It’s Your Journey: Take it by the Horns

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I don’t have all the answers. I don’t know it all. I sure as heck don’t take the time and effort to explain all the science behind Whole30, the Paleo Diet, Ketogenic Diet, intermittent fasting, or other methods I’ve experimented with. Think of me as someone who has been to a town or through a country that you are planning to visit, and you’re looking for advice on things to see and do. Perhaps (in keeping with the theme of my site), maybe asking what the best dishes and restaurants are. I have my opinions, and my ideas all based off personal experience, but the fact of the matter remains: your experience is uniquely your own. Just because I love a certain spice or type of food is no guarantee you will adore the same. Conversely, what works for me when losing weight may not be what is most efficacious to your own efforts.

As my Captain in the National Guard says often, “You do you.” I know you’re here for advice, motivation, and perhaps ideas. But ultimately, you decide which parts of what I have to say makes sense to you, which doesn’t, and apply accordingly. I will caution you, however, that much like a person telling you to avoid a certain street or highway due to pot holes and hazards, I try to point out things that can derail your process or take you off the path to success as it pertains to your health. I don’t take this responsibility lightly; it’s why I always offer as many alternatives as I can. It’s why I recommend low-carb diets over any other: because through my own experience and through the experience of those near to me, I see that it works. I know it works.

My way is not the only way. It’s the way I’ve found to be the best for me, but it may not be the best for you. You need to do what I did: experiment. Tweak your eating plan. Always be looking for recipes that are delicious, easy to make, and healthy. Always look for ingredients that are natural and wholesome. You will find your path and you will succeed. It may not happen on the first try, but with a little help from people who have been there (like me!), with a lot of perseverance,  and with a little luck, you’ll be well on your way to success in being a healthier you!

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