Category: Promoting Mental Health Awareness

The Right Way to Diet – Lose Weight and Keep It Off | Healthy Ketogenic Diet

I think the best way to lose weight and keep it off is to understand exactly what you are trying to accomplish. And the best way to keep that information in your head is to have a memory aid.

Today’s video is a very good memory aid for anyone who has ever been confused about why they would eat a certain way and how the food contributes to their health.

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Jillian Michaels Attacks Keto to Promote Her New Book

Jillian Michaels released a new book called The 6 Keys: Unlock Your Genetic Potential for Ageless Strength, Health, and Beauty in December 2018 https://amzn.to/2WlJXBN. I have not read the book.

Of course, Jillian attacks the ketogenic diet while promoting her book. So, here are some comments on the podcast and what I hope is a fair discussion about some of her comments.

Keep in mind, to enjoy health and wellness, it is important that we seek information that will help us do better in life. Sometimes, we gather more information because our curiosity is peaked and that pushes us to do research and gather more information. The many keto conferences that now exist are a testament to that.

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When the Heck Am I Supposed to Eat – Psychological Food Cues | Healthy Ketogenic Diet

Breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day but we are rarely hungry when we get up. Eating before bed is supposed to cause fat to cling to your hips and we are often hungry before bed. When the heck am I supposed to eat?

There are so many psychological food cues at play to determine when we eat that we rarely eat because we are hungry. Yet, shouldn’t that be the determining factor?

When we see food, smell food, hear food cooking, or even imagine food, we are compelled to eat. This is biologically significant. Many years ago, food was scarce. So when it was available, we needed to eat it. That is not the case today, but those instincts are still alive and well within us.

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Beginner’s Guide to Keto – Be Careful Who You Trust

I am so annoyed with the number of videos I have come across that promote jumping on and off keto as if that is just as effective and safe as doing keto appropriately.

The foods that you eat build the body that you will have for the years that stretch in front of you. Building a healthy and strong body is important.

If you struggle to maintain yourself on a meal plan, maybe you are not the right person to do a beginner’s keto guide. It is likely appropriate for you to talk about your struggles and your attempts to stick to keto, but putting out a guide …

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Fasting Caused Me to Feel Bloated

Can fasting cause me to feel bloated? Isn’t fasting supposed to be healthy? Am I damaging my intestines by doing a fast? Am I bloated because my stomach is attacking itself?

I’ve heard many things said about the negative side effects of fasting. The most obvious being that you are starving yourself. These wild accusations often cause us to be so focused on defending the benefits of fasting, that we forget to address the real world issues that people experience when they try to fast.

Bloating is uncomfortable. Sometimes even painful. This can be a real deterrent to fasting. How can we fast in a safe and effective way that allows us to get the benefits of autophagy? One way is to understand how fasting affects the body and the potential issues that could arise.

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The Secret to Improve Dieting Success

Would you like to know the secret to improved dieting success? The single most important piece of information to ensure that you can maintain your weight loss!

It takes months to lose weight. And for some people it can take years. After the investment of time, energy, and emotional commitment that it takes to lose weight, it can be devastating to see the weight creeping back up.

In this video I list the three most important pieces of information that you need to have to guarantee that the weight loss you achieve remains with you. And number three, although obvious, is so crucial. Yet we do not do it.

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Improving Our Health – Dieting vs Diet

Words that we use all the time but do we really understand what they mean? In order to improve our health and wellness, we need to truly understand the difference between our diet and dieting.

I refused to diet for many years and continue to refuse to do so. I believe that any short term solution will lead to greater issues in the future. Solutions need to be long term and easily repeatable.

When you plan your diet, you need to look at it like a long term meal plan. These are the foods that you are committing to eat for the next 10 to 20 years to fuel and build your healthy body.

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One Year Keto Anniversary – What I Want to Share with You

On my one year keto anniversary, I wanted to share some of the things that I learned about food, myself, and the people around me. And can I say that my #ketoversary came really quickly.

The most striking thing that I learned through this process is how much people care about my health. So many family member, friends, and professional peers inquired about my health when they noticed the weight loss. Touching.

Interestingly, the family members, who of course have a bigger investment in me “surviving”, quickly began to try to persuade me to abandon the Keto diet. As, they did see is as a diet that would ruin my health. Obviously, not being aware of the months that I had researched before beginning my new lifestyle, they were skeptical. Today, I understand that.

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Why Are You Trying to Lose Weight Now?

Intrinsic vs extrinsic motivation. Why are you trying to lose weight now? If your reason is motivated by some external factor, that is an extrinsic reason to lose weight. External reasons for weight loss lead to feelings of resentment and decrease interest in continuing the behavior.

It is really important that your health be the center of your reason for weight loss. You improved health, decreased pain, and increased mobility will be reasons that keep you motivated to attain and maintain your health goals.

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The Problem with Lazy Keto

I have a problem with lazy keto or dirty keto or if it fits your macro style of a ketogenic diet. Because that is what it becomes, a diet. When I first began to investigate this lifestyle, Dr. Westman’s “white coat” video referred to “page 4”. What I learned is that page 4 was a list of approved keto foods that his patients who were trying to solve metabolic issues were allowed to eat. He was very specific, “if it is not on page 4, it’s not allowed”.

I have to say, I agree with Dr. Westman on the idea that boundaries and goals are important when trying to solve metabolic issues. That we need to know what foods are towards our goals and what foods will keep us stuck.

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