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Discouraged...But Not DEFEATED!

Monday, February 13, 2017

This is just me airing my discouragement...so here goes. I have been doing a Keto diet very religiously since the day after christmas in a house full of teenagers and young adults who are on a typical american diet. I just can't do this. I've been eating 1 - 2 meals a day...Now before you jump all over me for eating so little...You should read behind a Dr Jason Fung and the Keto woe and Intermittent Fasting. My only problem is eating within my macros every meal. I thot eatling lchf was challenging...this is harder...(for me).

I think I just need to eat a normal lower carb diet of eating less than 20 net carbs a day...as I was doing...but NOT obsessing on the "the perfect macros" for each meal or even for the whole day. Just enjoy my meals without the stress of "Am I in Ketosis?" I don't know if I'm making any sense to any of you low-carbers out there, but I'm just overloaded with too much detail. I need to simplify my diet because it is becoming a burden and a dread to me. Food is to be enjoyed...not stressed over.

Tomorrow is a new day! I will just enjoy whatever I do eat and not stress over macros. End of rant...Hope each of you had a stress-free day!
Ruth-Ann
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  • _RAMONA
    You're not alone! Everyone struggles with this at the beginning (and two months in is still the beginning, LOL). I think you're very wise to simplify. If you are eating all keto foods, and making sure you are eating more fat than anything else, the ketosis will take care of itself. You only need to focus more specifically on macros if you feel poorly, or are not meeting any of your goals. Keto is a long-haul sort of thing. Success is also easier if you dial into the great keto resources available.

    To make things even more simple for myself, when I feel off-track, I simply figure out a day or two worth of meals and then eat the same thing every day for a week. It helps me get my macros clear in my own head, I learn how my body feels when I'm dialed in, and I get better results. When I get bored with what I'm eating, I come up with another two days worth.

    If you're interested, a number of us are doing a 60-day keto challenge over on the Paleo team (and there are 14-day and 30-day meal plans offered with the challenge). No one is doing this perfectly... we're just using the opportunity to learn, increase our keto skill-set, and support each other along the way. Check out the thread KETO Challenge & RESOURCES.

    I think it's awesome that you are sticking to your guns in a household that is not doing the same! You are a ROCKSTAR!

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    492 days ago
  • ADARKARA
    Hi Ruth-Ann, it sounds like this isn't a way of living you'll be able to sustain long term. In order to keep the weight off once you lose it, it would be helpful to find a way of eating that you can live with forever. When things become tedious like that, it usually means it's time to make an adjustment before you give up altogether. Do what works for you, and what will work in the long run! emoticon
    493 days ago
  • SKINNYERIN5
    Any diet we partake in is frustrating. The important part is that it works for you! Don't beat yourself up if what you're currently doing isn't the best solution for you. Good luck!
    493 days ago
  • -JAMES-
    I actually didn't read the discouragement in that post.

    What I did see is that you don't want to obsess about the perfect macros.... I'm Keto, and I don't obsess either. I just eat, but I eat only from a selected range of foods that I know are low carb.

    I'm actually at the low end of low carb, the high end of Keto. I eat about 30 grams of carbs a day. I don't freak if it is 40 or even 50. I too would eat a normal low carb diet, targeting 30 grams of net carbs a day.

    I too have days where I'm not all that hungry. I don't think one needs to eat if you aren't hungry. If lets say you don't eat breakfast, but then crash later in the morning, well then eat breakfast. On the other hand if you don't eat breakfast and feel fine until lunchtime, then what was breakfast for?

    So what am I saying in all this? Just do what is right for you.
    493 days ago
  • CHERYLSCOTT54
    I understand you but the rewards are worth it.
    493 days ago
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