Getting Back on Track with Keto
I’m the queen of boredom eating; I just lost my groove; I eat when I’m anxious; I just struggle with keto; I tried keto, but I went back to eating carbs; I tried keto for months, but I just couldn’t give up the bread; I stopped eating keto and ever since I can’t seem to start it again … The list goes on.
Grabbing food out of convenience, boredom, anxiety, or because it is in front of you are occasions when subconscious eating occurs. This month I am focusing on getting back on track with keto and will begin with subconscious eating. Click here to check out my latest video where I share my thoughts on subconscious eating.
What we see and what we smell can trigger subconscious eating, but it does not have to. Remember back when you first started keto and your dedication to it through tracking and monitoring what goes into and out of your body? You were excited about the lifestyle and were dedicated and committed to doing what it took to reach your goal, which was most likely weight loss.
Subconscious Eating and Weight Gain
For me, I saw the people around me who were on keto getting skinnier, and I wanted that to happen to me, and I got it. I lost over 40 pounds. Then one treat here and one carb-filled bite there threw me out of ketosis. I thought, Hmmm, my weight didn’t go up, so I added another treat here and a few more carb bites there and guess what happened? I gained weight!
I knew what I was eating was leading me back into a lifestyle I did not want, but the cravings took hold of me. I had to make a decision. I wanted to get back on track, and I knew keto would work, but where do I start?
I’m Not Feeling It
I didn’t feel the excitement I initially had for keto and wondered if I could get it back to get back on track. Well, I had to examine that feeling and what I found out was… it wasn’t the feeling that kept me on track (although I believe it was helpful at times), it was the actions that I took that kept me on track.
I actively tracked everything that went into my mouth, I reinstated my five finger guidelines to keep me on track, and I used those guidelines to keep me aware of my triggers. Going back to what you know was a good thing in this case. I initially did not have the bubbly keto attitude, but when I saw the results from my actions, I became excited again. So, if you are returning to keto, what actions will you reinstate to get you back on track with living a ketogenic lifestyle? Comment below!
You can do this!
Dr. Z PhDNaturalMe Signing off!