Sunday, 29 October 2017

Keto - Week 3, and Where I've found Support

So here I am rounding out week 3 of my Keto Journey.  Things are still going pretty well - other than the running bit, although it has improved.  I am still enjoying the food.  I spent my day cooking yesterday so I am prepped for the next few weeks.  Weight loss is slow, but still heading in the right direction.  

What I have discovered on this journey is that I am doing it alone, and I really need someone to talk to and share my experiences with.  I also need to do so much more reading and learning, and its a lot to take on when you are doing it alone!  So I have looked around and found some great tools to help me out.

The Keto Diet the Complete Guide to a High Fat Diet
So this is basically my "bible" for getting started with Keto.  It is available again at Costco, and was relatively inexpensive.  This book looks at Keto from a whole foods-based, paleo friendly perspective.  It takes away the one-size fits all approach to Keto and offers a variety of different pathways so you can customize Keto for your needs. 

The book explains exactly what Keto is and what happens to your body when you switch to a fat fueled diet.  It talks about doing what works for you and what feels good for your body.  It addresses how to survive with tips on grocery shopping and how to manage Keto when you are not at home.  There is also a section on troubleshooting - what if the Keto diet isn't working, what can you do? It provides cooking tips and recipes, as well as meal plans to fit each path of the Keto diet.

The Keto Diet Podcast
So I have switched out the radio in my car, and now I am listening to the Keto Diet Podcast.  I listen to it through my iPhone, but you can also listen online here The Keto Diet Podcast
I love this.  I cannot tell you how much I have learned by listening to Leanne and her guest speakers.  (Yes I can her Leanne, because I feel like we are friends since I listen to her whenever I drive).  The podcast is amazing.  Even if you are not interested in keto, she addresses women's health, and has women talking about women's health.  You do not need to listen to the podcasts in any particular order, just find a topic that has some meaning to your life and give it a listen.

 Facebook - The Keto Diet Private Group
When you buy any of the products, or listen to the podcast, you can sign up to get access to the private Facebook group.   I signed up a few days ago and It has already given me so much support.  As soon as I joined, I posted about my difficulties with training and the responses came flying in.  It was reassuring to know that I am not the only person experiencing the "keto exercise slump," and to hear that everyone has made it out on the other side!  I have been given some tips and tricks to help with my transition to being a fat burning machine.  I have also found that reading other peoples posts and questions answers a lot of my own questions.  Its been awesome for me!  A few other podcasts have been recommended so I am looking forward to further exploring those too!

Well That's it for this week, have a great week :)

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