Disclaimer: This is an opinion piece. If your feelings are easily hurt. That’s on you. 😎
Now, onto my response:
That article putting keto in comparison to other diets last is laughable, at best.
I couldn’t get past the first 3 paragraphs bc they were already dead wrong about it from jump street. They mentioned that you have to eat a whole bunch of protein. Naw, playa — keto is low carb, high fat, MODERATE protein. Keto being high protein is a huge misconception. They also mentioned that we deal with fatigue. Naw, playa — if you do your due diligence and read up before you dive in, you’ll know you’re supposed to make sure you’re upping your electrolytes, bc with the lack of carbohydrates, your body flushes them out. So as long as you’re on top of that, you can skip that step of feeling like crap when transitioning. After that, it’s smooth sailing.
The biggest misconception is that keto is a “weight loss” diet. It’s not. It was never a weight loss diet. It’s about changing how your body makes and utilizes fuel by manipulating what you eat. The end results are better mental clarity, no dips in energy, no more cravings, and you’re just not always hungry. This also frees you from being a slave to food. You’re no longer tied to needing to eat every 2-3 hours to feel better.
If you’re using ANY DIET for weight loss, the majority of the time, it’ll come down to energy balance. Of course, factors like genetics and hormones come into play, but guess what diet actually helps with gene expression and hormone balance? Yeah, playa — it’s keto!
The biggest problem people have is that they are a slave to habits. So even if cravings are gone, some people will force themselves to eat or eat things at their own detriment because they’ve been conditioned to do so, even if their body has already said, “Naw, homie — I don’t really want that.” For example, 9 times out of 10, I skip breakfast. And when some people hear that, they make a huge fuss about it as if their world will end if they don’t eat breakfast. When I say “huge fuss”, I’m talking fanatical ranting. But hasn’t there been a time in your life where you woke up and your day was so busy from the get-go dealing with life (work, kids, pets, errands, or even hobbies) that time just slipped by and you just forgot to eat.
DID YOU DIE?? 🧐
F’real– 👏🏽 DID 👏🏽 YOU 👏🏽 DIE?!?
Some people who try keto will experience the initial flushing of water weight and fall in love with the thought of how much “weight” they lost, but don’t realize it’s a reaction to the absence of carbs and pretty much just water. They’ll do fine for a while, THEN they’ll reach a plateau, probably bc they’re probably still taking in more calories than they’re burning bc they’re forcing themselves to eat meals even when they’re not hungry due to pre-programmed habits.
We’re so conditioned to follow the three square meals a day idea, that any (on purpose) deviation seems sacrilege. But if life happens and you end up skipping a meal, you just eat when you can; world still in tact.
Honestly, any diet will “work”, you just have to find one that you can stick to. Adherence is key, but you have to set yourself up for success. Keto isn’t for everyone, but before you discredit it bc YOU didn’t do enough research on how to set yourself up for success, realize that puts failure in your own hands. #SorryNotSorry #ResearchSpeaksForItself
As for me… I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again— I feel bad for people who hate their “diet”. I never feel like I’m missing out. You could be eating a cheeseburger or piece of cake in front of me, and that shit has a zero effect on me bc at the end of the day, what you eat don’t make me shit. Keto food is delicious. 💃🏽