Let’s talk about the tips and tricks to stay motivated while following keto diet. One of the most important things to remember while following this diet is that: this is a journey and a major lifestyle change, and not just simply diet.
Following a keto diet can be really challenging, either you are following it for a while or you are about to start the diet. To start keto and then to follow it rigorously needs a lot of effort both at physical as well as mental levels.
Many people who start, usually end it before even a month and then get disappointed and many who continue for a month tend to get distracted and demotivated and end up eating high carb food. Not only this there are people who even after seeing the results quit because of cravings. So, in this journey of
Keto diet and weight loss there will be many of moments of weakness when you would want to give in, but what is going to keep you in the race is your motivation to follow this regimen to the end. And to help you stay motivated here are some tips:
Body wants some time to regulate itself according to keto diet. If you are a beginner, then body needs time to alter as you’ve been following the incorrect diet advice for years which is fats make you fat, but that’s not true. Your previous eating pattern is your habit, and like any other habit, it can be changed. All you need is your time, willingness and positive attitude to get out of your comfort zone. So, you need to be patient and kind with your body to adapt keto.
When you see results, you automatically gain motivation. Once you decide to follow keto, your first step should be to measure yourself and write all body measurements with date. This will help you predict how your body is changing and how you want to proceed with your diet. You need to note down your inches from bust, chest, waist, hips, thighs, calves, upper arm, forearm and your overall weight.
You can keep a check on your weight and inches once a week only. Your weight can fluctuate due to muscle gain, water gain and food weight gain over a week. Sometimes, you show no loss in weight but lose your inches which is a sign of success. Sometimes, you have made no growth in your scale but your blood level balances, that’s another sign of success.
Even if your sugar level, energy level, inches are maintained, you should not worry about your weight you’ll reach to your ideal weight with time. Just keep following the right path.
While following keto diet, one must be aware of the macro calculator. This calculator helps figure out the calories, fats, protein, carbs needed in a day to reach your goal. You can even figure out all the nutritional facts present in a recipe. You get a simple goal of what all you can have in a day. You should track everything eaten in a day. When you have the record of every intake you will surely get your results which in turn keeps you motivated.
Start shopping for foods that are keto-friendly. You can find keto foods everywhere from local markets to supermarkets to online websites like amazon and some low carb food shops. When your fridge is full of only keto foods, then you’ll feel motivated to prepare meals which are healthy and low carb.
You must accept all the challenges coming your way and fight these back and accept these as a part of your journey. Staying on this diet is difficult but with the right and positive mindset, you can stay motivated and continue to follow the right path. And you’ll get the positive results only. Even if you fail you must try in a different manner but should never quit.
Create social media accounts like on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest on which you can follow all those people who are on this diet and regularly post about keto diet. You can follow tags related to #lowcarbs, #ketodiet, and #fatsaregood. You’ll get motivated while watching the photos and videos posted by other dieters. There are many success stories that you can read online. You can find hundreds of recipes and meal plans for keto diet. You can talk to other dieters and they can also motivate you. You can also post about your day to day journey which can help you to stay motivated.
Once you start keto diet, you must follow some easy recipes. Get some keto diet cookbooks. Grab all the information available on the internet. Have a variety of recipes to give a constant mixture of new recipes to keep you going. Always try new dishes with different ingredients and enjoy food.
Convince your family and friends to follow keto diet and build a team of keto dieters which in turns helps you stay focused:
• By seeing other people`s results,
• By seeing other people efforts,
• By challenging others,
• By sharing recipes with each other
• By motivating others
You can also tell your family and friends to support and motivate you by encouraging your efforts.
Whenever negative thoughts come, always remember why you started it? May be to manage your weight, maybe to lose your weight, and maybe you want to overcome your health issues. There can be several reasons just hold on to those reasons and keep thinking about what if you achieve that goal and remind yourself everyday why you wanted to follow this diet. This is a lifestyle change journey and you will get results if you follow the right path.
Never quit. Keep pushing yourself.