Hello everyone. Happy Wellness Wednesday!
I know at least two people who are on a 'keto' diet to lose weight. I had never heard of it and inquired a bit more. 'Keto' is short for ketogenic and it's a strict diet that increases the fats in the diet over carbs. It seems to me that the diet is much like Atkins. I have another friend on a diet that has pre-packaged foods and a coach.
I have been overweight since I was six years old. I've tried all kinds of diets. I did Slim Fast, Weight Watchers, the cabbage soup diet, and countless others. I KNOW that restrictive diets don't work for me. Let me rephrase. They worked. I lost weight, but I gained it all back and then some when I flirted with returning to a 'normal' diet. The only thing that worked for me was counting calories. While I'm not counting calories this time, I am increasing my whole foods and significantly reducing processed foods.
My friends are losing weight faster than I am. One on hand, I'm so jealous. I wish I were losing weight at the rate they are. On the other hand, I'm scared for them. My past experiences with restrictive diets NEVER, EVER had much sticking power.
I am hopeful that my friends and I will reach our health goals, regardless of the paths we choose. We all support each other in our efforts, and that's what matters most.
Anyone on a similar journey? What are you doing to reach your health goals?
Be open to what comes.