Once upon a time, in a galaxy far far away there was a young man who ate an entire box, AN ENTIRE BOX, of hot & spicy Cheez-its nearly every evening as he laid on the couch watching Netflix. This young man was overweight and for some inexplicable reason wondered why he had heartburn all the time (it was the tabasco flavored cheese product, for those of you who haven’t figured it out yet).
Who am I kidding, this was supposed to be a cautionary tale, but that young man… was me (cue dramatic music). These everything bagel parmesan crisps are the closest thing I’ve had to my former favorite snack in years plus I don’t suffer from heartburn, so that chalk up another win for Keto. Not that I’m keeping score or anything, but that’s like Keto: 7,823,637 to SAD’s (Standard American Diet): 0
So by all accounts Keto has been the best diet I’ve ever been on, the first week was hell though. I felt like crap, I had a headache and I legitimately thought I was going to pass out after/in the middle of one 3 mile run in particular. Sidenote for those of you who think that keto can’t work for runners, 6 weeks after starting keto I was up to running 8+ miles without carb loading.
The unpleasantness has worn off now that my body has adapted and I feel better, I can run further without having to carry gels or gu, and I wake up feeling well rested, which never used to happen. The first time I ever heard about the keto diet was while researching treatments for epilepsy, my wife adopted a one-eared cat (which I named Van Gogh for obvious reasons) that suffered from occasional seizures. Switching her to a grain free, low carb diet helped tremendously. The more I read about keto and its benefits the more I wanted to give keto a try, and now I feel the best I’ve ever felt.
Like I said above, I was once an overweight junk food lover, who only participated in one sport… beer pong. When I graduated college I weighed around 220 lbs, and when I got married the following November I was around 160 lbs. Not all that weight loss can be attributed to keto, I’ve tried p90x and the corresponding diet plan, vegetarianism, paleo, the “fast metabolism diet” and probably plenty other’s for 5-7 days at a time, but none have been as fulfilling and rewarding as keto. Let me know your keto success stories in the comments below and good luck to those just beginning your journey.
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Everything Bagel Parmesan Crisps
These Everything Bagel Parmesan Crisps make a great low-carb snack!
Makes: As much as you want!
- Shredded parmesan
- Everything bagel seasoning, I used Trader Joe’s
- Heat a well seasoned cast iron skillet over low heat. Sprinkle a heaping teaspoon of parmesan into a circle and sprinkle with seasoning.
- Cook about 2 minutes then flip with a spatula and cook another 30 seconds. Dry on a cooling rack until crisp. Repeat until you have your desired about of chips.