I ate 9 grapes.
They kicked me out of ketosis!
I ate a donut!
How soon until I’m back in ketosis?!
I went to the Chinese buffet, and … I don’t know, I just lost my ever-lovin’ mind and ate ALL. THE. THINGS.
Have I completely and totally wrecked *everything?*
Yes, folks, it’s time for a post about cheat meals.
Rather than having to answer the same questions over and over and (attempt to) instill sanity into people time and again, I thought it would be easier to put my thoughts together in one place so that when situations like the above arise, as they inevitably and often do, I can point people here instead of writing the same email response eleventy-six times.
Feel free to link to this post when you come across similar sentiments from low-carb and keto newbies freaking out because they jumped head-first into a stack of pancakes and syrup.
Lots to cover here, but I’ll try to keep it more succinct than usual. (Insert LOL.)
If you’re pressed for time and want a one paragraph summary, scroll down to the bottom for the tl;dr.