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I have gotten the best feedback from y'all over this whole Keto thing! Who knew?!  It has been so fun for me to share what I've learned in just 2 short months and pass any "wisdom" I have on this subject to y'all.  I'm at almost 10 weeks in now (as I type this on 7/28/19) and officially down a full 20 pounds now.  (And now in venturing into maintenance mode.)

Did I work out?  NO.  (But I'm starting that part of this whole health and fitness thing tomorrow so wish me luck on that...).
Did I lose it all just by changing what I ate...mainly curbing those carbs?!  YES.  
Was it all that hard?  NO!

I am now fully in this whole Keto thing.  I'm a huge believer because I've seen it work and I feel like diets NEVER work unless you eat grilled chicken and veggies all the dang time and I don't always feel like chicken and veggies, y'all!  Sometimes I want guac, sour cream, cheese and salsa!  (Ok, I want that all the time actually.)  And on Keto, it's approved!

I wanted to go ahead and put all the Keto Talk into one post here with links to everything Keto-related so you don't have to go digging through the whole blog.  I'll update this page whenever I cover something new.  I hope y'all find this helpful!  It's a great place to start!

If you're looking for where to start, try my blog post.

  It's got everything I could think of to include to help you get started if it's something you may be interested in.  There's no signing up or "joining" or anything like that.  This is just something you can take on for free which I love.  You absolutely do not need expensive meal plans or books or a coach or anything.  ALTHOUGH, there is all of that available for you out there if you want it.  I didn't go that route.  Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook (along with google) were my coaches. ;)

So head on over to that post for how I got started, why I got started, my starting and current weight (as of the day I wrote that post), what I eat, what I apps I use, if I intermittent fast as well, recipes...the whole nine yards, folks.  I hope it helps and please feel free to drop a comment or question here, on the post or DM me on Instagram any time!  I'm @amandanall. :)

There are more below as well but definitely make sure to check out the above post too!

I opened up my Instagram Stories for questions from y'all last week and got some really good ones!  A lot of them were the same question asked by lots of people so if you have one, check my #ketolife Highlights in my bio HERE and click through! I may have already answered it. Lots of great info, questions, resources etc there too.  I'll open it up from time to time in case anyone else has questions but again, you can always DM me or comment here. :)



So Craig and I are both doing the Keto diet right now.  I always feel like I need to give a little preface when I talk Keto because I have new readers every day and want to make sure y'all are up to speed.  So if that's you, here's a quick summary.

I did the Keto thing last summer, lost a little over 20 pounds in 2 months which got me to my goal weight, have been able to maintain it while going on and off Keto sporadically (sometimes I'm just more "low carb" than full Keto) but after the holidays my hubs decided to try this thing out.  So we both went strict Keto starting January 4th.  I've lost the 6 or 7 pounds I gained over the holidays since then (when all bets were off and I just enjoyed the season) and Craig is down about 12 pounds.  I think he was always scared he wouldn't be able to do it but he's been blown away by how easy it is and how he can still eat so many of his favorites.  And doing it together this time is so much more fun.

So here's a peek at what we've been eating on #keto.

One night, I was working late on a bunch of different things so when it was time for dinner...I was still stuck up in my little "office"/craft room, completely oblivious to the time.  Craig said he'd make dinner and asked what I wanted.  I told him to surprise me!  We had a fully stocked fridge so there were tons of choices.  I will honestly eat anything if it means I don't have to cook. ;)

A little while later, I came downstairs, took a quick shower and when I was done, there was a text on my phone from him saying "These will be done in 5 minutes." with a link to this recipe for Taco Stuffed Peppers.

And they were so good!!  I loaded mine up with sour cream, guac, some romaine, and salsa because I was STARVING and hadn't eaten much all day.  (I do that when I get in the zone with work stuff.)  Seriously, so good.

And since the Super Bowl is right around the corner, I thought I'd show you a few easy Keto-friendly options to munch on while you cheer on your favorite team! 
(Or sit and wait for the commercials. 😉) 

Buffalo Wing Dip is a FAVORITE in my house.  We never have a party or get-together without it.  Thankfully, it's pretty Keto-friendly!

You can find recipes for this dip all over the internet but here's what I usually do.  (I usually do this in the oven but lately, I've been doing it in the slow-cooker because it's so much faster and still delicious.)

For parties, I make the full version but if it's just us at home, I'll cut the recipe in half.


16oz cream cheese (Philadelphia has fewer net carbs than off-brand)
1 cup Buffalo Wing Sauce (I always use Franks Buffalo Wing Sauce)
1 cup Ranch Dressing
Shredded Chicken (I never measure this so my bad on that.  I usually shred up a Rotisserie chicken or use a package of this pre-shredded chicken.  But you can bake 2-3 chicken breasts and shred them yourself obviously too!)
1.5-2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese ('s all your personal preference on how much cheese you add.)

Add it all to your slow-cooker and put it on low for 2-3 hours like most other recipes say to do....BUT we usually will slip it to high and just keep an eye on it.  It's usually ready in 30 minutes or so. 

I eat them with these Parmesan Whisps but celery would be an even better option.  Unfortunately, I HATE celery. 🤷‍♀️

Note:  If you are doing strict Keto, you have to be careful not to overindulge in this!  There's definitely lots of calories, fat and a few net carbs so be sure to work out your numbers.

Another great option for the big game:  WINGS!

Craig is a huge Wingstop fanatic.  So when I told him he could continue eating his wings (in moderation), he was pretty darn happy.  I always order the Garlic Parmesan with ranch dressing.  Yumm.  I prefer the boneless wings but obviously, all that breading doesn't work on Keto.  These are a great substitute though.

And as for sweets, we LOVE these High Key cookies in both the chocolate chip and the snickerdoodle!  We just recently tried the snickerdoodle and OMG...dangerously delicious.  We order them from Amazon HERE.  Craig likes to throw on a little Sugar-Free Cool Whip with his but you can make your own Keto Cool Whip pretty easily.  (Just google "Keto Cool Whip").

And finally, since we always have trouble getting in all of our fat while also not going over in protein, I try to have one of my favorite Keto pies on hand.  I've told you about these before but (drooling as I speak...), these will knock your socks off.  I love the lemon and the strawberry fluff.  We had the strawberry fluff pie most recently and let me tell you.  It is heavenly.  Lots of fat, super low in carbs and you will want to stick your face in the whole plate.  At the very least, you will definitely be licking the plate.  ;) 

I find a lot of great Keto things on Amazon that I can't always find at my grocery store.  I've started a Keto section in my Amazon Store so that you can shop some of my faves.  I haven't personally used every single item in there, but they were either recommended by someone I know in real life, or someone I follow on social media who is a trust-worthy Keto-er.  :)

You can find ALL my Keto Faves HERE and the rest of my Amazon Store HERE.

And if you're new around here, I also run a great little Daily Deals Facebook group where I post fun finds, sales, deals, coupon codes and more throughout each day in every product category you can imagine.  From clothing to mini waffle makers.  Come join us!

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