Sunday with Sara | Two weeks on the keto diet!
Sara has completed two weeks — almost
two weeks — of the keto diet. We’re gonna
check in with her, right? She’s… now she’s
not talking. I was like, “You want to say
anything during the intro?” She was like,
“Sure!” … Hello my honey, hello my…so we’ll start right after this!
I’m like that frog. I’m Michigan J. Frog. Hi
everybody! Hello! Hi! We’re back. This is a
new segment on the channel,
starring my lovely wife Sara, and we
don’t have a name for it or anything, but
we’re gonna do… I think bi-weekly
check-ins, at least to start, because I
don’t want to burn myself out with
YouTube. I feel like doing a weekly thing
would be a little much. Plus, absence
makes the heart grow fonder. Indeed. Speaking of which you have been gone for
the last …you know, 60 hours. I haven’t
seen you in in like two days. Well, about 36
hours, if we’re gonna use real earth time. Feels like it. Yeah. No, I had a cat
sitting gig. A real hot cat sitting gig.
Clean up my barf and poop… and then go babysit a cat
Luckily, there were no excretory gifts outside
the litter box. He did well. He’s 17 years
old, and I kept that little f*cker alive. Kept him alive! Oh! Spicy!
Spicy language. I better get the bleeping
button ready. Sorry. You’re gonna need
that. So we’re gonna talk a little bit
about your first couple weeks. So how, in
general, are are you feeling? I feel
pretty good! Yeah? Yeah, I feel good.
Do you feel like… a big difference
between… No, not a big difference, but my
energy level is good.
I haven’t noticed crashes. That’s… that’s
a big thing. I mean I’ve noticed a couple
of times when I’ve cut the calories too
low, or I didn’t… I didn’t remember to
bring enough with me to lunch, or to work,
so I noticed like, my energy flagging a
little bit. But mostly just feeling
hungry, and then as soon as I had a fat
bomb or some macadamias, then I bounced
back, and I feel better.
Here’s the weird thing. Yeah. And let’s be
clear and be honest and transparent. Sure!
I feel weird in the mornings. Like when I
first wake up in the morning, I do feel
hungry, which I never really used to… I never
felt hungry in the morning, so I don’t
know what… I don’t know what that’s about.
Whatever. It’s not bothersome, but the… the
weird thing is I feel like… shaky. And I
don’t know… It’s probably maybe
electrolytes. Like I…I know we’ve
been supplementing magnesium and
potassium, but I feel like maybe sodium
we’re a little low on. Maybe you just need to to have a little
bit more salt, and get them… get them DTs
under control. Maybe you need to have a
little bit more MD. ….You want me to… go to medical school? Now is the time. No.
So I don’t know what that is, and I… and I
will tell you that it feels very similar
to when I was pregnant, and I would wake
up and feel like… sweaty and twitchy, and
so I don’t know if it’s hormone… maybe it
is hormonal. Yeah. Maybe it is just part
of the adjustment. I don’t know, but it
feels very similar to when I would wake
up in the morning when I was pregnant,
and feel like… low blood sugar… or Is
it still happening, or is it is it kind
of… No, it’s still happening, pretty much
every morning. So I don’t know what
that’s about. But it’s not bothersome to
the point where I would make any changes.
I will say that if you’re hungry in the
morning, like…you should eat. Huh! Yeah, no. I do, and then I get a little sweaty
after I eat. Sweatier. I don’t know if it’s just because I’m excited…so that’s the only weird thing
that I’ve noticed. There’s also some lady
stuff that we need to talk about. So
gents, close your ears. I can take this.
You need to look away. No, you can take it.
You’re pretty good like this. Uh I was
not aware that there could be some
hormonal side effects to switching to
the keto diet,
nor did this one give me any kind of
clue. It’s… honestly, I know, it’s not
something I ever considered… You don’t have those parts. I get it.
You don’t have those parts. I don’t have
those parts. But like, four days in, when I
started to have cramps at the wrong time
of the month, like the time when I should
not have any cramps, I was having cramps.
I was like… “This is kind of weird. I’m
just not gonna worry about it.” Definitely –period started earlier this
month, which is very unusual for me. I’m
like clockwork. And I had about five or six
days of spotting before my period
started. Now, apparently this is a thing. I
was like, “Oh yeah, this is something. I
know that this happens.” And you were like,
“Why are you leading me down the primrose path?!” Led me down the primrose path. Had
the keto wool over my eyes.
Just put the bacon right over my eyes. Hm!
But… but you know, so that’s… I’m hoping
that’s like just an adjustment thing. I’m
also about to be 45, so weird things
could happen. but this is …this weirdness
has never happened. So I’m chalking it up
to just adjustment to keto. It’s fine. As
an expert in female reproductive anatomy… Yeah, not only is he an MD, he’s specifically an
OB/GYN. Just kidding. He’s not. NOTTTT.
Well, hopefully that…i mean, once the hormones sort
of figure out what they’re doing now,
hopefully that’ll kind of… Hopefully this will
level out, and I’ll be back to my my regular
“clockwork orange.” ‘Cause it is kind of a shock to
the system, a little bit of shock to the system. Yeah, apparently!
Anyway, but I — I mean for as much of a
change as it is, like, I still feel pretty
good you know I feel good. Mm-hmm. Yay. I’m not — I don’t know I’m not one to like
gush about things. So I you know — fmeh — I’m Larry David. Yeah. Pretty — pretty — pretty good. OK, so, um, let’s
talk a little about about let’s talk [?!}. You’re doing very well.
You can just run the show. It’s cool. I don’t…
Of course I can run the show. I do this.
Anyway, next thing is food highlights,
like what have we eaten, what has Aaron,
the master chef, prepared for me? Many,
many things — over the past couple of
weeks? He’s been a madman in the kitchen. If you’ve seen his Instagram posts there
was one night when he was preparing for
me to leave on the cat-sitting gig that
I made a sweet little Instagram post. Well, I gave him the picture; he made the
post. But I put a little crown on his head
because I said something stupid. You said
something very silly. Anyway it’s been
going great; he’s been cooking me amazing
meals and preparing good snacks and and
I get to take leftovers to work for
lunch so I haven’t really felt hungry
except for when I forgot to eat
enough and I’ve had lots of good
leftovers and I’ve tried a lot of things
that we would never try otherwise. What
has been your favorite thing over the
last couple weeks? The meatloaf — Mama’s
meatloaf was really good. I have a funny
story about Mama’s meatloaf. I…
I’m dying to hear it. Uh, it just… Rebel —
Rebel Creamery just came out with ice
creams and I was chatting with Matt and
Megha about Rebel and they said, “Have you
tried Rebel yet?” And I was like, “No, I’m
not having it tonight. It just arrived,
but I’m too full of Mama’s meatloaf.” I
had had like a plate of Mama’s meatloaf.
Okay. And it was Megha on the other side
and she was like here’s a little
spoiler for you: “Mama is Matt. You’re full of Matt’s meatloaf.” [laughing] What?! I mean Mama’s
meatloaf sounds a lot better — it does — than Matt’s meatloaf. Yeah. But — I mean, no offense,
Matt. Yeah. It’s good meatloaf. I don’t — I
mean, whatever. You can call it whatever you want.
it’s good meatloaf. I did like that meatloaf too. That was wicked good. There — it was
a double. Like, I jammed twice as much
meat into the into the loaf pan as you are supposed to.
Yeah, we had twice as many
servings. Um, that was really good.
The curry chicken salad? Really tasty.
Never would have thought to put curry
powder in a chicken salad. That is some good stuff. Um, last weekend mm-hmm we had a
huge meal that everybody ate that was
all oh yeah we had the loaded
cauliflower and then I did those two
gigantic yeah New York
strips — mm-hmm — and that was a meal for five. The whole family — everybody ate it.
— got on the keto train unknowingly. Yeah, the kids didn’t even know. “What is
this?” I was like, “It’s mashed potatoes. It’s fine.” Although, Peter did say, “I like the meat.” Well, yeah… he likes
meat and cheese. Yeah if he could just
give up the Cheez-its. Right.
We could make our own Cheez-its. Like, I couldn’t make him like real
Cheez-its. Out of cheese. He won’t eat them. Anyway um so that was a highlight –the steak and the
loaded cauliflower. That was really good. That was Sunday dinner for like the five
of us last week, which was lovely. We all
sat down and had a delicious, semi-fancy
dinner together. Yup. The other thing was the Fathead
pizza — oh, yup, which was the day before. That was the day before that. That was last Saturday. We had a
family gathering with my brother. You’re gonna tell this story? I’m gonna tell the story. My
brother and sister-in-law — their family
lives about 45 minutes away from us, so
we had a family gathering up at my
brother’s house. And they were just gonna
order pizza. It was gonna be super-casual.
So Aaron and I decided to bring our own
pizza, and made this really delicious fathead pizza, like a Supreme. It had tons of
cheese, tons of pepperoni on it,
it was really nice. It was. It was not a
cauliflower crust. It was like… almond
flour? Yeah, it was almond flour. And then
I just put Rao’s sauce on it, and then I
went to the salad bar
I just put salad bar toppings on it. So
we brought that with us, and my… you know,
my dad. You know, if you’ve got a weird
dad in your family… he’s also a weird
grandpa. True. Um, if you’ve got a dad in
your family who perhaps grew up on a
farm, or grew up with many, many siblings
as my dad did, there are no rules when it
comes to food. The only rule is eat or be
So as the oldest of seven siblings, my
dad… I mean, would just eat it. If it
wasn’t nailed down or hermetically
sealed, he would eat it. And so there are
many stories that I have from my
childhood growing up, where I would have
to label things to keep them from my own
father in the fridge. There was one
Thanksgiving when my mom made this
like, Oh. Cranberry relish, which now, sadly
I won’t get to enjoy. But this amazing
cranberry relish. She makes it every year.
It’s only for Thanksgiving. I’m sure you
have foods like this that are only for
certain holidays. I had like… one serving
of it at Thanksgiving dinner and then,
you know the next day, I was looking
forward to a delicious plate of
leftovers, including some cranberry
relish. And he had eaten the entire f*cking container of cranberry relish, and I didn’t
get any more for my leftovers. And I
swear to god, I’m still holding a grudge.
That was probably 25 years ago. So anyway, we get to my brother’s house with our
delicious pizza, and they’re all eating
their regular pizza. And Aaron goes to get
me a piece of the fathead pizza. He was
like, “Wait, how how many did we bring?” and
I was like, “We each get two slices.” He’s like, “Oh, there’s there’s one
missing.” So my dad, unbeknownst to anyone, had stolen a piece of our pizza, because
it wasn’t nailed down. Just kind of snuck
over there. He just assumed it was his.
Because it was there. Because
it was there. I mean, it was in a sealed
Rubbermaid container, but he went and
opened it. And he wasn’t alarmed by the
sogginess of it. Like, the crust — When
you pick up a piece of Fathead pizza as
densely packed with toppings as I had
made, like — it just does this. Little Flaccid.
Like, that would be a sign… A little flaccid. FLACCID. That would be a sign to me that
this is not normal pizza, right? This is…
my son-in-law and daughter are eating
weird. This is not my pizza. And yet, there
is pizza in front of me, so I apparently
I’m gonna turn that part of my brain off.
Mm-hm. The part of my brain that says, “This
isn’t my food. I bet this is someone
else’s food. Probably I shouldn’t eat it.”
I’m gonna just turn that off,
and I’m gonna eat it. That’s what he did.
and that’s sure as hell what he did. What
else did… He drank my drink, also.
Oh, that’s right! The same night, he drank… I had a bottle of seltzer. He drank about half my
bottle of seltzer, because it was sitting
there. So if you have a weird dad or a
weird grandpa in your house, you can
You can feel my pain.
I did get plenty of fathead pizza. I
felt… you know, I guess fine. You don’t
need much. Like, I i’ve always… It’s the
principle of the thing. Anyway, that’s the
fathead pizza story. Really good story. Top notch.
So that was our… those are food
I feel like there was one more, though.
The… the cookie. Oh, the skillet cookie!
Yeah, I made the skillet cookie. Aaron made the skillet cookie for me to take to the cat
sitting gig, and I ate that last night. My
daughter and I shared it. She only had… None
was saved. Let the record show none was
saved. None. No. Why would it? I don’t know. You sent it away,
you didn’t expect it to come back. So
you’re allowed to eat half of that
skillet cookie. That’s a serving, is half
of the cookie. And my daughter only
wanted a quarter of the cookie, so I ate
three-quarters of the cookie. Hmm! I did.
I went a little over. I was a little over my… Who cares? I was not over my fat or protein,
I was over my my target calories. it was
so easy to make. That… I’ll totally make
that again. It was good. It tasted almost
exactly like a regular chocolate chip
cookie. Yeah? Like the texture was good?
Because that’s the one that had the beef
gelatin, and I was curious, because
I’ve never had… Really? I did not… I did not
notice the beef gelatin. If I had known
that I was eating beef gelatin, HEY SARE! YOU’RE
EATING BEEF GELATIN! If I had known
that, I might have thought, “Oh, I think I
can taste beef gelatin.” It’s just a
binding agent. Like, it’s not really…
You’re a binding agent. YOU’RE a binding agent!
Okay. Uh-huh. So yeah, those are kind of
the food highlights. I’m gonna continue
cooking this… this weekend coming up.
We’re recording this Friday night. I’m
hoping to have this uploaded by Sunday,
although this is… to this point, a 22-
minute recording. So we’ll see what
A lot of gold. The thing that I have not
spoken to you about since a few days in
is the scale. I asked you… I think in the
first couple days, thinking there would
be some water weight going away, how
you were doing, and
you did have some results in those first
few days, but I’m curious what the last
week and a half… I made it a point not to
ask you about it. As well you should.
You should make it a point not to ask me
about most things. I know better. I know better than to as ANY woman ANYTHING about…anything.
You just mmmnt! Unless she wants you to, in which case, then you better. Right. And you
better know without her saying anything.
Yeah. Well, just pay attention. I kind of
do. Anyway. Sometimes. No, you’ve been good about that. I had good results. Okay, so
I haven’t weighed myself in the past
couple of days, cuz I was in… staying in a
different house, and frankly, I didn’t
know if they had a scale, or where it was,
so I haven’t weighed myself in a couple
of days. But I am between six and seven
pounds down. OOOH! About six and a half pounds down. Nice! Which i think is pretty good.
That’s awesome –after like, so long of
stalling? After the the terrible plateau
on Weight Watchers. So maybe it was water. But I don’t care whether it was or not.
I’ve gotten over the plateau, and I feel
good. And as long as you keep cooking,
I’ll keep eating. I’m down.
I am totally down. Yeah I am… I’m all…
What is that?! Uh-huh. I’m all about cooking
stuff. Teddy Roosevelt. I was… I was posting
so much stuff to Instagram over the last
couple weeks, like pictures to my feed,
and like, stuff to my stories — about how
happy I’ve been just making stuff for
you. I give, and I give, and I give.
Yeah, I know! I’m so happy that you have
this opportunity. It is a really good
opportunity to feed you. No, but I’ve
loved it. Good. I certainly have too! It’s been very tasty. So I’m gonna continue.
We’re gonna continue on. Yeah, we’re gonna soldier on. Anything else you want to
talk about? Ah, no. I am hungry. This… this
video? It’s Friday night. You’ll be seeing
this on Sunday, hopefully. what we’re
Gotcha. …Friday night. This is the night
when we do takeout, so the only thing
standing between me and a
keto-friendly burrito bowl from Chipotle
is this video. Oh! So it’s going well so far. I hope it
continues to go well, and I hope you
continue to…. I will continue to cook for
you, as long as I possibly can. Cook your ASS off. I will have no ass left. What happened? He cooked his ass right off.
His ass is gone! I mean, it’s… it’s just a straight line, all the way down! It’s concave, now! Oh god.
How does he sit down?! He’s like a…
he’s like a weeble! He just weebles
around, because he can’t sit! At any rate, we’re gonna do this every couple weeks. That’s the plan
for now. If it goes well, and if it’s easy
enough to do, at some point down the road,
we made ramp it up to a week — every week. But I think for now, bi-weekly is the way
to go. You can’t handle too much of this. I can’t. I’ve got so much other stuff. I have so many reviews and stuff
coming out, like Rebel Creamery. You
haven’t had it yet, and these guys will
not have seen my review of it when this
comes out, but it uohhh. There’s a half a
pint left for you. Spoiler alert: it’s… it’s
No it’s really good. So that’s it, I guess,
guys! I hope you have a fantastic day, and
we will see you in a couple weeks!
So… I don’t know. What does that mean?! Whatever. I’m very happy to be Paul Rudd. I love Paul Rudd.
I would… and can I be Tina Fey? Of course!
Were they… did they ever star opposite
each other? Right, were they
ever romantic leads together? You could be
Evangeline Lilly. You could be The Wasp and I’ll be….I don’t
want to be Evangeline Lilly. Okay. Is it the man-hands? She’s got weird little man-hands.
She’s got…I mean, she’s a petite person,
so I don’t know how she has such