I can't believe it. I've been doing keto for 2 years. I've lost 60kg in that time and found what works for me. When I first heard of this I thought it was a bad way to go about things based on everything I had been taught about good nutrition. I never could have imagined the profound effect it would have on my life.
Have I been perfect the whole time? No. I was amazingly strict for 18 months and I lost 60kg. Since then I've had my struggles, but they have been time limited and I've kept coming back.
My two big struggles in the last 6 months were Christmas and Easter. I've battled to stop eating sweets when everyone around me was eating them. And it has been a battle, a huge battle. I eventually got back on track after Christmas, new year and my birthday. And now I've been back on track for 2 weeks after Easter.
One thing I'm proud of is that even when I'm struggling I keep the lessons I've learned in mind and I still implement as much of the keto lifestyle as I can. My downfall has been sweets, but I've stuck to keto on the savory side. I've restricted how often I eat.
It's hard getting back on track, and in a week I intend on posting a blog post about my journey to get back to strict keto.
It's been an extremely emotional 6 months and I wasn't in a strong enough head space to be around other people eating the food I used to love and to not succumb. I didn't have much self control on portions either and I returned to old habits. I was completely addicted to sugar again.
I am feeling so much better though being back to being strict and trying new recipes and learning to cook new things (cooked calamari for the first time ever a couple of weeks ago). I've learned I do still prefer keto food and how awful non keto food truly makes me feel.
I don't expect I'll always be perfect but I do know I will always come back to keto. I love the food, I love not having to worry about when I will eat next, that I save so much money on my groceries and most of all I love how it makes me feel. This isn't a diet, it's a lifestyle which is why I know that if I make decisions that aren't in line with keto the I can come back and I need not wait until Monday, or even tomorrow. One non compliant choice doesn't mean my day is wasted, I just come back to it on my next choice. One choice at a time, I choose this lifestyle. I am so grateful for having been introduced to my forever way of life.