Week One, Done. Moving Forward.

By the time you read this, you’ll have seen my latest post for day seven and the start to week two. I’m liking the regimen because it makes me really put some thought into what I’ve been eating. Coming from a more carnivore-based approach, switching gears into 80% fat has been a bit of a challenge. I’m finding myself having to not only limit my protein intake but also taking into consideration those total carbs which hasn’t been part of my journey until this plan started.

With that said, however, pairing this up with tracking weight and ketone readings has definitely opened my eyes to how our/my body reacts to different a new way of eating. As of this morning, I’ve seen a loss of 6.8 pounds since Monday, June 25th. My ketone readings have fluctuated every time and it’s interesting to see the numbers (highest being 2.1) but I’m relying on how I feel. Until now, I seem to be firing on all cylinders.

Let’s go back to talking sweets. I brought this up a post or two ago. My goal throughout this 14 day plan is to not consume foods prepared with sugar but I’m still using (less) sweeteners for my BPC and trying to stay away from the free sodas at work. I won’t lie… I’m missing those treats and I can’t wait for Dessert Week after this wraps up.

On a more serious note, here’s something that I wanted to share my thoughts on, for whatever they’re worth.

I’ve been reading a few posts from people saying they’re wanting to or have already given up on this lifestyle. Generally, that’s okay. This isn’t for everyone and it isn’t easy when you first start out. Out of curiosity though, I peruse their feed, read the captions, and part of me realizes why they may have called it quits.

Mindset is key. I’ve said so many times before that discipline and priorities are the only two things to get yourself where you want to be. Motivation isn’t a thing. I’m not motivated to have my alarm go off at 3am to be at the gym soon after. I’m not motivated to breakdown what I’m eating throughout the day. Without those two things, however, you may find yourself back to square one time after time. Trust me, I’ve been there.

Take some time so see Jeff’s Caveliere’s newest video. It won’t be necessarily a Keto-based explanation but something we can all benefit from hearing. I follow this guy on YouTube and even have his Athlean-X program. His no-bullshit approach to a healthy lifestyle has helped me now that I have a better understanding of physical and nutritional health.

It’s a new week, guys. A clean slate has been set in front of you. Wake up and commit to change. Consistency over perfection. Should I go on?

I’m not only talking to you but to myself. Let’s get it done. Until next time, my friends.

– Joe

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