For the first time in forever, I’m back on my doctor mandated way of eating. Y’all, it’s not a diet. It’s a way of eating.
I’d like to address the whole sustainability portion of any diet for a second. There are lots of haters out there who have received FAR too much joy from my weight gain in 2016, claiming that the way I eat isn’t sustainable.
2016 was a year of regrowth for me, and unfortunately I also regrew thicker thighs, hips, ass, and a lovely FUPA. I also had to work on my emotional well-being after suffering devastating emotional consequences from December 2015. The last thing on my mind was eating right.
So here’s the thing, eating right – no matter WHAT diet you follow – doesn’t work if you’re not following it. So whether or not I was “allowed” to eat sugar in my diet or not, it’s not sustainable at all if I choose not to follow it. Sugar deprivation was not my problem. Finding myself was.
So now that I’m back to eating low carb again, I’ve decided that I’m going to give keto a shot. The difference between keto and low carb, high fat diets are that one requires you count marcos, the other doesn’t. I’m counting macros.
I didn’t think I was going to be able to do it, but I’ve done well so far, and in 8 days have lost 8.9lbs. I don’t feel even remotely deprived, and I’m full. Plus, I’ve discovered the magic that are fat bombs. The one I had last night was like dessert. Maybe some day I’ll get around to posting it here if enough of you want it. I’ve had a hard time getting 20 carbs. The one day I did, I ate a delicious chicken salad from Chicken Salad Chick and hit them right on, so I decided to recreate the recipe on my own. You can find it in its entirety below, along with a link to my favorite crock pot.
I’ve got a ton of friends in a Facebook group who are cheering me on while I cheer them on. If you’re not a pansy and would like to join us, click here and request membership. GIRLS ONLY.
Appliances & Tools Used for This Recipe:
- 6-Quart Oval Crock-Pot Brand Slow Cooker
- Set of 5 Colorful Melamine Mixing Bowls
- Farberware Polka Dot Silicone Spatula
- Vollrath 2oz Ice Cream Scoop