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Low Carb Love (Keto lifestyle, recipes & more!)

Since many of you have asked…

In June of 2016, I made a fairly significant lifestyle change, at least for me, a bonafide Carb QueenI'd been considering cutting back on carbs for a while, but the timing never seemed quite right. But then, when does giving up something you love and deciding to be more disciplined ever seem (or feel) right?! 



I was completely and thoroughly convicted . . .



I was sitting at my desk writing one night. It was late, around 1:30AM or so (my best writing hours are after midnight, go figure), and I felt a familiar nudge to really start eating better. To get in better shape. To live healthier. Yet I thought, "But I'm on another major deadline. Now's really not the time."

Then I heard this still, inaudible voice…

"So, My mighty power within you changes when you're on deadline?"

Ouch!

There I was. Alone in my office. Completely and thoroughly convicted by the Holy Spirit. Because my verse for 2016 is Ephesians 1:19-20:

"I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms."

You can imagine the painful jab I felt when realization set in.

But, my decision was made. I stopped eating wheat bread, potatoes, rice, popcorn, white flour, white sugar, honey, etc… And went with a low-carb lifestyle. Keto as some call it. And I have to tell you…

I feel FABULOUS!

And as is often the case when Jesus is doing a work in you, what starts at one level (physical, in this case) transcends to a much deeper (spiritual) level. Since I've gone Keto, He's teaching me discipline in other areas of my life, too. Areas that have needed addressing for a long time. The lessons aren't easy. Growth never is. But oh, how rewarding this journey with Him is.



What is a Ketogenic lifestyle?




Basically, a Ketogenic diet is higher in fat, moderate in protein, and very low in carb.

As of April 2017, I'm down 24 pounds, and truly, I haven't felt this good in years. Nor have I felt deprived. Not even once. The reason?

Because of the Keto lifestyle and the fabulous low carb websites I've found (these gals and guys are amazing). Below are a few of my favorite low-carb gluten free recipes.




Want more information about what it means to go Keto?



Here are some great resources which explain the benefits of living a low-carb lifestyle: 


Those sites will get you started and will link to lots more!

So that's my progress to date. I'll be sure to share more as the journey continues, and here's wishing you the best of health! 

Drop me a note if you make any of these recipes. I'd love to hear from you.



Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional. I'm simply recounting and sharing my own experiences on this website in an effort to encourage you in your own more healthy journey. None of my comments should be taken as medical advice, and please consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. And above all—take care of you!


More favorite Keto (low-carb) products

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