Did you know that a keto diet has helped many people manage the symptoms associated with anxiety and even depression? It’s not something I’d even thought about when I first starting eating low carb/high fat, but my daughter and I both noticed the change in our mental state. Whenever we eat wheat (especially pizza or pasta), we both feel more triggered. Interesting, right?
So, in addition to weight management, we’ve started using low carb eating as a strategy for battling anxiety, travel anxiety and travel OCD. When we really stick with it, we feel calmer every day! To be completely honest, it’s kind of hard to believe how much of a difference it makes. It may not work for everyone, but the keto diet for anxiety works for us!
We try to keep it as simple as possible. Once you’ve been doing it a while, it will probably feel completely natural. Even when I’m “splurging” on vacation, it rarely involves large amounts of bread or starch. It keeps my mind clear and my joints from aching. It’s amazing what eating the right diet can do.
Take a look at our recipes and restaurant suggestions to help you get started. Here’s a little secret — much like the keto stereotypes, we do eat a lot of bacon and eggs! Again, it might not be what’s right for your body, but the people I’ve met feel pretty good on the keto diet. We even make sure that we pack low carb snacks to stay on track while we travel!