I happen to work in fast food. While most of my coworkers wander into the break room with huge burgers or bagels and chicken fried beyond belief, my meals always look very different. Sometimes the discussions will arise about my diet. In which I explain for health reasons ( because I’m diabetic ) I follow a keto lifestyle. There are three main responses i have gotten so far
- what is that ? what does it mean ?
- oh that’s nice good for you
- and of course the ” oh my god I heard that’s so bad for you and like kills your body”
The last response kills me every time as i watch for the third consecutive day someone eat a double quarter pounder, tell me about how my diet is unhealthy. Nonetheless, when eating a burger every day would literally kill the last of my remaining insulin cells in my pancreas.
When I get responses about how keto is bad for me I try to explain it as simple as possible. I tell them that all it really means for me is a life that’s not high in carbs. And by doing so I maintain a healthy weight, feel more energized, have the clearest skin in my life, and keep my very important cells alive.
Being essentially forced to change to a keto diet after my diagnosis has completely changed my relationship with food. Ive learned how to cook at home. I’ve learned how to enjoy vegetables i would have never otherwise eaten. I’ve cooked meals inspired by all different cultures. And I’ve learned what my body feels like when its actually at its best.
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