I am a stay at home mother to 3 beautiful smart daughters. I am homeschooling them and we love it. Gracie is my oldest and she loves anything artsy, Abby is my middle child and loves science and math and Lauren is my baby and she is a ball of energy. We live in north Texas and love Texas! We love to be on the move going to the museums, parks and shopping too of course.
I love to cook and tinker with recipes to make them mine! My husband and I have been doing a Keto diet since January 2018 and we are loving it and the results we are seeing. We have both had great weight loss and so many other healthy benefits besides just the weight loss. I wanted a place to share some of my favorite recipes and any tricks I have learned along the way.
Photo below is 1 year in! I am down 80 pounds and Clint is down 100 pounds.
How I keto…
I stick to a very strict 20 net carbs per day. My daily calorie goal is 1300 and my macros are set to 75% fat, 20% protein and 5% net carbs. I aim for a gallon of water each day but an absolute minimum of 80 ounces (I get horrible headaches when I get dehydrated.) I use MyFitnessPal to track my food, exercise and water.
I find it so much easier to stay on track if I plan out my meals, so I usually meal plan for 2 weeks at a time. It cuts down on trips to the grocery store and overall saves money because I know what we are going to eat and we don’t end up going out because there is nothing planned.
For the first 6 weeks of Keto we ate breakfast, lunch and dinner and sometimes a night time snack. However since then we have really just gotten to where we eat when we are hungry which is usually just once a day. I usually start my morning with a coffee, not always a BulletProofCoffee but some mornings I do but only if I know I have a busy day planned and won’t have time for lunch, with heavy cream and a collagen peptide powder. I rarely eat lunch because, why eat if you aren’t hungry. Dinner is our big meal but we don’t eat it late. I usually have dinner ready at 5:00 pm when Clint gets home from work.
If you are not a fan of plain water try sparkling water with some Crystal Light or Mio in it. I love ice cold water but, I also love flavored water. Just make sure anything you put in your water is carb free. There is no need to drink your carbs. One sneaky thing we discovered as we were just getting started is that every little packet of Sweet-N-Low has 1 carb. I was a huge fan ofSweet-N-Low in my tea or lemon water but, after I discovered that I have banned it from the house. I will have a Diet Dr Pepper once a week or so. As long as your drinks are carb free, stay hydrated.