It’s been an exciting day to say the least. I woke up at my regular 5 am and although I chose to stay in bed a little while, I didn’t feel the need to. Quite contrary to most mornings where I wake up and roll over to dose off once again. I didn’t drag myself out of bed either. I was up and energized. I went about my regular routine with ease and was out the door with my tea and a very packed lunch box! In it, I had breakfast and lunch.
In terms of meal prep, I am still winging it, so to speak. I don’t have a huge repertoire of Keto recipes so for now, I am following the rules and letting my imagination guide me. Breakfast consisted of sausage, boiled egg, broccoli, bell pepper and tomatoes with a Tzatziki sauce (yes I checked the sugar content).
I have to say that I expected to be very hungry by noon. Seeing as I ate my breakfast at 9 am. Noon came around and I didn’t even realize it. It was only at 2 pm that I finally forced myself to eat my Keto Shepherd’s Pie. I could only eat half of it. I figured if I didn’t eat something I would be eating my dinner way too late to do a 16 hour fast tonight. I had started intermittent fasting before the holidays and had enjoyed the health benefits that came along with it.
At dinner, I still wasn’t hungry. Again I ate only half of what I had planned to eat. One thing is for sure, I am certainly not starving on the Keto Diet. As a matter of fact, the few times that I did have cravings today were mostly from seeing food around the house. Like the chips on the table. Yes, I know… I should throw it all out. I am however choosing to ease my family into a Keto lifestyle. Besides I wouldn’t want three children going through glucose withdrawal at the same time. Yikes!
Back to the point! My cravings were not because I was hungry, but rather because the food is there and available. I simply tend to eat out of habit rather than out of necessity. Each time I felt like grabbing something to eat, I made it a point to ask myself if I was really hungry for it. The answer was always no.
Another big thing about today is that I am really diving into the learning process of what the Keto Diet and going Keto really entails. I’m digging a little deeper than the surface. I have equipped myself with 2 books on the topic and 2 recipe compilations that will help me out in the kitchen. I admit that I’m liking being in the kitchen and whipping up something good for me to eat. I have also enjoyed being creative with food. Dinner was Delish!
I’m looking forward to sharing the other beautiful things I cooked up today. I am officially at the meal prep phase where I am able to prepare meals for myself for the next day. Woohoo!