Three Steps Forward...Two Steps Back
I often get private messages or emails from people who are beyond frustrated because the first couple of weeks on Keto went so well and then they stall out.
To these people I just want to say...KEEP GOING! You are doing a great job and you need to give yourself some credit!
You've made it through Keto Flu.
You're getting closer to becoming fat adapted.
The cravings are going away.
You've done the hard part!
I'm here to tell you...KEEP GOING!
Since my last post, I hit my long time goal of 150 pounds. This is a goal I've had for as long as I can remember...at least for the last 16 years since my first son was born. It has always been an unattainable goal that I set for myself. Every diet I tried, I set that goal KNOWING I'd never hit it. I'm not really sure exactly what triggered in my brain this time, but seeing constant progress on Keto really kept me motivated.
Was I always losing? Uhhh...no. As a matter of fact, I often found myself dropping three pounds and then gaining two back. A constant shuffle between pounds.
I'm here to tell you that you are NOT a slave to your scale!
If you are just starting out with Keto, take pictures. Measure yourself. As mortifying as those numbers will be, you will wish you had them later! I promise you! The least important measurement is that scale number.
The scale may be the most common method used for measuring weight loss, but I am here to tell you that there WILL be weeks that the number doesn't move, or it moves the wrong way. It is those weeks/months that you will want to be able to compare your body measurements or pictures. If you don't notice a difference, show them to someone you trust! If you are sticking to the plan, there WILL be a difference!
And even if after all of that you still don't notice a difference...KEEP GOING. Eventually the scale will move, the inches will drop, and the clothes will sag. You'll be farther along this time next year if you keep with it then you will be if you give up.
This is a complete lifestyle change. Not a quick fix. You CAN do this.
Let's Keep it Keto!