So a couple of months ago I was feeling sorry for myself because I was starting to look like an anorexic coke addict. You can read about it here…
Please Don’t Say These Things to Skinny People
I’ve always been on the thin side. My dad called me “skinny” all my life but I wonder if that’s just because he forgot…
I needed something to change and my friend insisted I try Keto. Dude I don’t want to lose weight I need to gain weight!! Just try it, he says. Alrighty then. Worst that can happen is that I wilt away to nothing but I’ll be a healthy nothing, right?
Now I’m the kind of person who will eat everything she sees, all the fucking time. I have a stupid ridiculous high metabolism. I eat, it burns away, I eat, it burns away. The struggle is real.
Anyway, so armed with a bit of knowledge, I do a wee bit of research on the things I now can and can’t eat. I’m super pissed that french fries, peanut butter and jam sandwiches, Nutella and chocolate bars are no longer allowed. Motherfucker!!
I clean out my fridge and my cupboards, get rid of all the bad shit, eat up the rest of what I possibly can in the week before I start this Keto bullshit. I’m bracing myself for temper tantrums and off the chart cravings.
The first week in, I’m optimistic. This isn’t so bad. I think I might even be able to handle this. I’m still really sad about the chocolate but I’ll be ok. I’ll get over it.
I’m starting to notice that I’m not ravenously hungry all the time like I used to be. Interesting.
I have had to learn to be really creative at meal times so as to not get bored with dinner. I like to cook, even just for myself, so I experiment and have some fun.
I’m drinking a little less coffee, more iced green tea with mint, having healthier snacks like unsalted mixed nuts and every now and then will have some popcorn smothered in butter (mmmmmmm).
I’ve even started exercising at home again, 5 times a week. Go Iva go!!!
So I get past month 1 and things are working out pretty good. My migraines have decreased drastically, my skin is looking a lot clearer (and my cheeks are filling out a wee bit too!!) and my clothes don’t seem to be hanging on me anymore. Woot!
Starting month 2, I slip in some chocolate because you know, it’s all about rewards too, amirite? Next morning, migraine. Shit. Well that backfired. Better get a different kind of chocolate next time girl.
I’ve had to completely revamp my eating which I thought was going to be extremely difficult but much to my delight, it wasn’t so bad after all. I’m not gonna lie and say I don’t miss things like bread, pasta, cookies and donuts(mmmmm donuts) but I’m managing ok without them (though I think I may be due for a chocolate glazed donut soon).
Anyway without making this a long convoluted post about a diet because that isn’t really what I write about, I just wanted to let you in on a little secret. Keto isn’t just for weight loss. It’s for overall good health, it’s about giving your body good shit instead of bad shit, you know, like french fries and chocolate bars (though I do reward myself every now and then).
It’s also about making a commitment to yourself to live a better and healthier lifestyle. No one said it was gonna be easy, but it will definitely be worth it. Stay tuned next month for another update.
Now to kick this smoking bullshit to the curb.
Peace and Love
xo iva xo
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