Choosing a Better Evil
At first, when I started on this journey, I tried so very hard to make deserts from the most healthiest of ingredients. I worked so hard on creating different flour alternatives to my most longed for flavours. The Keto diet has so many of these desert alternatives offered on line with so many so called low carb alternatives. The truth is, that once you take a good look at the carb contents of these Keto deserts you will realize that just because they are made with an alternative flour or are gluten free they are not low in carbs.
Changing your lifestyle might be the hardest thing you will ever do, and with such a huge change in the choices of what you will need to eat as your mainstay, will mean that there are bound to be mistakes. So here’s the question, is it better to make the mistake as healthy as possible? Or decide instead to completely change your routine and only commit the crime in order to celebrate on specific celebration dates and move on?
What I’m referring to is ‘healthy’ deserts and the regular processed desserts you get at the store. Is it really honestly better for you to slave away making almond flour zucchini cupcakes? In my personal opinion, no.
I think there are two consequences to making your own desserts the ‘healthy’ way.
#1. You actually like the dessert.
Because you have tricked your mind into believing that it is good for you, as it is a healthy alternative to the regular sugary dessert you would usually eat and have craved in the past. You will continue to make it, continue to eat it, and continue to plateau or even gain weight when eating it.
#2. You really don’t like the desert.
You slave away making this desert as healthy as it could possibly be. You grate the zucchini, go to a health food store for a specific flour, buy the expensive honey, and boom! It’s disgusting. Well what’s the point? Why should you subject yourself to a lifestyle when you can’t even enjoy yourself? The consequence of this realization is that you have to choose from either just having what you wanted in the first place, or having what you thought that you wanted to such an extreme that you gain back the weight and abandon the Keto lifestyle all together.
I personally believe that there is no point in trying to recreate ‘healthy’ desserts. There are so many holidays, special occasions, and celebrations during the year that there is no need to go through the traumatic process of making fake desserts, eating them, fooling yourself, and being disappointed to the point of giving up.
Instead find no carb or low carb alternatives that do not incorporate any kind of flour.
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