reflectandwonder said: Sorry to keep on bothering you but do you take any supplements? I've been on all the keto forums & sites and there's been a lot of people suggesting supplements for further weight loss & adjustment. People said to take 5-HTP for serotonin because on keto, the lack of carbs make people cranky and emotional. Also, people said to take 7-keto. I don't know what this does though. Supposedly, it suppresses appetite and increases your energy like crazy? Have you taken these or recommend other things?

Hmm I haven’t felt more angry or emotional on keto, probably the opposite actually. I get serious highs and lows from sugar and bitchy carb cravings so I’m feeling way more stable on keto hah! Everyone’s different though.

And I don’t like to take appetite suppressants of any kind. I took “diet pills” from age 13-17 and I’m pretty sure they’re the reason I have IBS and a wack metabolism now :(

I don’t take any supplements to aid my keto-process; I have been doing it naturally and I still get the same great results! I do take silica gel daily as well as a gummy multivitamin, but that’s about it. I definitely recommend a multivitamin on keto to make up for the lack of fruit!

Cauliflower “Mac & Cheese”!

This was AMAZING! And my non-keto boyfriend even loved it (he added hot sauce too)

You need:

Baking dish
Cauliflower
Cream cheese
Velveeta (can use extra cream cheese)
Mustard
Garlic and onion powder
Salt and pepper
Shredded cheese
Grated Parmesan (powdery kind)

Start by steaming chopped cauliflower, and leave it in the colander to drain completely before putting it in your casserole dish.

The sauce I didn’t do exact measurements (as usual) but I did start by simmering 3/4 cup heavy cream, then added cream cheese and velveeta until it was semi-thick. Then I added a bit of mustard, some onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and white pepper, and added big pinches of shredded cheese until thick.

Put cauliflower and cheese sauce in baking dish, mix it up, and top with more shredded cheese and grated Parmesan.

Bake at 375 for about 20-25 min. Let cool for 5 min, and serve!

Woke up today with leg definition?!
1.5 months lifting with a personal trainer, and 2 weeks at my new spot, TITLE Boxing Club. It is THE BEST workout I’ve ever gotten and I honestly feel like in only 2 weeks I’m especially seeing huge results!
LIKE I WORE SHORTS TODAY (?!?!) which I never ever do but now my cellulite has decreased like 50% from keto + HIIT/ lifting.
Also FYI, I’M NOT WEARING A UNITARD, black shorts and shirt, I’m awkward…

Woke up today with leg definition?!

1.5 months lifting with a personal trainer, and 2 weeks at my new spot, TITLE Boxing Club. It is THE BEST workout I’ve ever gotten and I honestly feel like in only 2 weeks I’m especially seeing huge results!

LIKE I WORE SHORTS TODAY (?!?!) which I never ever do but now my cellulite has decreased like 50% from keto + HIIT/ lifting.

Also FYI, I’M NOT WEARING A UNITARD, black shorts and shirt, I’m awkward…

Went out to lunch with a friend today!
Frittata with spinach, Brie, parmesan, and roasted tomato, with a side of grilled asparagus!
Keto-ing away from home isn’t too hard!

Went out to lunch with a friend today!

Frittata with spinach, Brie, parmesan, and roasted tomato, with a side of grilled asparagus!

Keto-ing away from home isn’t too hard!

YES COSTCO YES

0g net carb! (3g carb - 3g sugar alc)

And they taste like CHEWY BROWNIES

YES COSTCO YES

0g net carb! (3g carb - 3g sugar alc)

And they taste like CHEWY BROWNIES

Hummus and pita!
Classic Sabra hummus and Joseph’s brand mini pita pockets.
6g net carb… 6g fat

Hummus and pita!

Classic Sabra hummus and Joseph’s brand mini pita pockets.

6g net carb… 6g fat

Swordfish and asparagus for dinner!

Swordfish and asparagus for dinner!

Got a zucchini at the farmers market today so I pan-fried it in butter and soy sauce, topped with Pink Himilayan salt, pepper, and sesame seeds! One of my favorite easy lunches. 

2g net carb…… 8g fat

Got a zucchini at the farmers market today so I pan-fried it in butter and soy sauce, topped with Pink Himilayan salt, pepper, and sesame seeds! One of my favorite easy lunches.

2g net carb…… 8g fat

LET’S TALK ABOUT MY CHEAT MEAL…
I promised myself a cheat meal after my first 20 pounds down this round of Keto, and yesterday was the day! I chose Benihana. I ordered the shrimp and steak with no rice, but instead, extra veggies!
I’ll admit I had a few bites of my boyfriends fried rice but overall, Benihana done right isn’t that bad for Keto. Lots of oil and butter, meat and vegetables, a broth based soup, small salad… Everything was great BUT they did serve a free scoop of ice cream, so there was my little “cheat”!
Weighed myself today and I’m up 1.2 pounds. NOT BAD! Checked my Ketostix and I’m still Largely in ketosis! 1 scoop of ice cream and probably like 3,000 calories and I’m only up a tiny bit of water weight.
Successful gigantic cheat meal :)
Now I’m cleansing with a Delicious Greens 8000 green juice and going for a 3 mile walk around the lake.

LET’S TALK ABOUT MY CHEAT MEAL…

I promised myself a cheat meal after my first 20 pounds down this round of Keto, and yesterday was the day! I chose Benihana. I ordered the shrimp and steak with no rice, but instead, extra veggies!

I’ll admit I had a few bites of my boyfriends fried rice but overall, Benihana done right isn’t that bad for Keto. Lots of oil and butter, meat and vegetables, a broth based soup, small salad… Everything was great BUT they did serve a free scoop of ice cream, so there was my little “cheat”!

Weighed myself today and I’m up 1.2 pounds. NOT BAD! Checked my Ketostix and I’m still Largely in ketosis! 1 scoop of ice cream and probably like 3,000 calories and I’m only up a tiny bit of water weight.

Successful gigantic cheat meal :)

Now I’m cleansing with a Delicious Greens 8000 green juice and going for a 3 mile walk around the lake.

Greatest thing I’ve ever eaten…

Low Carb Village Hearth Light toast
Sliced organic avocado 
Sprinkled some Pink Himalayan salt 
Sprinkled 1 tsp hemp seeds
Organic local alfalfa sprouts

SO SO GOOD: SO SO HEALTHY 

6g net carb….. 20g fat

Greatest thing I’ve ever eaten…

Low Carb Village Hearth Light toast
Sliced organic avocado
Sprinkled some Pink Himalayan salt
Sprinkled 1 tsp hemp seeds
Organic local alfalfa sprouts

SO SO GOOD: SO SO HEALTHY

6g net carb….. 20g fat

ZERO CARBS! 😻 got at whole foods

ZERO CARBS! 😻 got at whole foods

Warm Chocolate Chia Hemp Pudding!

Chia seeds are my shiz lately, but I just couldn’t really get into the chia seed pudding. Little did I know that if you heat up chia seed pudding, it becomes 7,269,850 times better! 

Chia seeds
Hemp seeds
Hershey’s Special Dark Powder 
Some heavy cream
Dash of cinnamon
Unsweetened chocolate almond milk
Truvia to taste

Measurements are up to you. Whip it up and let chill for a few hours/ overnight. It will thicken, so you can spoon however much you want into a bowl. Heat it and eat it GUYS ITS SORTA LIKE CREAM OF WHEAT OR SOMETHING. 

It’s real good.

Warm Chocolate Chia Hemp Pudding!

Chia seeds are my shiz lately, but I just couldn’t really get into the chia seed pudding. Little did I know that if you heat up chia seed pudding, it becomes 7,269,850 times better!

Chia seeds
Hemp seeds
Hershey’s Special Dark Powder
Some heavy cream
Dash of cinnamon
Unsweetened chocolate almond milk
Truvia to taste

Measurements are up to you. Whip it up and let chill for a few hours/ overnight. It will thicken, so you can spoon however much you want into a bowl. Heat it and eat it GUYS ITS SORTA LIKE CREAM OF WHEAT OR SOMETHING.

It’s real good.

Keto Rootbeer Float!

I made my own “ice cream” by whipping a mixture of heavy cream and sugar-free vanilla syrup, and placing dollops on parchment paper in the freezer.

Once frozen, plop one in a glass with some diet Rootbeer (I used Diet Hansen’s) and enjoy!

DELICIOUS! I feel like a kid again!

10g fat….. 0g net carb

Keto Blackberry Chia Jam
I saw a video on YouTube from Holistic Habits about making jam with Chia seeds, and I thought it was a great idea to make jam with way less fruit but keep the flavor and consistency!
In a tiny bowl I mashed 6 blackberries, and added a few big pinches of chia seeds, and a little dash of lemon juice. Mixed it up and let it sit overnight in the fridge. I buttered my Village Hearth toast and added a scoop of the jam, and for all this it was the equivalent of 2 blackberries! Basically negligible carbs, but great fruity flavor!
Breakfast is 7g net carb… 12g fat

Keto Blackberry Chia Jam

I saw a video on YouTube from Holistic Habits about making jam with Chia seeds, and I thought it was a great idea to make jam with way less fruit but keep the flavor and consistency!

In a tiny bowl I mashed 6 blackberries, and added a few big pinches of chia seeds, and a little dash of lemon juice. Mixed it up and let it sit overnight in the fridge. I buttered my Village Hearth toast and added a scoop of the jam, and for all this it was the equivalent of 2 blackberries! Basically negligible carbs, but great fruity flavor!

Breakfast is 7g net carb… 12g fat

Month 1 on Keto

Today is officially a full month back on keto (June 7 - July 7) and I have lost exactly…………. 17 POUNDS!

And it’s odd because this time around I raised my net carbs from 20g to 30g net carbs per day and I’m losing more per month than before! Going lower is still good but if you go over your carb count slightly one day, don’t worry about it, you’ll still lose weight :)

TRY KETO IF YOU’RE CONSIDERING IT, IT WORKS!!!!