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Your Keto Journey #38 – December is a Party Month!

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Choosing to eat Keto style will never be a reason for you to skip a December PARTY or CELEBRATION!  There is no reason to fear the next Office, School, Church or Family celebration or get together because you are eating differently. Learn more in today’s "Your Keto Journey"© post.

Some people feel that because their way of eating has changed, they no longer can attend parties or pot luck events where everyone is encouraged to bring a portion of the meal.

You are not from Venus or Mars because you gave up or eliminated certain foods from your dietary consumption.  Yes, there will be sugar and sweets at the table, but that does not mean that you must eat them.  So relax this Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Three Kings Day season – or whatever it is that you are celebrating.

What about those cute little sandwiches on a large platter?  Just because you chose to forego wheat and grains, which are known to stimulate appetite, doesn’t mean that you cannot enjoy the sandwich filling and discard the bread.  Not everyone at the party will eat every item at the buffet table and you needn’t feel guilty that you are doing the same thing.  Don’t make a spectacle of yourself by fussing about the foods you will not eat.  So long as you are gracious about picking and choosing items that you can eat, most everyone else will be gracious as well.

If you are worried about the way somebody may look at you for what you do or do not eat, forget about it.  Why would you allow anyone to dictate what you should or should not eat when they know little to nothing about your personal health habits or eating choices?

Keep in mind that people who know you intimately are the same people who are on your side and want to see you stay healthy.

Now that we have cleared away the fear, trepidation and worry – let’s move on!

What dish will you bring to the table?

As you may have noticed, there are plenty of Keto-friendly recipes floating around.  Especially on the internet.  Here are some ideas to get you going:

Fat bombs

Keto Chocolate Bars

Keto Cookies

Keto Cake

Cauliflower crust pizza

Dark green leafy salad with homemade keto-friendly vinaigrette

Pistachios

Pepitas, Sunflower seeds and Mixed Nuts

Truth be told, you can make most anything from dessert bars to Zucchini bread Keto-friendly.  It’s just a matter of using nut or coconut flours and good sweeteners like Stevia, Truvia and Swerve.  Of course these are less sweet than sugar.  That is exactly the point.  We don’t want to stuff ourselves full of sugar anymore.

By the way, you will find that when you are eating Keto style, eliminating excessive carbs, high fructose corn syrups and regular sugars – the more you begin to enjoy the flavor of your desserts that are made with a good-for-you sweetener.  It’s not about the sugar anymore!

In fact, when you put a goodie into your mouth that is laden with sugar – you don’t enjoy the sugar overload the way that you used to.  The over-sweetened morsel is now a turn off.  Which is very good news for the health of your body!

For Chocolate’s sake:

When your Keto-friendly recipe calls for chocolate, you can use the natural unsweetened 100% cacao/cocoa.  If you need melted chocolate bars for the recipe, you now purchase the bars that are 85% or higher in cacao/cocoa.  I recently tasted a 90% cacao bar and it was quite good.

Success:

 Who knows?  You may even discover that more hands than yours are reaching for the Keto dessert and liking what they taste.  Please remember to be gracious and mark your food contribution with the words “Keto-friendly” so people know what they are getting.  Remind yourself that there will always be nay-sayers when it comes to anything good on this planet.

That plane will never fly.

Man will never land on the moon.

A car cannot travel that fast.

People living in an international space station is ridiculous.

 

“Quit listening to what people say is impossible and start showing them what is possible.”  -Kat Heil

 

Enjoy your parties and your Keto foods, my friends and family!

I love you Keto Family.  There are worthwhile resources at my website sourced and created for YOU!

Visit my website and check out the “Resources” page.  There you will find a link to “Dr. Colbert’s Keto Zone Diet” book.  I highly suggest you read it.  If nothing else, borrow the book from your local public library.  If they don’t have it, ask them to get a copy that you may borrow.

Share your experiences, good or bad, with your Keto family here at www.YourKetoJourney.com.  Scroll down and leave your comment.

Share this blog with someone you love and care about.  I’m here for you!

Good Day, Good Week and Good Health to you all!

See you next time!

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© 2018 Kat Heil 2018 Kat Heil, LLC

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