As I mentioned in my other post the blogger at Healthful Pursuit had some great ideas so I drew a lot of inspiration from there. Last week I listened to her #051 podcast on Thyroid Health with expert, Vivian Menegaz who specializes in the therapeutic ketogenic diet - the most rigorous form of the three. It was very interesting, especially for women who are struggling with hormonal, autoimmune, or digestive issues. You can find the podcast here.
I also found a lot of great ideas for fat bombs, keto approved desserts, and more substantial meals although I haven't had to press many of them into service because I'm not hungry and don't eat all that often. I did make this delicious chocolate peanut butter fat bomb recipe which lasted me about a week from Divas Can Cook. It was incredibly easy and tasty too.
Over the last month, I've realized I am not getting enough fat with each meal. Its much easier for me to eat greens, roasted red peppers, vegetable soups, and even make homemade spiced almond mylk everyday, but leave out the recommended 65% or more fatty fat. So, I find myself reaching for a delectable slice of cheese, a glass of almond mylk chai, or bone broth. I have to say, if you're not prepared to have something fat-filled around and within easy reach you might run into trouble. Since I prepared like crazy what I had lots of was food. Food I wasn't hungry for and had to have my husband eat in order not to waste.
On a fast day I'll have a bullet coffee, 8 - 10 oz bone broth in the afternoon, and a small plate in the evening with my family. Its surprising that the feeling of deprivation has completely disappeared whereas in a normal day if I don' t have anything to eat by noon I'd be starving. The ketogenic plan using fat virtually knocks all cravings, feelings of starvation, or deprivation out of the ballpark which has major appeal.
I think its safe to say I've hit ketosis. I need to have the bullet coffee before I get moving and active. I've been incorporating vinyasa hot yoga into my ketogenic plan as a way to stay active and connecting my mind-body-spirit in the process for fully integrating this major nutrition change in my life. Also, in the last week I've been adding in Jon Gabriel meditations morning and night. If you haven't heard of Jon Gabriel I highly recommend him. He's an incredible health coach and innovator of mind-body medicine in his approach to fitness and weight loss.
In my search for keto approved foods I found a new yogurt that works. Its a lactose free full fat variety. You can find it here: