Why Keto Isn’t a New Year Resolution
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2022, is over you’re ready make your yearly resolution to be healthier.
Midnight kisses confetti and singing auld lang syne and of course the resolutions are coming.
This is a Keto diet blog, so I wouldn’t blame you if you thought I was about to suggest you resolve to do Keto to lose weight to improve your health.
I’d be willing to bet that if you are reading a New Years Resolution post in a Keto blog, you are looking to the new year to be thinner and healthier. But, if you’re the kind of person who really wants to succeed at being healthier, maybe a New Year’s Resolution is not the way to do it.
The benefits of the Keto Lifestyle definitely include healthy eating, weight loss, and being in better shape. Everybody wants to be healthier next year.
So with one year coming to a close, and all of us looking to the future with hope and optimism.
We want to believe a New Year’s Resolution is a fine way to begin 2023.
So with the great intention of making positive change in our lives and the lives of our friends and family, we start January resolving make giant changes.
Here’s why as an avid Keto enthusiast I think you should forget making the Keto diet your New Year’s resolution.
Because New Year’s resolutions fail!
80% of them fail by February. I don’t think those are very good odds for success.
The Keto diet and the Keto lifestyle can change your life, and I want you to be successful.
I want you to succeed. I want you to have a happier and healthier 2023. Isn’t that what this whole resolution thing is all about?
So, here’s the problem to the answer:
Most of our lives are not perfect.
We need improvement. So at the stroke of midnight on December 31st – in the midst of the empty glasses, confetti, kissing and the singing of auld lang syne – we make a resolution.
Resolutions are usually big promises to ourselves. And believe me wholesale change of your eating habits is really big.
They are usually well intentioned, but so big that they are over whelming, which is why 80% of New Year’s Resolutions fail by February
That’s sad, but it does make it easier to understand why 37% of people say they don’t make New Year’s Resolutions.
The reason resolutions fail most of the time is that people don’t set small manageable goals.
We bite off more than we can chew – funny diet pun right – and then choke on it. For most people the Keto diet is a huge change in some really ingrained habits. If you put this all on yourself in one giant pile it will be confusing and overwhelming.
It’s hard enough to improve your life in baby steps. But, to stay on track and change all those bad habits to healthy habits all at once is almost impossible.
How to make a successful New Year’s resolution is: Don’t make One.
You could jump right into Keto.
You could buy the 9 Keto essentials and read all about how to lose 10 pounds in a week and then get right into Ketosis with a 3 day fast. The problem with that resolution is that most people can’t do it and the ones who can probably don’t need it.
Going from a carb-addicted sugar burner to ketosis might sound great at midnight while you’re kissing people and being showered with confetti, but most people need to ease into it.
Make a January Resolution
Make it something that you can succeed at by February. I would suggest something like:
Resolve to read food labels and just reduce carbs and processed food as much as you can. Get all of the sugar and HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) out of your diet – This will get your liver ready to make ketones.
Resolve to learn about how to start and what to expect when you start Keto. Resolve to understand what Keto friendly foods are, and learn some easy meal prep and Keto recipes.
Take a Keto Shopping List to the Store. Learn about Keto supplements. Learn what the difference is between a healthy Keto diet and an unhealthy ketogenic diet and other low carb diets.
These are undeniably important goals, but the point is they are manageable – you can succeed at them by February.
Success you can build on
When most New Year’s resolutions have failed, you will have reached your January goals and have a success that you can build on.
This is a great time to really start Keto-ing for real. You can get an app and start tracking your macros.
Then March will find you in Ketosis and losing weight, and moving towards a better healthier you.
Your chance of success will improve tremendously if you set a series of small achievable goals.
If you break this down into baby steps, you can achieve Ketosis and eating healthy will be a long term habit, not just a meal plan that you got from social media or “www.we’lltakeyourmoney.com”.
Start out right and lose the weight for the long term.
Read about this diet and learn about making healthy choices so your effort isn’t wasted.
Cheers to you and a Happy New Year!
Please comment below if you want to chat about your Goals for the New Year! Or if you have a question or just want to say howdy, that’s okay too.