Finding a way out

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Last week, I went out to the car to find a surprise in the garage. Although two full sized garage doors and a side door were open, a trapped bird fluttered and flapped by the window, which was locked shut.

I could feel the poor fella’s panic. My heart raced a bit as I recognized that feeling from desperate times in my own life when I felt trapped. Our English Springer spaniel began barking at him, which increased the bird’s flapping. The children and I made things worse by trying to shoo him to the open doors.

The solution was so simple. The wide open doors offered an easy escape, but that bird fluttered around the window, confused, and desperately seeking a way out…

How many of us continue to flutter and flap at the window trying to lose weight, manage diabetes, or just improve our health? We struggle when we don’t have to. We get confused by the noise of others “barking” at us or telling us what we “should” do.

The conventional medical advice for obesity that told me to eat less and move more had me flapping at the window, desperately trying to find a way out of the fat suit. Instead, I failed and became sicker, more desperate, and exhausted. Until I discovered the power of eliminating sugar and starches while eating more protein, fat, and far fewer carbs.

We put the dog in the house, and left as quietly as we could, leaving all of the doors and windows open. Maybe giving the bird multiple exits would help him calm down and find his way out. I hoped that our backing the car out of the garage would perhaps give him an idea, and that he might follow our path eventually.

That little bird was gone when we returned home. We checked the garage and can only assume that he found his way out. How incredible it is to find your way, to save your own life.

Panic, fluttering, desperation, and exhaustion are no ways to live. You don’t have to struggle. There’s an open door to better health, multiple doors in fact. You have to work a little to figure your way out, but it is there and thousands of us are backing the car out to show you the way. Join us!

If you’d like more support finding your way to better health, you can follow me for 5 Weeks of Keto with Kristie. It’s 35 days of me guiding you through the same practical information I used to save myself. I’ll send you daily emails, provide a meal plan for the first two weeks to help you get started, and walk you through all of the best Diet Doctor Plus member benefits.

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The doors are open. Let’s find a way out together!


Kristie Sullivan

Kristie’s story

"I'll do this or I'm going to die trying"
"I'll do this or I'm going to die trying"

Cooking keto with Kristie

  • Part 2 of eating keto with Kristie: Build a keto plate
    Part 2 of eating keto with Kristie: Build a keto plate
  • Part 3 of eating keto with Kristie: Know your portion sizes
    Part 3 of eating keto with Kristie: Know your portion sizes
  • Part 4 of eating keto with Kristie: Stocking your keto kitchen
    Part 4 of eating keto with Kristie: Stocking your keto kitchen
  • Part 1 of eating keto with Kristie: Introduction
    Part 1 of eating keto with Kristie: Introduction
  • Tips for eating out - part 5 of eating keto with Kristie
    Tips for eating out - part 5 of eating keto with Kristie
  • Cooking keto with Dr. Èvelyne Bourdua-Roy
    Cooking keto with Dr. Èvelyne Bourdua-Roy
  • Cooking keto with Dr. David Diamond
    Cooking keto with Dr. David Diamond
  • Ranch dressing
    Ranch dressing
  • Low-carb Gumbalaya
    Low-carb Gumbalaya
  • Kristie cooking keto with Dr. Georgia Ede
    Kristie cooking keto with Dr. Georgia Ede
  • Cooking keto with Kristie – Mediterranean keto flatbread
    Cooking keto with Kristie – Mediterranean keto flatbread
  • Cooking keto with Ivor Cummins
    Cooking keto with Ivor Cummins
  • Cooking keto with Dr. Sarah Hallberg
    Cooking keto with Dr. Sarah Hallberg
  • Kristie cooking keto with Dr. Jeffry Gerber
    Kristie cooking keto with Dr. Jeffry Gerber
  • Sullivan's KeDough pizza
    Sullivan's KeDough pizza
  • Keto chicken pot pie
    Keto chicken pot pie
  • Chicken Philly cheesesteak casserole
    Chicken Philly cheesesteak casserole
  • KeDough breakfast pizza
    KeDough breakfast pizza

Keto

  • Keto for beginners: Introduction
    Keto for beginners: Introduction
  • Part 2 of eating keto with Kristie: Build a keto plate
    Part 2 of eating keto with Kristie: Build a keto plate
  • Part 3 of eating keto with Kristie: Know your portion sizes
    Part 3 of eating keto with Kristie: Know your portion sizes
  • A ketogenic diet and fewer vegetables
    A ketogenic diet and fewer vegetables
  • "I'll do this or I'm going to die trying"
    "I'll do this or I'm going to die trying"
  • Part 4 of eating keto with Kristie: Stocking your keto kitchen
    Part 4 of eating keto with Kristie: Stocking your keto kitchen
  • Part 1 of eating keto with Kristie: Introduction
    Part 1 of eating keto with Kristie: Introduction
  • Keto and fast food
    Keto and fast food
  • Tips for eating out - part 5 of eating keto with Kristie
    Tips for eating out - part 5 of eating keto with Kristie
  • Diet Doctor Podcast #28 – Amy Berger
    Diet Doctor Podcast #28 – Amy Berger
  • Diet Doctor Podcast #31 – Dr. Ken Berry
    Diet Doctor Podcast #31 – Dr. Ken Berry
  • Fat Chance
    Fat Chance
  • Eating keto to survive cancer
    Eating keto to survive cancer
  • My success story with Jim Caldwell
    My success story with Jim Caldwell
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    All things keto with Keto Connect
  • Challenging the dogma
    Challenging the dogma
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    Exploiting cancer metabolism with ketosis
  • How to formulate a low-carb keto diet
    How to formulate a low-carb keto diet

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