My Keto Journey

Day 16: Making My Choices for Me

As the days go on, I am realizing that Keto, much like life itself, is about making choices that bring you closer to where you want to be. I want to be healthy, vibrant, energetic, and full of life. These key points as well as many other aspects are what prompted me to dive into the Keto lifestyle. These same goals and desires are what are keeping me going even when the tortellini I am making the kids is smelling so yummy.

Essentially, my desire for my health outweighs the desire for instant gratification and giving in to the temptation of something sweet or the wonderful aroma of carb rich meals. I’m not really ready to go entirely without the things I love. I’m thinking chocolate here. So I find alternatives that work for me. Things that are low carb and still satisfy me. For instance 90% cocoa chocolate. (Believe it or not, I have had to hide my chocolate because my daughter ate the whole bar I bought last time).

Keto friendly isn’t bland, or bad tasting, or boring. As a matter of fact, it’s some of the yummiest food I’ve had. The challenge of getting creative with what I can eat has me trying all kinds of things. I believe the word “diet” has a negative connotation that leads us to think depravation, or restriction. With the Keto diet, I have found this to be furthest from the truth. On a daily basis, I get to eat tasty, colourful and flavourful foods that I am loving. As my knowledge expands, so does my menu. The best thing is that the family is now tasting and liking the “Keto Food” I am making. There is hope in reducing their carb intake…