Being a single mom of three and having a “special” diet is usually pretty difficult for me. I find that cooking both myself something and them a different something never really works. I also find myself short on time… quick and easy meals have been my go to for a long time. It’s why I fell into eating out as much as we did, and a lot of the reason why I gained the weight I have over the years.
So how is keto assisting with that? Well for one… I am not eating near as much and pretty much going for simple- whole foods. This means that cooking takes very little time and I can cook a lot of one thing and just use it for my lunches. (Now that I am one meal a day that works out splendidly. So for the lazy and cheap me this works!!
The kids though don’t have to eat like I do and they have foods they love that they should get to eat… pasta being a big one. Sandwiches, bread, pancakes and even the occasional treat. Some people might disagree with me, but my kids are all healthy. It seems to me that they can eat these things if they like them.
So how does that work? How is it possible to maintain a keto diet and feed other people a different diet? The FIRST Week or so I would not suggest trying this; I really wouldn’t. Just fix things you can eat that your family can as well. But after about the middle of week one I noticed my cravings were just gone. I used to be a diet coke fiend… I actually had a diet coke during week three and it tasted terrible to me.
I am cookie and brownie person.. especially my own.. I was able to make brownies last week and a tiny sliver of one… those didn’t taste all that great to me either. I am finding I can cook for the kids and be ok. This might not be the same for everyone, but I would say about week 3 is where I just am learning those tastes that were SOOO good to me don’t satisfy me the way they used to do. I think it is because I am learning I don’t need those things for the emotional boost.