Keto Day 3
Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Busy day at my volunteer job. We got in a delivery of over 2,000 pounds of food, which had to be unloaded and stored in various freezers, cupboards.and available shelves. Nice to have a full variety items for the needy in our area.
I was happy to see that my energy held up, and once again I didn't experience any hunger pains or shakiness. The weird thing was walking by all the shelves of breads, desserts, granola bars and snacks and remembering that these were now off limits. But today I brought my lunch (see below) and was very contented with it, even saved some for later once I was full.
So far, no real negatives to report... if anything my mind seems a little sharper and clearer than in the past. But tomorrow will be a different challenge, DH and I are late in getting our 2nd shingles shot, so we're going to get it tomorrow (assuming the pharmacist thinks it's OK). For our first shot, DH had no real side effects, but I felt very tired and a little feverish for a day or two afterwards. Since we have no major commitments this weekend, I think the timing is about the best we're going to get, so I'm going to go for it. Had shingles about 8 months ago and it was no fun.
- Breakfast: 2 pieces bacon and scrambled eggs; coffee with heavy cream
- Lunch: a yummy kale salad with roast beef, avocados & bleu cheese. I had earlier "massaged" the kale with oil, which takes away all the bitterness and actually keeps it from wilting. This time, instead of using olive oil, I used some MCT oil, which was recommended in L. Vogel's Keto Diet book as boosting ketone production. This oil is a little milder, in my opinion, than EVOO. Quite tasty but very expensive. Probably won't continue with this in the long run, but right now I'm game to do some experimenting.
- Dinner: Grilled chicken drumsticks, steamed broccoli and a handful of baby carrots, topped by Kerrygold grass-fed butter. Again, this is much pricier than what I normally buy, but I thought I'd give it a try since it was recommended in Vogel's book. I was surprised when DH went back for seconds, since he's normally not much of a veggie man.
- Snacks: Small cubes of pepperjack cheese wrapped in salami... that was DH's idea, and they really hit the spot! I also did some experimenting by trying my first taste of Kimchi, which is recommended as a good probiotic. I bought Daikon Kimchi at the health food store. Tried a spoonful of it after dinner, since I felt I still needed a little something more. It was surprisingly not bad at all... a little sour, a little spicy, actually left me with a good final taste in my mouth. DH won't go near it, but I think it may be a winner.
That's all for now. Wish me luck with the shingles shot tomorrow. And thanks for reading this and for all your comments!