What I Ate Wednesday is a food gawking link-up party created by Jenn and hosted by Laura and Arman each Wednesday. Join me as I share some things I ate.

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Hi foodie friends. How’s it going? I was lucky enough to have some extra time off work this past week just to chill and relax. I got a lot of planning done regarding my health coaching business. I also got a very much needed extra nap in at some point. I overworked myself during the holidays and now my body is trying to catch up on sleep.

I’m still following a keto diet. Well, kind of. I had a very small slip up over the weekend, which just solidified how much my body prefers being fueled by fat. Immediately I felt the brain fog and lethargy kick in. And to think, most people walk around in a lethargic brain fog most of the time. They really are the walking (almost) dead. Or maybe people are not as sensitive to carbs as I am. Either way, lesson learned.

Breakfast was 2 eggs, a piece of flax bread and half an avocado.

Lunch was some grass-fed garlic meatballs and some cabbage and garlic sauteed in coconut butter with garlic salt.

There was enough garlic on this plate to ward off a million vampires. I apologize to whomever I came into contact with after consuming this meal. Perhaps I should invest in more of my favorite breath spray. Because gum is gross and no thank you.

I stuffed a few of these raw veggie chips plus all the butter into my mouth before heading to work for the evening.

Dinner was salmon, broccoli, olives and half an avocado sprinkled with real salt.

I carry a sample size bottle of salt in my purse with me everywhere I go because I never know when I’ll need it.

I’m currently in Los Angeles picking up some teaching documents from my parents’ house. The rumors are true. I’m planning to go back into the classroom in the fall. Maybe…if they’ll let me.

And next week I’ll be back in Denver for most of the week. So if you’re in the Denver area, let’s hang out. I think I have a free evening next Wednesday.

Do you usually bring your own meals to work or go out to eat on your breaks?

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Grab a cup of tea and sit down for some good reads. It’s the Wholesome Weekend Roundup featuring my top health and wellness links from around the web this week.

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10 Bad Mood Foods – Yes, Poor Nutrition Makes You Crabby – Yes it does! I was surprised to see coffee on this list. Except now that I think about, the acidity of coffee makes me crabby. But not as much as alcohol (also on the list).

Following a Ketogenic Diet Without a Gallbladder – Missing your gallbladder? Curious about a ketogenic diet? Here’s a resource for you.

Do You Need a Digital Detox? – What in the world did adults do before the invention of smart phones and tablets? We are so incredibly dependent on these things today. It’s almost scary.

Fat Adapted Athletes Perform Better – This is a video interview between Dr. Cate Shanahan and Dr. Mike Mutzel. If you are at all curious about fat adaptation and athletic performance, then this is something you should probably watch.

Want Healthy Gums? Then Don’t Use Mouthwash – I stopped using drugstore mouthwash years ago and switched to a more natural brand. There was just something really disturbing about neon stuff that stung my mouth. Then about 2 months ago I stopped using all mouthwash. I also drastically cut back on my carb/sugar consumption and use a tongue scraper. I can definitely live without mouthwash, and maybe you should too.

Why Low-Calorie Sweeteners May Actually Make You FATTER – Because they’re made in a lab (read: chemical shit-storm).

The Case for Eliminating Sugar. All of It. – If this interview with Taubes doesn’t convince you to at least cut back your sugar consumption, then you’ve probably got an addiction. Which is highly likely, seeing as how sugar has been shown to be at least 4x more addictive than cocaine.

7 Things People Who Lose Weight Do Every Day – Yes! Give me all the veggies. These are all good tips.

Fat Finds Favor on U.S. Tables Again – Butter, bacon, and avocados. Oh my!

5 Food Cravings and Nutrient Deficiencies – Here’s what your food cravings are trying to tell you, plus what you can do about them.

How to Improve Egg Quality Naturally – Some of you future mamma’s need to read this one.

6 Natural & Safe Fat Burners, Plus Risks of Weight Loss Supplements – If you’ve set a weight loss goal for the New Year then check out this article. And remember, natural and safe is always better than weight loss supplements that promise quick results. Because those results may come at a cost to your health.

Happy weekend! Stay warm.

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What I Ate Wednesday is a food gawking link-up party created by Jenn and hosted by Laura and Arman each Wednesday. Join me as I share some things I ate.

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I hope the weather is decent in your neck of the woods. But by the look of it, I think you most likely saw rain or snow within the past week. I feel like it will never end.

I heard that this is one of the snowiest winters on record for Boise, if not the worst winter ever. We’ve been breaking a few snowfall and low temperature records lately. Mother Nature must be mad or something. Or she’s making up for all those real winters I missed as a kid.

Here’s a screen shot from Friday morning proving that there really isn’t much of an end in sight.

This is what it looked like when I stepped out of my front door that morning.

Friday was the coldest day that I experienced in my entire life. The wind chill got down to -17º and I was outside Friday night. It was bad but not as bad as I thought it was going to be. I guess being a winter baby works to my advantage. I prefer being cold over being hot. Layering with multiple jackets and several pairs of socks does help.

Speaking of being a winter baby, my birthday was on Monday. I celebrated my 34th trip around the sun by doing absolutely nothing. It was awesome. I just needed a day to myself so I sat at home in silence and drank tea and read a book. Any day that I can relax at home in comfy pants and no boob jail is a great day. Plus I was kind of snowed in so I didn’t feel like driving anywhere. I’ll be celebrating my birthday with friends and family eventually.

Now I know you’re really here to gawk at my meals. So here are some weekly food highlights.

One of my breakfasts was leftover chili with a fried egg on top.

I made parsnip fries for dipping.

Lunch was salad with rotisserie chicken sauteed in Tessemae’s hot buffalo wing sauce plus some guacamole and veggies on the side.

Dinner was steak, braised cabbage and half a sweet potato cut into bite sized pieces and roasted to perfection. I covered everything with Jacobsen’s truffle salt.

Also consumed this week was a ton of tea, a few bottles of Gerolsteiner and not a whole lot of chocolate. I’m now back onto my keto diet and feeling amazing.

I have also recently started coaching a few people around the Treasure Valley on the keto diet. I’m pleased to announce that one of my clients has lost 10lbs. in just one week. And her daughter lost 6lbs. It works, people! I’m personally not doing it for weight-loss but a lot of people are. I’m doing it to improve other health markers. Anyone who tells you a ketogenic diet is dangerous doesn’t fully understand nutrition. It’s a fact that our ancestors lived in a state of low-grade ketosis for millions of years. It’s only recently that we started becoming full-on sugar burners. But I’m not going to get into that on this post today because it will get too lengthy. However, if you have any questions regarding ketosis, feel free to ask me.

How was the weather where you’re at this week?

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