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Your Keto Journey #8 – Give up the guilt!

From time to time you will be out with friends, family, co-workers or even on a date. 

And you know what?

You may be with people who either don’t know or don’t care about eating a Keto diet.

What do you do?

 

You may find yourself at a restaurant where it’s just plain hard to choose a menu item that doesn’t cause your Keto diet to go TILT!!!

What now?

I am here to tell you that it is OK to fall off your Keto diet every once in a while.  Don’t beat yourself up.  Skip the frustration.  Give up the guilt.  Enjoy yourself.

Just calmly get back into your Keto zone the next day.  It’s OK.

I did that today when we went out with some friends.  In fact, I tried a couple things that don’t show up anymore in our pantry, fridge or on our dinner plates at home.

AND I LEARNED SOMETHING…

Some of those dessert-y dishes and comfort foods that I thought I couldn’t live without…

Well, guess what?

I can and will live fine and healthy without them.

In fact, since I’ve been eating Keto style for some time now, that dessert I had was not all I thought it was.  It just didn’t hold my attention the way it used to.  In fact, I didn’t even finish it!

Also, that comfort food item was also just okay.  Nothing special.  Something I was glad to taste, but something I can go without – moving forward.

Call it what you want, but my tastes have changed a lot since I’ve been eating Keto style.  I also eat less than I used to eat at each meal.

It may have something to do with the fact that I like fitting into my old skinny jeans.  Those cute jeans I used to think would never fit me again are oh, so familiar.  And it feels good!  That little black dress has made me look forward to date night again – no more “frumpy girl”.

So if you find yourself craving a comfort food or daydreaming about a sweet – go ahead and eat it.  Just don’t make a habit of eating that way.

Give up the guilt.

Remind yourself how good it is to be in this new place of eating less sugar and carbs – (which are those foods that turn into sugar in your body.)

In his book, “Dr Colbert’s Keto Zone Diet” the doctor talks about the health benefits of a body that burns fat rather than sugar as a primary fuel source.  The benefits are amazing!

On pages 12-13 of his book, Dr. Colbert give us a taste of some of the health benefits he has seen in many of his patients.  They have had improvements in sleep disorders, blood pressure, Parkinson’s and arthritis to name a few.

Your Keto journey is not about being perfect.  You will have days when you may fall “out” of your Keto Zone.  When it happens, don’t condemn yourself for it.  An occasional day out of the zone is not going to stop you from achieving your goal.  You can jump right back on the program the next day.

Your Keto journey is about consistency, and being consistent will produce results!  Don’t let the scale or an off day stop your Keto journey.

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Good Day, Good Week and Good Health to You All!

Kat Heil

 

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