Ketogenic Diet -How Far Can You Go?

I always admire people who can stick to their diet plan and achieve their goals. I tried Keto Diet for 10 days but I couldn’t maintain it because I always get hungry :(. Anyway, I didn’t have a pure plan apart from losing weight. I was 55 Kg. and I wanted to lose couple of kilos. .I admit that I did not pursue it but luckily, I’ve maintained my weight until now, after 2 years.

Without mention, Ketogenic diet is very popular among people nowadays. This very low carb high fat diet is very effective if taken seriously in just a matter of 10 days.

I am speaking from a friend’s journey into Ketogenic Diet. In a matter of 6 months, she lost about 20Kgs and that is an average of 3.3 kilograms in a month!

The reasons why she wanted to lose weight are mainly the following:

  1. She was trying to get pregnant at the age of 35 – and it worked! So if you think you are also looking at conceiving soon and you think that your weight is the main reason why you cannot do it, I think Keto diet is a must try. Make sure that you stay healthy and because at this age, pregnancy is quite hard to achieve naturally. But with a friend’s case, it was very effective.
  2. She used to be thin and she believes that she can still get her body back to the way it was and with determination and discipline, it was made possible in few months.
  3. She wanted to look better. Of course, who wouldn’t be? Ketogenic diet is a selective diet because you need to be very careful of eating foods rich in carbohydrates because your aim is to put your body into ketosis – a process where your body gets its energy from fats instead of carbohydrates.

Her story is inspiring for women who want to conceive at a later age and who have problem with obesity. It is worth trying but also requires determination and commitment.

Reading Magical Stories Makes Me Feel Like a Child Again

I am on some days enclosed in my cocoon of childish imagination. I actually love reading magical stories and children’s books as they can take me away from the daily mundane tasks and help me relax by imagining happy endings, feel good, never hurting stories and crazy talks going beyond reality with all smiling faces and chatty characters. This is my way of escaping some serious stuff I deal with everyday.

I was reading this book the other day and this is just a normal fairy tale book but that I bought from BIG BAD WOLF book fair in the Philippines last year. I need to say that it was the grandest time I have experienced attending a book fair and would not hesitate attending again on their next visit.

Anyway, this book tells about an opinionated garden fairy who is considered by her community as the best-dressed fairy in the land. She speaks her truth regardless of how hurtful it can be to others but in no way the fairy intends to do it. She’s helpful to other fairies but likes to live the comfortable life that she’s used to like wearing comfy shoes, nice dresses and live in a nice house.

I would say there are three (3) lessons I get to learn from it, and it is applicable for all readers, young and old:

  • Be mindful of how you communicate with others- Some people are born sensitive and would rather hear the good part and ignore the bad while others would like to hear the truth regardless of the consequences it can cause to other people. This put friendships and relationships at stake. We say what we can also take. Perhaps saying bad things in a nice way is a good choice for me.
  • Live and let loose. Having fun, a little play and getting dirty at times are all good things. They all help us see the other side of life. Life is too short, so we can make our choices which one we put more attention to: work, sleep, eat, love or play.
  • The greatest rewards come from the hardest struggles -In the book, Rosetta the Fairy Queen did not reward Rosetta when she called for help to save the land from fire. She rewarded those who were brave enough to put off the fire by risking their lives. Rosetta got an award from the Queen Fairy when she saved her friend by doing something she hated and was scared the most.

Often times, success is measured in ways we cannot imagine we did, but we were brave enough to do it for the sake of our dreams.

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How Successful People Think – John C. Maxwell

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Hey everyone,

It had been a busy week and so better late than never, l’m sharing the newest book in my shelf which I just finished reading. The reason why I love this brilliant book is credited to its meaningful content, at least to me who is experiencing the things about how beneficial thinking can be to leaders. As a manager of a small and a start up company, I never thought that I was doing the right thing about thinking. I started managing from scratch and whatever the company has now is definitely a product of our team effort and creativity. This book confirms that what we were doing then and now is right and our continuous improvement is credited to our clients’ criticisms not praises.

It gives me more confidence than ever to proceed with what I have envisioned. It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it!

I love how the author eloquently describes his ideas that is so easy to understand, connects to reality, and helps for self-assessment, a good follow through.

This book is a must read for all leaders, managers, educators and traders if you wanna equip yourselves with a vision that anything great and successful started with a simple thought, selected, implemented and enacted, then, this one’s for you!

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If I only have the chance to meet the author of this book, I would not hesitate inviting him to talk to us SMALL people who think BIG. His book inspires, so his speech I’m pretty sure.

HAPPY READING, I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I did!:)