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Keto Diet Vs. Keto Lifestyle

    "The diet that works for you is the one you're going to stick with long term" 

Hey everybody! Welcome to the Keto Mom page, we are going to talk about the diet or lifestyle that is going to work for you.

How do you know which one will work for you?

Let's set expectations, that way you don't easily give up. Often people feel frustrated, just because they didn't reach their goals in two weeks or because of the lack of results.

I would say that a majority of the conversations I've been having today have been around,

This isn't working!

My body isn't losing fat!

I'm not the size I want to be!

I'm going back and forth!

I was doing this two weeks ago, last month, or six months ago, but it did not work!

𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗲𝘁 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀.
I want to have an honest conversation with you to help you understand, and set expectations of how long it might take when you start something.

But before that, what is your favorite keto low-carb dessert? My favorite dessert is chocolate chip cookies. I feel like you can "KETOFY" anything. Share with me your favorite dessert and I can help "KETOFY" those for you.

For my favorite dessert chocolate chip cookies, I can "KETOFY" them with some dark chocolate chips, almond flour, and some other different things to make them a little bit better. I also love keto cheesecake and I love Apple pie or Apple Crisp.

Alright! Going back, I want you to think about this phrase, or write it down. You can put it in your car, on a post-it note, or on your mirror. I want you to set realistic expectations.

"The diet that works for you is the one you're going to stick with long term"

You should put this phrase somewhere where you see it. Put it on your refrigerator, microwave, snack drawer, car, or mirror. The number of conversations that I've had today was based around "It's not working, and it's been two weeks, four weeks, or six weeks, and I'm frustrated".

𝗦𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗳𝗿𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆'𝘃𝗲 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝗹𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗺𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘄𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝗳𝗲𝘄 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸𝘀.
I want you to understand that you really should not be weighing yourself every day. Your weight can fluctuate a couple pounds based on water weight, and the time you weighed yourself.

There are different ways to measure.

You can take measurements of how your clothes are fitting, inches lost different, and things like that. Again, the diet that works for you is the one you're going to stick with long term.

What does that mean? I don't want you to dive into this, and in two weeks get frustrated because you didn't lose 25 pounds. I want you to at least give this 90 days or until the end of this year. Reevaluate things after the holidays and we'll keep going. We might have to reevaluate your goals and how you're doing things.

You might not see the scale move for two weeks, but it doesn't mean you're at a stall. If you don't see the scale move, look into inches loss, clothes fitting differently, can you walk further? Do you feel better? Are you sleeping better?

I was told a true plateau only happens if it's been six solid weeks or longer.

Reevaluate things like, what are you eating. Did you let some things sneak in? I had somebody message me today and she said she was down 12 or 17 pounds over the course of some weeks. And the only thing she changed was not drinking extra wine in the evenings.

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂'𝗿𝗲 𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲?
So when somebody comes to me saying it's not working, we have to have the expectation of time, and what are some sneaky things that might be in there that you're not actually counting?

Remember, everybody's bodies are different. You have to understand how your body works and how it processes food. Can you have more or can you have fewer cheats? Some people can have more dairy while some do not handle dairy very well.

You have to understand that this isn't a two-week diet to where you get to fit into your swimsuit, wedding dress, or vacation outfits.

  • I want you to do this until the end of the year. I want you to drink your water.

  • I want you to eat the best that you can.

  • I want you to move your body if you can.

  • I want you to be mindful and aware of the foods you're eating.

Focus on "One meal at a time".

The other day I talked about ripping the band-aid off and getting rid of some of the things that you physically can't handle in your life. So if you have the Oreos in your house and you can't handle it, then get them out. Not just for a week, but for the rest of the year.

𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘀𝗲𝘁 𝗯𝗲𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁.
You have to commmit long term if you decide to go into this, because if you're only going to do this until the vacation in December, the you have the wrong mindset.

I've got people here who are drinking ketones, but they're not doing keto. I have a lot of people that are paleo, whole 30, or just doing the best they can to their version of healthy. There are a lot of carb-conscious or low-carb people here too. Only a few people stick to the keto diet and do it right.

If you get bored, I don't care. Right now you need to stay focused. If you feel like you need a variety of foods, it wavers you, frustrates you, and takes away a lot of your time. Then you need to get focused, learn to eat the same things, and be okay with it.

You have to be okay with some repetition, or eating the same foods, until you can handle and control your food.

My family and I did very basic simple meals for a year. Until we truly understood how all of this worked. We tried one vegetable at a time when we started. I had no idea how to open or cut an avocado. I had no clue, and I had never actually shopped in the real produce section before.

𝗡𝗼 𝗷𝗼𝗸𝗲! 𝗜 𝘂𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘃𝗲𝗴𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗹 𝗜 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝟯𝟮.

So I need you to give yourself some grace. Set proper expectations, and remember that you did not get here overnight, so you're not going to get there overnight.

"The diet that's going to work for your lifestyle is the one you're going to stick with long term"

If the whole 30 works for you, then you stick with it. That means since the Twinkies are not the whole 30, then you need to avoid them. If doing low carb or being carb-conscious works for you, then that means you have taken the buns off the burger, and the croutons off your salad.

You did the best you can, you don't have to eat when you're not hungry.

Most people overeat good food. If you're not hungry, you don't need to eat. If you get to the end of the day of tracking your food, you might see things like you need to eat more protein, more fat, or more carbs.

But you don't really need to eat more to fill in your macros. You just need to listen to your body. Except of course when your body tells you to go and eat all the chocolate chip cookies because they're in your eyesight. You shouldn't have had them on your counter! Don't listen to that part of your body.

But listen to your body when it says, "I'm hungry", "I'm bored", or "I'm emotional". The tip is simply this... It will work! I used to eat chicken nuggets, corndogs, Debbie Snacks, Twinkies, way too many snacks, and ice cream.

𝗧𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘆𝗼𝘂'𝗿𝗲 𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝘂𝘀 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗯𝗲𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲.
Now, you're being mindful, drinking more water, you cut out the sugar, and you're moving your body. It has to work!

There might be different expectations that don't actually line up with what your body is doing.

Everybody's different...

  • Age

  • Medications

  • Being overweight

  • Hormones

But you have to trust that it's going to work because you're making better decisions. And as you get comfortable, you will continue to make more good decisions. If you do it long term, and not just for 2 or 3 weeks, and then quit because you got frustrated. But if you do it till the end of the year, or for another 60 or 90 days, and then do it again. How different would you probably look and feel after one year?

So that is your tip for today. This isn't an overnight thing.

I don't know if this is a super exciting topic, but it's the truth. And sometimes the truth hurts and we don't want to hear it, but it really is the truth. That's what I believe in... The truth is, I don't believe you're going to reap the benefits that you want in two weeks. So sorry, if I burst your bubble.

Alright! If you have any questions you can reach out. I'm going to do a live video tonight about the "Drink Ketones Challenge", which we're starting this October.

Ketones are a tool that I use, they can help you stay on track. This will help you with your energy and appetite control. This is where I started, so if you want to learn more, you can check out my videos on the Keto Mom page, or you can message me.

I hope you guys have a great afternoon, and we'll talk to you very soon. Bye, everybody!

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