Shame on me.
Shame…shame…shame on me.
As I sit here and write this, I’m shaking my head at myself because I know better. I really do. And yet…
I still had to learn the hard way. Or, should I say – I had to remind myself the hard way.
Let me explain.
It is easy to get caught up in the hype of new trends-especially diet trends…especially when one of your guilty pleasures is scrolling through Pinterest. And then there’s Facebook too. You know what I mean?
And it seems like everyone is posting their before and after pictures and photos of their food they are eating and it looks delicious and they are posting new recipes and they are talking about this new product they are using and they feel amazing and they have lost all the baby weight and if you just try it you can feel and look that way too.
I’m talking about ketones and the Keto diet. (Google it if you aren’t sure what I am talking about)
Now, before I go any further, I would just like to say that I am not, in anyway, bashing these products, the people who take them or sell them. That’s not my intention at all. They seem to really work for some people. Some people seem to be getting great results and that is awesome!
I am just sharing my experience, what I’ve learned and how it affected ME.
So…I decided to give it a go (even though my husband told me not to. I rarely listen to him the first time around).
I was so excited when the ketone supplements came in the mail! I ripped open the package and immediately made myself a ketone drink.
I was so ready to feel the surge of energy and the mental clarity that so many raved about. I was ready to lose the last 10 lbs of baby weight that just seems to be hanging on no matter what I do.
BUT guess what? I ended up feeling like crap. Like serious crap. I was nauseous, couldn’t think straight, had a pounding headache and was completely exhausted. I was so exhausted that I sat my kid in front of the TV (which I hardly ever do) and took a nap because I just couldn’t function.
My friend said I was probably just dehydrated since ketones are a diuretic.
“Okay,” I thought. “I’ll try again. Maybe I need to drink more water. Maybe I need some salt. Maybe it’s just my body adjusting to this new stuff.”
Day 2 – I still felt like absolute sh*t. My brain was all foggy. I had no energy. It was hard to eat because I was nauseous. It was SO hard to take care of my kids. I thought – I probably shouldn’t even be driving them around right now.
My friend gave me some more suggestions about what I needed to do while I adjusted… but I just couldn’t. I didn’t make it to Day 3. I couldn’t go another day feeling like that.
And just like that – I learned my lesson. AGAIN. Because I already knew better.
Yes, I am a BeachBody coach. Yes, I talk about eating clean and healthy and drinking Shakeology and exercising. Yes, I tried Ketones because I thought they could give me an extra boost.
BUT guess what??? There are NO quick fixes! There is NOTHING out there that can do what healthy eating and exercise can do.
This is my third kid. It will take me longer to lose the rest of the weight. It will take me longer to get my body back.
I have to be patient. I have to be KIND to myself. I have to REMEMBER that eventually, it will come – the results I want…the results that I have been working hard for…they WILL come.