Hi Everyone! This is my first post on here, and I’m really hoping I’m not going to come across as a whiner who is making excuses.
Do you think there are some personalities or bodies who are just NOT cut out for keto? Over the last 15 years I have occasionally set out to go low carb (because I think it’s a healthy way of life due to my extreme love of sugar and carbs), but I CANNOT stick to it. The longest I have EVER gone is one week. Anyone should be able to stick to something longer than a week! I have stuck to “healthy eating” long-term in the past, but once a food group that I love (carbs/sugar or dairy when I tried paleo) is removed, I just cannot seem to get it to stick.
After my last baby who is now 14 months old, I have about 30 lbs I want to lose, and I’m really struggling to find something that will work for me. I’m tired, fat, and unhealthy. I have even “tried” to go keto twice in the last year, but again, I can’t stick to it.
I see a few major problems with keto for me:
I don’t like meat all that much. A hunk of meat is not appealing to me unless it’s on a bun or mixed in with pasta. So I can force myself to eat a piece of steak, but I don’t actually like it all that much and will not enjoy it.
I LOVE sugar. Like, LOVE it so much. And I’m an emotional eater who eats sugar when I am tired, stressed, bored, or to relax. I eat way more sugar and carbs than any healthy person should, which is WHY I think I should do keto. Keto doesn’t solve my love affair with carbs quickly enough.
I don’t plan meals as much as I should, so a lot of times it comes to lunch and I saw “There’s nothing that sounds good. I can’t do this diet.” and then I give up.
I work in a small office and pretty much don’t get up from my desk, so my one “outing” every day is my adventure to get takeout. I’ve only been here for 2 months, so this particular excuse for why I’m fat is relatively new.
Do I have ANY chance of succeeding if I try this again? I feel so miserable, unhealthy, and tired, that I need to do something about it. Just not sure if keto is for me, even if I want it to be.