The Keto Journey Continues & Keto Bread Recipe
Week 3 of Keto
It’s been around three weeks since I started Keto, and I have to say even for a ravenous carnivore such as myself it has been a real challenge for me. I still find myself second guessing the idea of eating so many Fats! Yes, I have done the research but still; most of my life I’ve been told how Fats are all evil. Corn…yes corn out of all things to miss, I crave you the most, I have no idea why, it’s not like I ate it all the time. Might just be one of those forbidden fruits type of thing.
Some new Benefits
To date I have lost about 12 pounds, I know a nice chuck of that is water weight but it still feels nice to see the scale go down. Even with the weight loss I have not lost any strength, which was a big concern of any lifter when the subject of cutting comes up. Definitely seems to me that I have more energy and my hunger levels have gone down. I hardly even crave snacks and I often have to remind myself to eat. I would also say my focus has had a more laser like focus; as opposed to the past when I would see something shiny and run after it.
My New Favorite Keto Bread
This Bread is about 85 Calories per serving, 3.5 grams of Protein, 7 grams of Fat, 1.5 grams of Carbohydrates and about 1 gram of Fiber.
- 1½ cups almond flour
- 6 eggs, separated
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- 3–4 tablespoons butter, melted
- ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
- 3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- Preheat the oven to 375 F.
- Add the cream of tartar to the egg white mixture and, using a hand mixer, whip the eggs until soft peaks are formed.
- Add all of the ingredients, minus the egg white mixture to a food processor, blending until well incorporated.
- Place the mix into a bowl and gently fold in the egg white mixture.
- Grease a loaf pan and pour in the mixture.
- Bake for about 30 minutes.
Now just add a little real Butter and enjoy! I like using Kerry Gold Butter (because I’m fancy like that)
How Long Will I keep this up?
To be perfectly honest; I’m not sure how much longer I will stay on full keto. I can see myself adding in some Carbs in the future. I know that is no longer a true Keto diet, just a low Carb diet but I think it would be a great fit into my lifestyle. I’m not handing in the towel just yet! No fear! I plan on diving back into Powerlifting and I feel I lift better with Carbs in my system. It’s all a learning experience. I seem to get new insights on what works with my body the best every day.
Experimentation is Key
As for now, I will continue my Keto journey and experiment with the levels of Fats and Proteins to find out what is the optimal ratio for me. The goal for me is to be able to enjoy my food while performing at the highest level I can in my lifts. I will make sure to be more consistent in my Keto journey Blogs and make sure to list all the tasty recipes I find.
Thanks for Reading,