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Willpower Tips for Ketosis

By September 29, 2013 January 13th, 2019 Uncategorized

 

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Willpower

 

WILLPOWER

You DESERVE THIS! Willpower is a muscle in the brain that can get over worked! You NEED to limit temptations! You only have a finite amount of willpower as you go through the day, so you should be careful to conserve it and try to save it for the emergencies. Work and family obligations may be using all of your willpower and you end up giving in to food temptations.

Here are some ideas:

1. Clean out your pantry. Other people in your house don’t need that stuff either.

2. Don’t put it those temptations near you. Just putting food where you can see it next to you depletes your willpower.

3. Cravings, frustrations, desires — all become overwhelming.

MAKE “HEALTHIFIED” Brownies and “Healthified” Dairy Free Ice cream. I keep that in my freezer AT ALL TIMES! Especially in the summer, I feel no desire to eat the sugar and wheat-filled treats that are going to set me off course… it is a down-hill spiral!

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4. In the short term, self-control is a limited resource. But over the long term, it can act more like a muscle. Practice Practice Practice = better willpower. It will get easier everyday.

5. Supplements like Bifido bacteria, 5-HTP, l-glutamine, Magnesium, zinc and some others I recommended all help with those nasty cravings and temptations!

6. Decrease stress. If you hate your job, it is time to find a new one that will embrace this new lifestyle, too. I had one client quit his job to become a fitness instructor. Man, he looks like a new person!

Exercise is a stressor too. Do not plan on running a marathon in the middle of a divorce or if a death occurred in the family. You only have so much stress hormone produced each day. During a stressful time in your life, yoga is a better fit.

Decrease stressful eating situations. This is also why I hate it when clients have business lunch meetings. It really messes with digestion.

Evaluate relationships that are causing too much stress. Are some people in your life toxic and trying to demolish your health goals? It may be time to find more supportive people in your life.

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Maria Emmerich

About Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".

3 Comments

  • Elizabeth says:

    Hey Maria! Thank you for all that you do! I have made so many of your recipes and everything has been delicious. I have a question about storing your baked treats. I tried to freeze your healthified brownies in a ziploc bag and when I took them out a few days later, they were covered in freezer burn and the bag was icy 🙁 Any tips on how to better store your treats? Also, can most of your cookies and brownies be stored in a cupboard for a few days? Or should everything be refrigerated since there is a lack of preservatives? Thanks for all that you do!

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      Things made with coconut oil will store better on the shelf than those made with other oils. As for the brownies, just make sure they are fully cooled before freezing and you shouldn’t get that. Also, that wasn’t freezer burn (not in a few days), it was probably just moisture frozen to them. 🙂

  • Kate says:

    what a beautiful dancer pose you’re holding. and what a beautiful location. pretty lady!

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