Grownup Gripe: Looks fade, dumb is forever…I learned that from Judge Judy and I it’s so true but still hard to accept especially as we get older 🤦♀️
Admittedly the number one reason I’ve stuck with a keto diet is because of the fast weight loss.
However in addition to a quick and effective diet, a low-carb diet also presents many other healthy additions your body AND mind will benefit from.
My Mom just died of Dementia and I believe her DIET played a HUGE role in her untimely death.
A low-carb approach appealed to me because of the supposed brain health benefits and the Keto diet in particular has been around 100 years to help young people control their epileptic seizures.
A Harvard study backs findings that the Ketogenic diet reduces seizures in children, as much as medication and has possible benefits for other brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, autism and even brain cancer but much more research needs to be done.
Unfortunately there aren’t many long-term studies to measure the long term side effects of the keto diet but the short term effects of ketosis are no joke and that’s what all the hype is about.
Whether it’s called Atkins, IIFYM, Keto, macros-whatever the trending name is of the season this diet has been around forever because it works!
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Some early evidence suggests it may also benefit people with diabetes with blood sugar control.
Keto is no joke!
Before starting any new diet consult with your healthcare professional as I’ve seen studies that question the amount of fiber associated with keto and increased cholesterol levels so be mindful.
Any lifestyle adjustment needs to be weighed out and there are a million options out there for weight loss so go with what works for you.
The hardest thing about a keto diet is it’s a tough diet to maintain long-term because it’s so strict.
In order for it to work you need to stick with the low carbohydrate foods for the weight to stay off.
I’ll be the first to tell you after the second day of vacation I am the first to fall off the wagon and it can be difficult at times to stick with, no lies 😬
As long as I get back on track in a few weeks though I find keto, like any other diet works if you stick with it, at least for me, really well plus I find the foods enjoyable and indulgent but that’s ME.
My final toast to March Macros will document my before and after pictures promised earlier so stay tuned for my next and final Series post (all here).
Talk is cheap but pics are worth 1000 words. in the meantime here is one more 😋 low-carb meal.
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With Easter Sunday around the corner you may be sick of all the fried fish so here’s a fresh take on your lenten fish dinner saving the best for last.
Shrimp Ceviche & Ahi Tuna Tacos with Crispy Cheese Shells and Sriracha Crema
- One lb bag of cheddar cheese
- One bag of Shrimp
- One lime
- One bunch of cilantro
- One tomato
- One red onion
- Hot sauce
- 4 ahi tuna steaks
- Seasoning salt & everything bagel seasoning
- 1/4 head of cabbage
- Mexican Crema or sour cream
- Sriracha sauce
Add shrimp and cut up tomato, onion, and cilantro. Add lime juice, hot sauce and stir.
Set aside and cut a little cabbage to garnish with later as well as mix up Mexican Crema and Sriracha in Ziploc bag to use as topping for tacos.
Add piles of cheddar cheese to cookie sheet and cook at 400° for 7 to 10 minutes until browned.
Pull out of oven and let firm up for a minute or two while cooling and then use paper towel rolls to mold shells or lay flat on tinfoil use quickly.
Season ahi tuna steaks and avocado oil to pan.
Fry ahi tuna steaks for 2 mins each side but leave rare in the middle. Remove from stove, cut up.
Add cabbage, cilantro and cut up tuna to cheese shells and garnish with Sriracha Crema sauce.
Serve with shrimp ceviche and enjoy😋
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