Change to Gain: What Steps Are You Willing to Take?
The Class Assignment
I was helping my son with an assignment in his health class today. He had three questions to answer related to his health. He had to…
- list five good habits.
- list five bad habits.
- identify one bad habit you would like to change and list the steps you will take to turn the bad habit into a good habit.
What Steps Are You Willing to Do…
Well, I thought the assignment was interesting, and it reminded me of a question I ask my clients when I coach them on living Ketogenically, which is, what steps are you willing to do to take back control of your health?
There are people who are not willing to give up anything, but expect change to happen. Really? Really! If a person does not reduce or is not willing to reduce their carbohydrate intake to facilitate ketosis, they most likely will not be successful with keto.
Finding Out About Keto
When I found out about Keto (aka, the ketogenic diet), I was overweight, fatigued, mentally clouded and was not willing to do anything I had did in the past because those things didn’t work for me. Well, they worked temporarily. The most I lost within a three-week period was ten to twelve pounds. I needed to lose more than that, but that was as far as my scale and patience went.
So, when I heard about Keto, I was interested in it because it was something I had never done before. More importantly, I believe, this high-fat, moderate protein, low carbohydrate lifestyle was introduced to me as a lifestyle, not a diet.
When I started on Keto, I was willing to do anything to take back control of my health. I had unsuccessfully been on several different diets and even had bariatric surgery, in attempts to lose weight. I was on Atkins at one time, but that lasted about three weeks. I could not poop! TMI??? Okay. Moving on. I also considered injections to help me lose weight, but I am too big of a wimp when it comes to needles.
Beginning and Tracking on Keto
It was a little challenging limiting my carbs to only 20grams per day. As I learned more about my eating habits through tracking, I realized I was eating a lot of junk that gave me no nutritional value. Once I got through the keto flu symptoms, I felt awesome.
The two things that kept me on track was the change in my energy level in the feeling of satiety. I used to take naps during the day because I could not stay awake. Now I no longer take naps during the day. Do I still get tired? Yes, but not as often as I did before eating Ketogenically. The satisfied feeling from food and not feeling hungry for hours is AMAZING!
It was a little challenging for me as a healthcare professional to wrap my head around eating higher percentages of fat to help me lose weight, but I did quickly, and just as quickly, the weight started coming off. Those were the steps I made to take back control of my health. Those steps were my change to gain control of my health. So,… what steps are you willing to do to take back control of your health?
Dr. Z! PhDNatrualMe, Signing Off!