April’s Journey

July 2018

This is an update on our keto journey. There has not been much going on this month, except summer coming in with a vengeance. It is so hot today, in the upper 90’s with a heat index of 110. I am a very light-skinned redhead, so very bad for me. Lucky for me NY summers are like 5 minutes long according to a friend of mine from Arizona. 😉

So, I have not lost any weight this month, but as I said in my last post that was kind of expected because I added in working out and some weightlifting. My body takes a little bit to acclimate to any changes that I give it. I hopefully expect that my plateau will break by next month. Although if it doesn’t I know it will eventually.

This way of eating is the best for me and my health, so if it takes longer to get to my goal I am okay with that. I also don’t want to deal with loose skin and that is a side effect of losing weight too fast. I would rather take my time to lose weight and have my body have time to catch up with itself.

I want to talk a little about the people in your life (or on the internet) that say this way of eating is bad for you and will ruin your body. Most of the people saying this are people that are misinformed about what the keto diet is and what the people on it actually eat.

I have had people think that I just eat a pound of bacon every day, drenched in butter, and no vegetables. I eat more vegetables now than I ever have in my life. My mother said that when I was a kid I never ate any green vegetables. Now, I eat green vegetables mostly every day.

You have to do what is best for you and what makes you healthier and feel your best. Plus, most people that are saying these negative things about keto are not willing to put in the research. They are unwilling to find out what it is actually all about or to try it out and see how they feel on it. I know that it is the best for me, yet I also know that it may not be best for everyone. Do your research and decide what is best for you and your body.

Have a great summer!!!

My quote for this month is:

 “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
Confucius

-April

Keto Ice Cream Bars
Keto Ice Cream Bars

 

Michael’s Journey

July 1, 2018

I have been coping with chronic back since I was a teenager and nothing had seemed to really help. Until a few years ago I decided to try out yoga. Admittedly, I never thought I would be a yoga practitioner because I always thought it was only for women. I was wrong.

The first time I attempted yoga was when I was having a particularly terrible bout of pain in my lower back. I miraculously stumbled upon a yoga program on local television while flipping through the stations. What did I have to lose by trying it out? Nothing else seemed to work.

After that single session, almost instantly my pain was gone, and I was ecstatic. It seemed like I discovered a hidden secret that had been right in front of me all along. With the amazing results of significantly decreased back pain I have been doing yoga ever since. I rarely ever have any really bad back pain anymore and I owe it all to this discipline. It has become an important part of my lifestyle, just as keto has.

To that end, I have also incorporated ayurveda into my life, as it is a companion practice to yoga. It involves a certain way of eating and I am currently in the process of blending an ayurvedic diet with our keto diet. Research has shown the two to be very much compatible. There is an amazing website that serves as a great resource on yoga and ayurveda if you are interested: www.banyanbotanicals.com [not affiliated with our site]

My quote for this month is:

 “Change can be frightening, and the temptation is often to resist it. But change almost always provides opportunities – to learn new things, to rethink tired processes, and to improve the way we work.”

Klaus Schwab

-Michael