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I am not a doctor, none of the information on any of these pages pertaining to the Ketogenic Diet or Adrenal Fatigue should be considered medical advice and should not replace the care of your personal physician. I am simply eager to share the information I have learned while on my own journey to health. Before you embark on this journey, please consult with your physician.
It’s my virtual visit to your home asking you if you have a keto plan for COVID-19!
I’ve seen a lot of posts in keto and fasting groups about how stress-eating is getting to my fellow ketonians and they are reaching for the chips and cookies…and all things carbbage.
I know it’s stressful.
Even though many of us heard about coronavirus back in January, no one had any idea it would cause a world-wide shut down.
Do You Have a Keto Plan for COVID-19?
Being quarantined is stressful, and most of us didn’t expect that this would be our lives for the foreseeable future.
We are also worried about our future: our job security, our finances, and what a world-wide global financial crisis will look like.
That alone, besides the possibility of contracting coronavirus, is enough to send us to the pantry to rustle up a bag of Doritos.
But before you do that, consider this:
1. Bad carbs – chemical foods – cause chronic inflammation in your body, which lowers your body’s defense system.
If you want to boost your body’s immune system, stick to a strict keto diet.
Get in some good fermented foods and even probiotics to help boost your gut health.
2. Have a plan each week.
Each Saturday, I sit down and make out a family menu.
Because my family isn’t keto with me, I also jot down the food modifications or alternate meal that is for me.
I also have easy meal options on hand…just in case: taco meat in the freezer and cans of tuna in the pantry.
If you don’t plan to win, you plan to fail. So have a plan!
3. Try some fasting – but keep it short for now.
One thing I’ve recently discovered is that fasting helps me feel amazing.
Eating 3-4 meals a day actually makes me feel lethargic; so I stick to 1-2 meals a day.
Fasting helps your body detox and repair the way God intended.
This helps it to stay on guard and healthy, because when our fasting windows are less than 12 hours, our organs get fatigued and slugged down with toxins that they have not had time to flush out.
Fasting is your friend right now!
But – here’s something a lot of keto experts and doctors are warning against:
Because of the highly contagious nature of this virus, right now is not the time to embark on an extended fast (a fast longer than 24 hours)
Stick to 18-24 hours fasts for now.
4. If you have adrenal fatigue, stay home.
I know that for a lot of us, never leaving home isn’t exactly an option.
But if you have adrenal fatigue, you need to be extra cautious. Your immune system is already compromised.
Because many adrenal fatigue sufferers battle insomnia, sleep deprivation will only make you more susceptible to becoming ill.
Furthermore, your body’s level of fatigue makes it difficult to fight like it should. If you’ve noticed, it’s harder for you to get over something as minimal as a cold.
Imagine your body trying to fight coronavirus.
If you absolutely must go out, make sure you take all the necessary precautions.
- Wear a mask and gloves (Please research how to wear a mask properly. I know the WHO is saying you don’t need to – I feel something is better than nothing, and I’m wearing a mask)
- Use hand sanitizer (Please know that many are saying that essential oils are not adequate to kill this virus. Please use the proper sanitizers, if possible, to be extra-safe)
- When you arrive home, change all of your clothes and put them all in the laundry.
- Sanitize anything you’ve purchased
- Wash your hands well, or even go a step further and take a shower.
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