I'm going to get a bit personal here. For much of the last year I've been in a food struggle. It's been a year of emerging more and more out there with my message, in my associations with others in the Lowcarb world, and even attending a lowcarb conference. In the midst of all that, I was establishing small groups locally and was on the go! Ketosis was NOT a priority and there was a constant struggle with food.
When Ketosis is NOT a priority we struggle.
At first I didn't realize I was even struggling as my focus was elsewhere but then I would slow down very tired. I said it was due to all I was doing. I noticed I didn't have that sustained energy. Once I figured out i was tapped out and out of ketosis I worked hard to get back in.
Getting in Ketosis was easy, staying there was not.
I could get into ketosis by keeping my carbs down, but it was like detox all over again! Cravings for the new SF treats bombarded my efforts and there was not enough energy in my tank to do much to distract myself. Fasting proved a great tool to return to ketosis but it takes mental clarity to make that work. Then there was the weekend. My weekends were long and quiet and I was too tired to do much so I would just often eat my favorite foods and then over eat them...So the new found ketosis was gone again...Staying in was harder than staying out!
Today is day 17 of ketosis. The longest I've been IN since probably a year ago. The struggle is over and I am at peace with food and have smooth sustainable energy all day long. Everything has fallen back into place. EVERYTHING!
Everything that is important has followed. Weight loss, energy, diminished appetite and no more cravings. Life is so busy and I can keep up. Thank you ketosis