Welcome to my blog! Let's talk about our first subject, keto for carbohydrate addiction.
I must admit when I first started keto that I honestly had the mindset of doing yet another diet to lose weight! I had been studying keto for a few years before I decided to give it a try.
After losing a little over 20lbs after the first five or six weeks it was time for my REWARD day! You know, the day we take to eat all of the things we had been depriving ourselves of to reach our goals. This was Easter Sunday 2018. Yes. I remember the day vividly. We went to a local restaurant and I ordered my REWARD meal, chicken wings and a regular waffle with real sugar syrup. First lesson; we do not reward ourselves with food. We are not dogs. I ate my meal and was fine that day. I didn't eat any other bad foods that day. The next morning I was extremely ill! I was sick for about three days! It was a feeling I never want to feel again! On top of that, I gained 2.5 pounds! Now that may not seem significant to you but it really was to me at the time! My weight loss had been steady and then all of a sudden I eat half of a waffle and gain 2.5 pounds! That made my anxiety high so I was stressing and weighing myself several times a day, which I'm sure made it worse. The other thing that happened was a game changer for me on my journey! You see one of the best things that happens with keto is your carbohydrate craving disappear. At that point my cravings had gone away but after I ate the waffle they returned with a vengeance! That was my light bulb moment. It was at that moment that I realized I had been fighting the wrong demon my entire adult life. I had been fighting the demon of weight loss when I should have been fighting the demon of addiction. I was a carb addict. I knew that if I didn't control the addiction it would be a problem for the rest of my life. It was at that moment I became a coach. I was my first client. Thinking back on it I coached myself daily. I told myself that if I had gotten past the addiction once that I could surely do it again. From that moment on I didn't eat to stay on keto. I eat to not relapse on the addiction.
So when I tell you that keto has been one of the best decisions of my life, I honestly mean that. I was headed down a path of destruction. I was slowly killing myself with my fork. Keto can help you learn to reverse unhealthy eating behaviors too. I love my lifestyle and I feel absolutely amazing! Plus, according to my blood work, I'm the healthiest I've been in years!
Thank you so much for reading!