So let me start off by saying that Keto is a dirty word lately. Trainers and nutritionists seem to hate it. Not sure why. You would think they might have better success with a client and scream their awesomeness from the social media mountains but that’s not what this is about.
This started as an email to my friends who reached out for help. I have been trying to live a Keto life since early May 2018. After trying everything that we could with carbs with my coach and trainers… This worked for me. I don’t profess to say it will for anyone else. It works for my wife as well who drank the Koolaid with me and is the smallest she’s been since the early 90’s.
So I will post this all here for you to read. If you get through it, have questions AFTER reading, I’ll be glad to help and talk you through things. I have been coaching two ladies who have had tremendous success with this.
Some about what I have written has been posted across the internet and I did not like the wording so I took the liberty to re-write it to suit me. It was a little means.
So do you want to lose weight or lose fat?
The hard truth about muscle gain and fat loss that most people don’t want to hear.
If you google “fat loss” you’ll get more than 10 million search engine results. The sad truth is that the majority of them are actually trying to sell you some cheap product or a fad diet, basically sell you the idea that fat loss is very easy only if you use their “magic pill”. Then, they proceed to tell you how great you’ll look, that your abs will become visible within 4 weeks “by doing this one easy exercise” or that you’ll add huge amounts of muscle mass on your frame in less than a month. I have bought many of these magic pills. I have also tried Phen Phen, Adipex, Shit a doctor wouldn’t even tell me what it was, Redux, Advocare, Herbalife, Slim fast. You name it. I have tried it.
People usually don’t want to hear the hard truth about anything, but it is absolutely essential that you sacrifice your discomfort of hearing it for the numerous benefits that you’ll experience from it in the long-term. This truth will prevent you from wasting so many years of your life, or in this case so much money on products or diets that don’t work and never will and which might eventually harm your metabolism in the process.
1. You will inevitably fail
Yes, you read that right. You will fail. Everyone fails at some point. You will want to rush this process, you will get discouraged and most probably google to find an easier solution. This way, you’ll waste precious time and money and you’ll end up at the beginning. When you fail, you should learn from the experience and prevent it from happening again. It is an essential part of this whole process. It’s very likely that your diet didn’t fail you. Your training program didn’t fail you either. It is you who failed you. Own your failure!
2. How your body looks is your own fault
If you’re out of shape and have lots of fat on you, it’s no one’s fault but yours. If you’re skinny and weak, again, it’s your fault. This may sound mean, but it’s meant to encourage you to improve. It’s the truth. It’s not that you have a slow metabolism. It’s not that your genetics are sub-par and your parents are to blame. It’s simply your lifestyle and bad habits that get in the way of you sculpting an aesthetic body. I wished when I was a kid that I could say it was a thyroid issue. I think I might have even lied once or twice but the truth is I put too much crap in my mouth.
3. It will be hard
If building an impressive physique was an easy task everyone would have had it. The simple truth is that you are going to have to consume less food and you will inevitably get hungry. This is why you need to learn how to eat better. You will have to learn how to train properly. And last but not least, you will need to have a solid training or diet plan. It goes without saying that you will be forced to make sacrifices. You think you can’t learn how to eat better because you love food so much? Fine, then. Stay fat. You can’t force yourself to go to the gym and want to hang out drinking with the guys? Fine. Stay skinny and weak. But, don’t complain that you can’t lose the fat or build muscle. Because I’ve done both and still suck.
4. This will take longer than you think
When you think about it, do you think you gained all that fat in one week, a month or even a year? That’s very unlikely. So, why do you think you can get rid of it in a matter of several months? If you’re forced to lose 10 lbs for some special occasion you could probably do that. Sure, you’ll look thinner, but you’ll still be fat. What’s more, it’s very likely you’ll gain it all back and maybe gain even more. Have you been thin all your life and now you’re expecting to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger within a year? Well, good luck with that.
But if you read this far, you are over the FUCK YOU FRANCO GET OVER YOURSELF and are ready to be an adult, take responsibility for all your actions, accept the truth and what needs to be done and then commit to the process. I wish I didn’t wait till I was in my 40s to stop taking the easy road.
So……. are we ready?
When you start reading legit things about a keto lifestyle, The thing about keto is that people that lose a lot of fat don’t usually work out. I just like to work out. I was working before I switched to this so I kept going. I liked it, it was routine and I wasn’t about to stop.
So here are you starting points. And I use reddit for a lot of stuff. I think the information on it is fantastic. And you can pretty quickly sort the bullshit.
Reddit Starting places….
What is keto?
The best source of Keto info, places to ask questions….. (They get mad if you don’t read the FAQs though first)
How will I know how much to eat?
KETO MARCO CALCULATOR – https://calculo.io/keto-calculator ( FILLING THIS OUT IS HOW YOU GET THE MACROS)
I am afraid I won’t know WHAT to eat.
That should get you started but since I know I have more female readers I recommend if you IG to follow Christina – You’ll see her progress and her ups and downs. https://www.instagram.com/christina_keto_91413/
Have you seen the cheese buns or mirco tacos I post a lot. You can find that info here: https://www.instagram.com/cheeseisthenewbread/
Look I know it’s a lot of info. I am here to help if you need it. But in the end it’s always going to be 80% in the kitchen and 20% being more active. You can’t out work a bad diet.