Don’t eat the same foods ALL THE TIME. How boring is that? The internet is chocked full of places to find recipes and they are basically simple and very easy to follow. (coming soon I will post a blog of a few of my favs)
Oh great. LOL! Hear me out. Get a food scale and measure out portions. If you have portioned out food in storage containers or baggies. It’s easier to not OVER EAT. It keeps you conscious of what and how much you are eating.
Your macros and your calories. If you see with your eyes what you have eaten and keep track of it you will be forced to be honest with yourself. If you aren’t losing weight or inches then you can look back at your track of foods and see what the culprit is.
Oh I had to go there didn’t I? Yes, I did. Believe me when I say it’s easier to KNOW what you are going to eat. If you don’t have a plan and you are hungry I promise you that you will grab the most convenient thing to eat and more than likely it won’t be nutritious.
- Don’t eat if you’re NOT hungry:
Now, you are probably thinking “Well duh!” but THINK ABOUT IT now. Have you EVER been sitting in front of a TV see a commercial for Oreos, Doritos, ice cream, etc and go in the kitchen and grab either that item or something similar? Just because it looked good when in reality you weren’t EVEN HUNGRY. I know I have. I have even said out loud to myself “Why am I eating this? I’m not even hungry”. Be mindful of what you are doing every second. Take a walk or walk in place. Call a friend. Take a shower. Something to take your mind somewhere else except food.
- Get to it!!:
Move, move, move. Start somewhere. Not everyone can go out and walk 30 minutes right off the bat but you can do something. Walk for 5 minutes three times a day or like I do I have a playlist of songs (several actually). I say I’m going to walk for 6 songs (I didn’t start out at six believe me). Do what you can do but move every single day. You got this!
Your body is going to cry. Your muscles are going to ache. Your tummy is going to grumble. You may even grumble lol. Stick to it.
- Buddy up:
If you don’t have a friend to personally walk and eat better with find a group online. Get a Fitbit or SOMETHING to track your steps/exercise. I use a Fitbit and MapmyWalk app. It’s fun to see the map of my walk I even try to make designs sometimes. I have wrote my initials with my steps. (I have 5 acres that I walk here at Tillettville Beauty Homesteading.) Hit me up on social media I’ll be your buddy. Tammy Nall Tillett- facebook, IG, Tik Tok, YouTube. I’m everywhere. Just Google me. I will gladly be your diet and exercise buddy.
- Eating out:
Yep. I went there, too. Now, you can still eat out when you change your way of eating and lifestyle. The internet has everything now a days. Look up the restaurant you are going to ahead of going and look at the menu and plan accordingly. Don’t be afraid of asking for a burger without a bun or cauliflower instead of french fries. People do it all the time. Just prepare yourself and order with confidence.
Cauliflower instead of regular rice (quicker to cook). Half an avocado with eggs instead of toast for breakfast. Sugar free jello instead of cookies, etc. Diet soda or sparkling water instead of regular soda. Zoodles instead of pasta or noodles.
Educate yourself. Learn everything you can about the KETO way of eating. Your new lifestyle. It’s not a diet it’s life. I follow several YouTubers such as: Dr. Eric Berg, Dirty Lazy Keto (Stephanie Laska), 2 Krazy Ketos, Low Carb Love, and Highfalutin Low Carb. Do your own research but just DO IT.
I love you and I have faith in you. God bless.