I am SO upset. I was doing so good, being in ketosis. And yesterday, I went out to lunch with a friend and totally stuck to the low car, not even tempted for anything.
I went to Ruby Tuesday and had the salad bar (and chose low carb veggies) and ranch dressing (which I generously applied). I had a steak and spaghetti squash (which had a small mount of carbs, but I still had almost a whole days worth, so I could NOT have gone even remotely close to OVER) I even generously guestimated 6 grams just in case.
I felt great about my meal. This morning, I test my urine and I am completely negative with ketones! I'm in SHOCK.
So I start pouring over my journal and thinking about yesterday, what could I have eaten that might have had a hidden sugar in it and the only thing I can come up with is the Ranch Dressing. When I first took a bite of it, I immediately thought it tasted somewhat sweet, but I blew it off, because I thought that anything is going to taste sweeter when you cut stuff out. I pushed it out of my head without any REAL thought (I think because I was more distracted that I was out with a friend and talking)
I am SO upset. I know everyone has set backs. But I have been super, incredibly, crazy strict and careful (because why bother with this diet if you are going to cheat in the first phase - I can't afford to cheat)
I am totally beating myself up over this. I am CERTAIN that it HAD to have been the Ranch Dressing. I can't have been anything else.
So from here on out, I am remembering this. If at first bite it even remotely tastes sweet, I will not eat it.
And I will be bringing my own salad dressings ! LMAO!!!!