Many of us have been on the weight loss round-a-bout. Or swing, or yo-yo, depending on which term you have used in the past.
It is demoralising to be in a cycle working your tush off, only to gain back what you have lost, maybe more, or to realise that if you want to stay at the size you have gained, you’re going to have to continue to kill yourself with exercise and eat next-to-nothing for the rest of your life; leaving you with no time and no energy for actually enjoying life, family, friends, travel or whatever reason you started on the weight loss/health kick in the first place.
When we try to live a carb-centred lifestyle consisting of refined sugar, complex and simple carbohydrates, one lifetime is not enough to break through and deal with all the damage carbage does to our bodies.
This is where Keto is different.
The Ketogenic Lifestyle is sustainable without spending every waking moment focussed on food and exercise. We no longer have to live in fear of all those things we have experienced in the past. All the emotional and physical trauma around food and dieting is a thing of the past.
Living Ketogenically is an opportunity to allow our bodies to heal, our brains to heal, to learn how to listen to our true hunger signals- maybe for the first time in our lives. It is an opportunity to allow peace, space and rest to form in the places where fear, unrest and hunger have lived, maybe for many years.
It is an opportunity to discover parts of ourselves that we thought we had lost in the drive for more food. To find space in our lives to do those things we have wanted to do for years, to have the space and freedom to love ourselves and therefore those around us more fully.
As with any lifestyle change, it takes a minute to orient ourselves to the new way of living. Our bodies take a minute to adjust to the new way of processing food as fuel, but it is designed to operate in a ketogenic manner, and will do this efficiently, rewarding you with energy, mental clarity, and you will notice that many things in your body will heal or look youthful and renewed.
Any exercise we choose to do becomes a joy, not a chore and all the tasks we need to do in our day are easier, more fluid, take less time, less pain, less effort, less thought.
You may lose body fat percentage quickly or more sedately, depending on the things your body needs to heal and renew. This may change at different times, the longer you live a Ketogenic Lifestyle.
The track record for success with Keto is high. Very High. Someone said to me once that the best path to success is the path of least resistance. Like water flowing downhill chooses the path of least resistance, and makes a canyon out of the initial stream, a Ketogenic Lifestyle is a stream that can become a canyon.
Body by bacon without running 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) a day? Path of least resistance baby.
**Ketovangelist acknowledges that it is helpful to seek the assistance of coaches over the course of our lifetime. Coaches for our bodies and for our brains are very helpful and can make a significant difference for us, particularly if we have experienced or are experiencing difficulties or trauma. If you feel you need help, reach out.**