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Your Keto Journey # 39: Gracefulness in your Keto Diet

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As we discussed last week, December is the month of parties.  Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Three Kings Day and the rest.  Face it.  You will be exposed to lots of candies, sweets and sugar.  But you can resist gracefully.  Learn how in today’s "Your Keto Journey"© post

One of the most unfortunate things about sugar is that it can be made to look so good.  Its bright colors are appealing to the eye.  For many of us, candy is what we were rewarded with as children.  But for those of us who have grown up and know about the detrimental effects of sugar, we choose to resist it.

We have learned that we can have sweet foods.  However, we now choose to sweeten our food with specific sweeteners that we can trust not to harm our bodies or our health.  For recipe ideas that you can make to take to parties – see Your Keto Journey #38.  For information on good-for-you sweeteners – see Your Keto Journey #15.

In the meantime, let’s learn about how to resist those holiday recipes that are laden with sugar.  The most crucial thing you can do when you resist sugar at the party table is to do it with grace.

So what does gracefulness look like?

1. Gracefulness is elegant. It is good to watch a graceful person in action in public.

2. Gracefulness is lovely in form or movement. When you are being graceful, others notice you as much as what you say and how you say it.

3. Gracefulness uses upright speech. You bring out the best in the people around you.  Especially when they brought the dish or food that you must resist.  You do not falsely flatter the cook, but you do lift up the person who may not know the harmful effects of sugar on the body.  The party is not the time to try and educate anyone on your diet.  Simply be kind.  Notice the time and effort others have contributed.

Now that we have an idea of what grace looks like, what does grace not look like?

1. Gracefulness is not off-putting. You do not put others down for their food or health choices.  Not now.  Not ever.

2. Gracefulness is not hasty. You are not quick to deliver the merits of your choices over the choices of other people around you.  You are not snippy.  You do not refuse to associate with people who eat differently than you do.  You are not arrogant. 

3. Gracefulness is not rude or condescending. You do not attempt to make others see the error of their ways.  You do not do battle with people.  You refuse to allow yourself to say anything that would hurt another’s feelings.  If anything, you bend down to lift others up and encourage them in their own struggles.

A good analogy might be Christianity.  No one wants to be like you if you are rude, arrogant, condescending, judgmental and snooty.  Nor do they want to be like you if you are sick, broke, or disgusted.  Who wants that?

So join the party.  Be a good guest.  Be helpful.  Be kind.  Be someone that people want to invite back next time.  And by all means, love other people the way that you want to be loved when you walk in their shoes – as someday you might.

I love you Keto Family.  There are worthwhile resources at my website sourced and created for YOU!

Visit my website and check out the “Resources” page.  There you will find a link to “Dr. Colbert’s Keto Zone Diet” book.  I highly suggest you read it.  If nothing else, borrow the book from your local public library.  If they don’t have it, ask them to get a copy that you may borrow.

Share your experiences, good or bad, with your Keto family here at www.YourKetoJourney.com.  Scroll down and leave your comment.

Share this blog with someone you love and care about.  I’m here for you!

Good Day, Good Week and Good Health to you all!

See you next time!

 

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