On Saturday, it will be eight months since I quit smoking. In those eight months, my food choices went to hell and I gained almost 30 pounds. The obvious fix to that is to hit another few months of strict primal, right? Well this time, I’m also integrating a close-to-keto component. Technically, keto is considered, what, under 20 grams of net carbs per day? My carbs have been in the 20-35 range most days…so I’m close, but not in it to the letter. Anyway, it’s hard, but I’ve lost almost 20 pounds in not-quite three weeks.
I felt like a BLT today. I’m not big on sandwiches, but I love BLTs and club sandwiches. Obviously bread is out (even most of the paleo versions of “bread”), so I chose to put everything in a romaine heart boat. Really, the possibilities are limitless, but today it was all about the BLT. For reference: to make this Whole30 compliant, eliminate the cheese.
BLT and then Some (Primal and Keto)
1 romaine heart, washed and leaves separated
1 pound of bacon
2 roma tomatoes
1 avocado, sliced
Extra sharp white cheddar, cut in small chunks
1.- Cook the bacon to your liking.
2.- Layer everything in the lettuce.
3.- Stuff your face.