All posts by Tenika Simmons

Hey Everyone!! This Sista is sooo excited to share with you guys all that I have learned about Keto! It’s been an Amazing journey so far! Keto has changed my life! I’m taking back control of my body 1 pound of fat at a time.

Should you count calories?

Calories

Calories matter but I never count them.

One of the things that I love about this WOE is that you don’t have to count calories. Yep! I said it!

Of course they matter! You can’t eat 3000 calories everyday and expect to lose weight right? Well at least I can’t. Lol..My 1st week of keto I was so excited that I could eat all of my favorite foods. And I did!! Tons of it, which is totally fine because that’s what you do in the beginning.I was a carb head so I was hungry! Lol!😂 I went shopping,and was ready for week 2, but guess what happened?🤔

So..if you follow a proper Keto protocol..20 carbs or lower,eat fatty cuts of meat,and accent your food with good healthy fats, you’re stomach will automatically suppress itself and you won’t want to eat gobs and gobs of calories/food. Period…You’ll go from wanting to eat everything,to wanting nothing. Thats where you start to learn/listen to your body figuring out what it likes and doesn’t like. Only eat when hungry.Stop when satisfied. (Not stuffed)😊

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Recognize God’s Favor In Your Health

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One thing that I have learned to do before I go to bed is to get in a quiet place and take inventory of all of times I recognized God’s favor showing up that day.
I expect it and I encourage you to do the same. Becoming aware of Gods love for us is HUGE! He is constantly weaving beautiful patterns throughout our day even in the midst of what can look like total chaos. Look for Him! How did he delight in you today with your health? What progress did you make today that you know had it not been for Him,you would have been swallowed up? Doesn’t matter how big or small YOU think it is..When he smiles at you..you smile back🤗

Bulletproof Coffee

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I have always loved coffee. Any hot drink actually. Whether it be a hot,warm,or snowy day, there’s nothing like working OR even relaxing with a cute cup of hot deliciousness.(puts hand to chest) LOL

I was SUPER stoked when I found out that I could drink coffee on the Ketogenic Diet. I was like,”What? A super coffee? I’m all in!) Haha!

This coffee is charged with coconut oil which has amazing benefits. Dr. Axe

The butter and whipping cream makes it so smooth and frothy. It keeps you full longer,increases energy, and is so dang tasty, that now I can’t drink coffee any other way!

Ingredients:

1 tbsp coconut Oil

1 tbsp butter

1 tbsp stevia

2 tbsp sweetener of your choice-I use this

2 tbsp heavy whipping cream

1 1/2 cup of coffee of your choice

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Instructional pictures below

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Enjoy!!

 

Low Carb Waffle Breakfast Casserole

 

Yes! I know it sounds to good to be true! But it is true! Its a Waffle Casserole! This bad boy is not only delicious,BUT it is sooo filling and is perfect for people on the go. I’ve always loved waffles, but I felt so yucky and weighed down after I ate them. Now I can eat them without all of the bloating and guilt I was used to! This yummy recipe is only 1.5 net carbs! Score!!

Lets get started!

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Ingredients:

1 sausage roll(12 oz)

1 bag of shredded cheese(mozz,Colby jack,or whatever you prefer)

4 green onions

10 eggs

4oz cream cheese

1 1/2 tsp baking powder- I use this

4 tbsp coconut flour- I use this

(You can also add bacon,links,etc.)

Directions:

Mix:

  1. Cook your roll of sausage, drain, set aside in a bowl.
  2. Whisk 6 eggs, season them however you’d like. I added garlic powder,onion powder,salt, and pepper to mine. Cut up 4-5 green onions. Mix sausage,eggs,and onions together in a bowl, and then set aside.

Waffles:

  1. Blend 4 eggs, baking powder,cream cheese, and coconut flour.
  2. This batter will make 3 large waffles. –Waffle Maker
  3. Layer the waffles and filling in a baking dish starting with 1 waffle on the bottom.
  4. Top with 4-8 oz of shredded cheese.
  5. Put in preheated oven on 375 degrees. Cook for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!

 

Calories: 323.75cals
Fat: 24g
Protein: 19g
NET CARBS: 1.5g

Servings:8

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This is the best!

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