Making Changes in my Nutrition with Keto
I am LOVIN’ my new morning coffee! It’s coffee plus a little Stevia and Erythritol sweetener, coconut oil, collagen and grass fed butter. As soon as my MCT oil comes in from Amazon, I’ll be using that instead of coconut oil.
[Long post alert. Grab your coffee before you start reading…]
You might be thinking, “What the heck? Why all that stuff and what is it? She’s weird. And why is she doing these videos about that Keto diet? Is that Atkins where you eat tons of unhealthy protein?”
Back in the day, I used to think that the whole idea of supplements was weird. I thought you could just eat a normal diet and get everything you need. I thought that spending money on supplements was a complete waste of money. I also thought that buying organic was too expensive.
I didn’t like fad or new diets and I thought that everyone should just be able to control their weight and health with portion control, the food pyramid’s recommendations, and exercise. I also ate way too much processed food and figured it was okay.
I repeated information that I’d heard which I thought was correct. “You should always eat breakfast. You should eat every 2-3 hours. Choose low-fat options. As long as the carb says it’s whole grain, it’s good for you.”
I have been HUMBLED over time to learn that some of my beliefs were out of whack. Some were flat out wrong. Some were making things worse for me.
And now I am SURE of one belief that will hold true forever: “WHEN IT COMES TO NUTRITION, EXERCISE AND HEALING YOUR BODY, THERE IS NO ‘ONE SIZE FITS ALL’. EACH BODY IS UNIQUE AND MAY NEED A DIFFERENT APPROACH.”
I have benefited from opening my mind to new ways of thinking, trying new things, and being willing to experiment on myself.
Back in 2015, I started having some health issues with fatigue, headaches and not feeling very good. I went to the doctor and did a bunch of tests. She said everything was “normal” and that it was probably just “stress”.
Listen, let me be CLEAR. When people talk about “stress”, it’s not just about the stress you *feel* about work, life, relationships, money, and at home. It’s STRESS IN and ON your body. It’s about every single thing you put IN your body and let your body be exposed to in the environment.
She was right. It was “stress” causing the issue. But I believe that the stress in my situation have a VERY strong tie to the foods I’m putting into my body and the impact on my genes, cells, and systems.
I use Chalene’s Smart Life journal where you write out your goals each month. When I wrote out my goals for April, I decided that this money, my TOP PRIORITY was going to be working on my health because that was the area where I was suffering the most.
I have spent hundreds of dollars this month on books, supplements, training programs, and HOURS UPON HOURS of reading, listening to podcasts and educating myself.
My mind has been opened to literally a whole new world of science, information, perspectives, and thinking.
I have been TRYING new things and I’ve FELT a difference. Right now I’m trying a mix of Keto and intermittent fasting and I have had some of the BEST days I’ve had in years (energy-wise and in terms of mental clarity). This new coffee routine has been so good for my body.
I don’t know where all this will take me…but I’m EXCITED to be trying new things, learning and growing.
I share my life very publicly with the hopes that I can make a positive impact on others…that maybe because I’ve shared ideas, shared my feelings, shared my story…that it could help someone else.
If you would like to learn MORE about my journey with these “experiments”, post below so I can get you into a private group I’m hosting on Facebook.
And just so you know, I’m a regular human being just trying to find my way. My husband and I will be at Punta Cana next week with a bunch of other Beachbody coaches. If you see me eating desserts, french fries, and drinking margaritas, it’s not necessarily because I think that’s good for me. It’s because I am an imperfect human being who is trying to figure this whole thing out like everyone else.
Lots of love