Many of you know that I have a love affair with food. Cooking is therapy to me and tryingnew foods is an exhilarating experience. However, most of the time, I follow a Paleo type diet. Also known as the Caveman or Hunter Gatherer diet. It’s not a diet at all, it’s more of a lifestyle. Low carbs, high protein, natural, unprocessed foods and eating when you need energy.
However, for approximately 2 months, I was on the Keto Diet. More out of support (because if you diet with another person you will be more successful) but it was a great way for me to get rid of a little bit of winter weight and rev up for summer.
The Keto Diet was really to help people who had a seizure disorder. As a side effect, many people lost weight and quickly. I won’t get into it scientifically, you can look that up yourself.
Here’s a few photos of the food I ate while on Keto. By the way, I lost 10 pounds. Just enough!
This is Keto Pizza. Nope, not a dough crust. Eggs and mozzarella cheese! It came out pretty good, but extremely filling! You can also create a crust using cauliflower, which is another Keto Favorite!
Veal Parmesan, Keto Style. The cutlets are breaded in almond flour and egg, then tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. I eat these anyways, oysters. Yum! What’s that you see? Wine? Yes, I can have a few drinks on this diet, which works out great! Though, since you metabolize things so quickly on this diet, you need to watch out, one or two drinks can do you in and cause a nasty hangover!Shrimp cooked in butter and seasoned with old bay. Delicious!
So the food isn’t all that bad, just no fruits, which really was a challenge for me! Some of my other personal faves were eggs cups (see my egg cup post here) bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers, and of course my bullet proof coffee, which I’m still enjoying. I got my bulletproof coffee recipe from the Bulletproof Executive, which you can get here. I have it every morning now, and it keeps me full, while also keeping my mind sharp!
If you want to see any recipes written out, let me know! For now, it’s back to eating normal (paleo 80% of the time) and I’m less than a week away from my vacation!