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Coffee with Leta: Did You Go Off Keto During Thanksgiving?

American Thanksgiving is coming up, and I’m reminded of this Coffee with Leta that we did last year right after Thanksgiving.

See, I’d noticed something about myself. In my bad dieting days (before keto), I was either really good or really bad. In my really good times, I would be doing great, and then Thanksgiving would come along. I would promise myself that I would stick to the diet. That usually meant I could have some turkey and then some salad and that would be about it.

But then the holiday would happen and, inevitably, something from that table full of food would call to me. I would give in and go off the diet. That in and of itself wasn’t that big of a deal. But I felt like a failure. I would beat myself up because I had failed. And then because I failed I would have a hard time getting back to the diet plan.

Before I knew it, it was January first. I’d spend months beating myself up, listening to the bad thoughts in my head, punishing myself, all because of one little slip up on Thanksgiving.

Now, there may be reasons you need to be 100% strict keto. And the thing is, there are some incredible recipes for the fall and winter holidays that can help you make that happen.

But for most of us, there’s absolutely no reason why we can’t make choices around Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. You’re not good if you stay on keto or bad if you have a higher carb day or go completely off keto.

Putting a plan together beforehand will help you feel better about the choices you make, and help you get back into ketosis faster. It may also help keep those negative thoughts at bay.

You make the choice, and you make the plan, so that you can make it happen in a way that works for you.

I thought it might be a good idea for you to see this video before Thanksgiving this year, so you can get some ideas for planning before the holiday (and those negative thoughts) happen!