Posted October 10th, 2016, 09:36 AM
I've been doing keto since July 4th. I lost 24 lbs in the first 2 months, and have held steady since then due to too many cheat days/weekends. Now that I've booked a cruise for next August, I'm ready to drop my 2nd 24lbs. It is super hard not to have fruit. But once I get in the groove after a week or so, I don't have the cravings. My biggest tip is to get sodium and potassium tablets and take those when eating keto. It's a diuretic diet and you lose your electrolytes when you're peeing that much which causes headaches and carb cravings and dizziness etc.
I think on my vacations (Disney in January, cruise in August) I will pick the low carb options when available, but I'm going to have dessert or mashed potatoes if I want. From my experience in the past few months, I feel really good on keto. When I cheat, I'm tired, get headaches, am cranky etc. I don't want to feel like that all vacation, so I'm trying to find a balance.
Good luck to you - I really don't have 'cheat' days - unless you want to count going over 10 carbs lol
I enjoy a LCHF WOE and even for this weekend (2 HUGE birthday parties here at our house for adult kids - I made 4 layer dessert with chocolate - whipping cream - sugar (of course) flour - butter - nuts - didn't even lick my fingers or the knife when cutting it -
I do the Nike bit - "JUST DO IT" and don't 'cheat'!
While cruising - I will ask for cooked veggies on the side of my main meal or only eat the meat - I can always order - shrimp cocktail or scallops done in butter - caesar salad - salmon - chicken or steak - I have no need to change the way I eat - but then again we do cruise quite a bit so this is not a 'splurge' for me!
We leave tomorrow for London 3 days - southern England days - Barcelona 3 days and then TA on Harmony from Barcelona to Ft. Lauderdale 14 days -
The only time I may 'have to cheat' is when our hostess of 5 days serves something I really don't want to eat but IF it is served I must eat it or be a bad guests lol