One thing I’m really good at is FINDING THE TRUTH and sticking to it!
The TRUTH is my keto food had been taking control. My overeating was back with a vengeance and I was creeping close to “hopeless” again. All-ON-Keto. Or maybe I should say, “Keto with friends”. My friend was artificial sweeteners. In gum, in diet drinks, in keto treats. They did one Thing and one thing well RELEASED the cravings.
You know they say that “In some people artificial sweeteners cause cravings.” I’m a SOME PEOPLE. I wasn’t and yet I am now. How do I know this? I quit them! To figure it all out, I started their with the removal. Within a week’s time I was FAR less hungry and eating FAR LESS FOOD. Sweetened foods make cravings dance around in my head. “Don’t ya just want a piece of gum?” “Don’t you just want lunch now? Even if it’s 9:30am?” “Let’s swing by the store and get something yummy for dinner.”
Swing by the store and get something yummy for dinner…
Looking back now I can see that was almost a daily pattern. Food had moved back to the center stage. It was on my mind all the time. I plotted and planned for that ribeye or salmon or even a burger. All cooked at home, all planned out and all OVEREATEN. Cravings make me eat more than needed.
I know all of this because I looked in the mirror and caught myself. I faced my plate, my food and my weight. I wish I could say I’d been monitoring it often, but I had NOT. I just wanted to eat. So I did. I’ve stepped over disappointment in myself to rise up and share the truth. But first, I started fixing that truth.
The Truth Is…
24 days ago I hopped on the scale. I set a goal to lose 20lbs by late July. I write my weight down every day and I eat very carefully all over again. I tell myself the truth instead of hide out in disappointment and failure. I remind myself I can do this! I tell my truth to my local circle of support. I do it so I OWN my words. I refuse to stay where I am, I want to grow! I want to keep what I have! I’m the girl who gained weight on Keto, but found the truth and am sticking with it! So for a season, my controlling foods were artificially sweetened foods.
#1 Tell the Truth (To myself)
#2 Weight yourself
#3 Share your truth
#4 Walk forward