Day 2: Learning While Doing

It’s been an exciting day to say the least. I woke up at my regular 5 am and although I chose to stay in bed a little while, I didn’t feel the need to. Quite contrary to most mornings where I wake up and roll over to dose off once again. I didn’t drag myself out of bed either. I was up and energized. I went about my regular routine with ease and was out the door with my tea and a very packed lunch box! In it, I had breakfast and lunch.

In terms of meal prep, I am still winging it, so to speak. I don’t have a huge repertoire of Keto recipes so for now, I am following the rules and letting my imagination guide me. Breakfast consisted of sausage, boiled egg, broccoli, bell pepper and tomatoes with a Tzatziki sauce (yes I checked the sugar content).

I have to say that I expected to be very hungry by noon. Seeing as I ate my breakfast at 9 am. Noon came around and I didn’t even realize it. It was only at 2 pm that I finally forced myself to eat my Keto Shepherd’s Pie. I could only eat half of it. I figured if I didn’t eat something I would be eating my dinner way too late to do a 16 hour fast tonight. I had started intermittent fasting before the holidays and had enjoyed the health benefits that came along with it.

At dinner, I still wasn’t hungry. Again I ate only half of what I had planned to eat. One thing is for sure, I am certainly not starving on the Keto Diet. As a matter of fact, the few times that I did have cravings today were mostly from seeing food around the house. Like the chips on the table. Yes, I know… I should throw it all out. I am however choosing to ease my family into a Keto lifestyle. Besides I wouldn’t want three children going through glucose withdrawal at the same time. Yikes!

Back to the point! My cravings were not because I was hungry, but rather because the food is there and available. I simply tend to eat out of habit rather than out of necessity. Each time I felt like grabbing something to eat, I made it a point to ask myself if I was really hungry for it. The answer was always no.

Another big thing about today is that I am really diving into the learning process of what the Keto Diet and going Keto really entails. I’m digging a little deeper than the surface. I have equipped myself with 2 books on the topic and 2 recipe compilations that will help me out in the kitchen. I admit that I’m liking being in the kitchen and whipping up something good for me to eat. I have also enjoyed being creative with food. Dinner was Delish!

I’m looking forward to sharing the other beautiful things I cooked up today. I am officially at the meal prep phase where I am able to prepare meals for myself for the next day. Woohoo!

Published by May

A Mind-Body Wellness Advocate dedicated to helping people heal physically, emotionally and spiritually, May began her career as a personal trainer over 20 years ago. Although still a certified trainer, she chooses to change the world one person at a time from her clinic in the west of Montreal where she practices. A certified sport therapist, she has accumulated a collection of certifications in various health and healing modalities that allow her to effectively fix human bodies. Try as you might, you cannot take the personal trainer out of May. She has expanded her healing practice to include life coaching with a focus on lifestyle and wellness.

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