I have thought long and hard about the word DIET. The word diet has many social connotations. It may suggest you are fat or lazy. It could imply that you are trying to limit your food intake. It might seem as if you were getting yourself involved in yet another “possible-solution-to-a-problem“ you have. Learn more in today’s "Your Keto Journey"© post.
These connotations are why we no longer refer to ourselves as keto dieters. No. We are in our right minds. We have made a sound decision to eat healthy. Our choice of food intake relies less on sugar and more on healthy fats with a Mediterranean bent on proteins and carbs.
You don’t have to look too far or research too deeply to understand that food and drinks that are high in sugars bring up a person's blood sugar and insulin, which add poundage to your body.
Lowering your carb intake brings down your blood sugar and insulin levels. Keto eating starts out with 20 carbs per day so you can lose the extra pounds. Fat in your belly is usually the first to go. Once you progress toward your ideal weight, you gently increase carb intake until you get to your KCL number – see my blog post #9 – What is your KCL number?
Consuming healthy fats aids in eliminating inflammation and reducing weight, hunger, and appetite. See my blog post #16 - Know your oils – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
All of this means that in the beginning of eating keto, you will read lots of labels. Once you get to know certain labels and the manufactures of specific good foods, you don’t have to keep re-reading all your labels. For more info - see my blog post #5 - Label Reading. Note: be aware that from time to time recipes change. Sometimes companies will begin using another ingredient in an attempt to cut costs, so you will still need to read and audit the labels of your regular purchases from time to time.
Keto style eating is really just a choice a person makes to eat healthy, stay healthy, and be aware of what we allow into our bodies.
In the beginning I said that your vocabulary is important. If you look back through this blog you will see certain words and phrases that are underlined. There are three phrases that we use in place of the word diet. The remaining underlined words and phrases are benefits of keto menus. See if you can find them all! When you find them, click here and fill out the form. You will receive an email for participating that contains a coupon code valid on my website eBookstore for 50% off my book entitled:
“Say What You Mean: Because You’ll Have What You Say”.
Visit my website and check out the “Resources” page. There you will find a link to “Dr. Colbert’s Keto Zone Diet” book. I highly suggest you read it. If nothing else, borrow the book from your local public library. If they don’t have it, ask them to get a copy that you may borrow.
Always See and be Thankful for good results. No matter what size they are. One of my own sayings of Encouragement to Self is this:
“THE MORE THANKFUL YOU ARE, THE MORE YOU WILL HAVE TO BE THANKFUL FOR!” -Kat Heil
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Visit www.KatHeil.com and check out the “Resources” page. There you will find a link to “Dr. Colbert’s Keto Zone Diet” book. I highly suggest you read it. If nothing else, borrow the book from your local public library. If they don’t have it, ask them to get a copy that you may borrow.
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