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Add to a cup of strong black coffee, one heaping TBSP of drinking chocolate, 2-3 drops of peppermint extract, a TBSP of heavy cream. Stir well. Top with whip. Enjoy!
Homemade blended spiced chai with maple flavored whipped cream.
Try this yummy keto mug cake. Top it with a keto cream cheese frosting for an extra decadent dessert!

Being off sugar for 6+ months now my cravings for sweets has changed. And some things, like Stevia sweetened drinks, just taste too sweet and aren’t enjoyable. I pass them off to my kids who are thrilled.

I’ve found that if I have a healthy non added sugar option regularly that I don’t feel deprived. For those moments I keep a few things on hand that boost protein and have a mild sweetness. Things like Keto Pecans, zero yogurts, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. Also whipped cream without added sugar. Keto clusters and low carb chocolate all make great desserts.

So good with yogurt. Find them at Three Bears.

I love these Keto Pecans. So crunchy and just barely a touch of sweetness.

Three Bears carries these too.

Something I’ve grown to love is a zero sugar yogurt with a few berries and some pecans. For a real splurge, homemade whipped cream on top. Yes, it’s delicious.

It’s all I need to feel like I’ve had dessert! It makes it easier to opt out of sugary desserts at special occasions.

Found on clearance at Wally World. They I been here for a couple weeks and I haven’t even opened them yet!

I’ll even have a keto friendly iced coffee once in a while. Homemade of course, but still delicious.

I can feel a change in energy levels if I go over on carbs almost immediately. It’s been fairly easy to stay the course since I feel so much better. I do miss the crunchy things tho. Finding suitable substitutes for chips is a big deal for me. My go-to choices are: dehydrated okra or cauliflower, cheese crisps, celery with Kenai cheese dip, no grain chips like Siete brand (but only very sparingly as they do have carbs and are pretty pricey).

Available at Three Bears.

All this talk about food is making me hungry. I need more coffee

I thought I’d give an update since my 30 day challenge. Today it’s officially been three months since I kicked the sugar habit

I’ve continued avoiding sugars. Following a lazy keto style diet with reduced/low carbs most days. I haven’t missed the sugar and have been happy with the keto friendly alternatives. I have enjoyed some blackberries, raspberries and a few strawberries with keto yogurt when I needed a little dessert.

My daily beverages have been coffee with a protein powder, water, unsweetened tea & seltzers. I’ve had three adult beverages over the course of the past two months. Once for Dean’s birthday pizza dinner, I had a gf IPA. Then two weekends back I had an Alaskan Hard Seltzer in their new mango flavor, pretty tasty. And of course a glass of rhubarb wine in honor of Dad, of blessed memory. Can’t skip that. 🍷

I feel pretty good, definitely have more energy. I can tell a marked increase in hunger when I’m eating a lot of carbs. That knowledge makes it much easier for me to keep the carb count lower. And mixing up tasty NA drinks helps keep the beverage doldrums away.

I’m going to continue on for as long as I can. And I’m looking forward to the snow melt and summer activities to come!