Keto detour

I previously wrote that I wanted to try out the Ketogenic diet and here’s a little update: I have not succeeded (yet). I apologize!

The Ketogenic diet is far from any ‘normal’ diet. Going from maybe around 500 grams of carbs down to 50 is a huge difference. Keto requires total control and knowledge about how to balance nutrition and energy consumption. No lack or overload. Before I decided on Keto I had done the research and experimented to see just what I could eat not to exceed the 50 grams of carbs a day. I was surprised but slowly this way of eating started to make more and more sense. I was ready – or I wanted to be.

I have tried to analyze objectively why I failed, to be able to change those circumstances or thoughts and prepare myself better. I have come to the conclusion that it’s a combination of sugar craving, habit and comfort eating. I don’t have huge sugar cravings but combined with habit or comfort I succumb. It’s in my DNA to snack. It’s what we’re all told we should do every day, several times a day. This combined with a feeling of occasional celebrating or need for comfort I fell into old routine without even noticing.

I had already settled comfortably with my new paleo lifestyle and I thought I was ready. But shortly after I decided to go Keto I moved and got a new job. This changed my daily life and I urged convenience when it came to food. One thing led to another and suddenly I wasn’t even paleo anymore. I also neglected this blog because it was a reminder of how much I was actually failing. It was a vicious circle.

But it’s not all bad. I have learned more about my own irrational way of eating and have been forced to face my own daemons. This little detour towards Keto showed me where I was coming from – a place I had tried to ignore, forget, erase. But now I know that when moving towards something it’s important to know where you are coming from, otherwise you will only end up going in circles. I am very close to going Keto but I will not force it. I will not make the same mistakes again. It’s too important!

I hope to be able to put my own vanity aside and share both success as well as failure with you.

2 Comments

  1. said:

    Wow, that’s absolutely iclderibne. I don’t believe it! I certainly hope they’ve been able to progressively adapt their diet as needed now that they’re at such an amazing, managable size. Really, iclderibne.To the future, and health beyond! HealthScholar

    July 20, 2014
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  2. said:

    You look great! I just started keto aoslmt three weeks ago and am already feeling/seeing the results. Not only did you slim down but your skin also looks amazing! Thanks for the inspiration

    July 24, 2014
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