While I haven’t been blogging like I promised back in January, I have been researching and contemplating various changes to my behavior and diet to improve my (our, because I drag Tom along on every experiment) health. A hot topic which has gotten my attention is gastrointestinal tract (a.k.a. gut) health. It is absolutely fascinating… Continue reading Gut Health: My new obsession
My tips & tricks for beginners to ensure success on the keto diet!
It’s the end of the first full week of 2020 and I think all of us want to have already lost 10 lbs, but it’s doesn’t work that way for most of us. For first-time keto-ers, maybe, but the rest of us are already struggling with our own attitudes and desire to return to our… Continue reading 2020 with an Extra Side of Protein
It’s that time of year when we all reflect upon the previous year and start to focus on what we want to change about ourselves. I like to make goals for the coming year that aren’t just “lose weight” but are related to finding a balance between health and enjoyment of life (hence the name… Continue reading 2020 Vision
Clearly I haven’t been writing much. I think it’s because I’m ashamed that I’ve gained weight in the last 6-7 weeks, so I feel like a fraud professing this amazing diet when I’m failing at it. But I started thinking, the struggle to maintain a lower weight and a restricted diet is real and worth… Continue reading Day 1. Again.
I feel like we finally got it back together after our multiple busy weekends and we had a successful meal prep/planning for the last two weeks. Here’s what’s been cooking: Happy Coincidence of Ingredients We had a combination of foods at our house that was either purchased with an unknown use (hello, Costco), left from… Continue reading Weeknight Meals #5 (2 weeks worth)
Perhaps you noticed that I took about a two week break from blogging. I got really busy and I had to let go of something. In keeping with one of my mantra’s, “Seeking Health/Life Balance”, (and, coincidently, the name of this blog), I had to let go of a couple things temporarily because I had… Continue reading Balancing Act of Life
Our Fur-Baby Cooper We adopted Cooper in 2007 as a 10-week old puppy from an adoption event at Petsmart (could have been Petco…) in Anchorage, AK. He’s followed us around on all our moves and adventures from Anchorage to Ithaca, NY to Houston, TX. He goes on almost every vacation with us and is a… Continue reading Cooper’s Keto Journey
Update: Follow @SeekingHealthLifeBalance on Facebook to see me go through the transition this week! I’ll post weigh-ins, ketone strip results, and what I’ve consumed. Tom and I just spent a wonderful 4th of July weekend with our family up in Oregon. And we cheated. Bad. Not only going back to a high carb diet, but… Continue reading Recovering from Cheating
One of the biggest challenges that people who follow the ketogenic diet face may be surprising. There is a bit of a learning curve to figure out how to consume a diet that has 75% fat. Eating that much fat is hard! Especially when you take the carbs away. So much of the fat in… Continue reading Finding Fat to Consume