Operation Keto: Week Ten

Operation Keto: Week Nine Habits + Hues

Two days late to this week’s Keto update post, but I have a good reason. If you follow me on Instagram you will know I spent two days deep cleaning and KonMari-ing my house and it was both so so hard and so so rewarding. On top of that, the cold I thought I was done battling, has now found itself a new home in my top right nostril, creating the most uncomfortable sinus pressure. Whatever scientists are out there trying to cure the common cold, I will deep clean and KonMari your home for free to get you to find a cure faster! PLEASE help me! But anyways, back to the Keto update.

Weekly Update Q’s

Weight Loss or Gain

I wasn’t surprised to see that there was no change this week. Little to no exercise and not intermittently fasting definitely had its effect. I also did have two slices of pizza on Tuesday 🙈. Once again pizza has been my downfall…but it was worth it.

How Do I feel?

Not great. Exercise, specifically running, helps my energy and mood so much, and I never realize how much until I go a week or two without it. For instance I’m so tired right now that I’ve taken about 1320234 breaks writing this post. Hopefully once this next week (week eleven) is up I’ll be writing a different response to this question.

What are Your Go-To’s for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks?

I bought a new Keto cookbook this week that I am L-O-V-E, in love with! It’s called Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen. My favorite recipes I’ve made so far have been the Lemon Poppyseed Quick Bread (UH-MAZING, I’m already planning on making it again next week). We went to a friend’s house for dinner and Monopoly Friday night and she made the cookbook’s Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner and it was incredible. The skin of the chicken thigh was so perfectly seasoned and crunchy, I’m repeating that recipe this week as well. The next recipe I made and loved was the Spinach Artichoke Soup with Chicken. I made this when Brett was away for work and it lasted me 2 1/2 days for lunch and dinner! It also only took 10 minutes to make which is a big WIN in my book. Highly recommend buying this book ASAP.

Overcoming Temptation to Break the Diet…

This last week I’ve been especially curious about the sustainability of the Keto diet. Not because I don’t want to stay Keto forever, but because I was confused about how one stays successful on the diet without everrrrr cheating. Because life isn’t life without dessert! In my research I kept coming across the term fat-adapting. Apparently this happens after 3+ weeks on the Keto diet (no cheating). Your body’s cells learn over the first few weeks of Keto how to use fat first and carbs second for energy. After enough time in constant ketosis you reach the fat-adaption stage and are able to add carbs into your diet more while still keeping your body a fat-burning machine. Basically you use the Keto diet to reach ketosis and eventually fat-adaption, but you don’t have to stay in ketosis to be fat-adapted. You can watch this super informative video about the difference here! All that to say is I’m glad that I won’t have to worry every time I “cheat” that I’m starting at square one, which in turn makes me even more in love with living the Keto lifestyle forever.

I still can’t believe I’ve been following a “diet” for this long! As a seasoned yo-yo dieter, the discipline and satisfaction I’ve gained since going Keto has been life changing. If you are on the fence to try it, just jump!

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