Category: Weight Loss

End Weight Loss Stalls

Weight loss stalls are frustrating. But we can end weight loss stalls with the purchase of a good food scale:

A good food scale will allow you to know how much of a particular salad or vegetable you are eating. You can then put that information into a food calculator like and be certain that you have eating less than 20 grams in your day.

The ketogenic diet is a diet that only works if you keep your carbohydrate intake very low. When we try to guess at how many carbs we have eaten, we are likely to eat more than 20 because it adds up really quickly.

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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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Should You Weigh Yourself Every Day?

Should you weigh yourself every day or wait a month? Or maybe not even weigh at all!

When we find ourselves weighing in daily, it become important to ask what you are trying to accomplish. Any weight changes that occur from day to day, will be water weight. There is very little value in monitoring water weight since it is fat that is of concern.

The best way to monitor your fat changes is to focus on real changes in your body. The number on the scale is only one of several ways that you can monitor your progress. Unfortunately, it is also the one that can be the most misleading.

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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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Take Responsibility for Your Health – Don’t Trust Food Companies

The two books that I have found most helpful have been one by D. Mark Hyman ( and one by Dr. Jason Fung ( Dr. Fung’s book is also available in french (

Growing up in Canada, we learned in elementary school that we should not have candy or chips for snacks at school. The idea being that we need to work hard at school and needed our brains to be focused. The emphasis was on being healthy and taking responsibility for your health.

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