Chocolate, Wine, and Burgers

Last week I struggled a bit – I’m not going to lie. I love chocolate, wine, and I do like hamburgers…..and I was craving all of them last week. I tried to curb the cravings with creative recipes, but for some reason, I was just not always successful.

Here’s what I did – 1) I drank a keto hot chocolate and added a little red pepper to it (just a tiny bit)….the spice always seems to help curb my appetite; 2) I ate a burger without the bun – yes, it was HIGH in sodium, but it was still low in carb and I felt satisfied; 3) I admit, I drank red wine – only one night, but that’s all it takes – one evening, a few glasses of red wine, can kick you straight out of ketosis. Read more about drinking and Keto here.

My Plan for this Week

This week, I’m planning for these things to reoccur, I just know they will. So, to be prepared – I’m going to plan ahead how I want to react.

If I should get a hankering for chocolate, I’ve stocked up on the cocoa, heavy whipping cream, and avocado — that way I can make a pudding (I think it will satisfy me more and be less sweet). Or better yet a chocolate fat bomb!!

If I should desire some wine, I’ve made a list of wines I can drink that have less carbs AND found a back up drink that’s 0 grams of carbs! [Warning: Don’t drink too much, just a little alcohol can be a bit intense when eating the Keto way!]

Finally, if I want a burger, I already know that a whopper jr without a bun is only 4g of carbs; and I also have a regular whopper’s macros waiting for me in my Carb Manager app.

You’re going to have days when you don’t meet your goal. Don’t be too hard on yourself. I didn’t gain this full figure overnight — it’s going to take some time to trim it. The way I see it, the slower I go, the better — because it’s more likely to last. And that’s the bottom line. It’s not about the destination, it’s all about the journey — enjoy it, in moderation! ha ha šŸ™‚

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