Deciding to take on the Keto lifestyle is a big leap. But, making only a 10% improvement every few days will make it easier for you to reach your weight loss goal. Who you are now is a sum of all the little habits that you developed over time, so just start applying this principle, which you have already been doing unconsciously, to your Keto diet approach.
“Success is a sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” –Robert Collier
It’s easy to compare yourself to someone who already succeeded at the Keto diet, but remember that it’s not something they achieved overnight. Creating a lasting transformation is about successfully stacking dozens of small changes.
“Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.” – Jordan Peterson
Here are some daily practices you can turn into daily successes as you move along the journey.
One of the first things you think about Keto is carb restriction. Since this can be the biggest challenge, instead of cutting out all carbs at once, slowly crowd them out by gradually adding in the foods you can have on this diet. You may find you are too satisfied with fats to worry about carbs.
Start making a list of your favorite Keto friendly foods. Then, pick one meal each day and add one Keto food. Repeat this daily so that you will slowly start to fill up your diet with the foods that keep you feeling full.
Eventually, you will become accustomed to delicious high fat foods, phasing out those that do not serve your Keto goals. For example, if you love avocados, add a quarter piece of avocado to your breakfast. Even if you still eat some carbs, you will begin to notice a feeling of fullness that leads to less cravings.
Counting and adding up everything you eat seems like a daunting task. But when it comes to Keto, being aware of the right balance of carbs, protein and fats will help you when you want to get into ketosis and aim for those weight loss goals. It’s a wise habit to be conscious of exactly what it is you’re eating. Taking small steps to familiarize yourself with the macronutrient contents of your food will provide you with insight into your future food choices.
Start keeping a food journal. Begin by writing down what you ate for breakfast. When you’re comfortable with that, write down your lunch, then dinner. Once you have awareness of what you eat regularly, then you can incorporate the calories and macro content. Pretty soon you’ll be doing the calculations in your head. Knowing what you’re eating will start to give you a feeling of power over your diet and life.
Incrementally adding habits in these 2 areas of the Keto diet will lead you lead you to lasting changes. You don’t have to have it all worked out now, but just imagine how inspired and satisfied you will feel after taking that first step. The journey itself is as important, or even more important, than the end result. It may feel slow and frustrating at times, but remember that any new lifestyle pattern will require energy and practice. With small persistent changes, you are more likely to ace the Keto diet. So, don’t forget to celebrate your little victories, as positive reinforcement goes a long way.
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Dr. Carolyn Dean