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YEY but NEY

Lately, I’ve been seeing GREAT results. My body is looking tight! Abs, legs, booty (still got a lil tum, but ya know,… that’s life sometimes). I’ve been sticking strict to this Keto. I even went out to dinner with some gal pals and literally just had meatballs with a little bit of sauce (that they claimed was no carb… lil skeptical). My friend ended up getting a snicker doodle and ice cream – so jealous and i only had whiskey on the rocks to drink. Like you guys… this is my life and I am doing it!

HOWEVER…. as great as my skinniness and abs, booty, life thang is going, i might need to carb up a bit.

I.Am.WEAK. So weak that just climbing up my stairs hurts my leg muscles. So weak, that when i get home the only thing I want to do is eat and sleep. So weak that i somehow hurt my back (not sure if correlated) and have no idea how. So weak that every morning when my alarm goes off, I just want to sleep all day and not get up. So weak that having 2 glasses of alcohol gets me drunk…. whoops.

Sure, I always want to sleep all day and relax but man this shit has been rough this week. It could also be that it is also that time of the month (ugh) so maybe that had something to do with it? All i know is that I was looking up people who are in their second week and blog like me and they all have this INSANE amount of energy and I’m like WTF? HOw?!? i’m like dying trying to go up my stairs.

I think I’m realizing that I can definitely do Keto (and I’m so stoked about it)…. but maybe not as long term as others. In my mind, I see it more as a crash diet to look skinny on the beach, not necessarily a life style to continue forever (I enjoy cheesy gordita crunches too much).

So we’ll see what happens. I might increase my carbs to 30/50g till my vaca. Hopefully that helps – to be continued!

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&& I’m baaackkk…. kinda. ;)

Hi Keto fam,

I’m back and this time back in ACTION as in I’ve gone keto (again). I know I’m super inconsistent….

The biggest difference this time around is that I’ve found a solid plan that is working for me. I’ve done more research and I’m being more creative and aiming this ketoness to me rather than doing what everyone else does.

My bf (as amazing as he is) is someone who is okay with not eating… I, however, LOVE eating. Soooo I’ve found foods and recipes to make so that I can still eat and still stay under the 20G (at least for week one, week 2 might increase to 30G for my own mental sanity, but will most likely stay under 20 anyways…).

Pretty much I eat about 3 times a day with a snack and shitton of water and coffee and that helps me immensely! I also do a small work out at home aiming at all the body parts. Needless to say my abs are looking TIGHT (nice to see ya again:))

For breakfast 2 hard boiled eggs around 10A/10:30A

For Lunch: Tuna salad with 2 medium stalks of celery chopped up and mayo (cause lets be honest)

Snack time: QUEST BARRRR ❤

Dinner: Protein and cheese w/ some veggies here n there – it varies.

Tonight for dinner, we are having turkey burgers and i kinda like to make it so the turkey burgers are like the bun and then there’s cheese in the middle with a tomato so it’s like a turkey grilled cheese and tomato…. sounds good right? The boyf uses a romaine lettuce wrap and adds onion. Honestly, this is weird, but I F’ing HATE lettuce wraps so much. It makes no sense and I couldn’t even really explain it to you, but literally like loathe them. Hence, my creativity for turkey grilled cheese burgers…

So yeah, that’s pretty much my meal plan – OH and i finish off with 2 squares of 90% dark chocolate. AFter eating all this salty stuff all day, I need something to offset it a bit and honestly you get past the bitterness. (You’re just SO thankful for something different you’re like okkkayy).

Quest bars have also become my ULTIMATE saviors. Getting that sweetness mid day (like 3P) is the best thing and honestly what I look forward to every day (am i sad? haha).

Working out every day has also been super helpful. EVen if it is just the low low carbs and the workouts that are making it work, that works for me. I know I don’t need to be super strict about this, but it’ll be nice to look good in a bikini for a few days till i dive into a keg… haha… not kidding.

Anyways, writing on here distracts me from my hunger till i can go eat or work or something so I’ll be posting up in here on occasion.

Look out for more fun Kinda Ketoness.

Ciao for now ❤

 

 

 

 

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Dear Carbs

Dear Carbs,

I miss you. Sure I’ve been eating a bit more of you than I have for the past week with my oatmeal and yogurt w/ honey, but I still miss the bun on the burger, the tortilla to my taco, the thought of brunch without cringing at the carb count in a mimosa.

I miss the way you taste in my stomach when I take a tortilla scoop and plunge it into the dip filled with cream cheese, chili and cheddar cheese. I miss the bacon, chicken and cheese on the perfect bread covered with ranch sauce diving into my stomach. Sure, you’re not healthy and when I eat you, in the back of my mind I’m like WHHHHY, but those few minutes of happiness – I miss those.

With the weather changing and the darkness coming earlier, I can not WAIT to eat the crap out of you. In one week when I bake cookies for my office – trust me, I would LOVE to say that I’m not going to taste the cookie dough, but I will in all of it’s carb filled glory.

That night, I will most likely need to make two batches. One for the office and one for my stomach because I need to fill the carbless hole that is developing in my body.

I can’t wait carbs, but till then – please stop taunting me with your looks and the visions of me diving into chocolate chip cookies, mac and cheese and pizza – it’ makes me drool and that’s not cute.

xoxo your beloved friend who misses you and will see you soon,

Julia

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One week in

So it’s been a week since I started keto and here is what I discovered.

The first few days SUCK like they are the worst. You’re constantly hungry and all you wanna do is say FUCK IT and eat whatever you want, but you don’t because you know that your body isn’t in it yet and that that one day of doing keto would have been for nothing!

My bf and I over the weekend had several moments of looking at each other being like should we say F it and go to brunch? should we say F it and make that delicious dip w/ scoops and trust me the temptation is SO there, but we didn’t. We stuck to it.

In fact we stuck to it SO well that we decided on a pretty simple Keto recipe – one of those one’s that are so weird, but actually sound good and guess what guys – it WORKED AND tasted DELICIOUS.

We made a buffalo chicken pizza WITH chicken crust – I know. Here’s the recipe:

https://www.ruled.me/buffalo-chicken-crust-pizza/

Seriously click it, make it, love it. It’s SO boss. We liked it so much that I actually made it again the next day – yeah I know.

As much as I appreciate keto, I have to admit that this is something that as a past personal trainer I would probably never recommend to my clients. I like the aspect that you lose weight super quick and that you get to eat the shit that you normally don’t get to when you’re looking to lose weight. However, I can’t get behind the fact that a “healthy” diet is meat and cheese when really your diet should be well balanced and maybe nix the carbs like bread and pasta for a bit.

Therefore, after a week of keto, I am adding back in fruits/yogurts and healthy grains such as granola and oatmeal into my diet. I feel like I got the benefit out of Keto that I was looking for which was pretty much to get myself back on a healthier track. (it was bit of an intense way to do it, but I’m happy with the results). Now I definitely appreciate yogurt, honey and granola and am So looking forward to having oatmeal, banana and peanut butter tomorrow.

I’ll most likely do this for one more week and then hey guess what it’s Turkey Time baby!

Lessdoooittt.

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Kinda keto going Keto

Hi again,

So I am giving this another whirl…

I tried keto awhile ago at about 50g of carbs a day, but at the time I was also trying to workout constantly, my job required me to lift a lot, run around a lot and honestly while trying to get into ketosis – my body could’ do it. It was just SO hard and i needed the carbs for energy. Since then, my job has changed, my life style has changed and I am definitely more sedimentary (which I know isn’t good… but I’m working on a good workout routine :)) I figured now out of any time is a good time to get keto going. SO I’ve been SUPER glutenous for the past few days (wanted to look at pasta/burgers/tacos and be like ew). I’ve been eating too many cookies, candy (thanks halloween) and thankfully my dairy sensitivity keeps me away from ice cream. SO HERE WE GO.

I’m also only doing this till 11/17 which is when I head home to California and anticipate eating WAY too much taco wagon and all my favorite home town delicious grub that I miss so much.

Today to start I am having an iced cold brew by starbucks for a total of 0G of carbs. Recently, I discovered that Dunkin has 3G of carbs in their coffee… not sure how that happens with coffee, but needless to say, the boyf and I are moving to Starbucks for the 0G to start the day.

For Lunch I have packed 2 hard boiled eggs, 3 lettuce sticks and 2 string cheeses. knowing myself, I KNOW that i will be hungry by 3P so I am going to save one of the string cheese for 3P snack time.

For dinner, we’re looking at a taco salad which will be ground turkey meat, tomatoes, onions and maybe a dollop of tuffuti sour cream ((need to check on those carbs)) with some lettuce…. I think.

So far I am already hungry…. thanks stomach, but the cold brew coffee is a nice thing to sip on till 12/12:30/1P lunch time.

LEt’s see how I do this time!

Wish me luck Ketoans!

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Day 3

6/21/2017 (Yey! Still Summer!)

Okay so get this – of course after I go on and on about not counting carbs and this n that, I FORGOT MY OATMEAL…. the one meal I have a day that has all the carbs and i forget it, if anything this would be the day TO count, but I’m not gonna…. nope. Going to stay strong!

Breakfast thus far:

  • 2 hardboiled eggs (I know…. like the best breakfast ever)
  • 1 black coffee (Yes black and no, not for the diet, I honestly am the weirdo who really likes black coffee… you can ask my boyf…)

Also – side note – I want to give a shout out to my awesome boyf who is doing Keto and killing it. He’s lost like 7 lbs in the past weekish and I am super proud of him despite me wanting to get burgers, fries, taco bell – he’s the best and I am lucky to have him 🙂 (Gushy moment over)

Lunch time and guess what? Someone had a vendor who brought in a TACO BAR… whoa.

However, I did manage to keep it keto friendly (pat on the back for meee!)

Here’s what’s for lunch:

  • A bowl of lettuce
  • a bit of pork (obsessed with pork btw)
  • guacamole
  • cheese
  • sourcream

I must say it’s SUPER hard not to look at the carbs in these things above… but I know once I start – I won’t stop. okay I’ll be honest, I just did it and I’m still in the green as they say minus the guac which i DID NOT look up cause I know avocado is already high in carbs. I was just really curious about the pork and sourcream as I know typically those are both bad for you.

Maybe I’ll be a ketoan without even trying…. maybe…. we’ll see what happens when I get hungry again… 🙂

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Kinda kinda Keto

6/21/2017 (Yey! It’s Summer!)

Hey guys,

So I have a bit of a confession – i have realized that i am SO NOT a Ketoan. I know most of you are thinking – girl! you did it for 2 days! – but honestly, it’s just not for me. I could see the benefit of it if I had a big modeling gig coming up or something where i had to wear nothing, but I don’t. Sure, I know it’s bikini season, but I would much rather enjoy eating food and looking good than depriving myself all summer long.

So I have decided that I am still going to follow the keto guidelines (kinda) but I’m going to STOP counting my carbs. and I am going to eat the food I want (to a limit), but also have a good exercise routine.

Here is why – yesterday, I was feeling GOOD! I walked around on my break, came back and ate my eggs and was feeling ready for the gym, but then on my walk to the gym, i was SO hungry. like SO hungry to the point where I couldn’t even think about working out. My mind got fuzzy and i just went home. Being a personal trainer (past), I know how important it is to have energy to go to the gym – going to the gym without energy is like starting a car without gas  – it just doesn’t work. I wanted to do arms, but the idea of lifting anything more then 4lbs sounded exhausting (and I am SO not a whimp – i judge myself too hard sometimes). So here is what we will do:

I am going to cut out carbs (during the week) like: Pasta & bread and those who knows me know i LOVE pasta and bread – seriously one time I had a FULL ON convo with this girl about bread and butter and how much we loved it  – no joke, my first friend in college (Serious). and i am a lover of Mac and cheese so this is no easy task. I will also try to cut out sweets and limit myself to one day (if that) and those who know me know that my sugar tooth outweighs my pasta/bread tooth.

I am going to keep this blog and am going to write out what I eat, but w/o the carbs (G) attached and my exercising for the day. I’ll probably (maybe) be under 100G but the constant counting, craving, not eating part is killing me so we’re going to do it this way.

Thanks!