I love that you posted this. I get that same - wish there were another way to describe it - thought when someone talks about cheating. Like you, this is now a way of life, way of eating for me. I do it 24/7 and don't give much thought to it. Even when I have folks over (like this weekend) who don't follow a keto WOE I still prepare a keto menu. Most now know that I don't do the SAD and have no problem eating what I prepare. They see that they are still getting delicious meals and not being deprived. And if we do choose to have a glass of wine, a piece of dark chocolate, we have learned what we can have and how much. And as you said 'its a treat', not an every day part of our eating and I don't think of that a cheating in the sense the word is normally used. Our lunch today includes a meat and cheese tray, keto spinach dip & cheese crisps.
Dinner will be baked oysters, grilled garlic shrimp, salad and for dessert a pumpkin roll made with almond flour . The filling is made with heavy whipping cream & a little SF pudding (I KNOW I KNOW.....someone will say thats not keto but it works in my world).
Christmas day we will have ham, cauliflower stuffing (made it last night and OMG!!! Its soooo delicious), roasted brussel sprouts. a cranberry mold (made with fresh cranberries, sour cream, heavy whipping cream, SF jello) and for the hubby & guests some sweet potatoes. Dessert is a keto peppermint cheesecake - crust made with almond flour)
Gee....kinda got off track but its been an exciting time here, cooking our 1st keto Christmas meal. For gifts I made rosemary infused ghee, macadamia butter, butter roasted walnuts and pecans....now THEY could be addictive. Holy cow are they ever delicious!
Merry Christmas to everyone!