Yes, I cheated on Keto!
One of the biggest challenges people have when they change their lifestyle is figuring out how to deal with life events that happen where there simply aren’t good options as to what you can eat.
And my clients often ask me the question: Can I cheat on keto? My answer to them is always the same. You can do anything you want. It is totally up to you.
You see, Keto and low carb are lifestyles not diets. Low Carb High Fat is how I will eat for the rest of my life for many reasons. The number one reason is that I am able to control my weight. But the other benefits are amazing too. I have great energy, no inflammation and no health issues. I love waking up feeling amazing.
Because I feel so amazing eating this way, I very rarely have a cheat day on keto. However, when I do, I take carb blockers and I get right back on track the next day.
As an experiment, last night I had a bit of a cheat day, actually that is a lie. I totally went crazy but I’m okay with it. I went to an anniversary party and I was way off plan. I think it’s okay because sometimes you need to just splurge a bit.
Lets see, I ate pork, potatoes, chips, brownies and 2 beers and they were not light beers. So needless to say, I had a very high carb night packed with sugar and lots of crap. And of course drinking alcohol isn’t the best thing either.
So today, I wanted to document for you how I’m feeling. In a word….Shitty! LOL!
To be exact, I am totally bloated. And my hands are really swollen I feel puffy all over. I couldn’t get my rings off if I tried. Also, my vision is totally blurry this morning which is a bit scary. And I have a small headache.
So what this tells me, is that my body hates carbs and it really doesn’t pay off to splurge. It is fun in the moment but we all pay for it the next day. But I think there are some cheat day benefits. One is that I get it out of my system. The other, it reminds me that I am doing a great thing for my body by eating low carb.
This really makes me feel grateful that I started this keto lifestyle as I know I will be avoiding many issues that others who eat carbs end up dealing with down the road.
Total will be all about getting back on track after cheating on keto.
So far I have been drinking coffee with my Collagen Powder. And I took all of my vitamins. I will be doing intermittent fasting until dinner. All this means is that I will simply not eat breakfast or lunch. This is easy for me as often I only have one meal a day. This helps to keep my blood sugar nice and low.
I will drink lots of mineral water and maybe some green tea. It really is about cleansing my system. By tomorrow I will be back to feeling great!
One point that I want to make is that a cheat day is something that I only did after I hit my weight loss goal. I’ve been this healthy weight for over 4 years. This was a controlled cheat, meaning I knew I was going to do it and I was prepared to get right back to may healthy way of eating the next day.
So if you cheat on keto, please don’t beat yourself up. This isn’t a diet. And you are not perfect. Just get back on track the next day. But don’t continue to cheat because then you may spiral out of control and it will be much harder to get back to eating healthy.
Be kind to yourself today! I’d love to hear about how you deal with cheat day. Please leave me a comment below!