From the dirt to our plate; the trials and realities of first-time farm ownership

Keto Journal: Day 3

First, let me recap Day 1-2 of my Keto Journey. For me, these two days were more about breaking habitual desires to look through the fridge and cupboards for something to snack on. What made this more difficult for me was the fact that I was at home all day. All the while, knowing there were carb laden goodies still present in the house.

Day 3 is feeling somewhat similar but I feel more positive about my choices. The carb-flu has been fairly minimal up to this point (knock on wood), it has been more about controlling cravings. And, I have noticed the taste in my mouth and breath is changing – definitely not as fresh. Google Keto breath.

While my husband said he was more than willing to follow along with the program as far as more meats and fats, he wasn’t willing to go carb free. He didn’t expect me to cook carbs just for him, but what he didn’t realize was this meant we still had to have them in the house. I was determined to be strong enough not to give in to these temptations. I simply said, “You have all these bananas to eat, milk, orange juice, carrots, breads, crackers…” I explained how they were not on my program and I was not going to touch them.

This got me to pondering the relationship between “Can’t” and “Won’t”. In a way, the wide range in definition of these terms made all the difference in how I was going to view my journey!

Can’t
My interpreted definition implies that I do not have a choice. The object is something prohibited, negatively looked upon and restricted. Have you ever wanted something just because you can’t have it?!

Won’t
To define this word implies that I simply made the choice to not do or consume something. This term gives me power and control over the outcome I am looking to create. Have you ever become stubborn and refused to do something because you are being pushed?!

In any case, can’t and won’t made me change how I view eating Keto. Just because everyone else does all the things I can’t do…I am turning it around to be valued as something I won’t do. Once again, I am making that choice.

Not to say the first two days have been easy – they haven’t been. I started to feel like all I was consuming were fatty, salty foods. I’ve always been one to balance those types of foods with a little sweet and now I was at a loss. This lead me to research Fat Bombs. A very low-carb alternative that would allow me to consume my required fats while putting that sweet tooth to bed.

After seeing so many recipes, I just decided to wing it. The following includes approximate measurements for what I whipped up. In my trial run I did utilize granulated erythritol/stevia but it doesn’t dissolve well. If you are looking for a smoother texture perhaps the powdered version would work best.

Chocolate PB Fat Bombs

  • 1/2 C Organic Coconut Oil
  • 4 Tbsp PB Fit Powder ( 8g carbs total)
  • 4 Tbsp Organic Cacao Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Erythritol/Stevia Blend (4g carbs total)

Melt down the coconut oil and combine in remaining ingredients. Pour the liquid into a small sized ice cube or candy mold. Freeze for 1-2 hours or until solidified. Remove from molds and store in the refrigerator. Makes approximately 21 bombs @ .6 carbs each.

Dark Chocolate Mint Fat Bombs

  • 1/2 C Organic Coconut Oil
  • 4 Tbsp Organic Cacao Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Instant Coffee
  • 1 tsp Erythritol/Stevia Blend (4g carbs total)
  • 1/4 tsp or less Peppermint Extract or Peppermint Essential Oil (to taste)

Melt down the coconut oil and combine in remaining ingredients leaving the Peppermint Oil for last. Pour the liquid into a small sized ice cube or candy mold. Freeze for 1-2 hours or until solidified. Remove from molds and store in the refrigerator. Makes approximately 21 bombs @ .2 carbs each.

*TIP* Omit the peppermint and add more instant coffee & you have Mocha Fat Bombs!

Even though these beauties are fairly low on the carb scale, you should limit your intake to only a couple when you have a craving. Various veggies are always a better option but if your like me, sometimes choosing a Fat Bomb over asparagus is far more attractive!

#LifeOn25Acres

2 Responses to “Keto Journal: Day 3”

  1. The Keto Diet: Supplies To Get You Started | Dirt On My Plate

    […] Snacking, has always been my downfall. While overcoming this bad habit will be a large part of my challenge, I also know that my choices need to be better. Chocolate may not be on the menu, cacao powder on the other hand is acceptable. Mixed with coconut oil and a little Keto friendly sweetener like stevia or erythritol it may help curb that craving. CHECK OUT MY FAT BOMB RECIPES HERE! […]

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