Vince is 100% (more like 500%) into the keto diet. Our TV has not been on once in the past two days except to watch keto videos. Some of what we’re reading may be hype but there are enough doctors speaking at conferences who have shown amazing results with improving so many areas – not just cholesterol, blood pressure, but brain health, headaches, inflammation. A lot of those improvements come from losing weight but I’m totally convinced carbs are just bad. There will come a time when we’ve lost the weight we need to lose and we’ll no longer diet to lose weight but, at least now, I feel like low carb is the way we’re going to live from now on. Yes, we will have a slice of birthday cake, and fresh fruit will be added back in limited quantities.
Vince is reading labels. He said he doesn’t even mind throwing stuff out or donating it. For Vince to say that . . that’s a huge step. He said “It’s just poison. I’m glad to get it out of the house!” And I’m glad to free up cabinet space.
Someone mentioned “keto flu” in a comment yesterday. Keto flu is very real and very avoidable. I’m not going to give advice on here because it borders on medical advice but you can find it on the internet.
More astounding . . Vince is ready to cook. He wants to make bread. He’s found several recipes so this morning, we’re off to find arrowroot flour. I’m skeptical that we can find it in town but he thinks we can so we will go searching.
His big find today is apple cider vinegar. We’ve always drank a bit of it every day but Vince now believes we should have 1 – 2 tsp. acv with a glass of water before every meal.
It’s so much more fun . . really, we are having fun . . when we’re both doing this together.