I tried the ‘Atkins on steroids’ diet for 2 months — and it made me feel invincible
I scoured keto blogs for high-fat snacks — called “fat bombs” — to power me through the sugar cravings. Loaded cauliflower made with butter, sour cream, cheddar cheese, and bacon became my go-to treat.Melia Robinson/Business Insider
Sadly, I’ve struggled to maintain the keto diet since challenging myself to make it two months.
The keto diet is beyond strict. Cheating with carb-heavy foods has the potential to reverse a state of ketosis and its pleasant side effects. After the dieter returns to keto eating, it takes an average of five days for the body to use up the carbohydrates stored as glycogen in the body.
Eating at restaurants was the hardest part. I ate taco fillings out of tortillas and scraped the breading off fried chicken. Every menu had just one or two things I could order guilt-free.
I want to return to the keto diet. I hope to find the willpower in a plate of bacon.