Tomorrow will mark 6 weeks straight of a healthy lifestyle including <50 net carbs per day, lots of water drinking, tons of veggies, and 4-5 days per week of strenuous exercise (I play and coach beach volleyball). I've lost 10 lbs in the process, definitely built some muscle, and I look and feel better in numerous ways. My skin is better, my energy levels are great, my face and upper body is a lot slimmer, I sleep well, and I am making responsible choices regarding food.
I've been on the ketogenic diet many times over the past few years, and it seems like the 6-8 week mark is where I derail myself. There is a potluck, BBQ, birthday party, or celebration where I tell myself "just one bite of cake would be okay". And one bite of cake would
be okay, except I don't know how to stop at just one. I tell myself that "this time will be different, I'll just have a taste nothing more, and everything will be fine". Except that's never been true in the past. So, although my brain knows one bite always leads to more, my emotional side is good at convincing myself that I should indulge. I deserve it. I've been good for so long that I should reward myself.
Tomorrow also happens to be my 2 year sobriety anniversary.
So, kind of like I turn to my sponsor when I feel squirrely regarding alcohol, I am turning to this forum since I'm feeling squirrely about consuming carby deserts. I have a lot of celebrations coming up this week (including a BBQ at my house right now as I am writing this) and I would like to stay on-plan. The restaurants we go to always have good meat and/or salad options that I love, but I am feeling tempted by desert options even though I know I'd rather be thin, fit, and healthy rather than have the brief rush of dopamine a tasty treat will bring me. My friends are generally quite supportive, some of them are even doing keto themselves, but they go on and off without as much gusto as I'd like to bring to my eating habits right now.