Friday, October 16, 2020

10 Thing's I've Learned One Month on Keto

 This week marks my fourth week on Keto fully.  I have remained in ketosis the entire time, I am not even sure how.  The first few weeks were so easy, and fun-I lost a lot of weight and I felt amazing.  The third week, I started to come down from that "high" and now in the forth week I am feeling discouraged and not sure what to do from here.  I mean, I'll keep going-I did make the commitment to stick it out for THREE months.  And honestly, this has been a good decision over all.

However, the first ten things I learned real quick was:

  1. I don't love things as much as I thought I would, such as eggs, cheese and bacon.  Growing up, and even being an adult I always limited my cheese and fatty meats.  It's just what I was taught growing up.  So when I started Keto I was like, yessss.....I can have my favorite foods, cheese and eggs.  Two weeks in, I am sick of cheese and eggs.  Not to mention, when I see recipes of cheese made into anything crunchy I get totally just grossed out by all the grease/oil.
  2. I do miss bread!  Again, something I didn't have all the time-maybe a slice once a week-but when you don't have the option to have any buttered toast with your runny eggs it's kind of disappointing.  I have tried keto low carb breads and they are disgusting.  I'd rather not have any then eat something that tastes like what I imagine cardboard to taste like.
  3. I do not even miss Sangria.  I really thought I'd have a hard time with this one, but turns out it wasn't a big deal at all to give up wine-and fun fact-you can still have some wines on Keto.  Just have to find the right ones.
  4. Chaffles get old, real quick and they basically taste like a dried up over cooked omelet.  Nothing more can be said about that.
  5. DRINK YOUR WATER!!!!  And try to drink more then your recommended amount if you can stomach it.
  6. EVERYONE HAS ADVICE.  Be it good or bad.  People, who didn't seem to worry about the fact that I am morbidly obese all have concerns with my kidneys and liver all of a sudden, because they "heard" keto can damage your organs.  And on the flip side of that, people who have been on keto before-and stopped all have advice on how I can improve my keto life.  The advice isn't asked for, and it isn't even helpful to be honest.
  7. My family will eat what I make, even if it's "healthy"....which is a big win for me.  If I make a "pasta" dinner with zoodles, they gobble it up!  In fact, when I make cheese mashed broccoli for myself because I have made them mashed potatoes, more times then not they take my side as well.  It's just that good.
  8. More inches then weight the forth week.  I didn't loose much at weigh in this last week, less then 1/2 of an ounce...but the inches off my bust, waist and hips is remarkable.  I can really tell when I put on my jeans, they slip on (out of the dryer) with no issues-no stretching just pure comfort!
  9. I am sleeping so much better.  I only wake up to pee once a nice, because-well water!
  10. I am working out, and actually enjoying it.  My frame of mind has improved and I feel better about myself-so much so that I am actually MOVING MORE, cleaning more, going to the grocery store and shopping instead of doing grocery pick ups.
I cannot wait for this list to expand...but that's all I got for now....

xoxo, Lela


  1. I have been thinking about going onto KETO. Would you be willing to talk to me about it a little?

    1. Oh my gosh, I am not sure why I am just now seeing this. I would love to talk to you about the Keto LIFE. I am not an expert. I just am doing what seems to work for me. You can email me at