Keto & Carnivore – ‘the struggle’

Keto & Carnivore – ‘the struggle’


well hello everybody how are you doing today my name is Sarah pearls of wisdom and food with keto carnivore carnival and we treat all of our cast of characters with a little smile and a little knowing that we’re not alone in this we have pickles we have snowflakes Turtles no matter what club members and our latest entry into this pack of people Goldilocks it only came to me a few weeks ago but I’m tickled about it because I realized that that encapsulate s’ my personality that Goldilocks not a diva but somebody that likes things her way and gently goes about doing it you know it it is not as selfish as it sounds it’s just one of those you know in particular I like fill in the blank but anyway here we are today and I was thinking about what they call the struggle and it’s the the that could be different you know we all have struggles some of us are self sabotaging strugglers we get in our own way sometimes we over complicate it sometimes we you know whine pout stamp our feet about it sometimes we make our struggle somebody else’s struggle because it’s it’s too easy to like get distracted and find fault with somebody something else.the in in the 12-step program so they call it people places and things and there’s always plenty to blame if we’re looking for that but you don’t want to be a victim with all of this you really don’t wake up in the morning and say how can I make my struggle you know the world’s problem and everybody cow-house to me I see it all the time in the jail you know little self-absorbed people that haven’t really had their share of a real struggle true struggle and so it’s like if I can make your night more difficult let me try you don’t want to be that way and and and I don’t think that you wake up intentionally thinking of making your struggle other people’s to tend to but then we have other struggles that we aren’t looking for that aren’t in our real house and suddenly the knock comes on the door and our lives change they’ll never be the same again it can be all kinds of different things it could be a serious health issue that that will Falls you it could be a significant other a loved ones health issue it could be suddenly you have a total car and no way to get about going where you need to go without you know two or three days worth of total hassle and yet there there can be all sorts of things that enter in and you know maintaining maintaining the sanity of your small little world your wheelhouse is important and and and holding on to that you know the when we when we have the struggle and we aren’t used to it and we’re adjusting and adapting sometimes we have we forget about self-care and out the window it goes and so we be we become all engaged in taking care of other people’s things their issues their their challenges sometimes we do it out of love sometimes we do it out of necessity and sometimes we do it because we realize that we’re setting ourselves up lots of s’s in all of that it’s not brought to you by the letter s it wasn’t intended to but so we we end up with a struggle that is the struggle and if you have a MS slick in your life if you have a food addiction a sugar addiction some sort of dress related food issue you know when the stress comes over here we pick up this and I’m I’m here to tell you like so many others are here to tell you is that food never solved anything it only compound compounds the feeling the feeling of well first the stress this off loathing the remorse and it just it’s just that pile on and who needs that pile on when you’re when you’re taking care of something over here and all of a sudden now food has entered into it and it’s the fit is the fastest grab and go you know burying your face in it miss lick will be delighted but I know that you won’t be I know that you don’t want to be there and so how do we keep from turning to food when we have a very incredibly the struggle moment going on it’s not easy of course and so we need to hold tight to things we need to maybe double down in how we do things like tracking or weighing or measuring or putting things out of sight out of mind so it’s not so easy to pull it there and I don’t know about you guys but there’s been there have been many many many many times in my life when tomorrow will be the day tomorrow so today I’m just going to cope and a lot of us gained a lot of weight from coping and to me coping means overeating snacking allowing foods into my house into my mouth when I’m on my game but I get off of my game with stress it’s so circuitous you know what causes what and if you find yourself in a stressful situation where you’re already reaching for no nose reaching for things that in the scheme of things somebody would roll their eyes if you were telling somebody that goes to Weight Watchers that you know gasp gasp I had too many vegetables or I had an apple or I had you know some non keto carnivore type of items that yeah you can count the carbs but if you were in a healthier state of mind you wouldn’t be reaching for them right and so you know they’d roll their eyes but you and I know that it’s a dangerous territory for you if you were used to having you know six ounces of a fatty meat and maybe a smattering of some sort of low carb veggie and having you know maybe two meals a day some eggs some cheese you know like coffee until you know ten eleven twelve and then a meal or two that ends by like five pm you know a short window of eating or you have the one meal a day but you find that things that you wouldn’t have thought of before enter in it stuff right it’s it’s tough and for some people it means allowing back in some diet sodas some gum if you already gave that up things like that that that don’t have any registered calories or carbs but you know that you’re using it to cope and it might not be in your best interest because you start losing that juju that strength that stamina that solid program that you had I know how it happens it happens with one bite and then it just gets slippery er and slippery er and say you lose time that you used to have to meal prep and all of a sudden you know a grab and go at the store works a little bit better you you do this to the ingredient list you really don’t want to know because it’s like too our things will be better but they might not be and so how do you handle the struggle and so what it takes is it’s like a come-to-jesus moment almost you know it’s like it’s like oh yeah how do you exhale because I know when I get under stressed or over stressed or overwhelmed there is no whelmed there’s only overwhelmed you know my my body goes into holding on to surviving and not doing the thriving thing you know the thriving part of dealing with the struggle feels like it’s a self-care sort of thing and it feels like you know it’s not so much the food it’s you become a member of the no matter what club for self-care and if that means you get up in the morning and you have that quiet cup of coffee before the day is taken away from you because sometimes it is then you get that quiet moment with a cup of coffee small pleasures become for me the glue that holds together the struggle the stress the tough parts of the day and so small pleasures to me come in the form of this or knowing that I’ve had a bath or a shower that my sheets are clean I mean just simple little things that I go to bed at a good hour and I get as much restful sleep as I can it means that I’m taking my hair of myself in ways that you know we all wish if we had a personal assistant or somebody to clean our house or food prep that knows just how to take care of us you know I know that she likes this done this way so I’ll do it I know that she likes you know in my case with uber a car filled with gas and the car is clean on the inside and outside before I step into it to begin my day you know it’s just part of one more part of my day the end of the day before so the day beginning you know it’s not it’s not unlike prep your coffee knowing what you’re gonna have for your meal for the next couple of days having foods available in the fridge it means having another backup dozen eggs with only one or two eggs left in the carton that you’ve got in your fridge right it’s just simple little things that’s having enough lemons so you can have your heated lemon water if you do that it’s keeping the the good salts at a reach for your coffee or your water or to put on your foods it’s it’s really some self love and self care for the simplest smallest pleasures and the world can wait three seconds while you have a cup of coffee while you have a little tubby time while you you know take the time to like I here in that outfit not wear something that’s rumpled or could he use to wash one more wash or one more could used to wash before you wore it one more day little things like that they keep a calmness when there’s a lot of like you know things going through the air in like a tornado or NATO ish way and and it and it just it just matters sometimes the stressful times will end sometimes the struggle will and sometimes if the struggle is about self sabotage and you’re in a weight gain cycle you know just putting the brakes on and stopping and do what you need to do just it it’s sometimes it’s just so simple you know I still am a food accountability coach I help people like that need that pulling together just that I need to I need to check in with somebody I need somebody that gets me not somebody that’s rolling their eyes and going oh here we go again she’s off on a new tangent and like when will she ever settle down and you know I just go back to Weight Watchers when it gets like that for me or I just do Jenny Craig because it comes it’s in a box and I only add you know an apple each day and a little fresh you know salad every day and the rest of its taken care of some people need that I’m not I’m not knocking that because some people just do better with here it is get you through for the next you know four weeks however the food plan is some of us need that but then others of us need to kind of buckle in and get back into that lovely routine that we had when we were when we were thumbs to thumbs up in our life you can get it back it’s it’s tough sometimes you need an accountability coach coach sometimes you need to watch you know your favorite videos just to get it back in place sometimes you need to begin tracking way measuring again sometimes you need to go from maybe doing a little recipe type of lifestyle food style back to meat or meat with a little veggie you know is it boring yes but it’s also comforting in a way of self-care the simpler you make your foods when you’re in the struggle the better off you might be you know staying full getting enough protein getting enough salts you know to me it’s like electrolytes salt and protein you know the rest takes care of itself and and so I’m here Here I am you can always comment here you can contact me about the accountability part it all works out and sometimes we need something just for a bit other times we need to work on reinstating new habits good habits habits that keep us sane because when this starts going whew you know the rest of the game is always challenged and compromised for me so so be careful when you are in the struggle and work on identifying you know are you doing this to yourself are you having no no foods and then calling it the struggle when it’s really than no no foods you know if you remove the nono foods add more protein you know add the piece of protein add the eggs put the cheese on the eggs call it miel which is what you see I do a lot you know is that safer for you at this time until you can rebuild No who knows but when the struggle hits I think it’s important to identify what it is for a lot of us especially females all our lives it has been you know the stress the struggle the stress of taking care of a lot of balls in the air and identifying them and what balls can I put back in the garage that I don’t need to be tossing today there’s no awards for being you know superhuman we don’t put on our cape and rush in to make it alright again we work on our little parts our little parts of our day our small pleasures the tiny things that can go look you’ve tilted in your wheel barrel you need to get better again right so exhale hang on identify you know comes back to like the the other video that I just did acknowledging acknowledging that I can’t do all of this maybe having a housekeeper come in if you’ve never had one I’ve never had one I can’t imagine I used to do I used to be that person that came in you know just easing up your life where you can while the struggle is going on if the struggle is food it’s cleaning up the foods and you know you’ve heard me say if you’re watching me you know how I feel about all those little things around the edges type of foods that could get you in a path or in a place that you don’t want to be and you know that but sometimes they’re comforting but it’s it’s trading in the comfort of a food of an item that you put in your mouth or something else the bath the extra half hour of sleep a clean kitchen a little bit of prepping so the next day when you wake up it’s not you know like a morning with five kids getting off to school we’re beyond that hopefully so thanks for watching this has been Sara pearls of wisdom and food with the struggle thanks for watching goodbye for them

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