Welcome to day 12, where we will talk about how to deal with negative comments on low carb keto. Thinking about these kinds of things is part of the plan to move you towards eating low carb keto. In 14 days we are taking 7 easy actions that make it possible and prepare you to give low carb a go. Plus we are having 7 mindset moments to get our inner self pumped up, primed and ready to smash it.
Getting our mind engaged with our desire to eat low carb keto is super important. And this topic is a doozy. Along the way, you will encounter mostly well meaning people who, despite loving you or being your friend, will have negative comments to make about low carb keto. We are now going to talk about how to deal with negative comment on low carb keto.
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MINDSET MOMENT – DEALING WITH NEGATIVE COMMENTS
FIRST… BE PREPARED
It’s hard to think that anyone could be, or would be negative about you making positive choices to better serve your health and wellbeing. Low carb and keto eating has some passionate advocates, like me and some equally passionate detractors. No names given as I spend zero time on them.
This wee video deals with some of the comments that have been said to me or other low carb keto lovers. Watch and be aghast at the negative naysayers, but rest assured I have techniques to share that don’t only start with the F word and end in off.
WHY WOULD ANYONE MAKE NEGATIVE COMMENTS ABOUT LOW CARB KETO DIET
This is a good question for which there is no definitive answer. My take on it is that people are, on the whole, uncomfortable with change. So when you change how you eat, how much you weigh or when you eat or what you eat, then some people find that confronting. It’s like you have upset their universe or something. Most of those people just be quiet about it. But, the less emotionally mature or, to say it another way, the tossers, may want to tell you about their opinion. Over and over again.
WHAT TO DO ABOUT NEGATIVE COMMENTS
The best and most effective response to the negative naysayers is ..
Thanks for the feedback
And then nothing. Move the conversation onto green pastures. Distract them onto a shared love of sport, horses, houseplants or fashion. At a pinch role out parenting or politics or religion for the super stubborn naysayers who want to keep at you. You might say ….
I hear you, I understand your concerns and thanks for the feedback
There is little point getting into a debate, even less point getting into an argument. This is not religion, you do not have to convert them to save their soul from the bowels of hell. Their negativity about your choices says more about their current position in life than anything else.
HOW TO DEAL WITH NEGATIVE COMMENTS ON LOW CARB KETO – FIND YOUR TRIBE
To move beyond the handfull of nasty, negative people, find your tribe. Let me say that again
Find Your Tribe
It’s highly likely that no one in your immediate circle of influence, the five people you hang with the most, will be low carb keto already. So go find an online space where low carb is hip, keto is happening and your likelihood of finding like minded souls is HIGH!
Consider these tribes …. firstly this one, the women-only closed group that I created. It’s a private group, just for women interested in, or practising low carb, keto and /or intermittent fasting. This is a safe, no judgement zone and you are very welcome to come on over and say hi. Not a woman … not to worry, I have other tribes I love that take dudes.
There are many other wonderful keto tribes … like Kristi Davis, who has a YouTube channel here and her own Facebook group, All Things Keto with Kristi. Lazy, dirty keto and shopping hauls are Kristi’s thing. Her daughter Karrigan Davis, also has a channel for younger women doing keto.
Then there is the delightful Tara, at Tara’s Keto Kitchen. Love, love, love Tara. Amazing recipes, health coaching tips and product tries are Tara’s forte. Plus, she has the ever faithful Jeremy by her side. She is Batman, he is Robin.
And where would I be without Thomas Delauer and his YouTube channel. Thomas is a science and data geek who presents all things keto and intermittent fasting, all in easy to digest (ha pun) bite-sized chunks.
Once you find your tribe, hang out there. Comment, support content creators, share recipes and generally immerse yourself in the good vibes. Because, you know what, you belong. So that’s the best way to beat the negative nellies, find the positive patties and hang with us!
WHAT IS NEXT …
As you know there are seven easy, actionable steps over 14 days that we are going to get you ready to kick off a low cab keto eating style. Here’s the full plan. Day 13 is all about shopping and meal prep. Hope to see you there.
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There are lots of handy guides here on the blog, but this action plan to prepare for low carb keto pulls them all together in a logical step by step sequence. A little bit of preparation goes a long way to bolstering your likely success. And I’m speaking from my own experiences here.
So jump in now, go back and watch the introduction videos if you missed them. Then join me for 14 daily videos as I offer up my experience as something to build on for your own success.
As always, just a gentle reminder that this is my pathway, and it may not be yours. I’m sharing to add value to your journey. Said with love, kindness and zero judgement.
Love Le xox