Day 1: And So It Begins

I have to admit that deciding on a Keto Diet was not something that I had planned for very long or even gave much thought to. Crazy I know! You would think that I would have at least planned a few meals. But nope. This girl just went cold turkey and completely changed her pantry needs on the fly. So when I got to my kitchen this morning and prepared the lunches for my children, I was not quite sure what I was going to be eating for lunch. Spaghetti with Rosee sauce was not an option. I knew the easiest thing to pull off would be hard-boiled eggs. So that is what I went for.

My First Official Keto Meal

Ok, so it’s nothing fancy really. Just 2 eggs, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes and sliced cucumber. The whole sprinkled with salt. For something unplanned, it worked out flawlessly.

I took advantage of the fact that I had an early morning appointment to postpone my breakfast. It was 11 am when I finally ate my meal and this ended a 15 hour fast. Before the holidays, I had started intermittent fasting and would fast 16 hours daily and eat all my meals in the span of 8 hours. Lunch/brunch was very good. My belly was full and happy. However, soon after lunch, I began feeling the familiar symptoms of glucose withdrawal. Or is it? It seems a bit soon for this to start. I second guessed myself and decided that I may very well be dehydrated. So I made a tremendous effort to drink way more water than I usually do. I am finishing off my 4th 24oz bottle as I type this. Needless to say, I spent a lot of time going to the washroom today…

In the early afternoon, I made my way to my nearby Costco in order to stock up on some Keto friendly ingredients. A house full of sugary snacks, fruits and pasta won’t do me any good. I purchased some raw almonds and cashews, almond milk (unsweetened of course) and coconut milk, avocado, zucchini, shrimp, baby peppers, mushrooms, you get the idea…

Once back home, I prepared a shepherds pie for the kids to have dinner. Then I proceeded to create a mock shepherds pie.

Keto Shepherds Pie (Recipe to come)

Over all, I think day 1 went fantastic and I’m looking forward to this “diet” and to sharing the adventure. But right now, it’s time to lay my head to sleep. Tomorrow will bring more magic, of that I am certain.

Published by May

May Baydoun did all the “right” things and followed all the “right” steps. But she knew deep down that there was more to life than getting an education, getting married, having children... There had to be more than just the cards you are dealt. Watching her children play, she overheard her daughter saying “... just like mommy”. The sudden realization that her children, her daughters especially, would grow up to be just like mommy frightened her deeply. She was the role model of what a woman can be in this life and at that time, May wasn’t satisfied with who she was nor what she stood for. She was nothing more than her mother had shown her to be... A woman in her thirties, married with young children putting her dreams and ambitions on a permanent hold to raise a family. In that moment, she fully understood that she could not expect her children to become more or better than she was willing to be herself. It was a harsh reality check; and in that moment, she made the decision she would become the best version of herself she could be because she HAD to be the best possible role model for her children. That powerful decision, her awakening, meant that she could no longer accept the average life she had led up until that point. She set out on a wild journey of deep self-discovery. Not only of who she was, but who she wanted to be and how to become that woman who had that life. Along the way, she made the discovery of the law of attraction and suddenly her whole life made sense. The good luck... The bad luck... The past decade of her life. It all made sense. She had created it all. And if she could create it, then she could dis-create it and re-create something new. She began testing the theory and in no time was proven right. Fully trusting the Universe, she allowed herself to be led on the journey. She has had the beautiful blessing of learning from so many great thought leaders and piecing together the many pieces of life’s intriguing puzzle. Over a decade later, she has discovered her life purpose, and is living it fully. Now that the student has become a master, she teaches others the principles that have led to her radical life transformation and how they too can leverage (or hack) the Universe to get anything they want... without breaking any of the laws!

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