So you’re going to try the Keto Diet…now what? On your First Week of Keto, Adopt these 3 basic mindsets that ensure keto diet success.
First Week of Keto
First things first when coming to grips with the keto diet mindset. Let me ask you a question: do you even know how many diets you’ve been on already?
Too many to mention, I’m sure, for most of us.
So, you don’t need me to tell you, without the right mindset, you won’t go past your First Week of Keto. In fact, if you’re like most of us, your experience will fit a very familiar pattern. First, you’re all excited about the diet, and you follow the diet very closely.
You think: YES, I can do this!
You make notes about your dietary guidelines, and you start losing a few pounds instantly. It’s all looking good.
You keep this up for maybe a few more weeks. But sooner or later, the pounds start coming back.
Normally what happens next is you lose motivation, and the weight starts creeping back on. This keeps up for maybe a few more days or even a few more weeks. But sooner or later, the pounds start coming back; you start gaining more weight than when you began your diet. Isn’t the whole point of going on a diet to lose weight? Sadly, most diets are gateways; believe it or not, add weight; talk about a frustrating situation.
People go through this all too familiar tragic pattern because they don’t have the right mindset. It doesn’t matter whether you are trying to adopt the keto diet, the paleo diet, the Atkins diet, or any other loss program; you are playing the game to lose without the right mindset.
The ketogenic diet is a diet like no other. It combines the power of calorie restriction with the unique benefits of nutritional ketosis to provide people with an effective way to lose weight and improve overall health.
As I look deeper into the keto diet, however, there is a huge discrepancy between what people think they need to do versus what the science says is best for most people. Some common myths like “carbs and insulin are the only reason why we get fat,” “you will lose weight as long as you are in ketosis,” and “calories don’t matter” are perpetuated daily by low carb diet enthusiasts. Still, these falsehoods only cause more confusion and frustration — especially if you are new to this way of eating.
I suggest you adopt three basic mindsets to help ensure success on your First Week of Keto.
The Keto Diet Success Mindset – First Week of Keto
On your First Week of Keto, Assume that you can do it
you can do it and will do it.
Forget about all the nonsense you read about losing 25 pounds in a week; we’ve all seen the ads.
Forget about all the pictures of people wearing clothes that two people could fit into; It’s effortless to get excited about the testimonials included in many diet books. The majority of these are models wearing outsize clothes: Pure Hype, don’t let it fool you. Please understand that a lot of those pictures are exaggerated. In fact, a lot of books that are very shady even use photoshopped pictures. Skepticism goes a long way when seeing these adverts; take it with a pinch of salt.
I know it’s shocking. I know that it’s hard to believe that people would actually do that, but they do. Still, don’t just focus on the fact that the keto diet can work for other people. Instead, wrap your mind around the possibility that the diet can actually work for you.
That’s right, you personally, individually. If you can’t understand that, and if you can’t accept the likelihood of a certain weight-loss program waiting for you, then you’re making things much harder on yourself. It’s like trying to play basketball and trying to put the ball through the hoop.
If you’re saying to yourself in the back of your head, Other people can shoot really well, but not me, what do you think will happen?
- Your shooting accuracy will go down.
- You’re sabotaging yourself.
- You’re making things unnecessarily harder on yourself.
This is why it’s imperative to assume that you can achieve Keto Diet Success on your First Week of Keto. Not the case study pictures, not the people giving testimonials; we are talking about you. If you can’t make this assumption, then it will be a rough road ahead for you.
On your First Week of Keto, Be happy with who you are.
Don’t be under any illusions that you have to change who you are to become something you think would be a better you!
One common reason people fail with diets is that they think they have to transform into a completely different person. Alternatively, they believe that their circumstances or their situations need to change so dramatically to ensure success.
When people think along these lines, they’re basically just giving themselves excuses for either not trying or expecting bad results. Believe me; I can understand why people do this. If you have been let down by diet after diet, it’s straightforward to become jaded.
In fact, in many cases, it’s effortless to expect failure. After all, you’ve gone through the familiar process of initially losing weight and then getting it all back. It becomes an old story, and it’s only a matter of time until your heart gets broken again.
This is why you should change everything you can change to lay the groundwork for ultimate success. Again, you’re making things unnecessarily harder on yourself. It doesn’t have to be like this. You don’t have to move heaven and earth to create optimal conditions.
You know why? Conditions are never perfect. There will never be a time when your circumstances will be just right for you to ensure success. You’re going to have to take that risk. You’re going to have to begin with what you have.
It doesn’t matter what discipline level you have. It doesn’t matter what else is going on in your life. It doesn’t matter whether you feel good about yourself.
All that matters is that you are ready, willing, and able to begin with what you have and assume that this will work for you.
On your First Week of Keto, Enjoy your food according to the rules you choose
Select a keto diet plan you can stick to.
Don’t force yourself to eat foods just because they are listed in the keto diet as good choices; make your choices from the foods you like that are on the plan. There really is a huge list from which to pick, so it shouldn’t be a problem.
I recommend this way of eating because if you try to eat things just because you’re told it’s a good healthy choice, you will ultimately fail and revert to the old you.
Let me tell you; it’s only a matter of time until your old self rears its ugly head. It’s only a matter of time until you go back to how you normally eat. This is a very frustrating situation. It’s as if you are doing really well, and you’re making all these changes, and all of a sudden, your old self pulls you back. You end up where you began.
It’s essential to focus on enjoying your food. You don’t want your keto diet to feel like some punishment. This is not some situation where you feel that you deny yourself. Instead, the keto diet should be a celebration of taste. It all really boils down to enjoying your food according to keto rules.
You have first to choose the keto rules. You have first to choose to go on a diet, and then you select based on your existing tastes. There’s no need to become somebody else. There’s no need to change your taste buds. There’s no need to go through any of that. Instead, allow yourself to enjoy the flavor range that you are already enjoying.
Now here’s the thing, even if you have a sweet tooth, you’re going to have to minimize that. That’s the only change, but for everything else, whether you like sour foods, salty foods, or definitely fatty foods, you should be fine. But as long as you manage your sweet tooth, you should be okay.
Keep atop the mindsets above if you want to be successful with the keto diet. I’m not going to lie to you and say that you can adopt these mindsets overnight. After all, the way you see things, and the way you expect things to play out, have been with you for a long time. You’ve grown accustomed to thinking about food a certain way.
But if you change your mindset according to the 3 key pillars above, adopting the keto diet will become easier, and it is more likely to stick.
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