now I just drink them down with lots of water.
Progress is right! 12 pounds down. Not bad for 25 days. I’ve really settled in happily to keto diet. I’m having no cravings and very little hunger.
I’m working hard to keep my diet varied — although I do love my bacon and various salads.
SW: 204.6 > LW: 143 » recent high: 176.6 CW: 164.6
Easy Cobb Salad
Another day, another great homemade salad. Devoured this:
2 c romaine
1 sm avocado
1 hard boiled egg
3 slices bacon, fried and crumbled
4 cucumber slices, cut in fourths
3 T Ken’s Thousand Island dressing
About 5 net carbs?
This may be my favorite salad yet. (You can also add cut up chicken and use ranch dressing. The bacon, egg and avocado are mandatory for maximum noms)
Oven baked turkey, homemade gravy, cauliflower mash (first time, yum!). Dessert: SF jello and whip cream.
Happily avoided: mashed potatoes, stuffing, apple pie, ice cream.
Here’s the recipe I used for mashed cauliflower: http://primaljourney.blogspot.co.nz/2012/10/rosemary-garlic-mashed-cauliflower.html?m=1
It was really good!
Still at 168.4.
This beast has been staring me in the face for months. Tonight I finally got on the elliptical. It’s was short and lame, but I did it.
In brighter news, still loving the keto / atkins induction whatever I’m calling it. Had a crazy, but deeply satisfying dinner of rotisserie chicken and a whole avocado, uh, and then some whipped cream.
So far, I’ve dropped about 8 pounds in 11 days. (The last three days have been the same.) I’m hoping some exercise with help my metabolism.
Next up: I really need to find a class of some kind to work out more consistently.
So many stories in this line. So many weight loss lessons, too.
Not thrilled about re-gaining some of the weight. Completely thrilled to have stopped every time.
I’m back on track once again. New lesson: I may have to accept my inability to do anything but some type of low-carb, atkins, keto diet for life. For me, higher carb diet seems to = lethargy, cravings. Low carb = energy, weight loss.
Lately, I’m focusing on getting a more varied and interesting low-carb diet with lots of homemade soups and salads. The next piece: getting back on track with exercise.
I made a killer and easy chicken, cauliflower and mushroom soup yesterday and will post recipe once I refine it.
SW: 204.6. » CW: 170.8 » GW: 155?
Luca and I made keto-friendly fried cheese.
It’s very easy.
Take a bag of Babybel cheese rounds, slice them in half, stuff with pepperoni and pinch them together. Give them a good few seconds in an egg wash, then cover with almond flour. Be sure to season the almond flour (we used Italian seasoning), then give them about 5-10 seconds in some incredibly hot oil. Dip in ranch.
Reason #2557272515638449 why I love this diet.
Mother of God.