It was going so beautifully. You finally got over the keto flu, you figured out the meal planning, you were even learning to like avocado mousse. Every morning you woke up to thrill of another pound down on the scale—you finally had this weight thing figured out—and then it just stopped. You went from losing a pound a day, to a pound a week… and then painfully, only a pound a month. It’s a common story with the keto diet, for many of us it can only get us so far and then we stall out. You have a few options at this point: stubbornly cut your carbs lower and lower until you’re living on cream cheese, decide that the weight you’re at is good enough (at least you finally feel good, right?) or introduce a fasting schedule.
You did it.
You finally got over the fear of never eating bread again and jumped on the keto bandwagon. You’ve white-knuckled it through the dreaded carb-flu and now the fog has cleared. Suddenly the weight is coming off effortlessly and you feel free for the first time ever from needing to carry an emergency granola bar in your purse at all times. There are so many mixed feelings; the pure joy of having found something that finally works, the superiority over your co-workers who are still shackled to their sugary pumpkin spice latte habits and the legitimate anger that we’ve all been lied to about what an optimal human diet actually looks like.
What’s your biggest goal regarding food and your body?
Mine used to be to follow a specific eating plan 100% until I finally hit a coveted number on the scale.
Today, it’s PEACE.
Imagine we are getting together for coffee and you just said, “wow, you’re looking great – what are you doing?!” And I say, “It’s this thing called the keto diet – sounds weird, I know – but hear me out…”
Today we have an over-abundance of information regarding health and wellness. There is so much information out there, often conflicting, that we can feel frozen with indecision. Unfortunately, in a sea of expert opinions and one-size-fits-all food pyramids, finding what truly works for your body can take a little detective work.