Disclaimer! I am not a doctor and none of this constitutes medical advice. Just a normal person sharing an opinion. Consult medical professionals before beginning any plan!
So just yesterday a fitness person I follow posted a video “debunking the myths of keto.” In other words, saying why #keto is wrong and bad.
I didn’t watch the video but Mr. Google will help you find plenty of similar videos. I urge you to research all sides. I’m a fan of “find what works for you.” Everyone is different and every person is a unique individual. What works for me might not work for you!
That being said: #Keto worked for me! And now: my top ten benefits to my #keto life.
1 – It was free.
I have three kids and we are on a tight budget and frankly, I couldn’t afford to do a plan that costs a bunch of money or requires me to buy special foods. I learned about #keto on Google. Friended some people who were farther along than me for advice. But it didn’t cost me anything but some time to learn. Priceless!
2 – I don’t get sick.
This one confuses me because I don’t really know why or how this is the case but I used to have pretty regular colds and at least one that turned into a hacking, coughing mess every winter. I’ve had maybe three times where I had a few sniffles, brought out the Thieves, took some Vitamin C and Zinc and it never turned into anything worse. The entire winter.
3 – My spring allergies are gone.
Like the above, I have no idea why this is the case, but spring – right before everything starts to bloom – has always meant heavy allergy attacks. This year? Maybe my eyes itched a couple times. I sneezed here and there. But that old allergy misery of early spring? Gone.
4 – My skin cleared up.
Shrug. No explanation but nice side effect! The bumps on the backs of my arms? Gone.
5 – Bacon ( i.e. Food I like).
Seriously. I eat bacon practically every day and I lost 50 pounds and I’ve been maintaining for months. Whaaat??? I can eat bacon, cheeseburgers (without the bun), steak and pretty much any yummy meats and vegetables. I feel satisfied. Which makes it much easier to say no to the sweets that were my Achilles heel. Bacon cheeseburger, please!
6 – I don’t have to prepare multiple meals for a family.
I just skip any breads or starches I include for others but as time goes on, my kids don’t miss the starches so I rarely even make them unless requested. The rest of the meal is the same. Easy Peasy!
7 – I keep my coffee
I still drink my coffee the way I like it. Any eating plan that tries to take my coffee away would have to pry it from my cold, dead hands. I kept my coffee and #keto. Happy Sarah.
8 – More energy
Yep, I don’t need a nap every day like I used to. I still will have nights here and there where my brain doesn’t let me sleep or the full moon messes with me (anyone else) – those days I might nap. But that’s so rare now. Brain fog? Gone.
9 – I did not exercise and I STILL lost 50 pounds.
I am just not good at exercise. I have good intentions. But I’m bad at follow through. I tried to like running, yoga, etc, etc. I don’t keep it up. So any plan that requires me to change my food AND exercise is an even greater challenge. I lost over 50 pounds and my exercise attempts were practically non-existent. Phew.
10 – I lost 50 pounds with #keto
No other diet or anything I tried gave me the results of #keto – along with all of the above things. I wear a “small” now. I never thought that was even possible. I still look in the mirror and wonder who that girl is.
So the debunkers can keep debunking all they want and I just shrug and look in the mirror and see how far I’ve come. At the end of the day, I needed a plan, a lifestyle, that I could live with. I can live #keto and not have FOMO. That’s a good deal for me:-)