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Know Yourself to set up for Success

6 Minute Keto/Low Carb Breakfast

Are you an Abstainer or a Moderator?  Could answering this question help with your success?  A couple of years ago I ordered a great book by Gretchen Rubin the author of the Happiness Project - it’s called Better Than Before and it’s all about changing our habits.  In my business, this type of information is golden - a huge part of the reason I became a Bulletproof Coach is because I quickly learned as a Nutritionist that often what holds people back the most is not that they don’t know what to do (I can usually help with that problem), it’s that they can’t, won’t or don’t do it.   It’s a great book and I highly recommend it.  In today’s post however, I just wanted to share one of the concepts that really stuck with me.

For the most part, the world is divided into two groups of people when it comes to consuming favourite foods which may or may not be good for you.  Understanding which camp you fall into can be quite helpful, especially when it comes to certain foods - should you keep a dark chocolate bar in the house or should it and anything like it never ever darken your doorway? 

Abstainers are people who, when trying to give up their “kryptonite foods” those foods that throw them off their plan in the blink of an eye, need to give these up completely.   For this person, just having the food in the house (the car, their desk, their purse…wherever) means that they will obsess about it and eating it until it is completely gone.  They simply cannot stop themselves and get it out of their minds.  They get exhausted negotiating with themselves - just this once, only a bit, ok maybe a bit more…and so on.

Moderators on the other hand, can have one square of chocolate, a single cookie, 6 almonds, a single small glass of wine and step away, satisfied and happy till another day.  Remove this food completely from their plan, forbid it, and they become obsessed with when they can ever have it again - they will fixate on it endlessly, dreaming, fantasizing….you get the picture.  This person may be better off allowing themselves the occasional indulgence (a bite of dessert, a square of dark chocolate) which may help them to do a better job sticking to their plan the rest of the time.  Sometimes, all these people need is to know that they can and then they don’t - funny huh?

I would take this it one step further to say that we may be abstainers for some foods (in my case sour wine gums, Jelly Belly jelly beans) and moderators for others (in my case again, dark chocolate and wine).    It could be that I don’t love the latter as much as sour and chewy candies, or, that the sugar and chemicals in the candies light up my brain in a way that renders me powerless - there is no end of information out there about the dollars spent by big food companies to create addictive foods we cannot resist.  Either way, my reality is that I do not buy those foods I know I cannot resist.  Done.  I don’t even think about them.

The invitation to you today is to sit down and think about which camp you fall into and use this knowledge to set yourself up for success.  Take it a step further and identify the foods that might turn you from a moderator to an abstainer and cut those out completely.


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Yesterday as I browsed in the Low Carb Canada Store my eye fell upon a cute little box of crackers - Rosemary Parmesan Crisps by Kitchen Table Bakers.  I happened to be wanting something a bit salty at the time so I checked out the box intrigued.  Nothing but Parmesan Cheese and Rosemary - no carbs, no sugar just good fats and protein…they are delicious.

Fast forward to this morning - I came home from the gym hungry after a tough workout (fuelled by KetoMax of course) and had this idea (see picture). Here’s what I did:

  • I looked at the clock: 10:35 am
  • wilt 1 cup of arugula (or baby spinach) in 1/2 teaspoon of Bulletproof GF Ghee
  • scramble in two eggs, sprinkle sea salt
  • place two Parmesan Rosemary Crisps on a plate with 1/4 avocado sliced
  • top the crisps with the scrambled eggs and greens
  • top each with a teaspoon of salsa ( Neal Brothers Organic - my favourite - no sugar & tangy)
  • Looked at the clock again 10:41 am

SO GOOD!!!  Try it out for yourself!  Add a salad or a bowl of soup and make it a lunch!

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