I knew my love of bacon would catch up with me one day. And yesterday was the day. Went to a doctor's appointment thinking it would all be status quo. Came away with a new diet plan, blood pressure medicine, Wellbutrin, and orders for all sorts of fun tests.
I have been following a keto diet for well over a year now and lost nearly 40lbs. Great! Except it's not. And it's mostly my own fault. Cured meats, salty pickles, salty olives, salty everything and of course BACON. These have been my go to foods for the last year and a half. And while they were great for getting the weight off, it wasn't so great for my blood pressure. I think the term "sky high" would be applicable. Sigh...
Truth is, I knew better. I knew that even on a keto diet I should be eating more vegetables and less salt. I can't say that keto is necessarily bad, but I will say that if you are considering it, be sure that you are getting what your body needs and not overloading on crap.
So, now it's more vegetables, more fruit, and less salty, cured red meat. I've been almost neurotic about not eating fruit and staying away from carbs and sugar, but now it seems I'm going to have to completely retrain my brain into not being afraid of eating some of the healthy version these things. Oof.
Moral of the story? There are no quick fixes. Eat healthy, stay away from bad carbs and fake sugar. EAT MORE VEGETABLES. Cured meats have a lot of salt and while they are tasty and often a good quick snack, they aren't so great in long run.
That's all I got, y'all. Happy Bacon Day! Take care of yourselves.