In the first few days on Keto, I had no time to miss the things I can no longer eat. I was too busy trying to figure out how to make meals that I can eat. Another thing is that during the week, I usually eat on my own. There is very little in terms of temptation watching someone else eat. Weekends are a different story…
On weekends, we tend to eat more as a family and often will go have lunch out in a restaurant. This means not everyone is eating the same thing and yummy carbs are bound to find their way to our table. Although I have learned to ask about what is in a meal and adapt menus to find Keto friendly alternatives, I can’t force my family to follow my food choices. Today, I ate my steak (a very yummy steak) with broccoli and salad while others ate their food with french fries and poutine (a typically french Canadian meal consisting of french friend, cheese and gravy). I would be lying if I said I was not tempted at all.
As much as I love steak and all kinds of vegetables, I am missing the starches. Potatoes, are something that were once a staple in my diet, that I have now said no to. Dessert is something else that I miss. Having something sweet to eat after a meal had become a habit. This enforces my theory that I (and I think humans in general) eat out of habit rather than out of need.
Some of the foods I will really miss are my weekly McD. A tradition started 8 years ago to bribe my daughter into going to her dance class. Chocolate is another one I will miss greatly. Poutine of course will be missed and so will pancakes and waffles. I am sure I will come across food I will miss on a regular basis and I will reminisce of times where I enjoyed them. So far, each time I do come across a high carb meal I miss, I’ve focused on the reasons I went Keto in the first place. To feel better and get healthier. It’s gotten me 7 days. No reason it can’t get me through more. It takes 21 days to form a habit. I’m one third of the way there!