Some people believe they should stay completely away from wheat, gluten and all starches. There a those who stay in ketosis using alternatives to bread, pastries and sweets. They successfully stay low carb with artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohol and modern food products that mimic a high carb diet. This is an interesting method in that in the absence of calorie concern, portion control could get out of control. You could still be in ketosis while consuming way more calories than you need. Consuming Stevia, erythritol, Sucralose and other sweeteners multiple times a day, everyday may cause other imbalances in digestion, hormones and thus, your health. This could be why you have plateaued!
Tina Kotterman reminds me that treats are just that, treats. Treats, by definition are not supposed to be eaten everyday. They are supposed to be things that enhance an event or celebration, not a commonplace food that you expect everyday. If you develop that mindset, you’ll be able to manage healthy eating better both physiologically and psychologically. So how is your mindset?
Do you depend on “keto safe” foods that you can eat large quantities of? or can you eat 1 -2 small slices of a low carb pizza (like the recipe in my newsletter below) and receive the benefit of a small portion of legumes in your diet. The American habit of eating a whole pizza or even a half of one is in part, one of the reasons we’ve gotten to this modern health dilemma. There may be valid health conditions that warrant a no bean diet but, just because it’s not “Paleo” is not a reason to banish all legumes from your diet for ever. They actually have nutrients in them.
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