Keto Tuna Salad

I eat a lot of salads.

By "a lot", I mean that I eat giant salads nearly every single day.

In fact, I've found it is the easiest and most delicious meal modification I've found. Nearly every meat dish I make for my kids gets turned into a salad.

Just take the meat, chop it up, and throw it on a bed of lettuce.

Add some chopped vegetables, don't forget the avocado, make a dressing.....and bam!

You have a delicious meal.

One of my favorite meals is this Tuna Salad.

Keto Tuna Salad


There are several variations I've added below that you can make to keep it fun and delicious, too.


7 Things That Derail My Keto Journey Everytime



I hope I am not the only one that struggles with this.

I am sitting here frustrated by the fact that so much of my hard work with weight loss is down the drain.

I know I lose it almost as fast as I put it on. I can gain and lose rather quickly...but I tend to hit a certain weight and the sabotage myself.

Yes, this is me being brutally honest.


10 Powerful Verses to Renew Your Mind About Food


Do you struggle with your relationship to food?

For many, the battle with weight-loss is more internal. It is more spiritual than it is physical; because we fail to turn to our true source of comfort - Jesus Christ - and make food our comfort instead.

So, for those who find themselves battling food more in the mind; who find themselves craving food more than God, there needs to be a renewing of the mind.

"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." Romans 12:2



Renewing the mind isn't some complicated thing that only seasoned Christians understand. It is quite simple...and yet it requires discipline and determination.


Do You Drink Enough Water On Keto?


I am not a doctor, none of the information on any of these pages pertaining to the Ketogenic Diet/Way of Eating should be considered medical advice and should not replace the care of your personal physician I am simply eager to share the information I have learned while on my own journey to health. Before you embark on this journey, please consult with your physician.

We've always been told: eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day.

The first question is: Do you even know how much water you drink each day?


7 Keto Lies You Should Stop Believing Right Now!

It doesn't take me much to get me fired up about Keto lies.

I have tried nearly every diet and they've all failed me. Even the Keto diet has failed me. And that is exactly why I am writing this post.




Here's the thing:

I am so tired of feeling like a failure.

I am so tired of feeling negative about myself, my body, my weight....and I'm so tired of "trying things", only to find out that they don't work.

And I don't think I'm alone.

I am 99.9% sure that there are many, many people just like me out there who have tried and failed at dieting until they are so frustrated that they've given up.

Keto Pizza Dough

I have tried so many different kinds of pizza crust.

The only kind I haven't tried was a cauliflower crust, because you can't buy it here, and I've made cauliflower bread once.

I'll just put it this way:

If it's complicated, I may try it once, but I wont try it a second time.

My life is already so incredibly busy, that I don't have time for complicated meals.

Hey! I like to get busy in the kitchen as much as the next lady, but I like to get busy creating quick, easy, and delicious meals.

Especially considering that I'm the only Ketonian in my house - so most meals require either a modification for me, or a completely different meal.

So, if it's not quick and easy, I'm not eating it.




I've tried the all cheese crust, which is okay - but a little too much cheese for me.


How Exercise Affects Adrenal Fatigue

My battle to recover from Adrenal Fatigue has been long and arduous.

To be sure, there have been factors that have contributed to the battle: comfort eating, not recognizing my load limits - just to name a couple.

In fact, last year I nearly gave up on recovery. I was so discouraged by a major setback when my entire right hand was rendered almost useless by severe eczema. The dermatologist told me that the cause wasn't allergy related, but glandular.

I knew what that meant.

It was getting worse, not better.

I finally told the Lord that if this was meant to be my "thorn in the flesh", the thing that would keep me humbling coming before Him for the strength that could only come from Him, I would accept it.
Although deep inside I knew that this couldn't possibly be His will. My family needed me! They needed all of me. Not a shell of me.

There was one thing that holding me back, and I knew it.

Exercise




I have always hated exercise.

Being more of a book worm and nerd, I would much prefer to stay indoors and read a good book, listen to music, cook, bake, clean, research...just about anything else.

How Food Affects Adrenal Fatigue

"The battle is real" - as my friend says.

And when it comes to Adrenal Fatigue and food, it is a tough battle wage.

I don't know what it's like for others, but for me it was a vicious cycle. Giving into fatigue led to mindless eating, and mindless eating usually meant unhealthy "comfort" foods" that would put my body in a relaxed state that only fed the fatigue. And so the cycle went.



The fact is that much of our diet causes chronic inflammation to our organs and arteries. Inflammation puts stress on our bodies, which causes strain for our already over-taxed adrenals.

The trick is to stop listening to our emotions that want to be soothed with chips, cookies, and burgers, and go for the foods that will help heal our bodies, reduce inflammation and boost our metabolism.

Supplements That Can Help Adrenal Fatigue

If there is one thing I've learned in my journey to recovery from Adrenal Fatigue is that you have to have every piece of the puzzle in place for real recovery to take place. If even one piece is missing, it simply wont work.

Every component is necessary.

One of those components is vitamins and supplements.


Before I launch into this article, I just want to say that I am not a doctor, nutritionist or naturopath. I don't pretend to know the cure for adrenal fatigue.

Anything I share here is what I was given by naturopath, and what I've learned from my hours and hours of research, and from my own N=1 experiments.

Many of them have worked, some of them have worked temporarily.

Stress and Adrenal Fatigue

The truth is, I didn't know myself very well. 

All the signs were present; but as I am often tempted to do, I chose to only see what I wanted to see, not what was so obvious to everyone else.

I was asked numerous times last year, "Are you under stress?" My answer was the same: "Not any more than other moms of two young children."

The fact was, I was violating my own personal code of conduct and didn't want to admit it.



The quality I think I value highest in a person is authenticity. I can allow for mistakes and failures, if a person is authentic enough to own up to them. In fact, a person who owns up to their failures is highly esteemed in my eyes.

Better to own up to your failures and admit you have them, than to hide behind a mask of perfection.

I can't trust a person who hides, because I can't tell what they're hiding. And yet, I was not authentic - I was hiding.

I was hiding behind a mask that said, "Nothing to see here. Move along."

What Is Adrenal Fatigue?

I remember the first time I heard the term Adrenal Fatigue.

I was on the phone with a doctor who had done some testing for me while we were Stateside in early 2009.

I didn't fully understand what we were testing. All I knew was that he came highly recommended in the field of female hormones and was working with us in the aftermath of my first two miscarriages to determine how my hormone levels may be affecting my ability to carry a pregnancy to full-term.

The test results were back.

Adrenal Fatigue.



What in the world did that mean and how did I get it?

He carefully explained it to me, and while I grasped the serious tone of voice, I still didn't understand fully how this affected me, my health, or even what really caused Adrenal Fatigue.

But I wanted to know everything about it.

Since that day, I have committed myself to much research: both about Adrenal Fatigue and about recovery.

Keto Taco Egg Roll Skillet

While eating my first ever Keto Egg Roll Skillet, I began to dream of all of the ways I could make this amazing recipe.

The first way I wanted to recreate Keto Egg Roll Skillet was taco-style.

Because I could basically eat taco anything every single day for the rest of my life and never get tired of it.

Now that I've had a serving of Keto Taco Egg Roll Skillet, I know I'll spend the rest of my days either eating it or dreaming of eating it.


Keto Italian Pastaless Salad

One of my most favorite summertime salads is Italian Pasta Salad.

I'll be honest, pasta was one of the hardest things for me to give up......until zucchini.




So, today I decided to try my favorite summertime treat -- Keto style! I have to say - it was instant pleasure!

 

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