Cheating on your diet. We’ve all done it, right?
So. Cheating on your diet. Have you ever done that? Well…if you haven’t, kudos to you (seriously)…but I certainly have.
Since being on keto, I’ve made many changes not only to my diet, but to my lifestyle as well. When I started keto, I made a decision that I was going to do this right. What do I mean by that? I decided that I was going to try and live a healthy lifestyle, in EVERY aspect of my life…mind, body and soul!
I am no stranger to dieting-if you’ve seen any of our youtube videos, then you know that we refer to keto as a lifestyle, not a diet. I feel like I come with a disclaimer, and if you know me…you know I love my sweets! If you would have asked me about dieting ten years ago (maybe even five), I would have told you that if you’re going to diet then you’re going to stop indulging.
One of my biggest downfalls with dieting in the past, is that I would be super strict (most of the time) but when I cheated-it often spiraled out of control
I wouldn’t just have one cheat meal and jump back on my diet-I would turn it into a binge meal, weekend-or perhaps week. I would feel so ashamed. I remember approaching my “cheating” with the attitude-well, I’ve already blown it. This could not be a more unhealthy approach for me. I felt like I had this giant secret– that I had blown my diet, and, to cope with it, I would keep cheating!!! You don’t have to tell me…gross, I know…
I think that one of the most wonderful things about Keto, is that we have been able to take our favorite recipes and recreate them. Never in a million years did I think it would be possible to have a grilled ham and cheese sandwich with REAL bread-and not feel an ounce of remorse! (Substitute almond butter for cashew butter if you want to lower the carbs!)
However, I’m happy to say that I’ve come a long way, and this is the inspiration behind today’s blog!
Helping others is something I’m passionate about, and if I can share my mistakes to help someone else-I’m going to. So much of dieting is psychological for me. We really try to make food that gives us the same comfort as something we might miss. A perfect example for me would be sweets. I have always had a sweet tooth…and still do. So today, I’ve learned how to make desserts that are keto friendly, and I don’t go completely crazy when I have them because they are no longer “off limits”.
Something I’ve found to be an incredible tool for me is to tell on myself if I do end up having a cheat meal-It makes me feel like I’ve gotten it off of my chest and I can move past it, not beat myself over it-which leads me to my next point.
There is no reason to beat yourself up or dwell on a “slip-up” or “cheat meal”.
We’ve all been there, done that (or most of us, anyway). I’m a firm believer that by telling on myself, it’s also helping me face my truth. Slipping up on your diet is not the end of the world, but it can feel like that-for me anyway. If I have a slip up, I try to accept it, and get right back on my “diet.” For the past few years, I have been successful with this. I utilize my keto app to keep me on track, I have friends and family who support my keto journey-and today I hold myself accountable without fear! I hope that this blog was helpful for at least one person-sometimes I find it a good reminder to say all of this out loud. So-thank you for listening-or I should say, reading! I have linked a few of my favorite keto sweet treats below, so be sure to check those out! I promise to get better with blogging. This is all still new to me! Until next time!
One of my favorite desserts, which can be whipped up in a matter of minutes, is our delicious keto cheesecake in a cup!
My Favorite Cheesecake recipe
Now that summer is here, you can bet this frozen blueberry cheesecake will be in the freezer! Probably with raspberries, strawberries, blackberries…all the berries!
Frozen Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe
Links for the ingredients we love for these: