Hello, dear keto warriors!
As a small business owner, mom and human, I understand life happens. Maybe you went on a vacation, attended a string of family gatherings, or perhaps you just wanted to enjoy a break this summer. Whatever the reason, if you took a hiatus from the keto lifestyle and are now thinking of getting back on track, we're here to support you! Jumping back into keto can be both exciting and a bit challenging, but with the right mindset and preparation, you'll find yourself right back in the groove.
Here are five things to remember when resuming your keto journey:
Don’t Beat Yourself Up - It's entirely natural to take breaks from routines. Remember, a holistic approach to healthy living is all about balance. Don’t waste time regretting or feeling guilty; instead, channel that energy into positive motivation for the days ahead. Every meal and every choice is a new opportunity. Our keto meal deliveries are designed to make the transition back easier, providing you with delicious, nutritious meals that'll make you wonder why you ever took a break!
Expect Some Transitional Symptoms - When you first started keto, you might have experienced the "keto flu" - a temporary group of symptoms like headache, fatigue, and moodiness as your body adapted to burning fat for fuel. Upon returning, it’s possible to go through a milder version of this adaptation phase. Make sure to stay hydrated, replenish your electrolytes, and get plenty of rest. Remember, these symptoms are transient, and soon, you'll be feeling the keto energy surge once again!
Start With Basics - Instead of diving deep into complex keto recipes or strict meal plans, start simple. Focus on basics like good quality fats (avocado, olive oil, nuts), lean proteins, and low-carb veggies. Our meal delivery can also simplify this for you, offering a variety of foundational keto meals to reintroduce your body to the regimen gently.
Monitor Your Carbs - After a break, you might be out of the habit of tracking your carbohydrate intake. It's essential to get back into the routine of monitoring carbs to ensure you're staying within your target range, which is typically 20-50 grams of net carbs per day for most on keto. If you've been away for a while, consider using a food diary or an app. And with our meal deliveries, you'll get detailed nutritional info, making tracking a breeze!
- Listen to Your Body - Every individual's experience on keto is unique. Upon your return, you might find that certain foods or macros work better or worse for you than before. This isn't unusual. Maybe your energy levels peak with a slightly higher carb intake, or perhaps you feel best with more protein. Adjust as needed, and remember, the goal is to feel your best, not to fit a rigid model.
In conclusion, coming back to keto after a hiatus is like riding a bicycle. It might feel wobbly at first, but with dedication and the right resources (like our scrumptious meal deliveries!), you'll find your balance and rhythm in no time. Here's to embracing the keto journey once again and to the vibrant health that lies ahead! 🥑🥗🥓