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Free Carbohydrates!

I must confess I fell off the wagon. Since my daughter’s birthday we can celebration in San Luis I have been eating a bunch of garbage and sugary treats. At the beginning I did he thought it was gonna be a big deal. My Brain justify it real quick. “It’s only to celebrate her birthday” or “She is turning 3 only one”. Well it didn’t turn out as I expected. I was binging and over eating for over a week after we came back home. I bet not know how to go back to my keto meals and regular routine. I gained weight back.  10 pounds to be more specific.  It was an untill yesterday “May the forth be with you”  when I was able to stay away from everything I   I knew I couldn’t have.  It was hard. I felt I was sick. My body was against me.  I crave sugar and  with the products all night long. Even those foods I regularly don’t like.  I felt the urge to shovel in my mouth anything and everything that have sugar but I didn’t. I fought it and I told on myself. I talk to my husband and let him know what was I going through.  He was patient with me and get me accountable until we went to bed.

As my husband packed his luggage bag this morning before going out of town I expressed to him concerned about me being alone. I’ll be at home with the kids all weekend long. DANGER!  Usually that’s when I eat the most. When I’m feeling bored, alone or unattended.  Before he left I told on myself again and express my fear to him. He kindly suggested to stay busy and take the kids to a family night in a church nearby. I wasn’t sure at first if I wanted to go. That would involve a little bit of socializing which I don’t feel like doing (I guess these might be side effects from detoxing). But I made the effort and drove there.

All I heard about this event was there was going to be bouncy houses and games for the kids. But Lord have mercy!  First thing as you walk in the building a table with all you can eat pizza (with different toppings and it was from Papa Murphy’s), chocolate chip cookies and individual bags of chip awaits you.  This was only my second day of sugar and wheat products detox.  It was hard, it was very hard to turn away food.  Not only because I am not strong in now but think about it it’s free food. There is nothing harder to turn away from but free food. It’ll matter what kind of food it is .  It could be any bag of empty calories, but if his free… Heck yeah!  And pizza. Are you serious call? Pizza been my favorite demon my whole life. No! I did not eat it my friend but I won this battle.

I know I will  struggle with temptations  for the rest of my life.  But I was thinking about it after I got home and it seems like all you find to eat is carbs. It’s almost like the carb overeating  it’s being highly encourage  specially to our kids. I work really hard to teach my kids to make better eating choices when.  Generally they do pretty good. But what can they do when all the choices they have are between carbs. Not healthy whole carbs,  but process ones. Those that helps you to develop an addictive behavior.  I fear for them. Hopefully they will understand better as they grow. And maybe by then  we will have better choices.

Mrs B

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Keto: The Day After a Binge or Cheat Day

It is impossible to follow a “perfect diet”. Allow yourself to make mistakes. You are human after all, you won’t be able to keep a perfect diet or a perfect anything else. The faster you accept that fact, the faster you can move on after a binge or a cheat day. If you were in ketosis and decided to eat over 100 grams of carbs you will have to start over. You might also have to go through the keto-flu once again. So here some tips that can help you to get back in track:

Do not panic: Freaking out about what you ate the day before does not help you get back on track. You have to think that we grew up eating differently and there is certain foods that we will always be willing to have again. If you stick up with the ketogenic diet long enough you might discover later that you don’t crave these kinds of food anymore.

Think positively: Remorse after a cheat day or binge is worst than the act. Once you feel guilty about the day before you are more likely to do it again. Try no thinking about it. Keep yourself busy.

Eat your meals: Get back on your routine. Eat your meals as you would eat any other day. Lower your carbs as much as you can handle but try not fasting. It is true that you can fall on ketosis faster by fasting but I suggest to do it any day except right after cheat day/binge.

Drink water: Keep your body hydrated. You might feel hungrier than usual on the day after. Remember your body will be adapting to the low carbs. Make sure you don’t confuse thirst with hunger. And don’t forget to drink at least 64 ounces a day.

Exercise: Physical activity does only have great benefits on your body but it also helps mentally. Exercise can serve you as a stress reliever and to ease depression.

The most important thing the you need to do is to love yourself, to love your body and mind. You are a unique piece. Beautifully handed carved. Keep up taking care of it and never give up.

Mrs. B