Losing weight isn’t rocket science. You have to eat LESS calories than your body is burning. There is no other way around it. You will have days where you want to eat the exact OPPOSITE of what your diet consists of.
I’ve tried out almost every diet out there.
The atkins diet, IIFYM (if it fits your macros), Weight Watchers, Mediterranean Diet, the DASH diet, the Flat Belly diet, the Ketogenic Diet, and a few others I can’t think of off the top of my head.
And yes, that is correct, I firmly believe that the keto diet is hands down the best diet you can adopt.
I initially did it more as a pure experiment. I’m highly into nutrition and dieting so naturally, i’m going to try out all the diets out there to see which one helped me lose weight the fastest.
When I was fat, well skinny-fat, I honestly didn’t know where to begin.
Having the internet and all of this knowledge in the palm of your hands can be a blessing and a curse at the same time.
A long time ago when I first started this whole fitness and diet journey, I would get highly intrigued by a certain diet, do all the research I could on the topic, only to fall short of my goals a week or two later.
I was lost.
I didn’t know if it was the diet, or my fitness regimen, or some other variable that was causing me to not lose any fat.
For a good portion of a couple years, I was hopping from diet program to diet program, hoping to find one that would instantly produce results.
Until a good friend of mine give me sound advice that would have changed the way I looked at things forever.
It’s not the program that you pick, it’s whether or not you can stick to it.
Once I realized that every single damn diet program out there WORKS, it’s just a matter of actually sticking to it, I finally started seeing the results I’ve been looking for.
Which leads me to my next point…
You can have the best diet regimen, the best fitness program, the best personal trainer, and STILL won’t have the success you’ve been hoping for if you don’t want it bad enough.
I’m not saying this to discourage you.
I’m simply telling you that it all starts with your mindset.
Once I realized that it’s all about your consistency, your WHY, and your actual DESIRE to want to lose weight, it changed everything.
Before you go and start up on a ketogenic diet, or any diet for that matter…
I urge you to take a solid hour, maybe take a long walk ALONE, and make the decision ON YOUR OWN as to whether or not you really want to begin this weight loss journey.
Because it’s not a one time thing, losing weight and getting fit is a lifestyle, not a quick fix.
Like I said before, every diet out there works. But that’s not the point, the point is – which diet can you actually stick to?
Can you picture yourself weighing everything you eat before you eat it? If so, then maybe the if it fits your macros diet will work best for you.
In my case? There was no way in hell that I was gonna continue to weigh all my food just so I can get away with eating some pizza and donuts here and there. It just wasn’t worth it. Not only that, it eventually started to take a toll on my energy levels. I was tired all the time on the IIFYM diet.
Eventually I found that the ketogenic diet suited my lifestyle the best AND made me feel the greatest at the same time.
Why is this you may ask? Because it doesn’t even feel like I’m dieting and i’m able to stay lean year round without much effort.
Other diets out there will tell you which foods you can and cannot eat. You have to have a list on hand of the foods that go against the certain diet.
With the ketogenic diet, the only thing you really have to keep track of is your carbohydrate intake. Literally all you need to worry about is not eating carbs. It came like second nature to me.
So you really need to ask yourself, which diet can you honestly see yourself sticking to? If you enjoy eating fatty cuts of meat like steak, you enjoy eating eggs and bacon, and you can see yourself restricting your carbohydrate intake, then you should probably give the ke
togenic diet a shot.
I have a rule that is applicable to all aspects of my life. Any time I’m trying something new whether it’s a new fitness program, diet regimen, business venture, or anything else out there, I make it a point stick to that certain program for at least a month.
If you can’t stick to something for one month, then there is nothing else in the world to blame but yourself. There is no excuse for your shortcomings if you haven’t stuck with something for a 30 day span.
The next time you jump from one diet regimen to another, you need to at least stick with it for the full month.
Only after a month can you even consider to try something else out. It’s always the first couple weeks that are hardest and when most people quit.
Don’t be a quitter. Stick to a program for a month then assess the situation from there.
I can’t begin to explain how much the keto diet has changed my life.
Simplicity is the key to success and having a ketogenic lifestyle has allowed this opportunity for me.
Think about it, all I have to do is restrict the carbs I consume, eat healthy fats, and eat a bunch of vegetables.
Doesn’t sound so hard does it?
Not only that, once you actually become keto-adapted, it becomes exponentially easier. Once you’re in a state of ketosis, your hunger hormone begins to normalize. You simply don’t crave food like you used to.
You will no longer crave those late night chips and dip.
You will experience sustained energy that will drip over to every other aspect of your life.
But like I said before, the beginning is always the hardest.
My honest recommendation is to try out the ketogenic diet for a month.
If you find it hard to stick to, incorporate some exogenous ketones into your life.
By doing this, your body will already be primed into a state of ketosis. It will become much easier to stick to the ketogenic diet and before you know it, you’ll have adopted the keto lifestyle with ease.
If there’s anything you got out of this, it’s the importance of sticking to something for a month before jumping to something else.
I highly urge you to try out a keto diet for just one month, after that month, if you don’t begin to experience the benefits that the whole damn internet claims, only then can you talk trash on it.
But until then, I suggest you grab yourself some exogenous ketones and start your one month ketogenic journey.
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