Plan Self-Care to Help Reach Your Goals

How often do you add self-care to your schedule?

You might be thinking, "Why do I need to plan self-care? Can't I just figure it out as I go?" 

Well, if you’ve put self-care activities down in your calendar, and then broken those dates with yourself, I think using the tips here will help.

I know how hard it can be when you’re busy taking care of everyone and everything else. And the only way that you can keep giving to others is to give to yourself.

You can’t pour water from an empty cup. You need to take time to refill. 

Especially if you want to try my Keto-Green diet to help you relieve your menopause symptoms, I'm here to tell you that planning is going to be your best friend.

Reaching Your Goal is Easier With a Map

Imagine setting off on a long road trip with no map, no GPS, and no idea of where you're going. You're likely to take a few wrong turns, get frustrated, and you might even want to quit. 

Transitioning into a Keto-Green lifestyle is a lot like that road trip. Without a solid plan, it's easy to get off track. 

But with a roadmap and some clear directions, you're much more likely to reach your destination—feeling good in your body again and reaching your happy weight. 

Specifically, with the Keto-Green diet, planning is essential. It’s a well-researched, scientifically-proven approach that combines the benefits of ketosis and alkaline foods to promote weight loss and overall health during menopause. But to get these benefits, you need a well-structured plan to guide you.

Set Achievable, Clear Goals

Next on our journey, let's talk about goals. Because, let's be real, a journey without a destination is just aimless wandering. 

So, start by setting S.M.A.R.T. goals. That's Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound goals. 

For example, instead of saying "I want to lose weight," you might say, "I want to lose 15 pounds in the next 3 months by following the Keto-Green diet and exercising for 30 minutes, 4 times a week." 

Or instead of saying, “I want to sleep better,” you might say, “I want to get at least 7 hours of sleep each night in the next month by giving up caffeine, winding down by 7 pm, and getting to bed by 9:30 pm.” 

Breeze Through Menopause with Keto-Green

If you’re in perimenopause or post-menopause, you know that things don’t work the same way that they used to. 

Maybe your quick-fix diet tricks aren’t taking the weight off like they used to. Or you’re feeling tired and depleted, even after sleeping all night. Or you’re walking around with brain fog and lacking clarity.

When I went through menopause – not once, but twice – the one thing that helped me regulate my hormones and reduce symptoms was following an alkalizing keto diet. 

Why does it work so well?

Well, going keto gets your body to start burning fat as its main fuel source instead of carbohydrates. Eating more alkalizing foods help balance your body’s pH levels, which helps reduce inflammation and balance hormones – and it helps you avoid the dreaded “keto flu.”

Carve Out Time for Self-Care

Remember, you are worthy – and worth the time and investment in your own health and happiness.

When you know this in your heart, it’s a lot easier to choose the healthy foods that you know will make you feel amazing. And you will also make time for exercise and healthy movement so that your body feels wonderful.

Even if you’re really busy, it’s worth it to carve out an hour in the morning or evening for exercise and scheduling time to shop for the ingredients to make healthy Keto-Green recipes at home.

Monitor Your Progress and Adjust

Once you start with Keto-Green, you may get results quickly – like feeling more energized, happier, with less brain fog and fewer low moods.

But everyone is different, and weight loss isn’t a linear process. There will be ups, downs, and plateaus. And that's okay.

The key is to remain flexible, monitor your progress regularly, and be willing to make changes as needed.

Reframe Your Thinking and Forgive Yourself

If you find yourself slipping into old habits and behaviors, don’t punish yourself with negative self-talk. All that does is increase your cortisol and stress levels – which make it harder for you to stay alkaline and Keto-Green. Instead, you can get curious and ask yourself:

What is the positive thing you get from this habit? 
What is it costing you?
What is the core need behind this habit?
How else could you get the need met?
Is there some fear that you have of letting go? Is that fear true, or does it just feel true?
What would the most powerful version of yourself do instead?

Community Helps You Commit to Self-Care

When you're making healthy lifestyle changes, support is crucial. Whether it's from your family, friends, or a supportive community, having people who understand and support your goals can make a big difference. 

You might consider doing my Keto-Green 16 challenge to jumpstart your progress with the support of a group.

Or you can take the Breeze Through Menopause 10-day Keto-Green Masterclass for added support and guidance. You’ll have 10 days of quick start videos with me to help you make Keto-Green food and lifestyle changes. 

Self-Care is Selfless

As I’ve said many times – menopause is inevitable but suffering really is optional!

I’ve seen it over and over again with countless women who go Keto-Green. They have more energy, more smiles, and feel better in their skin. And way fewer hot flashes, mood swings, bloating and sleepless nights.

So if you’re sick and tired of the bloating, low energy, mood swings and sleepless nights that go along with menopause…

…The best way to get back to you is to dedicate time to your own self-care.

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Dr. Anna Cabeca

Dr. Anna Cabeca

Certified OB/GYN, Anti-Aging and Integrative Medicine expert and founder of The Girlfriend Doctor. During Dr. Anna’s health journey, she turned to research to create products to help thousands of women through menopause, hormones, and sexual health. She is the author of best-selling The Hormone Fix, and Keto-Green 16 and MenuPause.

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