My Keto Journey to Weight Loss
I want to tell the world how much I love KETO! Seriously, it’s been such a journey and I’m so glad I am on it. I’m not at my goal weight yet but I’ve come so far from where I started. If I can do the Ketogenic diet, I’m convinced anyone can do it. The first step, and the hardest step in my experience, is to take the very first step and make the decision to do it!
When I started my Keto journey, my family was not on board. I found myself making the same types of meals. These meals were the typical meat, starch and veggie that we had always made. I would mostly eat the protein and veggies I cooked because I always made sure those were prepared in a Keto friendly fashion so I wouldn’t end up cooking two totally different meals.
It wasn’t until after a few months that my family really started to notice my weight loss but one thing that was way more noticeable were my energy levels. I will never forget when my daughter came to me and asked if she could do the Keto diet with me. I wasn’t even sure this would be safe for kids to do. That’s when I learned that babies are born in ketosis and it isn’t until after they start eating the foods we are used to eating that they become sugar burners where their body switches over to burning glucose instead of ketones based on how we fuel our body with food.
How To Start The Ketogenic Diet
I wrote a very long article on The Simple Way To Start The Ketogenic Diet because so many people were asking me for instructions. I love that my friends and family want to start it too! It’s exciting for me to teach people that they can simply change the way they eat so they can feel better and be healthy. The weight loss is just a side benefit of eating healthy in my opinion.
Before and After Weight Loss Photos of Success
I don’t share many before and after photos of our Keto journey but with the permission of my husband I am daughter, I am sharing these photos with you today. We hope these photos of our journey on the Keto diet will inspire you to take action and live a healthier lifestyle. Just remember one thing though… We made these weight loss transformations with food, not with gimmicky products. You don’t need to purchase a magic pill, powder or ketone drink to make these changes. There is no magic to this process. It’s determination and knowledge that will lead you to a healthy lifestyle. I’m so grateful to have learned this for myself and my family.
It really explains the process well. If I could recommend just one book, that would be the book I would tell people to read to understand it all. I bought the book and found that my life is so busy that I didn’t have much time to sit and read it as quickly as I wanted so I ended up buying the Audiobook version of How We Get Fat: And What To Do About It too.
I honestly believe sugar is a dangerous drug. Yes, I said it. I stand by it. I believe it. It goes against what we have been taught and what is accepted in today’s society. We celebrate every occasion with sugar. Gary opened my eyes to the dangers and how food works in our body. He says, and I believe, “sugar and high fructose corn syrup are a principal cause of chronic disease that are most likely to kill us, or at least accelerate our demise, in the twenty-first century” – Quote from The Case Against Sugar written by Gary Taubes.
It wasn’t until I understood the effects my diet had on me that I was finally able to make the change.
Here are a few before and after photos of people who have been on the Keto Diet or a Low Carb Diet of some sort. The photos that are seen here are real people who didn’t use products to make these healthy changes.
If you have a have a before and after photo that you are proud of and want to use it to inspire others, feel free to email me at [email protected] – I would be more than happy to add your photo to this to help inspire others!
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