I had been a carb fiend my entire life, growing up on staples like breads, pasta, rice, pizza and all things bad. I did well as an adolescent because of sports but by the time I hit my 30s, the weight started to accumulate. I tried to lose weight and I did successfully every few years, but it always came back because the diet was based on deprivation and extreme cardio. As soon as I would stop, the weight would come back and even then some. This cycle lasted until my 40s.
I was feeling frustrated and defeated. I had tried every diet out there and nothing seemed to work in the long term. I was starting to lose hope that I would ever be able to reach my weight loss goals. I had been struggling with my weight for so long and it seemed like no matter what I did, I couldn’t shake the extra pounds.
Then, I discovered the ketogenic diet. At first, I was skeptical. How could eating fat help me lose weight? But the more I learned about the keto diet and the science behind it, the more intrigued I became. I began reading up on the keto diet and learning everything I could about how it works.
I learned that the keto diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that forces the body to burn fat for fuel instead of glucose from carbs. This process, known as ketosis, can lead to weight loss and numerous other health benefits. The keto diet has been shown to improve numerous health markers, including blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar control.
I was also drawn to the keto diet because it wasn’t based on deprivation and extreme exercise. Instead, it focused on nourishing the body with healthy fats, protein, and a limited amount of carbs. I liked the idea of being able to eat satisfying, nourishing foods while still losing weight. Not to mention, once I became fat adapted the peaks and crashes of the carb based insulin spikes ceased and my hunger became manageable, allowing me to get into intermittent fasting which allowed me to eat way less and to save a ton of time.
Anyway I decided to give the keto diet a try. At first, it was a bit of a challenge to adjust to a new way of eating. I had to give up many of my favorite carb-heavy foods and learn how to incorporate more fats into my diet. But as I began to see results and my energy levels increased, I was motivated to stick with it.
Over the course of a few months, I lost 52 pounds on the keto diet. I was amazed by how much weight I had lost and how great I felt. I no longer had cravings for carbs and sugar, and I had so much energy. I was able to stick to the keto diet without feeling deprived or hungry all the time.
But I wasn’t done yet. I was determined to reach my ultimate weight loss goal of losing a total of 90 pounds to get to 175 lbs (my college weight) So, I am continuing on the keto diet and I’ve begun incorporating more physical activity into my routine. I started going for walks and doing some strength training to help build muscle and boost my metabolism.
I’m happy to say that I am now well on my way to reaching my goal. I feel better than ever. I have more energy, my skin is clearer, and I am finally getting to a weight that I am comfortable with. I no longer have to worry about feeling self-conscious or uncomfortable in my own skin.
The keto diet has completely changed my life and I am so grateful to have discovered it. I want to do my part to raise awareness about the benefits of the keto diet and help others achieve their weight loss goals. If I can do it, anyone can. The keto diet has given me the tools I need to finally take control of my weight and my health, and I am so thankful. And with that gratitude I decided to launch the ketodadfitness brand site and social media accounts. I want everyone to feel as amazing as I do, and at 42!