I Quit, Keto is way too hard. Really? I hear that all the time. I see it in the groups that I am in on Facebook. But, that is one of the many excuses I hear and read. And it drives me crazy. Keto is actually quite easy if you have all the information. But, I’ll go into that in a few.
Right now, I want to go into the reasons people are giving up and quitting Keto.
1. They don’t have money to do it. I call BS on this one. It doesn’t cost any more money to do Keto than it does to eat high carb foods. Really, it doesn’t.
2. They aren’t losing any weight. I know that was the reason I almost gave up. But, there is a simple fix to that too.
3, My family/friends don’t support me. Now, I agree that is a hard one – one that I struggled with for a while. But I had to find my strength and overcome it.
4. I don’t know how to count my macros. This is one that gets a lot of people but it is not a reason you should give up.
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So you don’t think you have money to do Keto. Why is that? What makes Keto more expensive than going to McDonald’s or buying things from your grocery deli or buying whatever it is that you are eating?
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All the foods on that list can be used to make your family their meals also. If they want potatoes or pasta you add that to their plates. There is no need to buy separate foods for yourself and your family. Keto isn’t about using special foods, it’s about eliminating the sugars and starches in your diet to lower your insulin level and the spikes in your blood sugar. It is a lifestyle change.
You are still eating real foods so no need to buy all those prepackaged foods. You can literally make all your meals together and eat basically the same things your family does.
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I quit I’m not losing the weight like everyone else, or fast enough, or I haven’t lost any weight. I know, it is frustrating. I’ve been there. But there are some quick and simple things you can check to figure out why you aren’t losing weight. The culprit is usually something really simple and easy to fix.
I found with myself it is when I haven’t been drinking enough water. Plain ole water. When I lower the amount of water I drink I stall out. So to fix that I go back to the water calculator.
Water is so important to your body and especially if you are following the keto diet. For more information on the importance of water you can check out this article.
Another thing that people don’t seem to realize is their portions do matter. Just because you are at 20 net carbs or below doesn’t mean you can eat huge portions. Calories still count. Overeating still makes you gain weight. So I weigh all my food out. I watch how much I eat. But another important thing to remember is you can undereat and it will also cause you to stall.
Now, I know many of you will hate this. But, dairy products can cause a stall in a lot of people. More people have a sensitivity to dairy than they know. I recommend that you try for a couple of weeks to not use HWC and cheese. You will see whether or not you get past your stall. If you do then you might want to try other forms of fats to get your fat macros. I use coconut oil and MCT oils and only 1-2 T of HWC in my coffee once a day and I noticed my weight started moving down again.
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I think the toughest one out of all those excuses is when your family and friends don’t support you. It is hard when everyone is telling you that it is not good for you. Or that as soon as you stop eating Keto you will gain all the weight back. And you know what one of those is actually true. If you have followed my blog for any period of time you know that Keto helps with a multitude of health issues. So that is not the one that is true. But we will start with that one.[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.26.7″]
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Ask them this — Is the Doritos, Soda, Cake and Candy Bars good for me? Watch what they say. I know some will come back with you’re not eating a balanced diet. Ask them how it is not balanced? You eat vegetable and meats and some fruit. The only thing you are not eating is processed foods and grains. That is a hard one for some people to understand and honestly, I just tell them I have an intolerance for grains. Which I do, but so do more people than is known at this time.
I know some of the women just tell people that they are just cutting out sugars and processed foods and that is just fine.
However, if you do have health conditions I would suggest talking to your doctor about your diet. I found that if I just told them that I was cutting out processed foods and high carb foods they were fine with it as long as all my numbers were good. But I also got really lucky to have a doctor that completely believed in and followed it also. She just monitored my numbers until they were all within the normal range.
But another thing to think about is — where were they when you were eating all the crap that made you gain weight. What were their feelings on how unhealthy that was? If they didn’t care then then you shouldn’t care now. You have to do what is best for you and seriously don’t worry about the naysayers. You’ve got this.[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.26.7″]
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This one always blows me away. I think it is funny. I laugh and say yes, of course, I will — if I go back to eating the way I did before I started the Keto Lifestyle. But that is not my plan. I don’t want to be in pain any longer and to feel miserable. That I really didn’t start the lifestyle to lose weight that it was just an added side effect of my new lifestyle to heal myself without all the drugs. I hate not feeling good, and I don’t know about the rest of you but I know when I feel better and I’m more active and I have more energy.
What most people don’t understand that is with any diet you do whether it is low-fat diet a restricted-calorie diet or any other diet is that once you get to your desired weight range, that if you start eating the way you did before starting it you will gain the weight back. I have found with Keto that I don’t have the cravings to eat like I used to. I may be different than a lot of people but I enjoy the food I eat. And if I decide that I want something that is not in my food choices I limit it. It is all about control.[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.26.7″]
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This is the hardest one of them all. Your family and friends who bring all of your old favorites over when they see you even though they know you don’t eat or drink it any longer.
Until they understand that this your life that they are messing with they will keep on trying. This one makes me very angry. I feel if they truly love you they will try and help you any way they can to make you healthier and live longer by lowering the temptations. You wouldn’t bring alcohol to an alcoholic, heroin to an addict, and that is exactly how I explain it. Food is an addiction for a lot of us. It gives the same type of high in some people as drugs. Sugar is highly addictive. An article on Healthline goes into detail regarding it. It is worth printing out and showing those who don’t think it is a problem. Did you know that Americans went from eating 2 lbs a year to eating 152 lbs a year? That is freaking crazy right. I love this article regarding sugar and the effects of it on your body. Also, check out a previous post on here regarding the inflammation it causes.
So in conclusion to this section, you know what is best for you and if you are seeking the opinion of someone ion how it will affect your body the only one that should matter besides your own is your physicians.[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.26.7″]
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Now, there is no excuse on this one. There are so many places you can learn to count your Macros. In this day and age, you can find everything online. Whether it be an app on your phone or google.
My favorite app and it is free is CarbManager. It is simple to use and it works with Dirty/Lazy Keto or Strict/Clean Keto. You can download it to your phone and actually use the online version. But if you want an easy way I also did a post on it.
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This is something that irritates me about all the groups I am in. Sorry if this is YOU. Not really.[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.26.7″]
This something that makes me so incredibly mad in groups and I have to keep my fingers from hitting the keys and saying something that will make people mad. And it is not because I have created my own program or I promote some other programs. Because I don’t promote things that won’t or don’t work. I know they do because I have done them. I test everything I promote or recommend.
This Makes Me Mad – “That program is a scam.”
I hate when people tell you a program is a scam. Just because you have to pay money for it. That is not the fact. I’m not saying all the programs are good for you and I am not saying that some of them aren’t’. And yes you can find a lot of information online for free. And no you don’t need a program to do Keto.
But if you are struggling and wanting something that works then why not get a proven system that does. People spend thousands of dollars on pills and potions to lose weight. They get gastric bypass surgeries to lose weight because they have tried all types of WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMS ON THEIR OWN to lose weight.
I am one of the ones that have bought so many diet programs, exercise programs, and pills trying to lose weight. But when I found Keto and a program that helped me kick start my weight loss in a big way I felt motivated to continue going and not give up.
UGH – No two People are the Same
That diet was SPEED KETO. But it was not everything I needed so I created my own based on the same concept with less fasting and removing all inflammatory foods. That is how KikStart Keto came about. Not because I want to make a bug off of a sucker. But because I found something that worked for me and I wanted to share it with the world.
And yes I could give it away for free. But there is a lot of information in both of them, plus recipes and education on Keto. I know I put a lot of work into Kikstart Keto and the cookbooks that come with it. You wouldn’t work for free so why should the creators of such programs do the work for free to make Keto easy for others that are struggling.
Also, people every day pay for diet programs. Such as Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers and so many more that aren’t considered scam diet programs and cost a lot more money than either of these programs.
So please don’t tell someone that a system is a scam unless you know for a fact it is. Sometimes, these programs can actually motivate and teach a person that yes they can do Keto and that isn’t as hard as they thought it was going to be. These programs can mean the difference between succeeding with their weight loss because they see results or giving up because they don’t see results.
One more example – would you tell your kids that they didn’t need to go to school or college because all the information that they need can be found on YouTube or the internet. I didn’t think so.
Let’s Support Each Other
Some people need the information and a laid out plan for them to succeed. And I know both of these programs have a 30-90 day money-back guarantee. So what do they have to lose but weight and a multitude of health problems that go with being overweight?
Please stop discouraging people to do what is best for them because you were able to do without. I am one of those people that like to follow a plan from beginning to end and I get discouraged if I don’t see results. I have done it on my own and did tons of research but I can tell you when I followed a plan even my own it was more successful than the everyday guessing on what I was going to eat.