Broke A$$ Trailer Park Keto
Since Jose’ and I have embarked together into this new Way Of Eating (WOE) we have received encouragement, criticism, camaraderie, support and a plethora of questions.
One of the most frequent questions has been, how much does it cost? Followed by, what all do I have to buy? And, is it expensive?
Eating Keto is no more expensive that your regular food bill. If anything, it is much cheaper and continues to be cheaper as we go …once invested in the basics like Almond & Coconut flours, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil and Avocado Oil. Because we are no longer buying bottled water, canned sodas and crappeth like Oreos & chips the bill at the grocery is a whole lot less. Our money goes towards real foods and not empty calorie consumption. And because we have our meats delivered by an amazing company called Taylor Gourmet Foods. We have used them for 9 years now. The link to their company is here…
But you don’t have to buy free-range hormone free organic foods to eat Keto. You can shop at the Wally or even Dollar Gentral with your food stamps and achieve the same goal.
Start simple. Start small. Stop eating any and all foods that contain ANY sugar in them. Basically, don’t eat anything white. (We’re not being racist.) The exception here is Cauliflower that we use like rice in many savory dishes including Sushi! Yup!
First things first…if you think this is for you then you MUST clean out your pantry, spice rack and refrigerator condiments of all High Fructose Corn Syrup and sugars. Sugar by any other name (read 57 of them!) is still sugar! Get rid of it.
Link to 61 different in-plain-view names for Sugar.
Bag all that crap up and take it to work with you, place it on the break room table with a sign boldly stating “Free to a good home.” Or take it to your local homeless shelter that provides meals.
Everything. Make it all go away so you won’t be tempted. That includes that sweet pickle relish, jellies, ketchup, salad dressings. Clean out your frig. All of it sista!
Then go shopping.
Buy a good digital scale and an insulated water bottle. Mine cost $12.00 each.
Bullet Proof Coffee is the start to every morning, followed by fruit infused water. You will need coffee, Coconut Oil and real heavy cream.
For meals start simple and small with meat as the center of every meal plus a vegetable and healthy fat.
Frequently the meat is cooked all day in the crock pot. Cheap cuts of beef (we only eat twice a week), chicken (legs and thighs) and fatty fish like catfish and salmon.
We eat a LOT of eggs! They are a cheap meal. We pair them with avocados and/or ham, bacon or cheese of any kind.
We eat at least 1/2 if not a whole avocado each…each day.
Note…be careful of hidden sugars in things like salsa and ketchup! We now dip the occasional shared order of French fries in Ho-made mayonnaise. Occasional being the operative word. We have both reached goal and are currently on vacation.
Paired with the meat is usually any one green vegetable of choice. From salad with cucumber and celery…to bacon/Brussels sprout skewers…to Asparagus…or Broccoli with real cheese sauce…and everything green in between. We will eat anything green as long as it doesn’t eat us first.
Dressings and sauces are ho-made with real fresh ingredients utilizing moderate amounts of natural sweeteners like Stevia, Erythritol and Xylitol. Be cautious as some of these can have adverse reactions like intestinal upset or headaches for some due to their plant based nature. (Another blog to follow.) Also, utilized too much can actually make your weight loss stall! Yikes!
If you’re not buying the crap then there is a little more money for experimentation with some of the ‘designer’ products. Just make sure it’s real food!
In the next few weeks we will explore the advantages of Intermittent Fasting (IF) and One Meal A Day (OMAD)…seriously. You will find yourself so satisfied, full and truly not hungry that you may only truly have belly growl once a day. You remember belly growl, right? Maybe not. So we are gonna talk about it.
And now for the license disclosure…because I am a nurse and not licensed to prescribe a diet or any medications for you the information provided is purely my and my husband’s own personal success. It is never a bad idea to check with a licensed provider prior to embarking on any weight loss plan. Just know that the medical community has literally a thimble full of information about Keto and will stand firm on their food pyramid of the last 25 years! However, their evidence-based research should be enough to turn anyone away from it to explore something new.
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