Diet, Ketosis, Low carb, Macronutrients, Meal, Snack, Weight loss

Sunflower Seeds

It’s been a while since I posted anything about my progress, and that’s simply because I wasn’t making progress to be honest. I had a lot of personal stuff going on over the past year and a half, so I wasn’t concentrating on my diet and essentially gave up. That’s a little harsh on myself because I never really “gave up”; I just kind of reverted back to old eating habits and didn’t put forth any effort into my weight loss journey. 

  
Anyway, I had been trying to get back into keto for the better part of four months but I would always screw it up. A birthday party here, a social gathering there, random free food given to me, etc. Always something. To the people who read this and are going through the weight loss struggle, I’m sure you’ll understand. But I finally got back in keto about three weeks ago; hence my reappearance on WordPress. 

  
“Veezy, what the hell does this have to do with sunflower seeds?” That’s an excellent question. You gotta let me ramble sometimes and get it out. So yeah, one of my coworkers has been munching on sunflower seeds at work and has been dropping weight. I recalled it a couple weeks ago at the store, and decided to check out the nutrition facts. It turns out that sunflower seeds are pretty damn keto-friendly. There’s maybe 6g carbs in an entire regular-sized bag, and they have a high fat ratio compared to the protein and carbs. There’s about 380 calories in the whole bag on top of that. Now I know some of you might not wanna waste that many calories on seeds, but I guarantee that if you eat a bag of sunflower seeds throughout your shift, you’re probably not gonna be hungry for a while. That decreased hunger you experience while in keto really helps out with this too. Plus they’re less than $2 a bag! I’m cheap, so this is a major plus for me.

  
Sunflower seeds are usually pretty salty, but I don’t really care about that. I say that because even when I was 330+ lbs, my blood pressure was always on point. It helps that I’m still in 20s too. I’m gonna try this for about a month and see how it goes. My favorite flavor so far is the DAVID Ranch. I tried dill pickle yesterday and those were pretty good too. Be cheap like me and eat sunflower seeds. Anybody out there have any suggestions for keto-friendly snacks? 

– Veezy

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Diet, Ketosis, Macronutrients, Meal

Costco Meatballs

You have a really inconvenient schedule that doesn’t allow much time for anything else besides sleeping and working. I know, so do I. What’s that? You have all kinds of free time? Lucky you, but this might help you too.

So at Costco, they have these huge bags of meatballs that are 6 lbs each, if I’m not mistaken. They look like this at the one I frequent: 

  

Some stores have them in a black and green bag. Same thing. The point is that these meatballs are one of the most delicious and versatile foods I have in my keto arsenal. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, whatever.

My favorite thing to do with the meatballs is to grab a regular-sized cereal bowl, nuke 10 of them in the microwave for about 3 minutes, and drizzle some cheese over the top. Question in the back? What kind of cheese? Oh ok, here’s a picture sir:

 

FINALLY, I like to take a couple spoonfuls of mayo, squirt a little mustard over the mayo, mix it up until it’s this pale yellow consistency, and devour the entire thing. Quick,  delicious, AND it’ll keep you full for hours (those who are in keto know how long you stay satiated after a meal). I wish I had more time to actually cook, but you can’t go wrong with these meatballs. Did I mention they go great with scrambled cheese eggs in the morning??

– Veezy

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Emerald Almonds

I wasn’t planning on writing anything until next week when I normally do my updates, but I just wanted to share my new keto snack that I’m gonna include in my diet from now on.

I was at Target the other day (which I hate btw, because the shoppers there are delusional and think Target is somehow better than Wal-Mart even though they have most of the same items but cost more at Target for whatever reason). Anyway, I’m in the snack isle looking for pork skins, or Chicharrones, or whatever you wanna call them. I go look at the, ahem, nuts and see all the different types of almonds and peanuts. 6 oz. cans for $5? No thank you. And then I saw them. Those glorious, conveniently packaged morsels of goodness. 



Apparently, the uppity crowd at Target is too good for almonds so these things were on sale for about $3.75 a box. AND the promotion was buy 3, get 1 free. Yes, yes, yes, and yes. I bought four boxes (two dark chocolate and two vanilla bean). These things are great for when you have a sweet tooth or when you don’t have any food readily prepared and you’re pretty hungry at that moment. Another plus is that there are only 2g of carbs per serving (four minus two from fiber), so you can kill a whole box of these and only have eaten 14g of carbs. I wouldn’t personally because I don’t wanna waste 700 calories on just almonds when I could waste them on bacon or angus patties with mayo and cheese. Just a happy thought for all those almond fanatics out there. 

I’ll be doing my weigh-in on Monday, so look for that! I really hope they sell these boxes at Wal-Mart.

– Veezy

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