10 Days of Keto – #KindaKeto

It’s been ten days (as the title says) and I can say that I have actually managed to stay on the Keto diet successfully for all that time!

Honestly, I didn’t think I’d be able to do this – you know me and my sweet tooth!

But I have managed to be good, and I do think the fact that I am eating meals made up of more whole foods, rather than low-fat ones, means that I am feeling fuller for longer.

And I am drinking lots of water, or peppermint tea too.

What have I been eating? Oh, I have been cooking up a storm here! And for the most part, these meals have been filling and tasty too!

And I have tried a good few Keto baking recipes, using almond and coconut flour, or eggs, with varying success!

Coconut pancakes I tried, and they were… okay…

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Lil Man wanted to try, so he got blueberry ones, I had plain with just butter.

Then, I thought I’d have a go at cauliflower bread toasties… this was my first #KetoFail!

What it was meant to look like vs. what I ended up with!

I realise now I hadn’t squeezed the water out of the cauliflower enough, but the scrambled cauliflower cheese I ended with was still pretty tasty, just not great to look at!

I managed to make these with more success later in the week.

I was intrigued by Cloud Bread. I have to say, I haven’t really had bread cravings, but, being on school holidays, I had time to experiment… #KetoFail part two!

The fluffy rolls I was expecting vs. the ‘slices’ I ended up with!

I couldn’t make my egg whites fluffy or stiff! But I think I had grease in the bowl. Still, I was able to have sandwiches!

The last #KetoFail was Almond Scones.

They should have been relatively firm and easy to slice… instead slightly chargrilled on top, and rather crumbly. Very dry! But I don’t believe in waste. Lil Man tried these too, but they weren’t to his liking (I hadn’t expected him to like them!) I have been eating one every day, as my snack, and they are okayyyyy.

If I have wanted anything sweet, which to be honest has been minimal, I have had a couple of squares of dark chocolate. (Which I don’t really like, so it’s easy to eat less!)

I’ve managed to get on the treadmill a couple of times, and the exercise bike a little (gotta train up for that half marathon!) and even wobbled on the vibration plate machine thingy that Hubby Dearest bought for his mum!

And has it been worth it?

Well, let me tell you that starting weight of 11st 1lb is now 10 st 8lb, so I have lost HALF A STONE!!!!

It isn’t the easiest of eating plans to adhere to, and I know next week it will go out of the window (we are away for five days) but I shall try my best to stick to most of the principals and hopefully I won’t undo too much of the good work!

But there you have it – #KindaKeto is #KindaWorking!

82 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. livinglearningeating549423389
    Sep 07, 2018 @ 18:09:15

    Stick with it!! I have been keto for about a month now & it has become MUCH easier! You’ll find things you love to bake & will be fully satisfied. My favorite is keto peanut butter chocolate bars! So so yummy & curb my sweet tooth while giving me a boost of fat 🙂

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  2. Edward Roanoke
    Sep 06, 2018 @ 00:06:13

    Very good post! My wife and I just started on Keto about a week or so ago, and it can be challenging!! I love the details in your post!!

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  3. Tiana
    Aug 30, 2018 @ 03:40:31

    Good job! It’s not an easy road to take but I have loved the learning experience so far. I’ve been Keto since this past October. I have some good recipes and advice on my blog if you’d like to take a look. Keep up the goo work! namastayhomewithmom.com

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  5. kingsgoketo
    Aug 21, 2018 @ 07:22:02

    This is great 👍

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  6. Lisa A.
    Aug 20, 2018 @ 04:21:51

    Great job, Ritu! It’s still a no for me on cauliflower anything! Lol. Keep going! You’re going to feel a lot better and have more energy as time passes. I am two months in and 21 lbs down.

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  7. Emmalene aka A Brummie Home and Abroad
    Aug 19, 2018 @ 09:48:40

    Congratulations Ritu! It’s about finding a healthy balance that works for you and it sounds like this may be right for you! Sounds like a bit of a faff though 😀

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  8. a mindful traveler
    Aug 19, 2018 @ 09:28:51

    You go girl. Xx

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  9. Image Earth Travel
    Aug 19, 2018 @ 08:35:28

    Actually the food looks pretty good! Congrats and well done. 🙂

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  10. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Aug 18, 2018 @ 18:02:41

    Please dont become a ghost, Ritu! 😉 Keto this is something like the Jurassic diet?
    This, with the point between the last word, says a lot “Coconut pancakes I tried, and they were… okay…” lol
    Have a good weekend, feathered, unfeathered, with and without Keto. 😉
    However i prefer a 8oz steak (sometimes). Michael

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  11. Losing the Plot
    Aug 18, 2018 @ 11:16:36

    You are doing brilliant! Well done!

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  12. susieshy45
    Aug 18, 2018 @ 09:22:37

    Keto does work Ritu though one’s heart qualms a bit thinking of all the fat and meat that is allowed. You are right, we don’t crave bread or anything bad but there is a feeling of deprivation- how did I get here sort of feeling. Fruits do tilt the weight bandwagon- in spite of the 5 a day government dictum.
    I enjoy reading your journey because you go all out when you set off on a new path and then you are honest enough to share your successes and failures.
    My husband called me “obese” last week. The worst is that I don’t really care- that is a bad feeling. I am glad you feel enough to do it for yourself.
    Susie

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    • Ritu
      Aug 18, 2018 @ 09:25:02

      Thanks Susie for the encouragement. I’m sensible enough to know a full keto lifestyle long-term is not a healthy prospect, but if I can train myself to eat better, with less snacking, and lose weight, then I’ll introduce certain wholegrains and other fruit and veg in again… Just try not to add the chocolate and naughty snacks back!!!

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  13. willowdot21
    Aug 18, 2018 @ 07:15:25

    Well done Sis your doing great 💜💜

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  14. Erika Kind
    Aug 17, 2018 @ 20:31:49

    Looks like this diet is absolutely made for you, sis!!

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  15. manyofus1980
    Aug 17, 2018 @ 20:09:33

    well done you! I’ve heard keto is hard going! Im glad you lost the weight on it! xo

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  16. Masha
    Aug 17, 2018 @ 19:14:29

    You crack me up with the califlower grilled cheese, and hey congratulations on loosing HALF A STONE even if next week it’ll all go out the window LOL YEAH!!!

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  17. Kurt Brindley
    Aug 17, 2018 @ 18:05:32

    Been doing the keto thing for close to 2 months now and I like it; although, it isn’t really helping yet for the reason I started – clarity of mind, which I heard the diet is supposed to be great for. Due to past health issues and present meds I have significant focus/vestibular issues, which the diet hasn’t yet addressed. Hopefully, if I continue with it, it will in the future.

    Great post, Ritu! Thanks for sharing it.

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  18. robbiesinspiration
    Aug 17, 2018 @ 17:43:39

    Yay, well done, Ritu.

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  19. Osyth
    Aug 17, 2018 @ 17:05:53

    Egg whites are very temperamental if it is stormy and can also be effected by a woman’s menstrual cycle …. but cloud bread aside – what a result! Fantastic and you will get back on that keto-ish wagon when are back from your hols, no problem. X

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  20. scr4pl80
    Aug 17, 2018 @ 16:23:21

    My son is doing it also and it is working for him. I am sticking with Hungry-Girl and while it is not the rapid weight loss of Keto, it is not as restrictive. Congrats on your accomplishment.

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  21. pranabaxom
    Aug 17, 2018 @ 15:06:04

    Stop measuring in stones. Stones are heavy😂

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    • Ritu
      Aug 17, 2018 @ 17:03:49

      What should I do? Feathers??

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      • pranabaxom
        Aug 17, 2018 @ 17:44:01

        Don’t worry, be happy.
        Feathers may work well😊
        On a serious note, for one month when my wife was visiting India, I had soup / smoothy for lunch, fruits and vegetable egg white omelets for lunch, and a good home cooked meal (fish, vegetables, dal, beans etc) and zero processed foods and sugars. My carb was from whole grains like barley, cracked wheat, quinoa, brown rice and roti made of mixture of flour (whole wheat / buck wheat / oat – I had to learn to make roti ) and religiously walked five miles a day. Dropped 10 lbs in a month while enjoying my food. Six of those pounds have come back in last 10 months, majority of those in last three months of good food and parties😭

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      • Ritu
        Aug 17, 2018 @ 17:47:33

        I’ll try them next time 😜

        I know this is a short term change… But if I don’t snack as much later it will help all in all! I’ll add in more fruits and vegetables. And wholegrains too.

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      • pranabaxom
        Aug 17, 2018 @ 17:50:19

        We are product of what we put in our mouth and in our mind (my next one liner wedenesday😂).
        Processed sugar and processed food are the main culprits.

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      • Ritu
        Aug 17, 2018 @ 17:55:05

        I’m only eating whole foods so hope I can keep on that when I start introducing other things back!

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      • pranabaxom
        Aug 17, 2018 @ 18:21:02

        All the best.

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      • Ritu
        Aug 17, 2018 @ 18:42:18

        Thank you!

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  22. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Aug 17, 2018 @ 14:08:19

    Years ago, I worked the Atkin’s program, which kept the body in ketosis, thereby allowing me to drop weight. It does work, so I wish you the very best. I became hooked on whipping cream… drove me nuts

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  23. syl65
    Aug 17, 2018 @ 13:40:40

    I’m glad it is working out for you Sister!

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  24. iScriblr
    Aug 17, 2018 @ 13:18:18

    Wow, that’s wonderful! Great going!❤

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  25. Darnell Cureton
    Aug 17, 2018 @ 13:08:01

    Great job! I have the keto sticks but haven’t started the diet. Thanks for the motivation! Food looks tasty.

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  26. gemmaorton
    Aug 17, 2018 @ 12:16:54

    Wow well done!
    This all looks super tasty too.

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  27. rachaelstray
    Aug 17, 2018 @ 12:14:27

    Eeeek half a stone wowzers well done!

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  28. pensitivity101
    Aug 17, 2018 @ 12:06:26

    Excellent!

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  29. Jennie
    Aug 17, 2018 @ 11:53:10

    Good for you, Ritu!

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