What Diet Works For You? There's No One Size Fits All.
Updated: Jan 6
Welcome to the Keto Mom page, my name is Stephanie. We're going to dive into "What diet can everybody do that will work?"
We're going to dive into the conversation of dieting and lifestyle, setting goals, mindset, and food. Understanding intermittent fasting, ketones, and different tools you can use.
I actually had no interest in doing this keto lifestyle, but my husband wanted to lose weight, so I joined him. It started with just sharing recipes, and it evolved over the last seven and a half years. I've learned to love this idea of helping people with their health journey, understanding food, and so many different concepts to help you be a healthier parent, leader, grandma, or athlete.
This isn't just about fat loss, although most of you want that. I think it's great, I'll help you with that. But I want to give you an understanding of what is a diet because 99% of people want fat loss.
The Diet That Works For Everybody.
Most people are probably not going to love what I say, but it's actually really true. I'm going to tell you something that you might already know. But there's a difference between knowing and doing the action steps.
It's going to be a new year very soon, and as you're deciding to get focused and move forward, remember that the diet that's going to work for you is the one that you are going to be able to do consistently.
"Consistency" is the key word in any diet.
You might not like that answer, so I'm going to give you a more elaborate understanding. Some of you are whole 30 or low carb, if you're consistent with it then it might work for you. I actually hate the word "Diet", I want to use "Lifestyle". But when you're starting, it's really probably just a diet. I hate the word diet, it has the word "Die" in it. I don't want to use it.
Other people say, "Let's dive into a lifestyle". But it's actually not a lifestyle until you create the lifestyle. That's what we're going to do together. On the Keto Mom Facebook page, you will find recipes for the last seven and a half years. If you want help with food, tips on getting started, or a basic understanding of some low-carb, breakfast, lunch, and dinner tips. You can message me, I'll send you a very basic list.
What are you going to be consistent with?
What are you going to commit to?
I have a ton of people that are paleo, whole 30, low carb, and some are strict keto. Some people's bodies can handle more dairy, some people cannot. Some people are gluten-free, and some people can handle more gluten. Some people have zero fat because they have no gallbladder which I totally get.
"This is not a one size fits all".
Everybody's body is different and reacts differently to food. That's why you have to listen to your body. The diet that will work for you is the diet that you commit to long-term. As you start to diet or start to eat in a different way, it becomes a lifestyle over time. That's the key and what we want to do, we want you to create a lifestyle so that you're not doing the same thing every year, over and over again. I want you to create a healthy lifestyle that works for you.
I've been listening to doctors from Ketone space, for years. I was listening to one yesterday, you can go to Ed Mylett's podcast and listen to him. He said, "Consistency is the key". I love the word lifestyle, but I also understand that it doesn't start there.
He said that intermittent fasting is something that you hear all over the place, and it really does work. But what I don't want people to do is intermittent fasting, and then eat 2-3 tons of calories in that small window. It's the concept of most people are just overeating good food. Even keto food, keto snacks, or low-carb foods. But how do we not do that? It's the little things like out of sight out of mind or paying attention to your calories. You don't have to be obsessive about it, but you have to realize we just snack way too often and we're eating massive portions.
When you go out to eat, our plates should really be split in half. We should probably be sharing meals because the amount of food and overconsumption that we see is crazy.