My Keto Journey

Day 9: Holy Carbs!

If you have been reading the labels of the food you buy for a while, you may not be getting sticker shock like I am right now. Since I have gone Keto, I have had to check a lot of labels. Let’s face it, no one wants to be unknowingly yanked out of ketosis because of a small mistake (i.e. overlooking nutrition facts). So I’m checking labels and the first thing I’m checking is the sugar content. I obviously need to control my sugar intake so my body remains in ketosis, but I also want to control sugar in particular to try and eliminate refined sugars.

Often when checking labels, I get excited when a product has low or no sugars. and then I look at the carb content and my jaw drops to the floor. Holy Cow! Some of the things I have seen in terms of the amount of carbs in the foods we tend to consume are astronomical.

I was unknowingly increasing my carb intake by consuming cashews. A nut that I love enough to eat by the handfuls; but the carb content is a little on the high side. In other words, eat enough cashews and your body spits you right out of ketosis. Ouch!

The good news is that I’ve learned to be careful and read the label of almost everything I intend to consume. It’s been quite a leaning curve so far! I am sure I will keep discovering new things as I go along.

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