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Keto Emotions

Losing weight with the ketogenic diet, or “keto” for short, can be a highly effective way to shed unwanted pounds. The keto diet involves drastically reducing your carbohydrate intake and increasing your intake of healthy fats, which can help your body enter a state of ketosis, where it begins to burn fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates.

As effective as the keto diet is to lose unwanted fat, improve health and change your body shape… there is a process that many of us have gone through while embarking on this lifestyle.  I wanted to talk about this in case you’re feeling any of these emotions:

🔹  Doubt

As you progress on the keto diet, you might start to doubt your ability to stick with it or question whether it’s really working for you. These doubts can be normal, especially if you’re not seeing immediate results or if you’re struggling with cravings for carb-heavy foods.  Give your body time to adjust and remember that the # on the scale is not the only indicator of progress.  Energy, measurements, and hunger are important to monitor.

🔹 Frustration

It’s common to feel frustrated when you’re trying to lose weight, especially if you’re not seeing the progress you want to see. You might feel frustrated with yourself or the diet itself, and it’s important to remember that weight loss is a journey and it’s not always a smooth or linear process.

🔹 Boredom

The keto diet can be a little restrictive, and you might find yourself feeling bored with the same old meals and snacks. It’s important to find ways to make the diet more interesting, such as trying new recipes or experimenting with different types of healthy fats. 

Losing weight with the keto diet can be a challenging and emotional journey, but it’s also an opportunity to make positive changes in your life and feel better about yourself. It’s important to be kind to yourself and remember that progress takes time. You didn’t gain the weight in a week and you won’t lose it in a week.  It’s also helpful to seek support from friends, family, and communities like ours 💗

 

Have you ever felt any of these emotions during your ketogenic weight loss journey?

💗 Leta

~ Intentionally Bare