Going on a keto diet is easier than you think
A lot of people give themselves various reasons why they should not go on a diet. Believe me, I understand this process. After all, you're a grown up and you've grown accustomed to eating what you like and living the way you want.
Change, for most of us, can be very hard. It's not like we don't understand the need to change. Desiring change is one thing, actually going through with it is another matter.
Some days... it’s too easy to just stick with what you know. You can just continue down the path you're on, but the problem is if you've gone one diet after another diet and nothing is working, and you know that your current meal plans are not doing you any favors. It's time to step up. It's time to go on the keto diet if you’ve been meaning to.
Transitioning is not as difficult as you think...
Here's some good news... there's many foods that you already enjoy that are keto complaint. In other words, just focus on those foods that are already on the keto meal plan and then supplement your diet with other keto compliant foods. That's all you need to do accomplish the switch over.
There's no ordeal, there's no do or die type of moment -- there's none of that. All you have to do is build upon what you already have.
Maybe you like pork rinds. Maybe you like natural butter. Maybe you like cream cheese. Maybe you like avocado. Each of those are keto compliant. In this example, by starting with these keto compliant ingredients, you just need to build up on them.
Many people are unclear about this part of it, and that's why they think the keto diet is some sort of magical door that's dark, forbidding, and distant. By putting up these imaginary barriers, they feel that they have to step into keto carefully, that it’s a big life decision to go through. Thinking this way makes it much more difficult than what it needs to be. The truth is that it's actually easier than you think. When you step back and really look at it, you're already keto compliant at some level or another. Now... just build on it.
For example, maybe you like a few eggs, and then everything else is carbohydrate loaded or sugary foods. On the other hand, maybe there's a friend who's already eating lots of greasy fatty foods, and really isn't all that interested in the carbohydrates contained in rice, bread, or potatoes. That person might have an easier time transitioning to keto since they are already avoiding carbohydrates, but you have the “healthy seeds” of the keto diet in your current meal plan.
Making keto work is all about supplementing what you already have...
One common mistake people make when they go on a new diet is that they feel that they have to turn their back on their old way of eating. They feel that they have to completely forget all those things that they used to eat -- so they can move on and adopt a whole new laundry list of dishes.
This change can make it much more difficult, because if you play the game this way, you may fail again, and again, and again. Don't say I didn't warn you. The truth is, it's best to work with what you have and make it fun. Add to your meal plan instead of taking stuff off.
With the positive process of focusing on those things that you're adding, your taste buds slowly begin to evolve. On your own time frame, you can transition to the completely keto-compliant diet.
It all boils down to focus and making it simple. Don't give yourself any excuses to fail by cutting out your favorite foods entirely. Instead, supplement your meal plan by adding the new keto foods. This way, you train your taste buds on a gradual basis to keep those taste buds happy while transitioning completely to the keto diet.
For some people, this might happen in a very short period of time; nice work! But for others, it can take a while to change your taste profile, that's fine too! Don't unfairly put yourself on some sort of timeline. It's not a race as much as it is a gradual change to last you a good long while.
Don't worry about what other people think. It's not your job to put on a show for others. You're doing this for yourself. If your timeline is a little bit longer, then that's fine. If you can speed things up, that's even better. The main thing is to forget everyone else and ask yourself, "am I better today than I was yesterday?" Slow gradual progress -- along with remembering to praise yourself -- will always win out.
What's important is to not put any undo pressure on yourself. It's hard enough changing. Focus on what you have then build on the keto foods that you're already eating and enjoying. This will mark your success and it will arrive a lot sooner than you ever expected.
If you ever feel the need to have a cheat day, eat something fun once a week. It will be ok. No guilt needed. Our Keto supplements can help on those cheat days too. You can see the Keto supplements at our website.
Wishing you a great and joyful day!