If you’re like most people, and almost all women, this isn’t your first attempt at getting healthy or losing weight.
I see a recurring message from many people who want to try Keto – they have diet exhaustion.
We are tired of trying everything – pills, shakes, soups, 500 calorie diets, low fat, high fat, protein only, HCG drops blah blah blah
Nothing worked, or if it did for a short time, there was no ‘eating normal and maintaining’ the weight. The 10kgs you lost would come back with another 5, and things gradually were getting worse.
I saw myself slipping into this cycle in my mid 20s, and could see it was a slippery slope.
So why is it so hard? We are told it’s easy by our doctors, school and government – eat healthy and exercise.
Are we just lazy? Not smart enough? Why do we keep failing?
We ARE NOT lazy.
People who are dedicated to trying to get healthy spend SO many hours obsessing over it, it is anything but lazy.
It is CONFUSING. There’s so much misinformation out there, and no consensus on what the ‘eat healthy’ part means.
I ate Paleo for a few years and continued to put on weight.
I joined a gym fitness challenge, followed their macros and continued to put on weight.
I restricted my calories and continued to put on weight.
I starved myself and put on weight.
WOW it was exhausting, demoralising and depressing. Every time something failed, I blamed myself. I mustn’t have tried hard enough, I ate too much, I didn’t exercise enough.
Once I started learning about a low carbohydrate diet though, something just clicked.
We’ve been lied to… and there were so many lies…
We DONT need breakfast.
We certainly don’t need a huge bowl of carbs loaded with carbs (breakfast cereal, oats, pancakes etc etc)
We DON’T need grains, wholegrains, wheat, corn or whatever else the food pyramid said we did.
There’s no such thing as healthy sugar. Coconut sugar, honey, agave, high fructose corn syrup etc etc – it’s all sugar.
Once I started to really understand the depth of this I went into research mode.
I watched documentaries like Fed Up, That Sugar Film and Fat Head, read research papers and went to talks by world-leading experts.
I realised why it had felt SO hard for all these years – we were told lies about what ‘healthy’ actually looks like.
You know the famous line “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”?
This was coined by James Caleb Jackson and John Harvey Kellogg so they could sell more cereal.
Remember how we were told eggs have too much cholesterol? All rubbish, click here to read more.
It’s time to take back control of our own health.
I am done with listening to ‘government guidelines’ based on decades-old studies that were funded by industry lobby groups who are ONLY out for more dollars (read more here)
A time will come where we will finally accept that as long as money is involved, only we can make the best decisions for our health.
Doctors are paid incentives by pharmaceutical companies, politicians are controlled by powerful lobby groups and supermarkets are trying to trick us at every turn to buy more food whether it’s good for us or not.
It’s up to you, and you alone, to take control of your health. Do the research, try different things and find what works for you.
No one else is going to do it for you, and you deserve to be as healthy as you possibly can.
Phew, what a rant! You might have realised I am pretty passionate about this, and it’s because of YOU. I want you to be healthy, and not frustrated that you can’t get there.
The Aussie Keto Queen