It is early Saturday morning, and I am sitting in Sweet Husband’s favorite chair with a steaming mug of my favorite coffee. I have switched out my much-loved flavored creamers for Half and Half with whipped cream on top. It has become my Keto drink of choice.
Since beginning Keto, I had been adding heavy cream to my coffee and it was o’ so good! Last week I was at the grocery and they were out of heavy cream, so I picked up a carton of Half and Half. I looked at the label and the calorie count was significantly lower on the Half and Half than on the heavy cream. I put it in my cart and could not wait to try it.
This week, my weight loss has stalled and the only change I have made is switching out the cream. Could that have made the difference?
I did what many of us today do when looking for answers, I picked up my phone and googled-“Is Half and Half keto friendly?”
Talk about confusion—
According to theartofketo.com:
“Those following a keto diet may use half and half as a great way to add flavor to coffee or enhance different recipes.”
“Unfortunately, half-and-half is not a good choice when you are on the keto diet. By replacing half of the heavy cream with milk, the fat from the cream is replaced with the sugars from the lactose in milk, and you should try to avoid it on keto.”
Yikes!! I turned down Carrot Cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes to avoid carbs and had a cup of coffee with half and half instead. I should have splurged on the carrot cake.
As I am sitting here listening to the birds singing in my back yard and enjoying my coffee loaded with too many carbs from Half and Half, I am thinking about how confusing life can be.
>Should you count calories, carbs or fat?
>Can I burn my mask in celebration or should I keep wearing it in stores and at church?
>Why do tragic things happen to good people?
Life is confusing! I thought I was doing the right thing by switching from heavy cream to Half and Half, but the results were not good. The old mindset of counting calories may work for some but for me, it is sugar or carbs that matter most.
So many of us do what I did this morning when looking for answers. We go to the internet. Many times, it is a great source of information but just like today, the information is often confusing and completely opposite to other information.
As a follower of Jesus, I am so grateful that during confusion and uncertainty, I have a solid and unchanging guide to help me navigate this life.
The Bible tells us—
>If you need wisdom, ask our generous God., and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. James 1:5 (NLT)
>Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 (NLT)
Someone I have grown to really like often says: “The Bible can help you know what to do when you don’t know what to do, but you have to hide it in your heart first.”
That is great advice. The Bible is not just the bestselling book of all times, it is “alive and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword”. (Hebrews 4:12).
You can find the answers to all of life’s problems there.
Do you have a favorite Bible verse? I would love to read your favorite verses in the comments.