How to Be a Keto and Weight Loss Beginner
Let’s talk how to be a weight loss and Keto beginner.
Often times we don’t want to be a beginner at something. We don’t want to admit to ourselves or anyone else that we are just starting. Even if you’ve been at expert level in something, if you’ve walked away from it, you may find yourself in that beginner stage again.
Exercise is a great example of this. Let’s say you were an avid runner at some point, you could run a 5K or a 10K with no problem. You ran often and you loved it. Now imagine that life changed a bit, maybe you got sick, moved across the country, had a baby, etc. Because of these changes maybe you couldn’t run as often as you did before. When you decide to run a 10K, now you might find that you need to train for it. That running isn’t as easy as it once was and now you are a beginner again.
It’s ok to be a beginner. Really it is, it’s a stage of growth and learning. Growth be fun in fact.
So let’s talk about how to be a beginner and continue with our previous example. What do you do when you decide to run a 10K? Since I’m not a big runner, I look up a training program, buy the appropriate clothing if I don’t have any – shoes, socks, exercise pants, etc. Maybe even buy a heart rate monitor and earbuds so that I can listen to music. Possibly start reading a lot about running and then go out and do it. Then, I go out and run. I start.
That’s what you need to do with weight loss in general and Keto specifically. Do your research – though too much information can actually be confusing. I love Dr. Ken Berry and Dr. Boz; they both have YouTube channels and have lots of information for both beginners and “Keto-haulics” like me.
Your next step may be to clean out your pantry at home and any junk drawers you have at work. Junk food I mean. Take out all of the high carb, sweet and tempting snacks that may tempt you -this is helpful for a lot of people. Fill your pantry and fridge with low carb, high fat healthy snacks.
At some point you may be able to cut out snacking, and I do recommend that. I have way more success when I don’t snack between meals. However, it’s also recommended that you take it slow. Remember, you are a beginner right now. Beginners need to take it slowly, at least at first.
Start slow and be kind to yourself. You’re a weight loss and possibly keto beginner remember? If you’re worried about whether or not you can do it, please read my blog post here.