I fell off the wagon a couple days ago, for the millionth time, with a big sugar binge. It inevitably takes me days, sometimes weeks, to get back on track. As I picked up a bowl yesterday to help myself to a big slice of cake for breakfast in the office tea room, my first food of the day, I just had a split-second insight: “Don’t do it - you’ve started the day keto - if you eat this cake, you’ll only have to start from zero all over again, and who knows how long it will take to get there!” This ‘playing the tape forward’ really helped me quit drinking (2y3m sober so far) - sometimes the only reason I didn’t drink is cause then I’d have to start all over again at 0 days. And starting is (for me) the hardest part. I guess what this way of thinking requires to be effective is a firm belief, gained through personal experience, that keto is the best path for you, and one you’ll always try to return to - so you may as well do it today.
So from now on, when I’m tempted, I will say to myself “You’ve already started and that’s the hardest bit - all you’ve gotta do now is keep going! Otherwise who knows how long it will take you to start again?”
A small thing but helpful for me. Do you have any little mental tricks, phrases or habits of thought that help you climb back on the keto wagon and keep you there?