We started Keto as a family last Thursday so today would be day 6 of our “keto adventure”. Well for everyone except my husband who is still sneaking foods like triscuits and heavily sweetened “coffee”. *eyeroll*
So, what have I noticed, other than a lot of complaining?
It’s hard to tell for sure but two instances stand out. My daughter and I were shopping at Target yesterday. Not a get in an out kind of trip, more like “I need to get of the d@mn house before I lose my mind” kind of trip. Lots of meandering. Midway through I glanced down at my daughter, Shiloh, with the sudden realization that she was being good. Very good. She quietly and calmly walked right next to my side through the entire store.
My Little Capuchin!
Then I remembered how eerily well behaved she was yesterday when we took my MIL to a huge antique store. We were nervous bringing her into a cramped place jam packed with breakable items. But she was borderline angelic the entire time. Which, yes, is a huge improvement from her norm. Running off, grabbing stuff, tantrums… oh my. In my opinion, it’s still to early to tell. The real test will come when they go back to school.
I did pick up some keto test strips yesterday for the first time. I tested my daughter this morning and she is definitely in ketosis. The reading was very high, which I attribute to the fact that she was in a fasting state after having just woke up.
I don’t know if I’ve noticed an improvement in either of my two sons though. My middle child, Gabe, is my little sugar baby and has been very vocal and cranky about the diet. He’s always loved his carbs though. That kid could live off of bread alone.
If I don’t see any benefits for my two boys, of course I won’t make them stick with the diet. It is, however, a great way to reboot and kick sugar addiction. Even if I ease up I think it will be much easier to limit sugar and junk because they will have so completely changed their eating habits.