The Beginning of My Keto Diet - Life of Becca G

The Beginning of My Keto Diet

Hey. What’s up. Hello. I’ve been gone awhile. Don’t judge me.
A couple weeks ago I got the bridesmaids dress in for a wedding I’m in on July 7. Saw the size and thought cool, I sized up so I’ll be totally fine. HA! God laughed at me while I ate my cheeseburger and fries. Went to zip the dress up. Nope, not happening. Shit. The wedding is a little over a month away at this point and I’ve been told it’s easier to take in a dress than it is to make it bigger. So I had to put down that cheeseburger and figure something out.
Fast forward two weeks and I’ve started the Keto diet. I’m on day 2. And it’s HELL. 🙂 I’ve been told the first week makes you feel like you’re going to die and THEY WEREN’T LYING! It’s something called the “Keto Flu” where you get all these terrible symptoms like light-headedness, nauseous, muscle cramps, etc. and I feel like I already have them all. So anyway, I thought I would take you all on this journey with me. Daily. Or every other day. Who am I kidding? It’ll probably be monthly at the rate I go on here.
So here we are. Ending day 2. Day 1 was fine. I was like yes, I’ve got this. Cravings weren’t too bad because I was determined. Went to the gym last night and everything. Then I woke up this morning feeling fine. I thought “ha I’ma beat this keto flu nonsense”. As soon as I got out of bed God laughed at me again. Instant sickness took over. I felt light-headed and like I hadn’t eaten in days. I’m also a hypochondriac so I’m gonna go ahead and assume part of it has to do with that. My Mom texted me to tell me to get Powerade Zero to help with electrolytes. First off, what the hell are those? And how do I get more in my body? I’m so used to eating a diet consisting of nothing but processed food and carbs. I don’t know the terminology for a healthy diet. But whatever.
So I packed my healthy, nasty (not really but when other people bring in chicken strips and tacos, it’s not the best) breakfast and lunch and headed out the door to pick up some Powerade Zero. Of course, the gas station didn’t have that but they did have Propel and it has the words “water beverage with electrolytes & vitamins” on it so I figured it would be okay. I don’t know if it’s in my head or not again, but I feel like the first bottle I drank kind of helped me.
I had the same breakfast these first two days. An egg wrapped with bacon with mozzarella cheese on top. I made these in cupcake pans because I’m Pinterest worthy. Today I included a little wedge of Baybell cheese with it. I also brought coffee today with some Stevia and a splash of cream (no way jose am I drinking black coffee) but couldn’t finish it because I also had my Propel and my normal thing of strawberry lemon water (I’ve been told hydration is the key here).
For lunch the first day I had a salad with salami, mozzarella, and a hard-boiled egg with Ranch dressing (praise God I can have freakin’ Ranch dressing). And then I made some strawberry smoothie thing with strawberries, heavy cream, coconut milk, and vanilla extract in it. I made the mistake of freezing it the night before so it wasn’t that good. For lunch today I had turkey, colbyjack cheese (I don’t know if it’s allowed but oh well) and mayo wrapped with lettuce. Two of those. And an avocado. And two strawberries. For a snack I’m gonna eat salami with some of that cream cheese spread with a cow on it. I can’t think of the name right now.
I’ve felt pretty full after eating both lunches but also I would die for the candy that’s sitting in the kitchen, too. So there’s that. My cravings are BAD right now. Like it’ll be a freakin’ miracle if I don’t break this first week. I just have to keep thinking about not fitting in to that dress. Sometimes I wonder if it’s really worth it. But I WILL PREVAIL FOR YOU AMANDA!
For dinner yesterday I had an avocado topped with taco meat, cheese, and sour cream. It was actually pretty bomb . com, if I do say so myself. Shoutout to the girl who gave me that idea on Facebook. I don’t know what dinner looks like tonight. I’m thinking some zoodles, shrimp, and alfredo sauce. I don’t know. We’ll see.
I’m struggling getting more fat in than protein. And I read that it’s not good to have less fat than protein. And everything I read on the internet is true so I’m gonna have a nervous break down if I don’t figure it out. Kidding. Kind of. I just can’t wait for all this energy and mental focus I’ve been told I’ll have. Haven’t had energy since I was 5. I also can’t remember past like two days ago so who knows if that’s true or not.
Thanks for reading this long ass post. Update ya tomorrow. Or the next day. Or July 5th. Who knows. Tootaloo!
P.S. If you have any tips, tricks, or fave recipes for me, drop them below and I’ll love you forever!
 
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