One of the biggest mistakes people make after the holiday season is thinking that you’ve messed up too much to come back to their Keto lifestyle. If you’re one of those people who can resist Grandma’s Cornbread Dressing, or Mom’s famous spicy Mac and Cheese or even Auntie’s Honey Roasted Carrots drenched in Honey and Maple Syrup, more power to you! But if you’re a human like me and just HAVE to dig into every single item on the serving table with forced space for Cheesecake, this article is for you!
No matter how many carbs and grams of sugar you intake and the lack of participation in anything remotely close to exercise, it’s pretty easy to get yourself back to where you need to be and this is how. The key to Keto of course is your diet; it’s time to return to Ketosis by eating the right things and flushing the wrong things from your body. I normally start by cleaning my body out forcefully. There are a couple of ways to cleanse your body from the mess you’ve made. One of my favorite options is an old fashion glass bottle of Magnesium Citrate which is a laxative that works in the small intestine to gently push stools out, gross right? If you’re not that bold, try something like the China Slim Tea which supports in the move of bowels or the Smooth Move Tea. Another option if you’re that damn bold is to grab a Ducolax and shove that up your… well, you get the point. Whichever way you choose to clean your system out, it’s totally up to you.
After you’ve cleaned the savory non-keto goodness out, next you want to slowly get yourself moving again. If you’re like me, I don’t remember what the inside of a Gym looks like anymore! No worries, start small! Go for a walk. One thing I’ve noticed recently is that the desire to just get up and walk around your neighborhood is a thing of the past. You don’t necessarily have to run or spend an hour in the gym, just do something that will get your heart rate elevated and your step goal crushed. Don’t feel bad here, I personal haven’t hit mine in over 2 weeks so just 30 minutes of exercise for me is going to be a bit of a hassle.
You probably won’t like me too much after this one, but I’ve got to say it… PUT THE EGGNOG DOWN! Step away from the Mimosa’s and a GLASS of red wine a day, not a bottle is what helps your heart stay healthy! I’m net telling you to leave alcohol alone all together, however, that would be ideal, but just drink the things that aren’t full of carbs. I found a pretty sweet recipe for a Keto Eggnog HERE but it is almost 300 calories and one glass is 2 grams of carbs so moderation is key. Personally, I’ve developed a love for a Vodka soda with extra lime, find your new fav and review HERE what I suggest.
The last and MOST import thing that you want to clean up is your diet! I can’t stress it enough how important meal prepping is! When you meal prep, you are literally preparing yourself for success. I work an 8-5, so if I don’t meal prep on Sunday for my week, I’m literally running to the closes fast food restaurant to grab something during my lunch break. It’s crazy to me how I can make a simple salad at home that can end up being at the most 2-3 net carbs, but I can get the same salad from a fast food joint and I end up eating my total carb intake in one meal. Not to mention the temptation of a milkshake that I always lose to! If you prepare yourself for success, you won’t have to worry about overeating or exceeding your daily Macros.
Now that I’ve prepared you with what to do, it’s your turn to figure out how to do it. Let’s go through the list again:
- Detoxify your body
- Start moving again
- Correct your Alcohol intake
- Clean up your Diet
Once you’ve prepared yourself for greatness, you’ll end up back in Ketosis in NO TIME! If you’re interested in how I got back into Ketosis after the Holiday Slumps, stay tuned!