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My First 3 Days Egg Fast

My First 3 Days Egg Fast

✏My first 3 days egg fast 🍳
👉FYI I don't weight myself these days anymore as it been stressing me out since I was a teenager. My way of measuring progress is by non scale victories and photos👈
Ok, as one of my new year goal is to try out new things! Egg fast has been one thing I've always wanted to try but have procrastinated because the thoughts of no veggies (how do I 💩)and no snacks (how will I survive) 😱😱😱😱. 
So after our holiday, we all gained a food baby. My 4 years old came up to me and rub my belly, he asked "mummy what's this?" I knew I had to do something! I am not good at extended fasting, so why not take the opportunity to try the egg fast?
I finally stepped up to the challenge. A special thanks to @no.meato.keto who came up with all the amazing egg fast recipes as well as information (you can find them in her story highlight). 
So, these are some of my tips.
1. In preparation, the day before I started to egg fast, I loaded myself up with veggies and keto food that I wanted, this way I most likely could stick to the 3 days instead of thinking of snacking.
2. Find as many recipes as I can! Also, start with a positive mind; Think "I want to try this and this." Not, "Ahhh I only can have eggs, cheese and butter!" Get excited about it!! 
3. Find a egg fast buddy! I had Peter on board with me and believe me! It make such a big different when you have a fasting buddy! If they are in same home, it makes encouragement much more effective.
4. Electrolytes!!!! It is very important to keep your electrolytes up while doing an egg fast to prevent/reduce Keto Flu symptoms.
5. Do your research! Just like anything, not everyone is suitable for an egg fast so make sure observe your body, if you are feeling unwell STOP!!
6. Consult your health care professionals if you have any concerns or have health conditions.
How do I feel? 
Disclaimer: These symptoms are based on my own observations, I have been on keto for over 3 years, which means I don't get as much keto flu symptoms comparing to someone who just started Keto. Results will vary from person to person.
On my first day I was feeling bit weak and had a light headache. I had my period on the first day when I started so it could also be the reason. I fasted for a minimum of 16 hours each day for 3 days. 
To be honest, I didn't feel hungry or need snacks, but I did feel constantly thirsty! 
I had 2 meals a day, lunch and dinner, big change for someone who loves snacking (when you surrounding by all these yummy food everyday😅😅)
 
Second day, I felt fine, just little weak (believe it was due to period, but no headache).
Day 3 I felt amazing even though the night before I only had 4 hours broken sleep. Like normally I would reach out for a cup of coffee, but I didn't! 
So what about the 💩situation...... 
Day 1: 🚫 💩
Day 2: Normal 💩
Day 3: Diarrhea
I am guessing the body is flushing out all the junk! I didn't have a stomach cramps or pain, just simply needed to go. 
If you are planning to do an egg fast, you may want to make sure you have toilet access or not starting a long road trip! 😉😆
Hope the above information is helpful to you! It wasn't as hard as I thought and I will aim for 5 days next time!. 
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Overcome fears

Overcome fears

Overcome fears
If you've been following us since last year, you would probably know I have set myself some new year goals to work on. During our recent holiday, I have decided to tick off one of my fear off the list- Wear a swimwear only without anything on top to cover up, getting out of my comfort zone. After giving birth to my kids, my body has changed dramatically with 22 KGS weight gained and the effects of pregnancy. 
Ever since I started Keto, not only has my health is getting better, my mindset has also changed, it's with special thanks to this positive and amazing Keto community which we collectively motivate and inspire one another! 
I started to accept this is who I am and I no longer want to chase or please others. I will work on my own goals without keeping check what are others are up to. 
So here we are, this is me, me in my wearing swimwear, without anything to cover up. It may seem easy to others, but I have been very self-conscious with my body, this takes a lots of courage and I am so glad and proud I have done it! 
Got to say it wasn't easy, because I did this at Bondi Beach, one of the most popular beaches with lots of perfect swimwear bodies constantly flashing in front of you. 😅😅
Passing on loads of thank yous to all of your beautiful and supportive messages on the day when I posted this on my story.🙇‍♀️ Honestly without this community I don't think I would have done this. 
Everyone has different set of goals, I wish you all the best on your Keto journey, you don't need to aim for dramatic changes, as long as it is consistent, focus on your own progress, try your best without over-stressing yourself, you will get there ❤
P.S. Still feeling hesitate about posting this but post it anyway! Life is too short to have too much hesitations! 😝❤
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Confidence doesn't come from your appearance, it comes from how you feel

Confidence doesn't come from your appearance, it comes from how you feel

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Confidence doesn't come from your appearance, it comes from how you feel. 
This photo here, if you asked me 10 years ago, how do I look? I could point out at least 10 things I am not happy about. Today, I accept this is how I look after 2 kids, I focus on how I feel instead of how I look. 
Flipping through magazines, checking social media there are always ideal or desired bodies figures of which we admire. We hope we could look like them! The truth is, even super models, they are not happy with their figures and still see what they consider, flaws. So who set these standards on how we should look? We used to rely on scales to tell ourselves if we are standard. In recent years we have been educated to non-scale victories. 
Now this is the question, what is the perfect body you want? There is no set answer. Beauty comes in all shapes. Not everyone looks better when they are slimmer. What I believe is, if you eat right, exercise regularly, take care and look after yourself both physically and mentally, you feel good, you feel confident, that's much more important then what size you are. 
Being healthy and happy definitely come first. If you could look the way you like, but feeling crappy within, is it worth it? 
Being on a keto way of living I have learnt everyone's body is different. You need to see and appreciate what you have first, then set your goals so you are not working on "Someone else standard, but your own". Remember, this is your life, your body, your mind❤
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Why we shouldn't compare ourself to others

Why we shouldn't compare ourself to others

Have you ever think of while you want to be look like someone, as strong as others, as slim as others, there are also someone want to look like you? As a woman and mother, I can say it is quite challenging to keep up to the society standards!!! But the fact is, have you look back a few years or few months ago, how far you have come to? Not necessarily appearance wise, your mental health, your overall health, how confident you feel etc. There is no such thing as " Perfect weight " Or "Perfect body Shape" if all you do is " Comparing yourself to someone else". You have to understand those models and celebrities you are admiring they have professionals watching their diet and train closely, oh and don't forget angle and filters too!

In my opinion, perfect weight and perfect body shape is when you look into the mirror, feel confident about yourself, you can see how far you have come to, you feel good and healthy, you have adapt your lifestyle into your role( between work, family, friends etc) . Of course setting goals is essential, but don't let goals stress you out. If you slip off occasionally don't waste time to blame yourself, instead move on and start a new day.

 

All the best with your journey ❤

 

Lots of love,

Vicky❤

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Every little progress counts

Every little progress counts

Every little progress counts
Good morning everyone! 
At times, we forget how far we have come to until we flip through our old photos and reminisce. Everyone's progress is different and a majority of us want results right away! But remember, it did take time (many years for some) to put on the unwanted extra weight/fat/health issues. So it will take time to reverse this. 
My previous me was obsessed with scale numbers, and as a result, I was depressed and anxious with my result for years. Comparing the scale numbers from now to what it was 12 hours ago would often be the norm. Then I would make excuses where that 100g weight gain could have come from. This continued for many years and every time I showed a little loss of weight on the scales, it was an empty victory as I dreaded how, where and when that extra kilo was going to show up.
Forward to my new Keto life, I don't weight myself often these days (maybe once in a Blue moon for curiosity). The way how I measure my progress and small wins are non scale measurements.(Some NSV suggestions are at the bottom of the post)
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My goal on a Keto way of eating is to fix my health. Then surprisingly (duh...) weight loss happened, my mental health improved significantly, my energy levels are at a all time high. It was and is amazing to see the benefits of healthy fats and eating right!
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3 years later being on Keto, I had a couple times where I went off for a month because of holidays, and I thought it would be me saying goodbye to some food which I may never see again (I needed to mourn my way😁). 
The aftermath is I suffered, suffered greatly with all the side effects from carbs and sugar literally rushing back to me. It took me quite some time to adjust back because the carb and sugar addiction is real, it does not want to let you go like a mutual break up. I felt it for weeks, and obviously everyone's body is different. But with increasing studies on Keto/Low carb eating, results are showing us that what we used to know and believe has changed. Types of foods we eat these days are different to what our parents/grandparents used to eat, we also have become more educate and aware on what foods we eat. There is more professionals who solely focus on research and are there to communicate and assist us to understand.
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Whichever style of Keto you are on, as long as it works for you and you are eating a balance Keto (Not just bacon and egg please🙈) , I would like to wish you all the best and achieve your goal 🙌
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Here are some non scale measurements which I use:
1. Take body measurements
2. Health conditions
3. Belt length
4. Clothing sizes
5. Ring sizes
6. Collar bones
7. Cheek bones
8. Mental clarity
9. Energy level
10.Skin conditions
11. Progress photos
 
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Switch your mind to "I want this, I will make this happen"

Switch your mind to "I want this, I will make this happen"

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Switching your mind to "I want this, I will make it happen"
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Before kids, I used to be a smoker for 15 years. I thought I could never quit smoking because it was part of my daily routine/habit. Until one day, I decided I wanted to have kids, that very same day I told myself I have to quit right now, I want the best to my baby. And just like that, I quitted, I didn't go back or think about it because I really want my own child.
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So what's my point?
Often we set new goals, obviously for a variety of reasons, we start and often get to a point we feel it is too challenging, and we naturally will start our excuses, our motivation decreases by the day etc. The truth is, doing something new or different we all will go through the stage of making it a habit and settling in. "If you want something bad enough, you will make it happen". Some people are more determined, some people take a little longer. Whichever way is fine too because you are making progress.
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If you are new to Keto/ fitness, firstly you need to switch your mind to "I want this, I will make it happen" When we want something bad enough, we will always work our ways to make it happen. Don't start at a hardcore level, begin comfortable and start to include challenges. This more likely goes a long way to success.
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All the best and don't let small setbacks stop you, they are there to show you, you are trying to get to a better chapter.
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Vicky❤
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Appreciate the little things ❤

Appreciate the little things ❤

Good morning! We all have different goals we want to achieve in life, sometime we may feel we are not doing so well and stress about results. The truth is having goals in life are important but appreciation on how far we have come is essential. If setting big goals work for you stick to that, on the other hand setting small goals that suit your own pace is fine as well! This is a reminder you probably know already "DO NOT COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS". If you want your journey to succeed, you should spend the time working on how to achieve your goals instead of checking on others progress. Take note and appreciate the little things because one day it will all add up to become a big thing. All the best with your journey ❤
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Reposted from @saltylifts - A reminder for you today, if you’re struggling in anyway, physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually
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Trust the progress

Trust the progress

I had my kids quite late, I was worried about the responsibilities and how it will effect my body. I was someone who was self conscious with my look, I always fantasized being slim like a celebrity/models. I gained 22 kgs with my first child, my body and weight was stubborn, no matter what I did, my size just stayed! 
Until I started Keto, I started noticing the changes. Not dramatically but steady. I never imagine my belly area can look like this again from 2 babies (my belly was huge while pregnant). I used to exercise 2 hour daily, 6 days a week. Now I keep my daily steps up, go for walk when I can and do my Sunday workout (I do lots of heavy lifting during the week with receiving stock😉). I used to eat food that I didn't enjoy and ended up binge eating. Now I enjoy my food, I allow myself to have some "Non- Keto" occasionally. Guess what? I may some days do overindulge myself with some keto treats but at least not a whole pizza! I don't blame myself and feel sad about what "Non- Keto" food I ate because I chose to have a flexible Keto lifestyle which I eat Keto most of the time but also allow myself to celebrate with people I love who aren't Keto. 
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I believe you would have read this somewhere:
" Trust the progress! It may be slow but they will eventually show" It is never too late to start and feel good!
Keep smashing your goals and don't let anything stop you because you will eventually get to where you want if you keep looking forward!
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Does it really matter when the scale is telling me I am 15kgs away from my "goal weight?

Does it really matter when the scale is telling me I am 15kgs away from my "goal weight?

Does it really matter when the scale is telling me I am 15kgs away from my "goal weight"?
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Let me tell you something-
On a Keto or any weight loss journey you are on, the hardest part is not about what food you should eat to help you loss weight; it is the habit, mindset, determination of yours that will lead you to your goal. 
I couldn't wear this coat last year because it was way too tight. This year I can wear it with some room to spare. My rings, my watch band, my bangles, my clothes all are loose on me. My skin, my health, my mind all are much better compared to last year. My face is shaping and my belly getting flatter. This is what I value! I may not have the super model figure but I am so proud and happy with my body! .
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This is probably my hundredth time to say this and I know lots of you have noticed already, DO NOT LET THE SCALE DEFINE YOUR WORTH! I am so proud so many of you understand the scale is not the only thing to show your progress! Remember to find things that motivate you on your journey not stressing you! Mental health is as important as physical health ❤
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My Keto Journey

My Keto Journey

Keto, or known as Ketogenic has become popular in the past year. I remember when I started Keto Direct 11 months ago many people asked "what is this Keto you are talking about?". 
I discovered/started Keto because I wanted to get my health on track (I tried everything else without results). Keto may come across to a lot of people that it is a weight dieting fad, which is totally fine if it is your goal. Beside weight loss, it is also a way of eating for many of us to fix our health, mental and physical states.
Since 2 and a half years ago, from someone who take medication almost on a daily basis, visit doctors, specialists, doing different sort of tests on a regular basis. Any medical tests you can think of, I pretty much done. The result showed I was fine but, I felt so sick all the time. Until I met a health professional who was/is on a Ketogenic lifestyle, he open my eyes to see a whole different path. A path that many people thought was not a healthy way. Little did many know that eating high fat (healthy fat) and cut out all these staple carbs we been having all our life was the way. I must say it was tricky in the beginning because you need to re- educate yourself what food keeps you healthy. Also throwing away sugar and carb treats was tough.
2 and a half years later, my health has improved significantly, losing 3-4 sizes in clothing is a strawberry on top of a almond meal cake 😆. When I visit my GP,  they don't agree with Keto but they can't explain how my blood tests result come back all beautifully.
My conclusion has comes to this, I am not a professional, I can't give you all scientific figures and paper you need/want to see, but for 2 and a half years of being on a Ketogenic lifestyle, I have never felt better and I never thought I would have this energy to run my super hectic life. I can feel so recharge with only 5 to 6 hours of sleep. If you've just started your Keto journey, give it time, results will show. Keto on!
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Body Image

Body Image

Body image
A topic most of us have been through or going through. Coming from an Asian background, I constantly receive comments like "Oh all Asian are skinny", " You guys never put on weight " etc. The reality is, I wish it is the case😆. Back to when I was a teenager, we were trained/brainwashed into competition amongst family, friends and peers. "I wish I can be slim like her", " I wish I can be 45kgs", I wish I can have tiny waist like her" etc. Today, I am glad to say, I am happy with my current size, it doesn't matter if the scales is not showing me numbers on what "Society think is right", it doesn't matter that I am not a size 6, 4 or less, it doesn't matter that I don't have tone legs and arms like a supermodel, it doesn't matter I don't have abs like an athlete. 
However, it DOES MATTER I FEEL CONFIDENT about myself, it DOES MATTER how I FEEL GOOD about myself, it DOES MATTER my HEALTH is getting better, it DOES MATTER I LISTEN TO MY BODY and not exhausting it, it DOES MATTER I LOVE MYSELF and will take "Self Care Time"
There are so many different standards to define "Fitness & Beauty". The one thing you need to come to realize is if you don't see the good in yourself, you will never be good enough.
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Start learning to appreciate yourself, everyone has strengths and weaknesses, no one is perfect but that's ok, because we are perfectly human.
❤Beauty comes in all sizes❤
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Keto Life

Keto Life

Sound familiar? I believe most of us at some point of our Keto journey would have said some like this at least once. We blame ourself how we had that apple, we stress out how much weight we will be putting on after that feast, we feel so guilty we had a slice of cake  at our best friend wedding. Let me tell you something, listen carefully, tomorrow it will be a new day, and YOU DO NOT NEED TO GO HOSPITAL AND YOU WILL SURVIVE! Remember, being on Keto doesn't mean you have to punish yourself by not celebrating with friends who aren't Keto, being Keto doesn't mean you should not go holiday and enjoy some non keto food. Being Keto means you are more mindful on what food does to our body, we understand what are the consequences if we eat non Keto food, we may go through Keto Flu, we may feel bloated, we may feel sick, or, just nothing happen. If you decide to live a Keto way of eating, you need to come to understand we all do have some non Keto food on some occasions, but then the next day we will get back on. As long as you don't let the old bad habit creep back in, then Keto life is still on. ✌
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