Low carb was beginning to break me by this point, even though I’d felt a bit accomplished from getting ketone readings for awhile now. I had a desperate craving for pancakes, so I made myself a big keto pancake. It was flat, mealy, eggy, and was only edible once slathered in chocolate; it was my one keto recipe so far that didn’t turn out. But naturally I gobbled it down anyway out of desperation. Not to mention, the whole affair was about 4x more calorific than its carby equivalent–at this point I’d rather just have a nice, whole wheat vegan pancake made with bananas for a fraction of the calories and for much better texture.
And, even after all those calories, I was still having snack attacks a few hours later at lunchtime! Looks like the appetite reduction just isn’t working for me anymore.
At my boyfriend’s house at night, I started drooling over a package of oreos he had, and just kept checking the nutrition info again and again… 10 carbs per cookie. I tried to kill the craving by eating a bunch of almonds, but I finally broke down and had one as I was leaving. So I ended up with a ton of calories from the almonds, and a ton of carbs from the oreo. Low carb is too hard when I’m surrounded by delicious carby foods 😦
- Keto pancake: 500
- Pancake toppings: 265
- Tea with soy: 70
- Tofurkey and almond cheese: 120
- Spaghetti squash with tomatoes, veggie meatballs, goat cheese, kale, mushrooms: 200
- Cherries: 40
- Almonds: 140
- Oreo: 50
- Chocolate: 150
Total: 1530 – Burned 55 extra (3300 steps)
- Net carbs: 68g (23%)
- Protein: 72g (18%) | Fat: 59%
- Water: 3.5L