Over 50% of American’s and 30% of the world’s population is overweight or obese; those number are staggering. How come we, as a people, keep gaining and gaining despite trying to lose? I believe it comes back to the one-size-fits-all mentality of the recommended diet that should be “rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and fish”; carbohydrates are a quick source of energy and not very satiating and they either get used for a quick burst of energy or if they are fructose then they get turned into fat and released into your blood in the form of triglycerides. This is why it is so difficult to maintain a low fat diet that is high in “healthy” carbohydrates… you get hungry and who can keep that up, never feeling full and always feeling run-down and hungry. The beauty of a low carb ketogenic diet is that being in ketosis is a natural appetite suppressant as well as both protein and fat and being very satiating so even though I might have you eating, for example, 1300 calories a day you will not be hungry and you will be able to Mind Your Macros and lose the weight. Many of my clients complain that they can’t eat enough food and I actually have to coach them and help them get their calories up because the goal is safe, healthy weight loss.
Some people can eat carbohydrates and never have an issue but not all are so lucky as evident by the 34% of Americans with Metabolic Syndrome; it is apparent that a portion of the population is carbohydrate intolerant and should be given different nutritional guidelines. By creating personalized nutritional guidelines (macros) for you I will make it possible for you to lose weight, stay full, be healthy and reverse any and all signs of metabolic disorder – you will no longer be in the overweight category; you can get down to your goal weight and stay there. This is a life style change and I will be there through the whole process.
According to a recent study by the American Psychological Association it’s been proven that you will lose more weight and keep it off longer if you are held accountable, attend meetings, share tips, motivation and success vs going it alone with no support system and this is what I bring to you: an online support system, motivation, accountability, and knowledge base.
When you sign up with MYM I will calculate your personal macros and give you a start up plan and everything you need to know about getting starting on a low carb diet while keeping it simple as to not overwhelm. We will also have "Weekly Weigh Ins" or meetings about your progress, I will check on what you eat by monitoring your MyFitnessPal (you can see what I eat too), you have access to me 7 days a week to ask me anything you want about the diet. I have two closed Facebook groups, Mind Your Macros & Mind Your Recipes & Q's where my clients and non-clients and I go to share recipes, success stories, ask questions, and to give motivation - feel free to join them and check it out! We are a keto-family and it’s nice to be able to share your journey with similar people because, like most of us, you are probably the only one of your friends and family that eats a low-carb, ketogenic diet and that can feel lonely and unfortunately make you more susceptible to peer pressure and to making bad decisions. I will be your support system, I’ll keep you on the straight and narrow, I’ll pick you up and dust you off if you fall, I’ll cheer you on when you succeed and I’ll be a shoulder to cry on when you need one. I’m here for you, you don’t have to do it alone.