My plant-based keto experiment – part 3

My plant-based keto experiment – part 3
9 November 2019 Serena Sabala

What started off as a two weeks experiment, has now turned out to be a powerful and transformative journey that is lasting WAY longer than intended. I’ve now been eating the “plant-based keto” way for over a month and it’s been a challenging yet inspiring and stimulating journey of food discovery and, most importantly, self-discovery through food.

I certainly didn’t go into this thinking I would make it this far or would get SO much out of it: I am humbled by how life always finds a way to teach you precisely what you need to know when you need it most.

Here’s an update I posted a few days back in a private Facebook group where I’m sharing my experience regularly with videos and information (click here if you’d like to join in).


It’s official, I’ve made it past the 30-day mark: can you believe it? so much for it being a two weeks experiment!

This has truly been a mind-altering month but then again, that’s why I did it in the first place: I got the usual sense I often get ahead of a truly game-changing shift of sorts. My intuition told me that this was going to be powerful somehow and it didn’t lie. It never does, if I’m honest.

I sensed I was going to get out of it something more and different from what I intended and that is precisely what is happening in ways that I still find tricky to put into words.

So fascinating though how the self-sabotaging creeps up whenever one goes through a massive growth spur: the more I work on myself and with others, the more I realize that what we actually fear most is not so much failing as much as it is fulfilling our greatest potential and tapping into our highest powers.

It’s almost as if we fear it much like we would a powerful weapon that we believe we don’t know how to handle; we feel we may mess it up and therefore do not allow ourselves to even get there in the first place.

There’s also probably a fear of not being worthy of the greatness that may come from it.

The subconscious mind is powerful, so any deeply embedded fears which may lie there will continue to influence us until we bring them to light and deal with them appropriately.

Now that I’ve dealt with the most pressing of these thoughts and emotions, however, I feel more at peace with my eating than I have in a very long time which actually means A LOT since I thought I had honestly reached my best balance before this experiment. It goes to show that there is ALWAYS room for improvement.

I don’t feel like anything is missing in my eating at all. I don’t miss any of the foods I used to eat and love before. I genuinely am enjoying the food I’m eating and feel like I could continue on this path for a long time. This doesn’t mean that I will do; I actually haven’t yet fully figured out the way forward but I’m choosing to stay present, go with the flow and see what comes up.

If you have any pressing questions, feel free to comment below and stay tuned for more on my current favorite foods and my (now renewed) thoughts on sugar. #maketheshift