mommydi, you’re making me drool. I’ll have to try that combination...sounds delectable. I’m also on the Keto type diet with moderate salt, combined with the intermittent fasting. I usually QUIT eating (except for a couple cups of decaf) from 5:00 in the evening until noon the next day. With my lower senior metabolism, I have found that I just don’t get hungry in between those times, especially if I have loaded up on food with a generous amount of solid protein and the good fats like butter, cheese, and eggs. Zucchini and blueberries and all kinds of nuts are great favorites with me these days.
So far over the last year I’ve lost a total of 35 lbs. and the big sized clothes are sagging on me. Got maybe 25 lbs more to go. Knee pain from just that bit of extra weight gone has disappeared. Energy level is great...I’ve no problem keeping up the pace with my spry, younger neighbor in our daily dog-walking together. And I have enough stamina to be tearing down the drywall and the brick walls of our house by myself to re-use the reclaimed bricks in a home renovation project this summer. It’s hot, dusty work, but it helps sweat the pounds off.
My son turned me on to the Keto diet with the great results he had with it, and I can see myself living with this system for the long haul. Sweets are a rare indulgence, but I do permit myself an occasional treat of dark chocolate, my one luxury.