1. Variety:
    Don’t eat the same foods ALL THE TIME. How boring is that? The internet is chocked full of places to find recipes and they are basically simple and very easy to follow. (coming soon I will post a blog of a few of my favs)
  2. Meausre:
    Oh great. LOL! Hear me out. Get a food scale and measure out portions. If you have portioned out food in storage containers or baggies. It’s easier to not OVER EAT. It keeps you conscious of what and how much you are eating.
  3. Track:
    Your macros and your calories. If you see with your eyes what you have eaten and keep track of it you will be forced to be honest with yourself. If you aren’t losing weight or inches then you can look back at your track of foods and see what the culprit is.
  4. Plan:
    Oh I had to go there didn’t I? Yes, I did. Believe me when I say it’s easier to KNOW what you are going to eat. If you don’t have a plan and you are hungry I promise you that you will grab the most convenient thing to eat and more than likely it won’t be nutritious.
  5. Don’t eat if you’re NOT hungry:
    Now, you are probably thinking “Well duh!” but THINK ABOUT IT now. Have you EVER been sitting in front of a TV see a commercial for Oreos, Doritos, ice cream, etc and go in the kitchen and grab either that item or something similar? Just because it looked good when in reality you weren’t EVEN HUNGRY. I know I have. I have even said out loud to myself “Why am I eating this? I’m not even hungry”. Be mindful of what you are doing every second. Take a walk or walk in place. Call a friend. Take a shower. Something to take your mind somewhere else except food.
  6. Get to it!!:
    Move, move, move. Start somewhere. Not everyone can go out and walk 30 minutes right off the bat but you can do something. Walk for 5 minutes three times a day or like I do I have a playlist of songs (several actually). I say I’m going to walk for 6 songs (I didn’t start out at six believe me). Do what you can do but move every single day. You got this!
  7. Push:
    Your body is going to cry. Your muscles are going to ache. Your tummy is going to grumble. You may even grumble lol. Stick to it.
  8. Buddy up:
    If you don’t have a friend to personally walk and eat better with find a group online. Get a Fitbit or SOMETHING to track your steps/exercise. I use a Fitbit and MapmyWalk app. It’s fun to see the map of my walk I even try to make designs sometimes. I have wrote my initials with my steps. (I have 5 acres that I walk here at Tillettville Beauty Homesteading.) Hit me up on social media I’ll be your buddy. Tammy Nall Tillett- facebook, IG, Tik Tok, YouTube. I’m everywhere. Just Google me. I will gladly be your diet and exercise buddy.
  9. Eating out:
    Yep. I went there, too. Now, you can still eat out when you change your way of eating and lifestyle. The internet has everything now a days. Look up the restaurant you are going to ahead of going and look at the menu and plan accordingly. Don’t be afraid of asking for a burger without a bun or cauliflower instead of french fries. People do it all the time. Just prepare yourself and order with confidence.
  10. Insteads:
    Cauliflower instead of regular rice (quicker to cook). Half an avocado with eggs instead of toast for breakfast. Sugar free jello instead of cookies, etc. Diet soda or sparkling water instead of regular soda. Zoodles instead of pasta or noodles.


Educate yourself. Learn everything you can about the KETO way of eating. Your new lifestyle. It’s not a diet it’s life. I follow several YouTubers such as: Dr. Eric Berg, Dirty Lazy Keto (Stephanie Laska), 2 Krazy Ketos, Low Carb Love, and Highfalutin Low Carb. Do your own research but just DO IT.

I love you and I have faith in you. God bless.

Stop!! Stopping.

Sometimes when I’m out walking and I get “tired early” I say to myself “man I’m going back to the house I can’t do this.” I immediately flip the switch the other way and walk longer. I usually change the song I’m listening to and make it more upbeat. I find that YES I can do it!! It’s EASY to quit but it’s rewarding to push through it.

I’m starting a journey AGAIN to lose weight. Every time in the past I have started to just STOP because I got TIRED.

Tired of:

  • Not getting to eat “what I want” but instead of what “I have to”
  • Sore muscles
  • Going outside when the weather wasn’t “perfect”
  • having to say “I CAN’T eat that”
  • having to explain “why” I can’t eat that (lol)
  • just being tired


I have finally just STOPPED looking ahead in the future at what I WANT my body to look like, feel and wants.

I have changed my mindset to I WANT to live to see my great, great, great grandkids. That would put me at around 100 years old. I see people daily on TV, facebook, TikTok, etc that are over 100 and get around very well. So If they CAN. Why can’t I????

I have to STOP STOPPING but how? The only way to STOP STOPPING is to just simply STOP STOPPING. Right? If you are still with me and you TOO have struggled with your weight you know as well as I do it’s not SIMPLE.

So, I do believe it’s a choice.

  • Choose every moment to keep going.
  • When you’re out walking and get tired-walk just to one more song then add another song the next day. How many songs can you work up to? Instead of a time to walk like 15, 20, 30 minutes. Make you goal songs instead. Start a playlist and add your fav’s to it. (the upbeat ones lol)
  • Learn to cook NEW and EXCITING recipes. I have found recipes that literally taste like restaurant foods. (Big Mac casserole, Taco Bell pizzas) and they are KETO. Do you. What makes you want to eat something?
  • to Write down or keep record of ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING YOU PUT IN YOUR MOUTH. This has kept me more honest than I want to be sometimes but it works.
  • You screwed up and ate too much and too wrong? So what. STOP beating yourself up and GET UP. I hate the saying every day is a new day. Yes, it’s true but sometimes in life we have to go second by second. Breathe. Forgive yourself and move on. Do something that will help you forgive yourself. Take a 3 song walk or more but don’t punish yourself. We are human.
  • a choice to do it for yourself. I’m serious. Don’t do it because someone will find you more attractive. That’s on them not you! Don’t do it because society says fat is bad. Who the heck are they? Do it FOR YOU. To live a long healthy life for you.

Always love yourself. Put yourself and your health above what anyone else says about you. Don’t believe the nay sayers. Believe in yourself. If you need a buddy. Look me up on social media Tammy Nall Tillett and Tillettville Beauty Homesteading. I wear a FitBit and I am under for that account. I will take the journey with you. We got this! Let’s do this!