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3 Mindset Shifts for Keto Diet Success!
Written by Zimmaron
I don't know how many diets you’ve been through, but like anything in life, if you don't have the right mindset, chances are you won’t succeed.

In fact, if you're like most people, your experience with diets probably goes something like this: 

First, you’re excited and follow the directions closely. Usually, by restricting calories and starving yourself of much needed nutrients. You exercise more because you’re told that burning excess calories burns fat.

After a few days, you begin weighing yourself. Whether you've lost actual fat or not doesn’t matter. You’re feeling great and your weight is down. Yippee! 

Yup! Ever heard of intermittment fasting. Check out our article about it. Fasting does make you feel good and more energized. But only in the short-term. You didn't know that... so, you continue with greater enthusiasm than before. 

Without knowing it, your desire for weight-loss overrides the needs of your body. You keep forcing the diet as you want to do even better. So you compromise your body even more… heck if you haven’t already (congrats BTW), you may even break your diet with something sweet and sugary as the cravings get more strong.

Again you weight yourself. You are still losing weight. Whoohoo! It’s been over a week of starvation and calorie restriction now. You look in the mirror and convince yourself that you are getting truly thinner. The shrinking of the stomach, loss of muscle-mass, and dehydration could be the winners here… it is unlikely it is due to a lot of actual fat loss.  

So far so good, right?

You keep this up a few days more, or even a few weeks more, but sooner or later, your motivation starts to dwindle. You may even begin to feel burnt out, hungry, irritable, or have insatiable cravings for foods that are high in sugars or carbs. That is if you lasted this long without breaking your diet too many times for measure any legitimate success.  

Next things go from bad to worse.

As time goes on, you loosen your diet as you weren’t feeling that great, and you probably aren’t looking that great either. Your skin tone has lost some color and vibrance, the weight that you lost may have started coming back, and you may even start to look bloated.

If you’re resilient, you may start the whole cycle again and be even more disciplined with your calories and exercise routine, but if you don’t crash, then you’ll break your diet again because your body is in survival mode and your mind can’t overide its will to live.  

To add insult to injury, your body may even start to store more fat to survive the next round of starvation. Even with supplementation this cycle is unhealthy, dangerous, and leads to bulimia and other eating disorders.

Isn’t the whole point of going on a diet to be healthier? To look and feel better. The weight will follow… on its own… and all you need to do is make different food choices. That is it... with or without exercise... with or without calorie counting.

Sadly, most diets are gateways, to additional weight gain... talk about frustrating. Not only that, even if you do lose weight, it could be water or muscular weight and it may not even reduce the fat inside your organs and body. This is why seemingly lean athletes can die of a fatty liver or even heart attack... assuming they are drug-free of course.

The reason why people go through this familiar and tragic pattern is because they don't have the right mindset and framing. 

It really doesn't matter whether you’re trying to adopt the Keto diet, the Paleo diet, the Atkins diet, Ornish, or any other program… without the right mindset and framing you’re playing to lose.

Mindset #1 - Know that you can do it!  

It’s easy to get excited about weight loss testimonials. You look at the before-and-after pictures and get all pumped up. But be realistic in your expectations and know that every person is different.

Don't focus on what works for other people, instead, wrap your mind around what can, and does, work for you. That's right, you personally, individually.

It's like trying to put the ball through the hoop when playing basketball. If in the back of your head you're saying, “Other people can shoot really well, but not me," what do you think will happen? You're shooting accuracy will go down and you will sabotage yourself.

Assume that you can achieve success but don’t compare. If you don’t believe that you can, or have unrealistic expectations, then it's going to be a rough road ahead.

Mindset #2 – Love what you have 

Another reason for failure with diets is because people think that they must transform into a completely different person to be a success.
 
When people think along these lines, they’re basically just giving themselves excuses for either not trying or giving up. If you’ve been let down by diet after diet, it's easy to become jaded.

Remember, that life is not always perfect. Love who you are, who you are becoming, and don’t focus on the weight. Focus on how you feel and how you look. Drink tons of water, know what you are tracking, be okay if it takes longer than you expect, it’s much better for you, permanent, and healthier anyways.
 
Self-love and self-care is the key to all happiness. Experiment. Don’t be rigid, remember, you are unique. Be kind to yourself, take one day at a time, and enjoy the ride!  

Mindset #3 - Enjoy food according to rules you choose

Keto is not a diet. It is a lifestyle. It is the way we were supposed to function and how we were designed to eat. But if you’re too rigid forcing yourself to like a certain foods or flavors… how will that help.

Food is made to be enjoyed. It takes time for taste buds to adjust to new flavors so do your best but don’t beat on yourself either. If your miserable, it's only a matter time until you go back to how you ate before.

Diets based thinking is restriction-based thinking. Lifestyle based thinking is open to many possibilities and is a choice you want to make for you! Not for society, partners, friends, or spouses. It is a gift to you.

Keto and any diet is only as healthy as the ingredients used to make it. Organic, grass-fed/grass-finished, grain-free, non-GMO… are your healthiest choices. I never buy anything less. It is worth the extra money by far and is not a scam.

For those who still have it in them to argue organic vs inorganic… all I can say is that it should be illegal to sell food contaminated with pesticides, antibiotics, and other poisons. It is murder after all… even if it takes decades in some cases to see the symptoms of all these mystery illnesses. It certainly sells drugs.

In Conclusion

The keto diet should be a celebration of taste and foods. Experiment, and have fun with it. If you follow the principles above I assure you that the keto diet will be much easier… heck it’ll become the greatest decision you have ever made.
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About The Author

Zimmaron

Serial entrepreneur, personal development coach, founder of numerous online business ventures, including Crucial Advantage and Mothers Lifestyle. His passion and drive for improving all aspects of his life has lead him on a mission to help individuals and businesses reach new levels of peak performance and success. Zimmaron has the unique ability to help identify and eliminate whatever is in the way of you achieving your desired results. 

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