What happens when one failed resolution leads you to another…
One of my new year’s goals is to eat healthier. I know, I know-join the club, right?
The beginning of this week started like any other except I was embarking on my first week of the keto diet. Now if you haven’t heard of the keto diet it is basically where you eat lots of protein and fat leading your body to then go into a state of ketosis.
Two girls I work with have
Now, I wasn’t doing this diet to lose weight-though that is a great plus to Keto. I was ready to start on eating healthier foods and Keto seemed like a great way to start off 2019.
The weekend before I started I went to Trader Joe’s and picked up all I needed. I also read up on any details about Keto I needed to know. I learned about the Keto flu, how to balance your vitamins and minerals from the different foods you will be eating, etc.
The first day went well. I made some scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese for breakfast. For
The next day at work I was so excited to tell my co-workers I had joined them on Keto. My co-workers told me I would soon be feeling and seeing the many health benefits.
For my second day on Keto I had a bacon and an avocado omelet for breakfast, for lunch I had prosciutto wrapped mozzarella stick and for dinner, I had chicken, brussel sprouts and broccolini.
After my second day on
Then it happened….
It started as nausea and then a headache. I took two pain relievers and chalked up feeling lousy to the keto flu. It’s working, I thought.
When my headache kept getting worse and I started throwing up my husband became alarmed. We had both eaten the same dinner and he wasn’t ill so we knew it wasn’t food poisoning.
I called and alerted my Dr. to what was going on with my body. He immediately told me to stop the diet. He said the Keto diet can be very, very dangerous and it is not for everyone.
Later that night I woke and told my husband I smelled something burning. My husband also noticed the smell and after some investigating, he determined that the smell was me. I smelled like burning meat.
I called out of work the next day. I felt lethargic, nauseated and sad that I couldn’t continue what I had been so excited to start. However, after doing some more research on the diet I found it is actually not recommended by many in the health field. In fact, I read many articles where doctors said that the Keto diet can do more harm than good and that it can permanently damage the heart.
Then and there I decided that this year my resolution is to be more grateful. Grateful for my blessings, my family and that my body is healthy enough to tell me I was doing it harm.
Lastly, I am grateful for resolutions that don’t work out…because sometimes they remind you just how lucky you are to be alive.