Discovering this lifestyle is usually a hugely positive thing for many people. And when we find out we’ve been conned for so long, we want to tell the world about it! It can be so hard to watch family and friends put things in their bodies you know is not going to improve their health. I’ve been there... and I’ve learnt to let it go. You can only be a teacher, if you have a student who is willing to learn. .
When I was working as personal trainer about 6 or so years ago, a client told me about how they had just read a book Sweet Poison, and how sugar was so toxic. I was interested, sourced the book out and read it. That book marked the pivotal moment when my (and my families) life change forever. I tried to tell all and sundry about it, but ended up getting frustrated when they didn’t listen or weren’t interested. Until a couple of years later I was having coffee with a dear friend and was telling her about the book. She started telling me that she had already read it, and I got annoyed at her for not telling me about it. Her response was this... “Tracey... I told you about that book about 2 years ago.....” Wow. And that’s what I always think about when I reflect on the above quote. I wasn’t ready to learn when she first told me. But when I was ready, a teacher was provided.
Do you have a similar story to share?
A keto diet is well known for being a low carb diet, where the body produces ketones in the liver to be used as energy. It’s referred to as many different names – ketogenic diet, low carb diet, low carb high fat (LCHF), etc.
When you eat something high in carbs, your body will produce glucose and insulin.
Glucose is the easiest molecule for your body to convert and use as energy so that it will be chosen over any other energy source.Insulin is produced to process the glucose in your bloodstream by taking it around the body.
Since the glucose is being used as a primary energy, your fats are not needed and are therefore stored. Typically on a normal, higher carbohydrate diet, the body will use glucose as the main form of energy. By lowering the intake of carbs, the body is induced into a state known as ketosis.
Ketosis is a natural process the body initiates to help us survive when food intake is low. During this state, we produce ketones, which are produced from the breakdown of fats in the liver.
The end goal of a properly maintained keto diet is to force your body into this metabolic state. We don’t do this through starvation of calories but starvation of carbohydrates.
Use those fats to plow thru those heavy plates!
It’s Friday night and I say, stop by your good old friend, gym 🏋🏽♀️and push some weight around before hitting the streets with your entourage.
#happyfriday and Stay #ketobuild
Who loves brunch as much as we do?
I’m sure everyone here does so, check out our new #ketoinspired channel called @ketobrunch 👨🏻🍳 We’ll be sharing amazing recipes from the #ketocommunity as well as our own take on how to make amazing #ketoinspired meals 🥑🥓🐔 We’re excited to share some of our favorite meals that help feed our #ketoathlete lifestyle! 💪🏼
Strength training should not be intimidating.
Many individuals who’s new to the fitness world tends to shy away from lifting weights. They may think they need more experience or whatever else. But that couldn’t be further from the truth.
There is a long list of why you should include strength training in your workout schedule.
To name a few:
🏋🏽♀️ Ability to work longer and harder in your daily activity 🏋️ Improves bone density
🏋🏻♀️ Improves strength of connective tissue, tendons and muscles 🏋🏼♀️ Promotes optimal fat loss 🏋🏿♀️ Improves your quality of life
Fun fact: #ketogenicdiet is extremely protein sparing. It helps stabilize glucose and maintain your insulin at a very low levels so having access to your energy from your adipose stores is unlimited. The belief that your need carbs to keep your muscle is an #alternativefact 🤣😂 Eat your bacon 🥓 and Keto on!
For our #firstpost , we thought this is the perfect image of what we need to tell ourselves day in and day out.
IT’S YOU VERSUS YOU.
Successful people face trials and tribulations like everyone else. The difference is that they face their problems head on and commit themselves in finding a solution.
More often than not, we face these struggles at the gym, at work and even at home. Having friends and family are great cheerleaders if you’re bless to have them around but at the of the day, you are the only person that can get yourself over to that next level.
Be willing to evolve.
What doesn’t challenge you, doesn’t change you.
A yummy smoothie to make me feel better. Shake is 4 net carbs plus two small strawberries, a few blueberries, a handful spinach, scoop of coconut oil, ice and unsweetened vanilla almond milk. So good that little miss steal half of it. Keeping my carbs even lower lol. Swipe to see!
My sweet hubby @doogie_hellrocker brought me this delicious dish....waiting for me after my #trailrunning & fast 50's in the #pool (urrrp). It was so delicious, wish I had three more of them. @maithaiboise you make such delicious food. 🙏🏼✨💚 #grateful#gratitude#yum
Two workouts, work, a nap, errands, and dinner. My #garden is still #giving . I'm #grateful . It's tomato soup again tonight! How well are you eating? There is a sweet spot where it brings vitality, health, and enjoyment.
Have all of you heard of a "gratitude journal" practice? All successful and fulfilled people out there do it every day..and research supports its positive impact on your stress level and general #wellbeing .. Do you remember the feeling of being truly grateful to someone? How were you feeling? Pretty goooood, no? Kindda high but peaceful, #empowered , with a desire to give back, right? Well, how about we practice daily to experience those feelings and train the motivation to give back, help back, & generally be a better human...? For me believing in God makes it easier to direct my gratitude.. but no, this doesn't mean that I completely disregard the people through which something may have been delivered to me...Or at least I try my best not to..
I immensely enjoyed my first two days with @IHS at the @regentsunilondon and felt super inspired and therefore grateful to be among bright, like-minded people. It's been a while since I haven't felt somewhat of an outcast in my #wellnessjourney and very solitary with my ideas that had even been at times defined as "lacking sanity and balance".. Which is kindda ironic, since, when starting to have ideas of developing a personal coaching career, the first thing I wanted to be seen as and to deliver to people was "balanced health&fitness"! I guess I shouldn't get upset, the idea of balance is in the eye of a beholder.. So, back to gratitude,- I had the most enthusiastic lecturer, Susanne, who made learning fun and easy and just got me more excited about this course. I've got most awesome study buddies all from super different backgrounds which only seems to enrich the productivity of our group. I can foresee some real productive brainstorming happening in the next year! Thanks everyone! And thanks to my hard-working parents making all this possible for me!
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