Keto and me! Week Two!
My first week on keto went great! I was getting all of these fun ideas from fellow keto followers on Facebook. At the time their biggest obsession was a chaffle. It's an egg and cheese waffle, that somehow makes a great bun for sandwiches. So I went on amazon and purchased a mini waffle maker. When it came I was overjoyed to make a keto chaffle sandwich. Then I made a mini chaffle pizza for dinner that night! The possibilities were endless. I switched up the cheese and added different seasonings. Who missed bread, when you had chaffles.
Then I started experimenting with other recipes. I made fat head pizza crust, with spinach, artichoke and chicken for the toppings. I made meatloaf and creamed cauliflower with cheese and bacon, jalapeno cheddar "mac" and cheese. (The mac was cauliflower), chicken Parmesan, (instead of coating the chicken with bread crumbs; coat with Parmesan cheese.) Everything was delicious, and again didn't taste, like I was on a diet. I was actually eating less carbs then allowed and I was hitting all my macros.
At night I started getting a sweet tooth. That is when I first started having cravings on this diet. So I made these chocolate peanut butter fat bombs. They were delicious. But even though my macros said I was allowed 129g of fat. I wanted to limit my fat to around 80g. That way while I am in ketosis, it will not only burn the fat that I eat as energy, it will also burn the fat that my body has stored. So when I drink a bullet proof coffee everyday, I shouldn't also have a fat bomb. But I still had a sweet tooth. So I made this desert, with 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, 1TBS of cream cheese, and 1/2 TBS of unsweetened cocoa powder. It tasted like chocolate ice cream!!!
During the weekend, we went on a small road trip. I packed lots of keto friendly snacks. Such as string cheese, pork rinds, and pecans. We stopped at Jimmy John's where I had an un-sandwich. Which is a sub sandwich without the bread. On our way home we stopped at target to get more snacks. When I read on my Facebook keto group, about Russell Stover sugar free chocolates. If you minus the fiber and the sugar alcohol from the carbs; each serving of two chocolates, only has 1 net carb. It sounded too good. So at target I bought a few bags of them to cure my sweet tooth. Right before we got home, everyone was hungry. So we stopped at Denny's restaurant, where I ordered two eggs, one sausage, and one piece of bacon. The food was rather tasteless and bland. So I only ate half of it and was rather disappointed. When we got back in the vehicle, I ate two pieces of the sugar free chocolates. When I got home my stomach was in knots and I had to make a trip to the bathroom. Then I went to bed, thinking that Denny's really didn't sit well.
The next day, I didn't eat much. When I finally did sit down for a small dinner. I, once again, had a sweet craving after. When I remembered those sugar free chocolates. I first ate two, and then a half an hour later I ate 2 more. Thinking they were a guilt free snack and I was so thankful for whoever posted it, in my Facebook keto group. About an hour went by when my stomach started to cramp. The rest of the night I was in and out of the bathroom. I laid in bed with one of the worst stomach aches I have had in my life. Even waking up with severe sharp pains and crawling to the bathroom.
I couldn't help but wonder, why would these little chocolates; that say they're made with stevia, be so bad for you. After doing some research the 2nd ingredient is maltitol. Which is a sugar alcohol, that replaces sugar in a lot of sugar free foods. Further down the ingredient line was stevia. So it is sweetened with mostly maltitol and a little bit of stevia. Some of the negative side effects of maltitol include indigestion, nausea, gas, bloating, diarrhea, and stomach pain. Maltitol is a sugar alcohol that can’t be fully digested. It's a cheap alternative and that is why a lot of companies use it for it's sugar free purposes. It can also make your blood sugar spike, which can kick you out of ketosis. Maltitol is found in a lot of protien bars, and diet products, (including Adkins chocolates and bars.)
Needless to say, the rest of the candy went in the garbage! If I have a sweet tooth in the future, I will continue to make my whipped cream, cream cheese concoction.
I weighed myself and I lost another 5 pounds! Total weight loss in two weeks was 11 pounds. Follow my keto journey at https://hubpages.com/@mysweetlittle6