Since I have remarried 3 1/2 years ago, I put on a solid 7 pounds. In the last couple of years I have half-heartedly tried to lose the weight but just couldn’t stick with it. I really believed it was because I was 50 and this was the way it was going to be. I had seen other women over 50 who put weight on around the middle and it didn’t seem to budge.
In July my husband and I traveled to Napa with some friends of ours. It was a wonderful trip with great wine and wonderful food. But for the first time in a long time, I felt miserable in my bathing suit. At that moment, I realized I had to take control and figure out a way to get the weight off for good.
When we got home from our trip, I decided to cut out bread, potatoes, rice, and deserts. I also tried to steer clear of as much sugar as I could. I started reading labels more carefully and realizing how much sugar was in so many things. Also, I got more serious with my intermittent fasting that I wrote about here. I had thought about doing the Whole 30 thing but I knew it was too restrictive for me. Tell me I can’t have something and that just makes me want it more.
Around the same time, I had a friend that started telling me about exogenous Ketones and being in Ketosis. I had heard about being in Ketosis before and I had thought it was a bad thing. After researching it more, I started making little adjustments to my diet by adding more good fats and cutting out more carbs. Here is a beginner’s guide to a Keto Diet. You can also check out my Pinterest board Keto Friendly.
The first thing I noticed was that I was feeling so much better. Then I noticed my clothes were not as tight. After a couple of months, I finally got on the scale and was thrilled to see that I had lost 10 pounds.
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The most important thing I have learned through this is that I want to feel good. This type of lifestyle has so many health benefits as well. In the end, it all goes back to balance like I wrote about in this post.
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