“Losing weight” is one of the most common goals that often brings people to keto. But with so much emphasis placed on that, it can be easy to lose sight of the many other reasons that someone may choose to eat this way.
Let’s go back to basics here and talk about what keto is for and what the benefits of the keto diet are. Knowing your “why” can have a huge impact on your success in sustaining keto, so while this is a short and simple list, we hope it provides some inspiration and food for thought!
Improved health outcomes
The role that diet and nutrition plays on overall health is obviously profound, but is often overlooked, despite all the research that shows healthy eating leads to reduced inflammation, more stable blood sugar, and a host of other important benefits.
As always, talk to your doctor before making major changes to your diet.
Mental health support
Not only will your body thank you for cutting back on those sugars and carbs, your brain will, too. Many people find that mental health symptoms improve significantly on keto—including reduced irritability and anxiety, and greater mood stability and mental clarity.
The reasons for this are not entirely clear as it unfortunately has not been studied in depth yet, but the benefit that many people notice is substantial and very common.
In a standard American diet, all of those carbs cause our glucose levels throughout the day to fluctuate wildly. That leads to energy crashes that can leave you feeling just a little bit like a zombie. (You know the feeling.)
With keto, your glucose levels tend to be much more stable, meaning your access to the energy you need stays steadier. Hooray!
Stay full and focused
Unlike most “diets” (especially unhealthy crash or fad diets), people generally feel satiated on keto! Because you’re eating a diet rich in protein and fat, you stay full for longer and don’t end up starving after just a few hours. No more relying on emergency snacks stashed in your desk just to get through the day!
What is your keto “why?”
Understanding your reason for doing keto can help you stay on the diet and make the changes you’re looking for. If you’re still looking for your “why” or want to know how others found their “why,” consider joining a keto community on Facebook, like the Keto Chow Facebook Support Group. You can ask real people how they’re doing on their keto journey, so you can get your journey started or going again.
Easily start your keto journey
If you’re looking for a way to make meal prep easier during your keto journey, then you need to check out Keto Chow. Keto Chow is a low carb meal replacement shake that has 1/3 of your daily recommended nutrients. That means you won’t have to count your macros, so you can easily start or continue your keto journey.
To make Keto Chow, add around 16 oz. of water, a serving of Keto Chow and your choice of fat into a BlenderBottle®. Then shake, refrigerate and enjoy!