Did you ever have one of those days where you just wanted to throw in the towel when it came to, well, anything? I think we all have. And that's especially true when you're trying to get healthy, whether that's in regards to dieting or recovery from a significant health crisis or just improving your general health. One of the keys to success in any kind of major endeavor like that is support.
There's a massive value in having a support system. Not only can a support system build you up when you're having an off day, but they can also help you celebrate on those days when everything falls into place. Excellent support systems really are the best of both worlds. In fact, according to the American Bar Association, having a great support system leads to better well-being, better coping skills, and a longer and healthier life!
That doesn’t mean a great support system is always easy to find, though. Especially for people doing the keto diet. Even though we know the ketogenic diet is not a radical diet for weight loss, some people are still very unsupportive of their friends or loved ones who choose keto for health or weight loss purposes. I’m sure they mean well with their concerns, but it’s hard to get support from people who criticize the way you’re eating.
Finding a support system may just be difficult for some of us because we don't live near friends and family. For several generations now, the family unit has been spreading out, and many of us don't live in close family groups anymore. We only see our closest family and best friends on the holidays or very special occasions. Even though we’re all connected with social media, we may not have daily chats or have been able to explain our diet struggles due to time constraints.
Some people may feel like our struggles to get healthy are a burden to our loved ones. While realistically, they probably aren’t a burden, if you’ve spent any amount of time struggling with self-esteem because of weight issues, then there may not be much I can say that will convince you that your closest friends and family members will happily support you when you’re having a hard time. And I can completely understand where you’re coming from. Self-confidence issues go hand-in-hand with weight issues.
These are just a few of the reasons that I started my Intentionally Bare Facebook group. I wanted to be able to offer a support system to people who, for whatever reason, didn't have other support resources. My group has grown to over 18,000 members who support each other, cheer for each other, laugh and joke with each other, and have a family-type attitude. We have different kinds of challenges, weekly chats over coffee, special offers, and even occasional giveaways that are only open to group members! I've created a ton of learning units filled with keto resources to help you make it through your keto journey. There's a bunch of keto recipes and links to all of my keto products. While those are all great perks, the best part of the group is the sharing that goes on. It's become a place to go when you need some support, as well as a place to go when you need to share that you've hit a goal or important milestone. It's online, 24/7, free support, available whenever you need it, as close as your phone!
If you want to join us, we would love to have you. When you join, be sure to introduce yourself! I can’t wait to meet you!
You got this!
~ Intentionally Bare
❗️ DISCLAIMER: Health information given here is based on public research and is not meant to take the place of your doctor's advice. Always do your own research and discuss it with your health practitioner before trying a new diet, supplement or exercise plan.
❗️ DISCLOSURE: I manufacture a line of 100% natural keto products under the brand name, Intentionally Bare. These products will be mentioned from time to time because they are amazingly healthy and fantastic for those on a ketogenic diet or anyone looking to improve their health. I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.** I ONLY ever post a link to products I personally USE and LOVE!