I’m an experimental type of person. I like trying new things, especially when it comes to my diet regimen if it claims to be beneficial and healthy. I am no Morgan Spurlock. I have no desire to go on a fast food diet for 30 days (or the like) because I can tell you how I would feel day 1. The last time I ate at MD was probably 7 years ago and I still remember how shitty I felt almost immediately after. However, when I research a little on a new diet trend and it speaks to me in some way, why not?
Recently, I was eating a mostly vegan diet (I ate some honey here and there and when I really felt a meat craving, I would listen to my body and eat the cleanest meat possible). I’ve always loved the idea of the vegan diet because we aren’t killing animals to satisfy our dietary needs. On the other hand, I believe that our intelligent body is always giving us signs that we need to listen to. I have started feeling more tired than normal and irritable and I feel like this is because of the high carb diet I was used to eating. I felt like I was constantly hungry all the time and craving sugar. Then, last week I watched a documentary called “The Magic Pill” which discussed the ketogenic diet and showcased three different people’s health transform after changing their diet. I figured I’d give it a try. There are a ton of recipes that are attainable through Pinterest or you may just google some. I like this website to look for resources to help through this transition. Unfortunately, there are a few things I don’t like about this site. It has some unhealthy recommendations like fast food eating guides and they also state that sucralose is fine… this is not fine! It’s a neurotoxin and has been shown to cause cancer, so I wouldn’t follow their plan on these recommendations.
- Here’s the bottom line: You want to eat a high fat diet with healthy fats (coconut oil, pasture raised and non-GMO animal fats, avocado oil, olive oil, ghee), lots of low carb vegetables- lots of greens (no grains, root vegetables- potatoes, carrots, beets, sweet potatoes/yams, etc.), some protein (not a lot) from pasture raised and fed non-GMO food, and low fruits (berries and lemons and limes are fine at small amounts because of their sugar content).
I’m planning on documenting my journey here every week for the next 2-3 weeks with how I’m feeling and also some foods and recipes that I’ve been using. My goal is to get rid of eczema that I have on my right middle finger, increase energy and mood, and help with my little mama pouch (honestly, I’m not too worried about the last one…just curious to see if it will help decrease this).
Here’s to the Keto diet!
Let me know if you found this post helpful? If so, let me know! I’d love to hear from you! See ya next week!
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