Frozen and Cheating

It hasn’t been a great week.

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My oldest son, definitely sums up the week!

In the spirit of being transparent and real (keep it real!)- I’ve been cheating left and right.Ā  Popcorn.Ā  Easter candy.Ā  Chocolate bunnies.Ā  I’ve been on the cheating train and that train is a crazy one.Ā  In my defense, it has been spring break week.Ā  It has also been snowing, freezing, windy and nasty.Ā  So I’ve been pent up with three kids with serious spring fever.

We’re not going to kill it 100% of the time.Ā  I am working on viewing myself with a bit of compassion, honesty, and of course- humor.Ā  I stepped on the scale yesterday to face the music and thankfully, it wasn’t as bad as I feared.

I got super strict with my carbs again and got that rush of ketone-energy that I’d been lacking.Ā  The problem with the diet is that it only works as long as you follow it!!

I’ve found that the more I cheat, the more IĀ wantĀ to cheat.Ā  I just need to be super strict, and it is actually easier.Ā  Because a “few” sips of my kids chocolate shake turns into a few chocolates turns into gummy bears turns into feeling awful… you get the idea.

It doesn’t help that my husband thought it’d be a good idea to stock up (and I do mean STOCK up) on clearance Easter chocolate and candy because it was 70% off! šŸ˜’

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I’m not kidding!!!!Ā  This isn’t even all of it!

But honestly, as long as I’m being super strict, the cravings disappear and I can ignore the obnoxiously abundant supply of chocolate-covered peanut butter in my pantry.

It really boils down to getting back in touch with your goals.Ā  Then you can decide, is it worth it?Ā  Then you just do it.Ā  Succeeding long term requires a mixture of being honest with yourself but also giving yourself grace… and believing that you are worth it.Ā  That your health should be a priority.Ā  Because junk food may taste good but it isn’t worth it.Ā  Because feeling good is better than momentary indulgences.

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Easy Keto Hot Chocolate

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter.Ā  I did.Ā  From a diet standpoint I decided it would definitely be a cheat day.Ā  I enjoyed a cheesy ham and potato casserole, fruit, and gluten free double chocolate chip muffins.Ā  It was delicious and wonderful but I’m definitely ready to get back on track!

One of my favorite (quick and easy!) treats lately has been my keto coco, or hot chocolate.Ā  You can get the flavor (and comfort!) of hot chocolate without cheating….20180402_085253.jpg

and get a potent serving of antioxidants and a decent source of protein, but more importantly- a chocolate fix!Ā  And only three ingredients!

I tolerate milk so I heat up about 1 cup of fairlife filtered whole milk and then whisk in 2 heaping tablespoons of cacao powder and about 1 1/2 tablespoons monk fruit sweetener.Ā  You could easily adjust up or down depending on the sweetness desired.Ā  You could also add in some concentrated coffee or espresso for an energizing, polyphenol-packed mocha!

This cocoa tastes like the real deal but only clocks in at 10 net carbs and 290 calories.

Great for days when it’s “spring” but you live in Minnesota and it’s still freezing out!Ā Ā e223bc53a9eb36de358f18f3995b1dbd