Improving health is the number one resolution for 2021. New Years is also the most popular time to start a new diet.
2020, the year of the great dumpster fire is over and you're ready make your yearly resolution to be healthier. This year the midnight kisses confetti and singing auld lang syne might be virtual, but the resolutions are still coming.
This is a Keto diet blog, so I bet you thought this was going to be about a Keto weight loss & your New Year's resolution. Surprise - it's not.
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. In addition to an end to the dumpster fire that was 2020, I know that's what we all want for 2021. 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 2021 and with the great intention of making positive change in our lives and the lives of our friends and family members, we start January resolving make giant changes. So 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 2021. 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. They 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 how the second week of February finds 80% of resolutions in failure. That is 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 can confusing and overwhelming.
It's hard to improve your life, stay on track and change all those bad habits to healthy habits, but trying to this 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 High fructose out of your diet - This will get your liver ready to make ketones.
These are important goals, but they are manageable - you can succeed at them by February.
Then in February you will have success to 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. You don't have to be a registered dietitian to have your goals set for fat loss. 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!
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