Why I Started Keto… Again | ADHD
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Ardelle: Hi, lovely visionaries.
Welcome back to my channel.
It is me, Ardelle, where I take you on a journey
to capture the vision of my life in hopes
to inspire you to do the same because where
there is no vision, the people perish.
Today, I’m going to be updating you on why
I am starting to go on the ketogenic diet
Ardelle: This is just something I’ve come
to the conclusion that’s best for me.
I have nothing against people that are vegan,
people that are vegetarian, people that eat
This is something that I choose for me for
the reasons being, it works for me.
Everybody’s body is so different.
All of our genetics are different.
Our microbiome and our gut health is so different.
I am of the belief that everybody should really
work on self-awareness, self-discovery and
working on themselves and what works for you.
All of us are made up so differently.
We all have different ancestry within our
Ardelle: All I know is that ketogenic diet
is not all meat.
It’s actually all healthy fats.
You can eat a lot of avocado, adding coconut
oil to your diet is amazingly healthy for
fats, nuts and seeds and things like that.
So this is not just eat a bunch of bacon every
single day, which I feel like is the bad rap
that it gets.
Ever since I was a kid, I ate garbage.
I didn’t grow up wealthy.
I put soda in my cereal when we didn’t have
So that’s my beginnings.
So I’ve come pretty far, I think.
I was very judgmental of the people that brought
it up to me.
I kind of scoffed at it, like I knew about
all things diet because I’d read 50 books
and was still very confused of what to do.
Ardelle: I was eating no sugar at the time
and I heard some people that were saying they
were going to do keto and I just ignored them.
Then I heard it got brought up again and then
I just ignored those people.
And then somebody that I was surprised that
they were bringing it up mentioned a documentary
called the Magic Pill.
And so I watched this documentary and it blew
the lid off my life.
It was the thing that captivated me.
It was the thing that rang most true for me.
It was a way that I felt I could eat realistically
and keep going at it long-term.
And I’ve heard the criticizers and the naysayers
of the ketogenic diet say, “I don’t believe
in things that are extreme.”
Every diet has been extreme that I’ve come
in contact with, the South Beach Diet, the
Skinny B word Diet.
Every single diet and lifestyle regimen is
Ardelle: It’s the one thing with ADHD, by
the way, that I’ve been able to stick to.
It’s proof that I can stick to something,
that I have stronger willpower than needed.
It’s given me mental clarity, which is completely
why I started this diet.
I actually didn’t start this.
And diet, lifestyle, whatever words you want
to use, we’re using whatever word here, eating
ketogenically, I started doing that 100% for
the benefits of brain health and brain clarity.
When I saw the words ADHD in some of the literature
I was reading on ketogenic diet, my ears perked
up and my eyes widened and my heart started
palpitating and skipping a beat.
I was so excited that this was a way to eat,
potentially, that can help me.
It all came to a head for me with my ADHD
on getting diagnosed, one, and then two, working
at a desk job and having to do administrative
It just wasn’t my strength.
I was forgetting things left and right, forgetting
people’s ID under the printer, because I worked
in a medical office, and forgetting where
I put their insurance card.
Ardelle: Even when I gave this guy back his
insurance card, he started asking for it.
I was like, “Did I not give it back to you?”
And he was like, “No, I don’t have it.”
I looked everywhere for it for five minutes
in front of people that didn’t know me well
enough for me not to feel just like a doof
and then I literally just boldly and brazenly
go, “Are you sure I didn’t give it back to
And then he’s like, “Oh, yep.
Here it is.”
And I was like, “Gosh,” I wish I can just
remember that, that far back to five minutes
ago with confidence to be like, “No, I’m pretty
sure I gave it back to you,” because some
people have genetically that strong of a brain.
They can just remember, “No, I know I gave
it back to you.”
Ardelle: When I started the ketogenic diet,
I’m being full-blown honest with my story
because obviously, I’m not getting any money
I noticed the difference within the first
couple of weeks.
My memory was so much stronger.
I was able to remember if I did or didn’t
I was able to remember if I put something
somewhere or just the general history of the
I felt like I was no longer in a fog.
You find that it’s not really that much more
I spend about $70 a week on the keto diet.
That’s just for me by myself.
I find that I’m fuller longer.
I’m not dwelling on food all the time because
your body is not running on glucose, which
burns through your system quicker, so you’re
I’m able to not eat till two or three in the
afternoon, which also is another amazing thing
about the ketogenic diet is, one, fasting
is really easy because it’s good for you and
two, fasting causes you to get into ketosis.
Ardelle: And ketosis basically means that
your brain is running on ketones and your
body’s burning fat for fuel.
So even though you’re eating high fat, your
body is using that fat as opposed to storing
So there’s so much science in all this.
I am not the one to share that knowledge with
I recommend you reading literature and books
I just definitely recommend doing your own
research and seeing if a keto lifestyle is
good for you and if it will help you with
brain clarity, with depression, with mood
enhancement, with everything that we’re trying
to do to better ourselves, I recommend you
look into it and see if it’s something that
would be good for you.
If you are vegan and you think that’s the
best fit for you, stay vegan.
If you’re a vegetarian, that’s the best fit
for you, stay vegetarian.
I’m just explaining and sharing why I’m, one,
so excited to get back on keto and two, what
it’s done for me and three, how it’s changed
I think two and three were very similar.
Ardelle: Thank you so much for watching.
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