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they are really good!!!

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5/5/17 7:31 P

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"a chocolate keto cupcake with buttercream frosting thats only got i think 3 carbs? they satisfy any sweet craving i have... " Insert picture of me drooling here.

Still trying to stay off my feet because ankle not healing very quickly so haven't made the bombs. But I will. Would like to make the cupcakes too ... I also have a sweet tooth which is satisfied by anything sweet, including whipped cream!

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4/29/17 10:50 A

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let me know what you think,...the first time i made them i thought yuck...then i had one the next day and it was really good..and then i REALLY started liking them. I also make a chocolate keto cupcake with buttercream frosting thats only got i think 3 carbs? they satisfy any sweet craving i have...

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4/24/17 8:46 P

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Thank you thank you thank you!

I'll be making these tonight, for sure!

Kate, in Citrus Heights California

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4/4/17 10:27 P

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sure!!

4 oz cream cheese
4 oz butter
3 tblespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons granulated sweetener
1 tsp vanilla
1.5 oz chopped walnuts

i use a mixer to mix together. i scoop out into 12 balls. 1.1 net carbs each

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4/4/17 10:14 P

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Holly, will you share your recipe for a fudge nut fat bomb thats wonderful.... please?

Thanks!

Kate, in Citrus Heights California

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3/16/17 11:40 P

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dave i make a fudge nut fat bomb thats wonderful....

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Yes, good advice, James. I read something yesterday -- on of those "12 SUPERFOODS for dogs" or something like that, and it said apples are good for dogs, so I thought, all right, if I cut up an apple into small pieces for the dogs, I can have a small slice.

Part of it also, I'm realizing, is taking care of my attitude. Yesterday I was ready to give up on keto and just do low-carb-but-not-that-low, and then my blood glucose before lunch was 104, the lowest it's been for a few weeks. So I decided not to give up on keto... just yet. emoticon

I also saw some recipe links from reddit, and there was something that looked like a little brownie with a name like 'chia-seed-cocoa-fat-bombs, and I thought: Don't give up before the miracle happens. There might be some fun things to discover on this journey.

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Dave,
I occasionally "taste" things that break my 6% rule.

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and apples at 11.4% carbs are one of those things. I don't eat a whole apple, but if the opportunity comes to eat a single slice of apple, like and eighth of an apple, I'll eat it. If you don't eat too many carbs at the same time it doesn't push you over the edge of wanting more and more (basically blood sugar talking to your brain, turning it into thoughts).

Yup, one day at a time. The thing about Keto (or low carb) is that your taste preferences do change over time. After 3 months you are pretty different. You can't get me to eat even a few french fries. I do taste one every few months just to check, and yup, they still taste like dehydrated wall paper paste.



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3/12/17 8:35 P

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Thanks for the info and encouragement, James. I'll get there with the choices and options -- eventually -- I know, but for now it's something of a scramble every day to come up with the right things and not get more carbs than necessary.

I do a lot of broccoli, Brussels sprouts, zucchini, avocado, those kinds of vegetables, and a lot of plain meat. Smoked brisket, butter-fried chicken, bacon (though bacon really doesn't sit well with me if I eat more than a tiny amount).

And today I tried the coffee with butter and coconut oil thing, which I think boosted the energy even more. And I sort of liked the taste and think I might get to like it even more when I get used to it.

The demoralizing part was thinking, "I can never have an apple again. I can never eat a (fill in the blank) again." But I've been researching recipes, and there's really not much I can't find or make something to fill that void. I just need to build a collection of go-to basics for routine meals or treats that I can keep the ingredients on hand for and make without a lot of fuss.

I've just lost and gained so many times before, it's hard to feel confident the same thing won't happen again. I'm trying to get into a frame of mind that focuses "just for today" and "one day at a time," so I don't lose momentum over fear of the future.

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3/12/17 12:55 P

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DOGMANDAVE,
I'm glad the salt (or the water) helped with that headache.

Yes eating Keto means not eating certain things. It is sort of a choice. If I eat just like I ate before, chances are I'll stay where I was weight wise. So many folks have tried to loose weight by cutting portion sizes. While this works, I think it is less pleasant.

So giving up some things, but on the other hand eating other things without guilt, like cheese.

There are plenty of good and tasty things to eat on Keto. Have a look at the first post on this discussion:
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I generally eat things that have 6% of their weight as net carbs (not counting fibre), or less.

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Oh, my, yes, lucky you, Holly, to have such good well water. Good, better, best! emoticon

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I'm so lucky there. I live on a small farm with a REALLY good well. my water tastes sweet, its tested every 3 months (for the bakery due to state health regs) and always tests perfect. its my go to drink of choice, always. noone understands that I always have a small drinking thermos with me, full of ice and water....
I do take pain meds..a knee replacement with unforseeable massive complications necessitates it. but they sure dont work for the keto heataches...i drink powerade when i get one..within 10 mins its usually better.


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Yes, Julia, you are so right about real spring water. Access to good, natural, unprocessed water was a luxury we took for granted then, and now if we want it, we have to buy.

But although I hate the plastic bottles and pollution they cause the earth, I do buy spring water. My local water tastes terrible, is often brown, and every couple of years, the city sends out a notice that states they were out of compliance with clean water standards a few months earlier, "but don't worry, it's good now."

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Yay!! Glad it helped your headache!

Years ago as a teen in the 70's (1970's, so last century!), I remember reading an article in my grandmother's Prevention magazine. I do not remember the specifics of the article, but there was a discussion about the medical advised the day, for headaches - "take two (pills - aspirin or Tylenol etc) with a glass of water...". The point was made that many times a headache was merely a sign of dehydration, and thirst is not always an indicator of dehydration. So they said just skip the meds, drink the water, and in 15-20 minutes, chances are the headache would be gone. And back then, for me, it worked. At that point of time, I was blessed to live in a small community with access to natural spring water (you know - the kind with all the electrolytes already in it, not contaiminated etc). At some point in the last 20-30 years, the springs have dried up or whatever reason it's not operational any more. So that's kind of a side story, but to this day, it is sooooo rare that I ever take pain meds. Usually my botttles of Tylenol have been expired for 2 or 3 years before I think to get one and realize that is how long it's been since the last one I had!! And I keep a bottle of Celtic sea salt in my bathroom, as well as Bragg's NACV, to mix in with my water.

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Thank you, Holly and Jules! Yes, it is indeed great. I had been wondering if this was worth deleting so many things I love from my food list, and this makes me know it is.

But there's so much to discover. This afternoon I ran out of steam and took a nap, then woke up with a headache. I remembered seeing a comment James made to someone about taking salt for a headache, so I put some sea salt in water and drank it with a magnesium supplement, and in 10 minutes, the headache was gone. emoticon

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Yay for more energy!

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yup!!! isnt it wonderful??

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Thank you, James, I could get used to this!


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DOGMANDAVE,

by my books it is the benefit of Keto.

I'm guessing that previously you ate plenty of carbs, and they fuelled you, but when you don't get them you feel hungry or tired within a few hours. Indeed I knew classmates who fell asleep in class only an hour or so after lunch.

So, first few days of Keto you are not biochemically up to the task of efficiently burning fat. So you can feel weak or miserable, ... that was when people think this is crazy, this is unhealthy, I'm going back to the carbs.

But indeed after about a week to 10 days the body has re-worked the chemistry to more efficiently burn fat for fuel. The result... more even energy, less hunger, less thinking about food. So at this point any biological or physical reason for craving carbs is gone. The mental craving, like wouldn't mashed potatoes taste great ... that takes a few months.

So yes, I think this is a great sign. You are interpreting it right.

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Wow! I feel like the Energizer bunny this morning, but this is only day 8, and I thought the effects of keto wouldn't kick in for a few weeks.

I'm usually tired all the time. I even wake up tired, but today I've been running around doing errands, completing projects that have been hanging over my head for weeks, and I feel great. Could this be an effect of keto already?

It's also true I had lost a few pounds before I started keto a week ago today, but I don't think 13-or-so pounds lost would give me this much of a boost this fast by itself.

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