So, I wanted to ask you good folks this question, since I’m sure a lot of us probably get pretty much similarities when it comes to folks wanting to know or discuss what we’ve been doing to lose all the weight. - Well personally I think you have about a 50/50 shot of getting someone who will simply listen and get it, and yeah then of course, there’s those other folks… Ya know, those whackos who want you to write down all the Keto ‘Rules’ for them, provide pics or a list of all your meals, tell them what to eat, what not to eat… etc., etc., etc. (Well, I’m sorry, but this just isn’t happening from me) For one we are all different & there’s no one true way to doing Keto, but instead folks need to figure this out themselves, as to what works for them. … Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind speaking to them about all this, and even provide ‘some’ guidance. But as soon as they start asking for some of that dumb stuff I mentioned above, I know it’s time to pull up stakes and let them venture this one alone.
But, for me, I simply tell them I don’t really have ‘rules’, per se, but mainly keep my carbs to 15 or no more than 20 a day. (whether from liquids or solid foods) And yeah, some do get this and will even start looking into Keto some more themselves, and do some research, and so on. … But the other day I got to thinking about this some more and wondered, ‘Do I indeed have rules I follow, and just don’t think about them as rules?’ - or - 'If I had to come up with 5 ‘Rules’ for how I follow Keto (based off how I do Keto myself now) what would they be? … So after thinking about it for some time I did write some down, which is basically how I do Keto myself, based off my nearly one year of switching over to Keto.
So if I do have any, I guess my ‘Personal’ 5 rules for me being Keto are pretty simply - First, I myself do ‘Simple Keto’ or as some like to say (Lazy Keto) I don’t count, limit, or follow any charts, apps, etc.
“I keep my intake of carbs to 15-20g daily” (I don’t pay too much attention whether Net or not)
“When I Eat… I Eat” - (I do not snack…) Meaning absolutely no eating between meals consumed
“I. Do. Not. Snack” - (Chocolate, Nuts, etc., I simply eat with a meal, making it part of said meal.)
“I Fast because I like the feeling I get from it” (Additional benefits are just a nice Bonus really)
“I don’t care what others think about my WOE/WOL. i.e., how I eat, why I Fast, etc”
And I don’t mean to sound like an Ass on that last one, but I really don’t mind telling folks truthfully when I’m Fasting. Or that I just don’t eat certain foods they might be mentioning/offering. Nor do I care if they don’t understand this WOE/WOL. It’s all a choice, just like they choose to eat what they want. And I only really thought of this one, since I’ve read others state ‘they hate telling folks they Fast’? … I don’t mind.
So again, not sure if this would be helpful to anyone, or if it might indeed help answer some questions for some folks? But maybe seeing some examples from different folks, on how ‘They’ do keto, might indeed provide some insight as to the different ways one can actually do Keto & live this WOE/WOL?