This email came in the other day from Jane (not her real name) and is a very typical story of those trying to start out on keto but simply can’t break that sugar addiction:
What is noteworthy is Jane’s initial weight-loss, some 7 lbs (3kg) in only 9 days! This is EXACTLY what I would expect to see from someone hitting that ketosis “sweet-spot” and is in line with what I witnessed during my weight loss phase, after dropping all dairy. So this proves that Jane is getting everything correct in her diet & that the physiology is also working. Then at nine days it all falls apart. The sugar cravings take hold and she returns to her old habits. To think, if only Jane had just carried on as she was doing! Losing weight at that rate, she would have lost all that 110 lbs (50kg) in only 141 days, or just under 5 months!! If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times, the biggest hurdle to getting into ketosis is in your mind. The physiology will take care of itself.. if you just let it..
I have no magic wand to wave here, no silver bullet that can break your sugar addiction. We are all different. I touch on the psychology in the getting started section but that’s just my perspective. You will have to deal with it in your own way if you are to be successful but the support of others who have been there before is certainly a BIG help, as was the case with me.
Here is my reply to Jane with a few suggestions of my own:
These are just my suggestions. If you have any of your own, please let us know in the comments section.
I look forward to reading them..