Have you ever thought about Good Intentions? I think we all set out with good intentions, especially when it comes to our lifestyle! There are many quotes out there about good intentions.
The above being one of them. We are going to talk about good intentions or just being intentional. Intention is defined as “An intention is an idea that you plan (or intend) to carry out. If you mean something, it’s an intention. Your goal, purpose, or aim is your intention. … You may have the best intention of cooking an incredible meal, but if you leave the burner on and burn the house down, you will not be remembered as an excellent chef. “
We start with an intention – low carb keto lifestyle! To make something intentional you have to have an idea of what you want to accomplish – there’s that goal thing again!
Start right now by pulling out a piece of paper or starting a new document on your computer and WRITE down what you want to accomplish. This serves to help remind you each day, but it also helps hold you accountable. If I want to accomplish all of the things below, I need to know where to start or I’m drifting out there in lala land with no direction.
Take a few minutes each day to remind yourself of what you want to accomplish. Maybe you want to lose weight, or just better your health, or get rid of the joint pain, or help with your mental focus? Without some idea or goal of what you want to accomplish you’re just kind of floating out there with just an idea and no committment. Let’s write it down as a plan. This isn’t the first time we’ve talked about writing it down.
What do you want? Once you’ve written it down and know what goal you want to accomplish, now we can come up with a plan. My original plan when I started was to lose 25lbs. I had tried every DIET out there and I had great success for a while, but it was always temporary – Mindset for a DIET is temporary so make it a LIFESTYLE. I didn’t have any other intentions on my mind but to lose 25lbs.
I started out by taking a Ketone Supplement. This allowed my body to adapt to a Keto lifestyle and while it was adapting I did some research on the keto diet. I knew after a week I wanted to incorporate the keto diet into my regimen as well as the ketone supplement. I weighed and measured the day before I started anything. I then didn’t weigh til day 30. I did start to measure different areas along the 30 day journey. But for the most part I didn’t even need to do that because my clothes started fitting better and getting too big. The first inches I lost were on my face and then I lost inches on my back. (yeah my back!) I didn’t realize how much fat I had on my back. It’s not exactly some place that we see every day. My first week I did just the supplement and then the second week I started eliminating carbs. Very important not to do it all at once – leads to the keto flu and that is miserable.
The second week I eliminated bread the first day, pasta the second day and sweets the third day. If you have followed me for any period of time you know that I love sweets. That was the hardest. It took 3 days to get rid of the cravings for sweets. Bread and pasta and potatoes were much easier to eliminate. Give yourself some time. Maybe you have to take two days for each of the categories. That’s ok. This isn’t a DIET it is a LIFESTYLE.
For 90 days I stayed very strict keto and using my ketone supplement once a day. I lost a total of 27lbs and 3 pants sizes. I have now maintained for almost two years. It is the first time I have ever been able to maintain like this. My intentions were to lose 25lbs. I lost it and then I have been able to keep it off. As long as I continue to take my ketone supplement I can go low carb most days and still not gain any weight back. I still weigh myself just once a month. I can always tell if I’ve eaten too many carbs in one sitting or eaten too much in one day, because I feel horrible. Just that over-stuffed, miserable feeling is enough to get me back to my low carb keto lifestyle.
If you are wanting to get started and don’t know how, just send us a message and we can help. I have a 5 day meal plan and we are working on a 30 day meal plan to help someone get started and incorporate the ketone supplements.
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