New Year’s thoughts from a Nutritionist

The start of a new year is traditionally a popular time to adopt new health habits, or get back to ones that fell by the wayside during the holidays. It’s true of any year, but maybe this year more than ever. Did you find yourself reaching for high-carb foods during these unprecedented times? Seek solace in sugar? Comfort in cookies? That’s okay! Turn the page on the past and start 2021 on a better path.

Great things start happening for your health as soon as you cut the carbs. Blood sugar, insulin, and blood pressure begin to improve on day one of a keto diet1—not to mention the bloating and carb hangovers starting to subside. Plus, keto isn’t a gamble. It works. Mountains of scientific evidence are building all the time, showing that this way of eating is effective not only for weight loss, but for improving or reversing a long list of conditions typically thought of as progressive and irreversible–like type 2 diabetes and hypertension1, metabolic syndrome2, PCOS3,4, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease5,6, chronic migraines7,8, and more–get better and often completely disappear on ketogenic diets.

If you want some help jumpstarting your 2021, check out Keto Chow’s FREE 7-Day Reset! It’s got you covered with a meal plan and a workout schedule to take away the guesswork and questions. Download your FREE 7-Day Reset guide now.

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