What happens when you sin on Keto?
- Cheating on a Garden Party
We had a late summer garden party invitation to our friends, which we happily went to because we knew we will have a great time with good friends, good food and great hosts.
Welcome drink Pálinka (Hungarian brandy) with delicious, crispy cheese Pogácsa (scone, patty, cake or cheese biscuits). Who could resist that ?! Nobody, because it is a Hungarian tradition that needs to be nurtured even more abroad ! 😉
Pálinka - the Hungarian Brandy
Pálinka is an indispensable accessory of any Hungarian social or community events. We traditionally start most events with a toast and the toast naturally has to be a shot of Palinka.
Pálinka is a traditional fruit brandy in Central Europe with origins in Hungary, known under several names, and invented in the Middle Ages. Protected as a geographical indication of the European Union, only fruit spirits mashed, distilled, matured and bottled in Hungary, and similar apricot spirits from four provinces of Austria can be called “pálinka”. Törkölypálinka, a different product in the legal sense, is a similarly protected pressed grapes pomace brandy that is commonly included with pálinka. Pálinka may be made of any locally grown fruit, the most common ones are plums, apricots, apples, pears, and sour cherries. Similar products exist in the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia known as Pálenka as well as in Romania under the name Pălincă.
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Pogácsa - Cheese Pastry
We Hungarians are the luckiest folks out there. Not only that we have “Welcome Drinks – Palinka, but also we got “Welcome Biscuits” – Pogacsa to offer our guests. And here it is …
Pogácsa (Hungarian), pogača (Croatian and Bosnian), poğaça (Turkish), pogace (Romanian), (Greek: μπουγάτσα ‘bughátsa’, Macedonian, Serbian and Bulgarian: погача, Albanian: pogaçe) is a type of bread baked in the ashes of the fireplace, and later on in the oven, similar to focaccia, with which it shares the name (via Byzantine Greek: πογάτσα), found in the cuisines of the Carpathian Basin, the Balkans, and Turkey.
It is generally made from wheat flour. It can be stuffed with potatoes, ground beef, or cheese, and have grains and herbs like sesame, black nigella seed, or dried dill in the dough or sprinkled on top.
Almost every little village makes its own version, or makes more than one version with different pastry, and so they come in all different textures and flavors. Some Pogácsa are only one inch around and one inch high; others are much larger. Some have a crumbly scone-like consistency inside, while others are more tender like a fresh dinner roll or croissant. Pogácsa is sometimes served hot as an appetizer and/or bread.
Many different ingredients can be used either in the dough, sprinkled on top before baking, or both: medium-firm fresh cheeses, aged dry hard cheese(s), pork crackling (tepertő/töpörtyű), cabbage, black pepper, hot or sweet paprika, garlic, red onion, caraway seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds or poppy seeds.
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Are the Pálinka and Pogácsa Keto?
No, unfortunately neither one is keto accepted.
Although Pálinka does not contain carbs, only the fruit from which the mash is made contained fructose, but during its fermentation it is converted into alcohol and carbon dioxide. The Pálinka drink also does not contain added sugar, as do liqueurs and cocktails. On the other hand, Pálinka is alcohol, which Keto does not support in order to maintain over all health. In our opinion, rarely consumed, occasionally toasting with it does not hurt us.
Pogácsa, the traditional scones are usually made with cereal flours, so these versions are neither keto nor paleo accepted.
However, my imagination has already started on the keto version. I want to bake a real, keto accepted Pogácsa, so you will soon be able to read my new Keto Pogácsa recipe, and I will post it right here in Andrea’s Keto World recipe library!
I couldn’t sleep, sit or walk at night !!! The muscles of my leg were fully tense, my knees and hips barely moved and the pain in my joints was almost unbearable. I slept almost nothing all night because every move was terribly painful. By morning my elbows were sore too.
If people experience such an extraordinary thing in their body, they have to think about what they did wrong so, that next time nothing like it could happen. Now, I will do the same and share it with you because it is an important experience for those on Keto.
Well, here is a calorie chart of the amount of food and drink I consume from 3 pm to 2 am, just to draw the right conclusions:
|Amount||Food name||Calories||Fat (g)||Carbo-hydrate (g)||Protein (g)|
|~ 100 g||Cheesy Puff Pastry||460||22||40||22|
|1 slice||Tuxedo Cake||350||20||35||4|
|< 150 g||Tostitos and chips||700||35||95||10|
|1 large ear||Boiled corn||100||1.5||21||3.5|
|~ 1 cup||Broccoli salad with grape||130||6||16||3|
|~ 1 cup||Green salad||70||7||2||1|
|1 slice||BBQ chicken||110||2||3||18|
|~ 300 ml||Rose wine medium sugar||250||0||8||0|
|~ 10 cl||Pálinka||250||0||0||0|
|Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet||2000||165 g||40 g||75 g|
|Daily Values in Percent||121%||56%||550%||82%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet (Fat 165 g, Sodium 2300 mg, Carbohydrate 40 g, Fiber 25 g, Sugar 40 g, Protein 75 g).
I usually don’t count exactly how many carbs I eat a day, I’m just about trying to stick to the recommended amount, but now out of curiosity I wrote it down in a chart and counted how many calories, carbs and protein ate that night? Even though I only compiled approximate quantities, the result was shocking !!!
In addition, the scales showed 2 kg (~ 4.5 pounds) more at home !!! Of course, I know this two kg of mostly accumulated water in my body due to the effect of carbs, which will leave after a few days of fasting. But it wasn’t pleasant to look into the mirror either, because I only saw a bloated, watered and tired face, which, by the way, was mine.
Our host said, “No one held a gun to your head to eat non-keto food.” And she’s right! I wasn’t forced to eat… but the temptation was so real.
What is interesting about this whole thing is, that, this much food is a normal daily average carbs intake for a person who believes in a “normal” (everything can be eaten in moderation) diet. Thus, it’s no coincidence that the daily carbs intake of sugar is 188 pounds(!!!) in America.
We both vowed to be more careful next because keto flu, fatigue, and muscle and joints pain are not fun at all. Despite all this, we had a fantastic evening, thanks to our hosts and great friends who gave us this unforgettable evening!
If you want to read even more about consequences of excessive carbohydrate intake, you can do so here: