The Ketogenic Diet to ME is an extremely healthy, very low carbohydrate diet that includes, whole one ingredient foods that God has provided to us. Good quality Meats, non-starchy vegetables and good healthy fats. Yep, that’s pretty much what I eat and I eat A LOT of it, every single day!!
What is missing from my diet? Sugar, starchy foods, processed foods, man made vegetable oils, JUNK FOOD from a box, I know!!! I really need to STOP this toxic keto diet, it could KILL me!!! (said with much sarcasm 🙄)
Now, with all that being said, tell me why I shouldn’t be eating Keto again because it’s not healthy?? Why should I put down my food given by God and eat go back to eating that big ole bag of chips? Come on, explain it to me……………………………….. (long silent pause) I thought so.
I along with many, many MANY others have or are healing their bodies with this LIFESTYLE.
Please, go to my YouTube channel (lowcarbrevelation) and read the hundreds of comments under my videos on how people are: Stopping migraines (a true miracle for me really!) Stopping joint pain (yep happened to me) Stopping Autoimmune Symptoms (yep me again) increasing energy (me again in a way I have never experienced) stopping brain fog, losing weight, Dissolving skin tags, stopping women from growing annoying black hairs from their chin (I still can’t believe I don’t have to pluck my chin anymore) controlling hormones, hot flashes, moodiness…people are getting off of all their medication!!!! Oh, pharmaceuticals hate that! Curing their type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, fatty liver disease, PCOS, acid reflux and more!!! Literally AMAZING!!
I have “optimal” lab results, That’s how my doctor worded it. I feel the best that I have ever felt in my entire life! I give all the glory for this to God and I will never stop praising Him for that! I fervently asked Him and He answered…He opened my eyes to eating His foods and it has forever changed my life! So much so, that it has compelled me to share it with others. I want to see people healed and enjoying their very best life. I sincerely mean that! I am thrilled & blessed when people share their testimonials with me ❤️
So….again….tell me how keto is not a healthy diet? Ok, Ok….I’ll wait until you finish your donut.
Much love and God Bless
What I Eat in a Day on My Keto Diet
I have a YouTube channel and I get tons of positive feedback on what I eat in a day videos. I plan on doing a post here once in a while as well.
I have been eating keto for seven months now and I have lost 25lbs but the best thing is I have brought my autoimmune disease symptoms under control! In addition to that I haven’t had a migraine in seven months! That’s truly a miracle! I’m so thankful to God for showing me this way of eating.
Here is my channel if you want to go check it out: https://youtube.com/channel/UCwOl62ThH4xyfDj5plL1BNg
Now on to my menu for the day.
I started out with breakfast. It was 11AM, I intermittent fast until then. I had scrambled eggs with bacon grease and Redmond Real Salt, the very best salt.
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I also had some beef bacon that I get from my local butcher, it’s amazing! My beverage was black nespresso coffee, Costa Rica blend.
After Breakfast I start drinking water like it’s my job. I always start with Re-lyte electrolyte powder. This is mango, it is delicious! You need electrolytes if you are on a keto diet. I have a discount link for the best. They have a lot of flavors: https://shop.redmond.life/discount/LowCarbRevelation?redirect=%2F%3Fafmc%3DLowCarbRevelation
I needed a mid day snack. I had Pork rinds. These Chili Lime ones by Epic are great! They are on the spicy side so if you don’t want Spicy, they have other flavors. I get mine from Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3u8SxUf
The salt flavor is great too and the ingredients are pretty clean!
I dipped them in guacamole that I buy from Aldi in individual portion size. So good and filling because of the fat.
Dinner time and I had steak. This was a sirloin steak from a cow that we bought. Sirloin is a tougher meat but I didn’t want to cook it low and slow. I wanted to grill it so I marinated it. I used Balsamic Vinegar, Olive Oil, Italian Seasoning and Redmond Salt.
I let it sit for about 45 min then I started the grill.
I had zucchini as my side. I sliced it up and added marinade.
Olive oil, Salt & Italian Seasoning.
Dinner was delicious. The steak was a little chewy but not bad. Still very flavorful. The balsamic vinegar made it a little sweet.
For dessert I had my homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream. This recipe is so good! Here is my YouTube video on how I make it. Be careful with how much salt you add, it can make the ice cream too soft. https://youtu.be/9kwl5tkYLFM
My day of eating is over, I usually wrap it up around 6pm or so. I will have more water and maybe a cup of hot tea to sip on later this evening.
That’s it for now. Thanks for stopping by!
Keto Changed My Life
This was two years ago, I was probably more then 25 lbs heavier. I had severe neck and shoulder pain…my whole body hurt…I had debilitating migraines…I remember the pain and fatigue just looking at this pic. I’m still not where I need to be but I’m working on it daily. I am so happy I was able to improve my health just with my food choices. There is hope ❤️ #keto #weightlossjourney #wellness #lowcarblife
Keto Diet Changed My Life
This was me last summer. My body was so inflamed, I had pain somewhere, constantly. I was so tired, ALL of the time. I had headaches every single day and debilitating migraines often. I was diagnosed with autoimmune disease & arthritis. I was put on medication. To be honest, I felt AWFUL, I was slipping fast!BUT…I made a change, only in my diet, I didn’t take pills or wear a patch or drink a special drink or count calories or points or pay a subscription or buy special products…I cut out sugar and reduced my carb intake SIGNIFICANTLY and increased my FAT & PROTEIN intake, that’s it…then a miracle happened ❤️ I am no longer in pain! I no longer have migraines/headaches, I have so much energy! I’m not on medication! I don’t care much about the weight loss, I mean it’s a really nice bonus and everything but if I never lost another pound I would keep living this way! What keeps me motivated is how my body is healing! I want to cry looking at this photo not because of how I look (well maybe just a little 😂) but because I remember how I felt. I was so sick…I’m so thankful that I “gave this diet a shot”…I’m so thankful that I hung in there, I’m so thankful I got my life back! 🙌
This is my person experience with De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis Tendon Release Surgery. When I found out I had it, I did some research and didn’t find much on personal experience’s so I decided to write my own. I, like a lot of people had not heard of it until it happened to me. Hopefully I can describe my experience in a way that may help someone else going through the same thing.
De Quervain syndrome is inflammation of two tendons that control movement of the thumb and their tendon sheath. This results in pain at the outside of the wrist. Pain is typically increased with gripping or rotating the wrist. The thumb may also be difficult to move smoothly. Onset of symptoms is gradual. This is typically caused by repetitive motion. I’m guess I’m now paying the price for 30 years of being a hairdresser.
I will say that this is a very painful condition. I went to my orthopedic doctor and he diagnosed me very simply by bending my thumb into the palm of my hand. He knew right away what it was when I winced in pain.
He told me most people are cured by getting one cortisone shot right into the area. Well we tried it and it didn’t do anything. I went back to see him and he said surgery would be the only option for me.
We set a date and I could not wait for it. I was in really bad pain. The day finally arrived and I had it done.
Basically, I was given anesthesia and a block and they made a small incision on my wrist and cut the sheath that was tightened around the tendons, releasing the tendons. The Doctor told me there was a lot of fluid that came out which meant I needed the Surgery. Surgery was outpatient and I was there for about three hours. I had stitches inside with two strings poking out of my skin and glue on the outside.
I was sent home with some pain medicine and a bandage and instructions to ice, rest, no lifting more then a water bottle for a couple of weeks, remove bandage after 24 hours and follow up with doctor in two weeks. This was the first day with the bandage.
This was the day after surgery. I was instructed to keep it uncovered, leave the tape and little strings that came from inside the incision. That was a little weird. I could let water run on it and pat dry.
I will not lie, recovery was painful but the meds and ice helped. The first couple of days I rested, a lot. Then I started doing more around the house, I get bored easily. The more I did the more I hurt which brought on more meds, ice and rest.
This was three days after surgery. I was starting to bruise here. Still icing and resting as often as possible. It was about three to five days after that I started having numbness and tingling. I had very uncomfortable tingling when I touch the incision area. I tried to not do that. I had numbness all the way into my thumb. The nurse called to check on me and said that was part of the healing process, as long as my thumb wasn’t turning blue I was ok.
Touching my thumb was something I wasn’t able to do for months without extreme pain. After about five days I noticed I could do this with no pain. Well there was some pain in the incision area but that was understandable. I was excited when I could do this.
This was one week after surgery. The nurse told me the glue would start to come loose on its own. When it would get real loose in areas I would very gently scratch the pieces the rest of the way off. You can still see the string here. The tape peeled off on its own so I put medical tape on it because I didn’t want to to catch on anything.
I’ll be honest, after one week I was still having pain, I just iced, elevated it and rested, that’s about all one can do.
I relied on my husband to help with things that I normally do. It was hard for me, you see I don’t like to ask for help, but I a learned quickly in this case that I really had to limit my activities, especially when it came to lifting.
Day 9…something happened between day 8 and day 9. I woke up feeling much improvement. Still very tender but there was a difference. I really think things started to turn for the better on day 9. The swelling was going down and the incision was a little lumpy but less tender.
Two weeks after surgery I had my post op appointment. I was still having numbness in my thumb and it’s all still very tender. Here I am waiting for the doctor to remove the string.
No strings attached! I was glad to get that string out. It was catching on everything. The doctor said that the swelling would continue to go down and things would flatten out. As far as the numbness, he said the numbness in the area where the incision is, is normal and will go away with time. My thumb on the other hand, we will have to wait and see. It’s possible nerves could have been damaged. Hopefully not.
I still have to take it easy for a few more weeks. No heavy lifting. I will still have some swelling and pain depending on how much I use my hand but ice and rest should help. I plan on updating this post as time goes by, so stay tuned for my progress!
Transitioning to Gray Hair Growing Out Gray Hair
I have been wanting to grow out my gray hair for sometime now. I started turning gray in my early 20’s. I started coloring then. I became a hairdresser 30 years ago and have colored my own hair pretty much the entire time. My hair grows very fast and it is thick! I’m just getting tired of the maintenance…every three weeks. Im 50 now and kind of thought I would make this transition around this age.
When Covid-19 hit, everything shut down and I couldn’t get my haircolor, so I took the opportunity and decided now was as good of time as any to start growing it out. I stopped coloring my hair March 2020.
This was the first photo I took once I made my decision. It’s not the best photo, I had just got out of the hot tub, but it’s the first pic.
Second photo. It’s starting to fade a tiny bit here. I was starting to have second thoughts about here..glad I stuck it out.
I started wearing head wraps and hats, lol.
I decided I needed a few highlights this day to help with the blending. I highlighted it myself because the salons were closed. It helped some.
I started getting brave here and stopped covering it up. I’ve actually started embracing this process at this point.
I called this the calico stage lol. I’ve always liked calico cats, now I remind myself of one haha.
This was three months of new growth. I did a light bleach wash to wash out some of the dark red. Bleach, 40 volume and some shampoo was what I used. I also used olaplex to help protect my strands.
This is four months of new growth. I was getting tired of the contrast and needed to blend the line of demarcation. Me and my grandson were also broke down here in my Wrangler, we were waiting for help to come, lol.
I used L’Anza cream decolorizer to lift the red to a tweetie bird yellow. Fun stuff…not lol. Bye bye red.
I then toned with Pulp Riot Silver Toner. Look how well it blended the line. I think I might do this one more time in about a month.
This is five months of not coloring my new growth. I have used a silver toner a couple of times and I use violet tinted shampoo once a week to help keep the brass in check. It is so nice not touching up every three weeks. I can get used to this!
Nine months…no color and I cut off a few inches. I still have a ways to go but I’m loving my new look! Once in a while I use a purple shampoo but that’s it. It’s so freeing!
I also recommend darkening your eyebrows for a younger look. Lighter eyebrows tend to make you look washed out when you have gray hair.
One year and I am still working on growing out the old color. It is about half way from my ends. All I’m doing now is trimming every couple of months and once a week I use a purple shampoo to tone the brass.
I am so happy I decided to do this transition process. I have no regrets!
1-1/2 years later and I just cut off the last of the hair color. I am finally free!
Update: Three years later and I haven’t colored my hair. I love the gray!
Skin Cancer Warning Wear Sunblock
This is not topic related to my blog but it is something I like to share this time every year.
This is me. Two years ago I went to my dermatologist for a skin tag removal under my arm that was just annoying. While I was there, I asked the doctor about a tiny little pink “pimple” on my face that had been there for a few months. She did a biopsy and it came back cancer. Thankfully it was not melanoma. It was Basal Cell which can continue to grow and become disfiguring. It was small on the outside but deep under my skin. If you have any places on your skin that is unusual and won’t go away, get it checked out. Take it from me, get annual screenings, wear sunblock and a hat.