Take Care of Yourself

“You look like you take good care of yourself.” – What a strange thing to say to someone.

Self care is the deepest affection that you can show to yourself.

It has taken me years to get to where I am now in regards to self care. As I grow and age self care has become a much bigger priority for me.

Love yourself!

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Why I Gave Up Coffee on Keto

Because of my chronic difficulties with sleep, I always try to go to bed extra early (even if it means laying in bed awake for a while) since I don’t function well when sleep deprived (the sick feeling often returns when I am tired).

Since middles school coffee has been the answer to my difficult mornings – jolting my brain into the day with a punch. I’d load it up with cream and sugar and be on my way.

Coffee is a vicious cycle. You perk up, you crash add sugar to the mix, even more problems arise. Always putting your body through hell, spiking and crashing. Some days I would drink an entire pot of coffee. Quad, soy, caramel, macchiatos were one of my favorites – four shots of espresso.

Once my body went into Ketosis coffee began to have a very different effect on me.

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Keto Cake for Breakfast

I was raised on cake and ice cream. Our family tradition was gathering for cake and ice cream on on birthdays. Because many family members lived within a reasonable drive from one another there were many gatherings and more cake and ice cream than I can count or remember.

Due to my new restrictive diet, this birthday came and went with without cake. The keto diet doesn’t allow for cheating and almost everything we eat has to be made from scratch. I’ve got more experience with savory foods than sweets and had not found the confidence or time to pick up a new cake recipe yet.

This morning David woke up and decided to bake our first Ketogenic cake. It was delicious!

Happy belated birthday.

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30th Birthday Shenanigans – Dancing in Our Kitchen a Keto Birthday

Stay young, stay silly, be joyful. When a few close friends get together things get silly fast.

I’ve got friends who are really freaking out about turning thirty but I am excited, feeling rebalanced, recharged, and ready to take on the next ten years.

Last night we had a three course Keto meal. We started with mozzarella sticks, fried avocados, and queso. For dinner, we had a pizza topped with avocado and red peppers. To round it out we finished off with vanilla ice cream. and mixed in a few dance moves, just for fun.

Overall it was an amazing birthday. After all, age is just a number and you’re only as old as you feel.

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