Stress and Comfort Food. A Bad Combination

It's been a rough week around here. Oh, all is well with our health, marriage, finances. Our kids and their families are well. But we're all more than a bit stunned by the events of the past week. Stress and anxiety are at pretty high levels.

Granted, many readers of this blog may be jubilant. Some angry. Many in shock. But since this space is meant as a platform to share and, hopefully, help navigate through success with the ketogenic, low-carb/high fat diet, let's look at how all these extreme emotions and states of mind can prove to be landmines when trying to remain on track.

"Comfort Food". Ah, yes. That treat or meal to which we turn to make ourselves feel better. It's a well accepted trope. But I put forth that those self same dishes and time-honored family favorites from our childhood do anything but make us better. They might tamp down feelings for a moment. But nothing is solved. And depending on what the food is, can exacerbate the problem. 

We can't avoid stress. We're sometimes fearful. Life is full of triggers. But we must learn to deal with those things without face planting into a a bag of Twinkies. We simply must.

The following video is pretty disjointed due to - well, due to life happening. So I decided to keep it the messy thing it is, 'cause life is messy. Yet it moves on....

I’ve been fortunate to have exposure to leading researchers, physicians and journalists regarding the ketogenic diet, also known as LCHF (low carb/high fat). We are all responsible for our own choices, including what we put in our mouths. I welcome questions, comments and even civil criticism. I’m still learning. So, if you have something to add, go for it. Thanks!  - Casey