First of all, the blog will never turn into one of those health and wellness spaces that focus on determination and perseverance while I run 70 miles across a mountain range wearing a perfectly coiffed ponytail and well-thought-out sporty attire. All the love and power to these women, but I turn red as a beet and oddly glisten if I so much as have to walk up the tiny hill behind the grocery store. Ain’t nobody gonna be inspired by a picture of that!
I do want to talk about some weird seemingly voodoo shit I have been doing in a very desperate attempt to reclaim my health, my mind, and my body though, because it’s crazy how far things have turned around these last two months and I am crossing my fingers that it can only get better from here.
To prevent a wall of text and any tl;dr, I will just summarize that I have battled with my weight, my mental health, and a slew of other issues that have stemmed from the two since adolescence. I also somehow royally screwed up my back in the process, so I’ve been a sick, sad, hurtin’ unit for more years than I have ever been a vibrant, healthy sunflower. 2016 was such a shitshow for everyone it seems, but being down so far in the dumps did give me some clarity as well as the strength to start making small changes.
I am a sugar and carb FIEND. I’ve always had a complex love affair with the two since I could remember. It also didn’t help that my family once owned a bakery and yes, all the rumors you have ever heard about growing up in one are true. I was baptized in a fountain of whip cream and slept in hollowed out sourdough loafs during my formative years.
Anyway, I knew that my unhealthy lifestyle had to change, and so I started passively googling for solutions and came across the ketogenic diet (specifically thanks to this website.) At first it sounded extreme, so I joined and lurked a few keto subreddits and decided that I might as well give it a whirl. If anything, not burdening my body with an influx of sugar and carbs for a little while couldn’t hurt.
To further explain what happened to my body after switching over to a high fat low carb diet, and still trying to not turn this thing into a giant wall of text, I will use this here following infographic:
So yeah, it’s been good (lazy keto btw). I’m losing weight, my skin has cleared up substantially (but that’s a whole other post) and I no longer feel like the sore pile of shit I may or may not be depending on who you ask. The transition period wasn’t as hectic as I planned for, and now I just live my life all weird and sugar free. Will I stay on Keto long term? No idea, but it sure has curbed my unhealthy eating habits by a huge percentage and I’m liking the changes it’s made to my body inside and out.
It also turns out that I’m NOT lactose intolerant like I was lead to believe for the last 30 odd years and I sorely regret turning down all those sexy cheese parties that plagued my youth.