I decided I should modify things. Keto works for weight loss but my body gets quite stressed. It's taken me a while to get my head around what I should do.
I've had a growing awareness that things are not quite right with me. I've wondered a few times if I am experiencing ME/CFS. I was diagnosed about 1980 and had been unwell for 5 years by then. Ten years later I thought I was well again but still had to take reasonable care of myself. Lately a few things came together and I accepted that I was having a relapse after many years of being practically symptom free. I received prayer at church yesterday and am feeling more at peace and hopeful that God will either miraculously heal me or help me live a healthier life.
On the healthier life front I joined Noom about 3 weeks ago. It is a bit frustrating in one sense as eating is based on calories but the Lifestyle help is excellent. I'm not stressed, I'm making small changes and I'm re-introducing things like drinking water first thing, regular exercise and 'PsychTricks' that help change habits. The more I use the app the more excited I become. I like that the program does not give you hard and fast rules but teaches, gives guidelines and support but leaves the choices in your own hands. I am totally in control.
I am fascinated by the way they categorise food into Green, Yellow and Red so you learn to eat a more balanced variety. There's nothing to stop me doing hard-core Keto if I wish. I am eating way more carbs than I would on Keto but they are all vegetables. It's so easy to see where I can make changes that improve my food choices.
I have only lost 1 kg in the first 2.5 weeks but there's I had already lost 5kg since the beginning of October last year. That means I'm down 6 kg in less than 6 months. I hope to be losing quicker as I continue with Noom. I am still getting the heat and eat meals from Muscle Fuel but only 5 each week. I am preparing the rest of my meals unless, of course, I eat out. Wayne and Amanda often share a meal with me too but mostly I prefer my own.
IT'S A HEAD GAME