Let’s talk Keto… I’m starting down this road. While I had intended to dive in 100% that has happened. I’m a firm 90% in….just a few carbs for snack.
So let’s start at the beginning of how I ended up on this path. Last February I was diagnosis with diabetes. No family history, just me being an individual 🙂 They figured from numbers I had been undiagnosised for over a year. The reason we checked was because of a frozen shoulder (yeah that is pure h*ll – I mean sooooo painful – it didn’t help that I wouldn’t go to the doctor – another hiccup of mine).
I begin with an average of 312 fasting sugar 0-0!!! I made some major diet changes – basically cutting out doughnuts, vodka, and pasta – or in other words my soul. With meds and these changes my sugar dropped. Now my average morning sugar is with in the ‘normal’ range set by my doctor (120 – 130).
I was chugging along fine until last Tuesday – major hairy troll balls! I went to take my sugar in the morning – an error. Too high to read. What the heck?!?! I’ve been a good girl. So I tried a couple more times. Same.
Maybe it was the monitor. Hubby was home so I tested him. It worked. Damn. Anyway I ended up going to the doctor. And something had knocked my sugar through the roof. I couldn’t even pretend to function! I slept – I mean like 16 hours!!!!
After a couple of conversations, I decided to give Keto a go.
So here are a couple of highlights from my 1st week…
Found this yummy delight on the internet and made it exactly like the recipe said – I know shocker!!!!
Bacon and Mushroom Smothered Pork Chops
The other hit for the week came from Eat This Not That – Eggs baked in cream with prosciutto, Parmesan, and basil. I basically followed the direction. I did add spinach (left over from the pork chops) in the bottom of the ramekins. And I used shaved Parmesan. I added diced green pepper and onion (yeah a Keto no-no but it was a small amount so I’m still counting this).
Do you have any super yummy Keto recipes to share? Any diabetic friendly dishes that knock your socks off??