Hey there, and welcome!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hopefully, if you’ve happened across this site, you’re either living a low-carb or Ketogenic lifestyle or are curious about starting such way of eating. If that’s the case, please feel free to browse and comment with any questions; I hope this blog can be a beneficial resource to you!
I’m a 20-something gal living in Dallas, Texas. I started a Ketogenic lifestyle in March of 2016, after many failed attempts at other fad diets and exercise programs. There’s a whole story on why I “went Keto,” (click HERE to read it), but I’ll just sum it up to this timetable:
- December 2012: diagnosed with PCOS; still “healthy” in weight
- July 2013: Gained college weight; attempted a “whole foods only” diet with fruit, veggies, and only lean meat
- May 2014: gained the full “Freshman 50″ in college while wrapping up my last semester
- December 2014: diagnosed as Pre-diabetic
- January 2015: placed on Metformin
- January 2015: had trouble carrying groceries up 3 flights of stairs to my apartment without stopping to catch my breath
- February 2015: hired a personal trainer
- April 2015: joined a 3-month fitness challenge, lost weight by toning up and eating moderate carb, low fat and high protein
- December 2015: gained all the weight back and then some
- February 2016: fed up with my weight & the spark of new PCOS symptoms, I researched diets for PCOS symptoms
- March 2016: started a KETO diet
- September 2016: ran my very first 5K
- October 2016: reached same weight as after the 3-month fitness challenge
- December 2016: reached goal weight
- December 2016: ran my second 5K
- January 2017: Officially down 44 lbs from March 2016
If 2013 through 2015 resonate with you at all, then I’m so glad you landed on this page. I was sick of yo-yo dieting for years and getting nowhere in my pursuit to be healthy; I felt so lost and helpless, not knowing what I could possibly be doing wrong when I was trying so hard. If you’re feeling this way; do not stop the search to find what works for you!
So why Bacon and Cream?
The name or the concept? Nah, I’m just kidding, I’ll answer both 🙂
The name came from the light-hearted joking coworkers would give toward my typical grocery list and tag-along snacks at work. Heavy cream was a must-have for my coffee every morning, and I would find random ways to integrate bacon into almost every meal (in fact, I even once made chocolate-covered bacon).
By the time I brought in a full gallon-sized Ziploc bag full of bacon pieces, the fact that I was the residential “bacon lady” stuck and I played off that for a memorable, fun blog name that resonated with my ketogenic way of life.
My hopes with this blog is to raise awareness for women diagnosed and/or suffering from PCOS, and to lend a helping hand to anyone who is either starting the ketogenic way of eating, unsure of what is and is not ok on this diet, or simply would like some more low-carb, high-fat recipes to add to their keto cookbook.