Real Talk This time it's about dogma.
Even though dog is in the name, it ain't cute.
We've all been there -- post a pic of your meal that is not 100% perfection and there's always that one person who inevitably has to interject and "educate" you about your food choices.
When you post about how "non-keto" certain foods are, it makes you look miserable, and maybe you are. When you tell people they're not keto because they use things like low carb wraps to transition from a carb-loaded SAD, it's discouraging and, again, makes you look miserable.
Let's get one thing straight. Foods are not inherently "keto" or "non-keto." Regardless of the food, if your daily carbohydrate intake is below 20 - 30g, you're going to enter a metabolic state of ketosis.
Is it optimal to get your carbs from fried chicken? No, but if that fried chicken keeps you from binging and within your carb limit, eat the damn chicken.
YOUR keto is NOT everyone else's keto. PERIOD.
And to be honest, I find it selfish, elitist and classist to assume that EVERYONE eats the same exact way you do.
That's not to say that we shouldn't strive for higher quality foods -- in an ideal world, everything would be sugar free and made from humanely raised sources. But we're not there.
So whether you are following a more lax keto approach ("lazy keto" is still hard!), are recovering from Binge Eating Disorder, are a hardcore keto carnivore, or have perfected a grassfed and organic way of eating (really, there are so many different ways and reasons people do keto), it's important that we remain open and respectful to each other.
Use your powers for good. Not to judge, but to answer questions when asked. To offer insight into an experience you had. Encourage people when they hit their (even NSV) goals.
Were all in this together.
This a community, not a dictatorship.
Keep calm and keto on!
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