Keto Diet

5 Ways Your Mental Health Will Improve on the Keto Diet

As I was celebrating my 50th birthday, I caught myself thinking:

“This is it. It’s only going to go downhill from here.”

My sons are getting ready to leave the nest over the next couple of years.

I felt like I’d experienced everything there was to experience.

I’d been feeling older, weaker, heavier, lonelier, more boring, and more bored over the years.

I was at the heaviest I’d ever been in my entire life.

Even as little as walking up and down the stairs had become a chore. I used to love being active – what had happened to me?

I felt like I’d run out of goals, or anything to look forward to, for that matter.

Melissa, a close friend of mine, must have sensed the turmoil and tension in my soul. She confronted me about looking like the saddest little thing at my own birthday party.

I told her about everything.

About the resentment, I felt for myself and my body as I was growing older.

About how lonely I’d been feeling for years, since my friends started excluding me from active social events as I started getting heavier, assuming that I wouldn’t feel comfortable. And how some of them stopped inviting me to social functions altogether as time went by.

About how I had an entire closet full of clothes I loved but couldn’t bear to donate, even though I knew none of them would ever fit me anymore.

I confessed to her that I hadn’t been on a run in nearly a decade (And I used to absolutely love running back in the day!), and I felt like I’d never be able to again.

She listened to me talking away about my problems. At first, she had a loving, concerned look in her eyes but as I went on, I saw a twinkle. 

It seemed like the sadder, more deep-rooted the issues I was talking about, the more optimistic and confident her smile got but she still let me ramble on.

When I finally finished giving her the most detailed speech about my life, she gave me a little smile and said:

“I know you feel very comfortable feeling sorry for yourself right now, but I’ve actually got a solution that will change your life.”

She told me she had a clear, straightforward way for me to regain my love of life.

She told me I had a way to be happier, feel more comfortable in my own skin, feel more, beautiful, be more confident. 

She also added that I had a way to accept the love others had for me more easily, regain control of my life, have the support network I need and deserve, fit into that dress at the back of my closet, and go on that run I’d been dying to go on.

At first, I was skeptical. In the half a century I’ve been on this beautiful earth, I’ve tried a lot of things that were meant to change my life.

I’ve tried heaps of different diets that either wore me out and made me tired, were too complicated, didn’t fit in with my preferences, or I couldn’t find the ingredients for – and I could never stick to them for too long.

I’ve tried workout regimens that were either too easy or too demanding – never in that sweet spot that would get me excited to move.

I’ve tried looking for support groups but because the diets didn’t stick, and the workouts didn’t stick, so I lost touch with all of them over time.

None of it ever felt like it really fit me.

But I trusted Melissa.

She’s one of my closest friends and, at the end of the day, I didn’t have anything to lose by trying just one more thing.

And let me tell you,

It saved my life.

Now, I’d known Melissa had been following the Keto diet for years now. We’re the same age but she looked 10 years younger than I did, she had so much energy and so much care for everyone around her.

And I’m glad I trusted her then because I get to tell the story of Keto-ing my way back into loving life now!

Since I started the Keto diet, my life has turned around.

Before, I struggled with aimlessly scouring the internet for recipes that would taste good, but help me lose weight. 

Keeping track of everything was a nightmare, I had recipes on paper scattered around my house, diet tips here and there.

But with KetoCycle, everything is all nicely packaged up in a simple little app. I may not be the most tech-savvy woman in the world, but even I can use it! 

My weight started going down, I started having more energy, and I realized that I had just been in a very poor state of mind for a very long time.

With my newfound energy came the appetite for exercise, and the app has tons of useful guides on how to lose weight at home. I could do it all from the comfort of my living room!

I had put myself in a cycle of failure by eating a diet that was letting me down and keeping me away from doing the things I loved most. 

By adopting the Keto lifestyle, I slowly but surely started fitting into my old dresses and going on those runs!

My relationships improved, along with the weight loss, and my activeness, I started wanting to show myself off! 

I didn’t only reconnect with the friends I’d lost over my long emotional slump – I even made new ones through the Keto community!

The more I committed to this Keto way of life, the better my results.  This made me want to commit more and more so I could feel better and better.

If that sounds confusing, just trust me when I say Keto is really easy to stick with when you have enough support, and it keeps making you happy!

As I started Keto, I began setting goals for what I could achieve with diet and exercise, and that translated into other parts of my life as well – and I have a lovely community that supports me through the highs and the lows of expecting more of myself every day!

I regained control over my life.

To me, this is the most important way my life changed. I finally have a plan. I can finally see how I’m doing in the grand scheme of things, and I once again feel like I’m the one living my life, the way I want to live it!

And I couldn’t have done it without the help of KetoCycle.

You get a Keto Beginners guide to help you get into the Keto world, and there are tips and tricks to help you along the way.

Keto Cycle gives me thousands of recipes to choose from, and I can swap out ingredients based on what I have.

I can find everything I need at my local grocery store, and the meals only take 15-20 minutes to make, 

I can adjust my plan based on my progress, It takes the pain out of counting calories myself, and gives me balanced daily plans – breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks included!

The food I eat finally makes me feel alive and energized!

The workouts helped me gain enough muscle and confidence to start running again!

Most importantly, you always have a community to support you:

Keto Cycle members love sharing their successes, concerns, the recipes they love, and all the support anyone would ever need to thrive on the Keto diet.

You can also talk to professional nutritionists in the Q&A sessions.

I couldn’t be more thankful to Melissa for giving me the key to love my life again, feel happy, healthy, beautiful.

I’d love to spread that love further and be your very own Melissa.

Try it for yourself by taking the simple quiz below!

For safety reasons, we recommend everyone to consult with their doctor before starting any diet.

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