Using Delivery Food Services – the Restaurant Ones

Using Delivery Food Services – the Restaurant Ones

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So are you using the Delivery Food Services such as UberEats and Door Dash during this pandemic? I know you all are stuck in your homes like me if you are not at work. And I know that we are all tired of cooking. Well, at least I am. It is such a crazy time and I went from cooking 1 meal a day to having to prepare 3 meals or more a day for my family and it get so overwhelming, because nobody wants the same the same thing. And you all know how much I hate to cook. So, yes I have been using delivery service to make them happy.

How are you doing with them, if you are using them? How is your Keto journey going during the lockdown? Overall, how are you doing?

I find that I am struggling with boredom eating. I will pop things in my mouth even when I am not hungry. I hate that. But I have been working on replacing the food that I may pop in my mouth by exchanging it with water. I use a splash of MIO in my drink and it gives me some flavor. It has been a mental struggle. I have to ask myself every time I go to grab some food. Am I really hungry? Which 9 out of 10 times I am not.

Remember there is always the whole food delivery services also

What can you do?

  • I found some things that I do that have helped. I find that if I ask myself if I am hungry and actually answer myself out loud then I can hear myself say no I am not hungry and I won’t eat something.
  • I also find that if I keep on my intermittent fasting routine and bet myself something like getting to get off my self imposed to do list for the day to do something like reading I do amazingly.
  • Also, a big thing, I found that if I meditate in the morning I have more discipline.

Those are just a few of things I have found that make it easier. But also, I find it easier to order for my family through Doordash to get them food. With the free delivery right now it makes it easy for me so that I am not tempted with food. If I don’t prepare it I don’t taste it. But I also found that I love them. I can still eat Keto eating restaurant food. But it is not always easy. Completely Keto has on the go Keto. Which gives you all the foods you can eat from quiet a few different restaurants. It makes my life so much easier keeping me on track.

Some real good pluses with the On the Go Keto:

  • Never get kicked out of Ketosis
  • Covers all major fast food restaurants
  • Always know what to order
  • Discover which restaurants to avoid

It will also help when we all get to go back in the world and we want to eat out. We want to experience the world again. We want to see people. I don’t know how much your world will change once this lifts. I know I plan on taking things slowly since I am one of the people that are at higher risk and so are my two boys. They both have asthma and have had multiple bouts of pneumonia. But I know at least one of them want to go out and he is going crazy staying in the house all day. He is my active, always moving child. He can barely contain his self.

Using Delivery Service

I have found that using delivery service has brought some normalcy to our lives. It brings some of the world to us. Making it easier on my kids and even my husband, even though he has been back to work after his shop made it possible to follow the social distancing rules. I am still at home working and doing homeschooling. I actually love it. I’m finding it easy. But I know and understand not everyone is like me. I am an outgoing person and I am a go getter. But, I would rather do it from home. I am not a person that likes to go and do sit down dinners at restaurants, so after this all over I will probably continue doing the delivery service.

A little story about myself, just a precursor I am a person that passes out in crowds, yeah I am one of those.

So here is the story: (it is short)

I was at a good friends fathers funeral service, it was a grave side service, I was in the front with the family and what did I do right there and then, I passed out and almost ended up in the grave site along with the casket.

See short story, but I have done the same things at concerts and restaurants. It is embarrassing but that was the worse and still brought up by the family. But the plus about that incident I gave them a reason to laugh at that time. Oh and they did.

Meal Delivery Service – Meal Prep & Covid-19

Meal Delivery Service – Meal Prep & Covid-19

Okay, I haven’t used meal delivery service unless you call Ubereats or Doordash meal delivery services. But I have been checking into them. Just to make my time at home more at home instead of going into the store and picking up groceries. I was given this amazing article by Consumer Advocate and they reviewed some of the ones out there. It is a comprehensive guide of different meal delivery services out there for different lifestyles.

Meal Prep

That article had me second guessing things. I mean OMG those prices. But then when I broke it down it is basically what I spend on food anyways. But is it the best option for a budget friendly family. No, probably not. And that is what they talk about in the meal delivery service article. But if you are looking for meals to be delivered to you that is not restaurant food and you want fresh they are a great way to go. Now, as to be Keto friendly I would still definitely go with meal prepping your food.

Why? Because even now, during the Covid-19 pandemic we still have to eat. With meal prepping you only shop once a week. Prepare the foods whether it is cooking them and then refrigerating them or portioning them out so all you have to do is cook the day you plan on eating them. We do both in my house. I put together a freezer bag of the food I will be cooking and label each day. The ones that I will be using to slow cooking the food I take out the day before I want to make it, and then in the morning I put it in the slow cooker. Viola! I have my dinner going for the evening giving me my evening to spend with my family and with little clean up.

Soon, I am hoping that I can add a air fryer to the mix. And then I can really shake things up and hopefully make my life a lot more simple. I still hate cooking even after a month of cooking almost every meal every day. I don’t think I will ever be the mom who loves to cook.

Covid-19

Remember, that it is a personal choice and right now we have to make that personal choice to limit our exposure and contact with people. And meal prepping and even meal delivery is a great way to do that.

I hope you all are staying safe. This is a strange time for everyone and it is difficult to navigate your way through. So adding Keto to the mix can be frustrating. I totally get that and I also get that food is comfort for many of us. It helps alleviate our boredom and I myself have been known to stress eat on things that I love. But we will make it out of this and we will be stronger and more prepared for what lies ahead in our lives.

If any of you have questions or just want to talk remember I am one email away please let me know how you are handling things and how I can help.

Stress and Weight Gain

Stress and Weight Gain

Stress and weight gain go pretty much hand in hand, especially for women. It sucks. I have dealt with it for a very long time and it is a hard thing to deal with. It actually causes me to stress even more. But what are some things you can do to combat it?

I am one of those people that are driven to constantly be doing something. I challenge myself constantly, I compete with myself. Yeah myself. Like the beginning of this year, I told myself that I was going to read 50 books this year. For the whole year. Last year I had only read maybe 30 for enjoyment all the other books I read were for work, business or learning. I enjoy those also. But I think you get my point.

Well guess what I have done and it is not even February yet. I have read 22. Yeah, 22 books in 26 days. I want to make my goal. But I realized something I am not enjoying reading because I am stressing on it and I am also stressing on all the time I am wasting not working on my business and this blog.

Weight Gain and Stress

So how does this have anything to with weight gain and stress? Well, simple while reading I start thinking about all I need to get done. My meal prep for the week, my two blogs that I publish, my household chores, my new duties at my work outside the home and also spending time with my family. I need to find a balance.

But thinking of all this causes me stress and guess what that does it raises my cortisol levels. What is cortisol?

Cortisol is a stress hormone produces by the adrenal glands.

Now cortisol is not a bad thing. Your body needs it. But elevated cortisol can cause myriads of different symptoms and affects different cells in your body. Some of these effects are:

  • controlling the body’s blood sugar levels and thus regulating metabolism,
  • acting as an anti-inflammatory,
  • influencing memory formation,
  • controlling salt and water balance, influencing blood pressure 

So happens when you have too much Cortisol in your system:

  • rapid weight gain mainly in the face, chest and abdomen contrasted with slender arms and legs
  • a flushed and round face
  • high blood pressure
  • osteoporosis
  • skin changes (bruises and purple stretch marks)
  • muscle weakness
  • mood swings, which show as anxiety, depression or irritability
  • increased thirst and frequency of urination.

So Why Does Stress cause Cortisol Spikes and Weight Gain

Think about it this way. When you get scared, excited or startled your body produces hormones, like the rush of adrenaline and cortisol that courses through your body when you are on a roller coaster or you watch a scary suspenseful movie and that scene comes up and makes you jump. You feel that rush in your body well that’s adrenaline and cortisol. People can become addicted to that rush. You know the adrenaline junkies.

In the short-term, adrenaline helps you feel less hungry as your blood flows away from the internal organs and to your large muscles to prepare for “fight or flight.” However, once the effects of adrenaline wear off, cortisol, known as the “stress hormone,” hangs around and starts signaling the body to replenish your food supply.

But that fight or flight hormone surge worked for our ancestors a lot better than it does for us. They would hunt and fight off wild animals and they would get the rush and it would save their lives it also used up a lot of energy, so their bodies needed more stores of fat and glucose. Nowadays we stress on things that they didn’t we sit on the couch worrying about how to pay the bill or work long hours at the computer to make the deadline and guess what that does not work off much energy at all dealing with the stressor! And we are stuck with a neuroendocrine system that didn’t get the system update, so your brain is still going to tell you to reach for that bag of chips.

So What Can You Do

As I explained above that flight or fight that worked for our ancestors because they needed that extra slow down of fat burning. But in this day and age, we have the stress without the lack of food for many of us. And we don’t need to keep the extra storage of food to keep us nourished through the lean times. So what can we do to keep the cortisol levels under control?

  1. Reduce the stress in our lives.
  2. Change our habits
  3. Move more
  4. Eat right
  5. Get More Sleep
  6. Relax
  7. Have Fun
  8. Maintain healthy relationships
  9. Take care of a Pet
  10. Take Supplements
  11. Be Your Best Self

I know it sounds easy. LOL. Easier said than done. Especially for us that push ourselves constantly. I know I could do a lot to make my life a lot easier. Like not taking on so much responsibility. I work a full-time job away from home. I maintain two blogs and help others do the same and have three kids and a husband. Not sure what is harder the kids or the husband.

My Day

  • 5:00 am – Get up
  • 5:10 am – Coffee
  • 5:30 am – Research for Blogs
  • 7:30 am – Get kids up for school
  • 8:15 am – Leave for work
  • 8:30 am – Work (ugh – it pays the bills – I’m job & project analysis)
  • 6:00 pm – Off work
  • 6:15 pm – pick up dinner
  • 6:30 pm – cook dinner
  • 7:00 pm – dinner and clean up & prepare lunches
  • 8:00 pm – help kids with homework
  • 9:00 pm – work on blogs and social media
  • 11:00 pm – read and get ready for bed
  • 12:00 pm – sleep

That is my schedule Monday – Thursday and Saturday every other week and Monday – Friday the other weeks. It leaves me very little time to even do the things on the list above to help me reduce my stress level and my cortisol levels. The days I have off from my other job are spent doing the household work that gets left during the week.

So What’s My Plan for my Stress

I need to restructure my day and my responsibilities. And as you all know as an adult you can’t just let things fall to the wayside. But it does not mean I can’t delegate. My children are older now they can take on more responsibilities like doing the chores for the house. I have come up with a weekly chore list for each of them so I don’t have to do as much for the home.

Then there is Sunday shopping and meal prep day. That will save me time during the evenings so that I don’t have to go to the store every night and then come home and cook dinner. I can have my husband who is home by 4:10 put it in the oven and it is ready by the time I get home.

Also, I am working with my boss at my JOB to try to switch to 3-4 day work week on location and work 2 days from home. I am hoping by August not to be working outside the home at all and working all from home and for myself. But guess what I am not going to stress on it. Why because stress does nothing but raises my cortisol levels.

I will take it one day at a time

If you notice I am very scheduled and that takes away a lot of my stress. As you know this is life things get thrown at you when you least expect it. A sick kid or a failed plan. But having my day scheduled out to the minute takes away a lot of my stress.

So how does meal prep come into this? Well, easy one last thing I don’t have to think about and do during the day. In actuality planning and preparing food is the bane of my existence. Seriously I hate thinking about what to have and what to buy to make it and I hate having to prepare it every night. And I am sure a lot of you are like me. It is just easier to pick something up from a restaurant or the deli at your grocery store.

But that is not good for you. We all know that. So Meal Prep is where it’s at. You plan everything out for your week. You have it ready to go for each day and there is less stress and you are not eating foods that cause you to gain weight. I know that sounds too easy and I agree. I myself am struggling with it But it is a habit I want to be part of my life to make my life easier.

Why? Because I am tired of eating right and still staying the weight I am or gaining. I stick to strictly keto foods and I couldn’t figure out why I can’t lose anymore. I do intermittent fasting I do strict Keto now.

Dr. Berg on Cortisol and Weight Gain

Dr. Berg has a complete series that has to do with cortisol and talks about how you actually have stress stored up. And how it stays with you in your cells. I found it really interesting. Here is the link to it and another that is very informative and this one talks about keto about cortisol and keto is also very informational.

I know that I can’t cure all of my cortisol stores or my stress overnight but I can do something to start righting it. Meal Prep, delegating household chores, cutting back on work and relaxing more. I find keeping a journal also helps You can pick up my free journal below.

So Let’s Talk about Meal Plans

I know I go on and on about Speed Keto. But really I find it is the easiest plan to follow and now there is Rapid Keto. And there is also a new cookbook call Completely Keto goes Mexican with some amazing recipes for all you Mexican food connoisseurs. With these meal plans all laid out for you there is no stress in planning your weekly meals. Add a side for your non-keto eaters in your family and voila you have one less thing to stress on.

Next week I am going to delve further on this subject of cortisol. I find it very interesting the effects it has on your body and that stress can cause you to gain weight. If you have any questions or suggestions please leave a comment below. But Keto on my Ketoers.

It’s the New Year, New You with Meal Prep

It’s the New Year, New You with Meal Prep

 

So, it is that time of year. The time of year where we write out our New Years Resolutions and make these impossible goals for getting on track with 2020. The New year, New You goals and Meal Prep. I am a firm believer in goals. I have many. But I never make them at the beginning of the year. I make them daily, weekly and monthly.

But I know this is the beginning of a new decade also and many people’s goals are huge and they are for the next ten years. So what are some of your goals?

My goals include getting my coaching certificate for Keto and Intermittent fasting. My goal is to help as many of you as I can to become healthier and more active. If I can stop hurting myself.

Short Story about my New Year

The short story there I decided it was a good idea to help my husband move a super heavy couch with my 13-year-old autistic son. I did learn a valuable lesson though. Don’t ever tell a boy who does everything literally to drop it down. Because that is exactly what he did. He dropped it and I, in turn, fell with a double recliner couch landing on my knee and hand. It hyperextended my knee and bruised my entire hand. Nothing broke but I was out of commission for a while on the blog and I am sorry about that.

I am not a blogger that has 6 weeks of content planned out. I am a spur of the moment blogger at this time. I read the emails that you send me and the comments that I get through my messenger or from the group. I would love for you all to join and share your journey and ask as many questions as you have.

New Year Goals

  • Lose my final 40 lbs
  • Stick to strict Keto and Intermittent Fasting
  • Once a week posts answering your questions
  • Do weekly lives in FB group
  • Do educational videos for Youtube
  • Have monthly help session for Keto on FB Group page
  • Introduce you to the GBA Club

Those are a few of my new year’s goals. I have more but those are the important ones to me. So what are your New Years’ goals? Drop a comment or email me. 

What Do You Struggle With? 

My biggest struggle is finding time to meal prep. I want to do it. My daughter is constantly on me to do it. She said it would help me achieve my goals and she is correct. Why do I say that?

Meal prepping makes your week simple. You know what you are going to have. For the most part, it is prepared or at least all the ingredients are ready to go.

Meal prepping can help reduce the stress that comes with trying to eat healthier. Solving all your food decisions in advance really frees up some of your willpower and mental stress, helping you reach your goals faster and with more ease.

Seven Benefits of Meal Prep in the New Year

Temptation Removal

You remove the temptation of just going and getting something out of the fridge or from the snack aisle in your local grocery store or a quick meal at a fast-food place. Meal prepping ensures you always have options that fit your dietary needs because you’ve planned in advance and brought your own food (or have something easy to grab from the fridge if you get a case of the munchies while watching TV).

Total Control

You have total control of what you eat. And I am something of a control freak. I really wish you could see me. LOL.

When you prepare your food you have control of what is it. You won’t be adding things such as added sugars or preservatives. You won’t have to guess to know it falls in your macros and you know you will like it. You are also ensuring you get the best-quality options and more fresh ingredients because you are selecting them yourself.

Hunger Management

You will have food at hand, which means you can eat when you feel hungry instead of waiting until you are starving and binging on the first thing you find that sounds good. I know that the more you do Keto the less you get hungry, but there are those times that you want something to eat. Maybe because of stress, or hormone spikes or any other reasons and if you have a snack that is planned that helps.

Time Saver

Meal Prep is a time saver. I know I said I need to find time to do it. But really think of it. If I take one Sunday afternoon to prepare all my meals for the week how much more time after work would I have. My even routine as it is now. I get off work at 6 go to the store, try and decide what to get or dinner, get home by 7 and then cook for 30 – 60 minutes. That is 2 hours wasted just trying to get it all together and then finally eat at 8. Not good. I could save 10-12 hours a week by planning and preparing them on a Sunday all at once.

Money Saver

So how do you save money meal prepping? Easy you are not doing what I do and buying things that I don’t need or spending money on restaurant food. When I go to the store I spend at least $50 a night for one meal and some things for kids lunch the next day, at a restaurant, it is much more and I still have to go to the store to by lunch for the kids and husband next day. Family of five. Ugh. But if I make a weekly shopping list, which I have done before I spend $150 for a week. Now let’s do the math:

7 X 50= 350 (ouch) buying and cooking the food nightly

7X50 + 20×5=450 (double ouch) restaurant food and lunches for family and me daily

$150 a week for all meals by meal prepping

I save $200-300 a week if I just get a good routine of meal prepping. Over a year I can save $10,400-15,600 a year. Dang Meal planning here I come.

Waste Eliminator

This goes hand and hand with Money Saver. Seriously have you ever cleaned out your fridge or freezer and thrown away so much food and just thought about how much money you just threw in the garbage. I just did that and it is sickening. Vegetable in the drawers, restaurant containers, leftovers. Ugh, the list goes on and on. But why? Because I got too much or didn’t eat all of the restaurant food. But $100 of dollars in the trash. Nope, not going to do that anymore.

The more you meal plan the more you will know exactly how much you need of the ingredients to get you by for the week and you can set up a budget to help you do that. I can see my self saving time and money and less waste if I just plan out week to week and buy groceries once a week instead of daily. How about you?

Stress Remover

Now, this a big one for me. I hate picking out foods to eat. I like having a plan. But I never do. But from this day forward I will. I am making this one of my New Years’ goals or New Decade Goals and Do MEAL PREP and making a new me and new you in this New Year. I hate stress and meal planning, in the beginning, maybe stressful but I think in the end it will save me a lot of stress and headaches by doing it and it will also help me reach my other goals such as losing that 40 lbs that I want to lose because I won’t have the slips I do when I just go to the store without a plan.

It may also cut out the stress of money a little. Since I will be saving by having on hand what we need and not buying extra that will be thrown in the trash later.

Best Keto Plans for Meal Planning

That is the main reason I love Speed Keto, it has all your meals planned out for the week. But the next step I need to take is doing the actual prepping. That way when I get home from a long day at the day job I don’t have to get everything together I can just heat and eat. I don’t have the temptation to stop by some restaurant and pick up something because it is easier because I am tired.

That is one of my major downfalls in my Keto Journey. I get tired and I don’t feel like cooking. Or as you all know by now I don’t like to cook. But as of this year, I am going to do some meal prepping and see if that can help me hit my weight loss and health goals. I like the way Keto makes me feel, I like the way I see myself as I get healthier. So I am taking this new year and new decade to make a new me with meal prep.

So I am looking into getting safe meal prep storage containers. Picking one day a week to meal prep and doing meals for my entire family. What are your goals? Do you want to meal prep with me? Let me know. We will start this year with a great start. I am thinking my next few posts will be about meal prep and the best programs to use so that it makes it easy. I know Speed Keto and Rapid Keto are two of the best for results and for helping you plan out your week.

So here’s to a New Year, New Decade, New You and Meal Prep.

Another great thing we have in this day and age is Meal Delivery Service, not an option for all but here is a comprehensive guide and the different meal options out there, check it out here, now it is not all of the meal delivery services but it is a good list.

 

 

Happy Holidays Keto Style

Happy Holidays Keto Style

The holiday season is upon us in full force. Thanksgiving was the beginning and we have about 3 weeks left in the season. But can you do the Holidays Keto Style?

Why not?

Holiday parties, work parties, family gatherings, heck you might just think that you should put Keto on the back burner and wait until the beginning of the year to get back on the Keto Wagon. But seriously why? There are so many things that you can do to make Keto easy on the holidays. I’ve told you over and over on this site and also through email that you’ve got this girl. And seriously you do.

I have confidence in you and in myself. I know keeping on course can be a daunting task. I’ve been there and sometimes I still am. But I am going to give you some of my go-to tricks to stay on track for the holidays.

Christmas Parties Keto Style

I know that most Christmas or Holiday parties have all kinds of sweets, but most of all there are alcoholic beverages. And being an adult you probably like letting loose and having some alcohol while out socially, especially at parties.

Tip 1 – Stick to basics like vodka, tequila, rum, whiskey and gin. I know that doesn’t sound like much fun who wants to take shots while you are a Holiday Party. But here is the thing. You can do them on the rocks or neat also. Which classes it up some, I go back to the old classic black and white movies I used to watch where they use the ice bucket and drop in a few ice cubes and pour over some nice whiskey over it. Or just do it neat.

Tip 2 – if you have to have a mixed drink do vodka and tonic with a squeeze of lime or add some Mio to the mix. Those are my favorite. I’ ve heard about using Bang drinks and adding a shot also.

But remember when doing Keto most of us become lightweights. So drink responsibly and stay safe.

Here is a good article for you to read on what you can drink that is low in carb.

Holiday Dinners Keto Style

I find that holiday dinners are the easiest to navigate through. I know what I can eat. But I also know it may not be easy for the beginner or the woman who doesn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings for not trying someone dish that they slaved over.

So I am going to start on the latter. Why because I know that was how I was raised. “That you need to try everything at least one bite. If you don’t like it you don’t have to eat it but at least try it.” That is so wrong and I will never do that to my kids. If they don’t like something they don’t have to try it. Most of the time they do but still you don’t have to.

My go-to when I am at someone’s dinner party is that my body does not do with that. Which is the truth! My body does not do good with all the carbs that are in foods. I am not lying and I am not being rude.

Oh, also you don’t have to finish everything on your plate. But don’t put it on there if you just want to spare someone’s feelings. Your health should be your number one priority. If you are allergic to peanuts you are not going to eat them to make someone happy. I know that is an extreme example because you are not going to have an allergic reaction that can kill you in a matter of minutes. But it does affect your health. So don’t worry about their feelings. Nine out of ten times they won’t even notice because you will have other foods on your plate.

Navigating your way around the Holiday meal.

I know in my family and group of friends we are always asked to bring a dish to make it easy for the dinner so that not just one person is cooking dinner, so why not bring something you know you can eat.

Appetizers:

  • Celery sticks
  • meats
  • cheese
  • broccoli
  • tomato
  • cauliflower
  • Shrimp (keto cocktail sauce)
  • moon cheese
  • Ranch Dressing
  • hot wings
  • blue cheese dressing

Meal:

  • Prime rib
  • Turkey
  • Ham (Keto)
  • Lamb
  • Seafood

Sides:

I know there are a lot more but if you are not cooking the dinner the thing will be to navigate through the dinner. Stick to basics of Keto, eat our protein and your fats. When I was my moms it was a little harder to get my fats so I made sure I brought my heavy cream with me and added to my coffee. I added melted butter onto my broccoli.

I had some comments about not having much on my plate but I just said that if I wanted more I could get more. I have always been a meat eater so it was not really big deal.

But think of it this way – you are there to spend time with your family or your friends. You can do this without sabotaging your efforts. You don’t need to eat all the food that is there. It is about the company and the conversation not about the food.

Don’t Mindlessly Eat

I know when you are with a group and everyone is snacking before and after the meal, it is easy to just put food in your mouth because it is there. But don’t play cards, drink water, have a conversation, keep your hands busy and if you are still hungry eat the meat. LOL. ❤

I have faith in you and I know you can do this. Heck!!! If I can I know you can.

If you want some good holiday recipes to check out the Thanksgiving post it has an amazing Keto Pumpkin cheesecake. YUM! You can also sign up for my weekly recipe email to get some really delicious recipes I’ve found and loved by clicking here.

Is Keto for Weight Loss or Health

Is Keto for Weight Loss or Health

So is Keto for weight loss or health? That’s a discussion that my brother and I had over the holiday dinner. I found out he was following Keto and I was really surprised. We shared recipes and how we felt about Keto. We were both surprised by the way it had changed our lives.

But when we really got to talking about it it wasn’t the weight loss we focused on. It was the way we felt.

My brother is 6.5 years younger than me and about a foot taller than me. If I haven’t mentioned this before I am the oldest of 8 kids. Yes, 8. We all are not from the same parents some have the same mom or the same dad but I have 7 siblings.

From the Mouths of Babes

As we started discussing the Keto diet we talked about food and how we have lost weight but then it got down to the real reason for it when my baby brother, who is 20 years younger than me, got involved in it when he asked us why we didn’t just exercise and eat low-fat foods. And we both said at the same time that it doesn’t work for us that our problem was inflammation. (Link to article about inflammation)

That is when the real discussion began. We both began explaining to him how much better we felt. That we didn’t have joint pain, muscle aches or any of the other problems we had before. My brother explained to my little brother that he could actually climb a flight of stairs now without being out of breath when he got to the top. And I told him I no longer woke up to severe joint pain.

My brother that is on the Keto diet wasn’t really that overweight he had the beer belly but he was actually pretty trim other than that. He is 40 years old and really quite active. He is a heavy machinery operator and that is a very physical job.

So What Did We Have in Common

We both had inflammation that was causing health issues caused by inflammation. And the Keto lifestyle helped us get past it. So neither of us were really doing it for the weight loss, we were doing it because of the health benefits. And after talking to him a little longer he told me he started doing it for weight loss in the beginning because his doctor recommended it so that he wouldn’t become a type 2 diabetic. He was told that he was borderline diabetic. That he needed to take some weight off.

So he did initially start doing Keto to lose weight. Like most of us that are doing it, but he is making this his lifestyle. He likes the way he feels that he doesn’t have the digestive issues he had before or the pain that was keeping him from living his active lifestyle. He loves taking his motorcycle out and loves riding with his club members and he also loves playing with his children, hiking, and camping. And now he can do all that without feeling miserable and tired.

Keto for Weight loss or Health

As we continued to talk we talked about how people can’t be sold on the health reasons for Keto. That when you tell them that they will feel better they go oh okay. But when you show them how much weight you can lose in a short time they jump on board with it. They want those fast results.

He told me he has told other people about how it has changed his life. That he feels like a new man and they tell him well you haven’t lost that much weight how has it changed your life. He goes into how his energy level has improved and how he can sleep through the night. He no longer is in a brain fog. They just don’t understand that and many people don’t until they experience it for themselves.

Speed Keto

And it is totally amazing the results you will see with keto if you are doing it correctly. So many people have won on Keto. Their life has been changed because of it. I’ve been a member of the Speed Ketosis Community for over 6 months now and some of the women and men there have totally transformed themselves. Losing over 200 pounds. And that is amazing but what is even more amazing is the way they talk about how much better they feel.

They talk about no longer having to take medications for all that ailed them before they started their Speed Keto journey. They talk about how they can do things that they were never able to do before. Like run marathons, go out and do a full day with their young children. I am inspired daily by the Speed Keto group.

If you go to many of the other Keto groups you will find the same things. Success story after success story. And yes a lot of them showing theirs before and after pictures. But that is not all they talk about their victories of their health success. Like getting pregnant after years of trying or not having to take blood pressure medications any longer, or no longer being dependant on diabetic medications. So Keto is not just for weight loss it is also for your health in my own opinion.

Another Question my Baby Brother Had

Don’t you get tired of eating the same things day in and day out? I don’t know why everyone thinks that. Do they really think Keto is just eating eggs, bacon and butter? It isn’t the internet is a wealth of information. And a lot of recipes. We don’t just eat those three staples, in fact, most of the time I don’t eat those. I eat such a variety of food that I never get bored with my food. I eat chicken, steak, seafood, and vegetables. My fats come from butter, heavy whipping cream in moderation, ghee, an avocado that I mix with things because I hate avocados. Yes, I am that girl. I even eat sweet foods. Have you ever been on Pinterest you can find so many desserts on there? My favorite is the ice cream and fat bomb recipes.

And then the other question is — how can you afford it it is so expensive? Well, now it can be. But how much more expensive it is than going to a fast-food restaurant every day or eating how you used too. You are not buying diet food. You are buying regular food. Meat and vegetables. And if you are doing the intermittent fasting with Keto heck you just saved 2 meals a day right there two to three times a week.

What I Do

I do intermittent fasting 5 out of seven days. And while doing Speed Keto I can do a three day fast. Which saves me some money right there. Yes, I still have to feed my family. But I don’t buy separate foods for myself as I used to on other diets I tried. Like Medifast, that cost me a fortune and it actually didn’t help me lose weight and it made my inflammation worse. And the food tasted horrible. I even did a program where it was six small meals a day and that was expensive and really boring I felt like I was always cooking or preparing food.

When I buy foods I buy the foods I like and that my family likes and I add a side for them. But lately I have been doing cauliflower mashed faux potatoes for the and the cauliflower rice and they actually love it. So win-win for my family and myself.

Keto is not hard and you don’t have to eat boring food. It actually tastes amazing. You get the flavor of real foods and fats. There are such variety and flavor. Remember the only things you are cutting out are the high carb content that the body doesn’t really need. It is not hard and once you find things that you love it really becomes very easy. But it becomes easier when you see and feel the results of it.

Why do you do Keto

So I am asking why do you do Keto. Is it for your health or is it just so that you can get into that little sexy dress? Email me and let me know. Or leave a comment below. I’d really like to know. I know I have weight loss goals still, I haven’t reached it yet. I haven’t even reached my health goals as of today and I am constantly learning about the wonders of Keto.

The more I learn about Keto and how it can help you the more excited I become. My daughter is even jumping on board with it. She has severe PCOS and is always in pain because of it and as she has seen by watching me and how it has helped me with my endometriosis, (I was never diagnosed with PCOS, but I know that it is hereditary.) She is excited to start so that she is not suffering anymore and can live her life to the fullest.

I’m starting my third round of Speed Keto and I am excited about it. I will be doing it with my daughter. I can’t wait to see how much better she feels and I can’t wait to see my results.

Why am I doing Speed Keto When I Can Find Everything I Need Online

Well, that is easy. It is laid out for your plan. You don’t have to think about it. I do enough thinking in my everyday life. And I hate thinking about what to cook. I actually hate cooking and that is why this site doesn’t have a lot of recipes on it and it also doesn’t have any cooking videos. I HATE COOKING! There I’ve said it. I work full-time and have a son with Autism that I home school. I have this little blog and another one that I run. I’m busy. I love doing research but I don’t like cooking.

So Speed Keto helps me. It has a shopping list, recipes and a daily meal plan. It tells me exactly what to do so that I don’t have to think about it ever. I just get my shopping list and go purchase what is on it. Prepare the meals as instructed and eat. Easy peasy. And guess what the results are amazing.

I know I go on and on about Speed Keto but really, what diet program can you do that you pay a one time $39 dollar fee that gives you an easy to follow meal-plan that tastes good and is good for you. With a support system in place if you have questions that doesn’t charge you monthly or that you don’t have to do research on the internet constantly or track your macros. And now they have an online store that you can get cookbooks, smoothy mixes, electrolytes, and more. The store opens on December 2 and will have everything that you need. Save this link to get you started.

My Reasons for this Blog & Speed Keto

So why Speed Keto? I don’t have to find recipes, I don’t have to think about it. It’s all action plus it is really simple. I need simplicity in my life, I make things hard enough by adding things daily to my to-do list. I am building a business with my other blog which I am loving. I’m researching weekly the benefits of Keto and educating people on it which I really love. I am sharing my experience with it and before long I will be a Keto and Intermittent fasting health coach that I show much I love Keto. I love how it makes me feel how alive I feel and I love sharing that information with you. I’m hoping I can inspire you to become the best you that you can be.

Whether it be just doing Keto or following Speed Keto, doing it for weight loss or for health reasons, I am here to help you. If you have questions or want to more about something ask me. Email me, comment below I am here for you on this Keto Journey you are following. I am by no means an expert yet but I can guarantee that I will research your question for you and answer your question. I’ve been learning more every day and I plan on being an expert. Until next time Keto on.

I am an affiliate for Speed Keto and I may earn a small commission on anything you may buy but I only promote what I use and truly believe in.

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