Where are you now?
Something goes wrong, the car breaks down and you ask for help and the first thing that's going to be asked is "WHERE are you now?"
Finishing up one of the small groups I run and a sweet friend of mine was sharing with joy and pride about her new way of eating and management. A joy and pride she has earned and that makes her eyes twinkle...(The LCHF approach gives you back your giddiness). She was sharing about something and I simply asked, "so how many carbs were in that?" In another discussion I asked "so how many grams of protein are you taking in"? In both cases I was met with those deer in the headlight eyes...(Ya'll know I love you right?) They didn't know where they were?
These women are both apart of a large group of women and clients who are taking back their life! They are not dieting, they are rebuilding their lives! They are being intentional and specific! So, they need to be able to locate themselves. Know exactly where they are on the map!
I smiled and a few words tumbled out of me and I heard them along with a few others. "It's like you're in the car (on the diet) and driving (having successful movement forward) but you don't know the name of the street you are on or have a map in the car.
I can so relate. In the beginning...I couldn't handle much of the tracking required on my LCHF approach. I was a CHRONIC diet failure and I avoided anything that made me feel like I would again fail. I couldn't weigh myself, or my food. I did "eyeball" everything and left most to chance. It was all I could handle. It was all I could do to just get in the car, let alone operate it and a map!
But slowly through those first few months something was happening that made the biggest difference for me, and it's literally what sets LCHF apart from other diets....In the removing of controlling food, I regained control over my food. In control I could begin to submit to the map. A low fat approach left me struggling and fighting for success on a daily if not hourly basis. A LCHF approach released me from the control of food because I remove all the sugars and starches.
I not only found myself, I found my control again. I know exactly where I am!