I started growing weight around 11 or 12 years old – then came the bullying, which made me bury my feelings in food even deeper.
I started yo-di dieting and hopping from one diet to another: Weight watchers, Jenny Craig, Nutrisistism, you name it. One time, I even ate plain chicken breasts, plain peanut butter, and straight beats for two months. I lost weight quickly with this "diet," but I got it back (and then some). It was No, no sustainable.
In 2006, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. My doctor put me on a diet (basically a low-fat diet with more fruits and veggies) and prescribed me insulin. I managed to lose £ 60 … just to win it all back again. I couldn't sustain that diet, either.
Because my son in 2012 was my motivation to lose weight.
For the first two or three years of my life, I was still burying my feelings in food – the pressure of being a new mom, having a new job, and paying bills for me to binge.
But then, right before my son got 3 years old, I decided I would have enough. I felt like I was killing myself and wanted to be healthy for my son.
In September 2015, I found the keto diet. I heard that the keto diet might help with type 2 diabetes, in addition to weight loss, so I decided to give it a try.
The diet is extremely difficult at first, especially after a low-fat diet.
You never really know how much fat you need on the keto diet until you actually try it – it's hard at first. Plus, back in 2015, there were not nearly as many resources on the Keto diet as they are today.
On top, my doctor was not thrilled that I tried a diet keto (again, it was still new), but he still monitored my progress. After just six months on Kato I successfully insulin injections-and as of right now, I'm currently not on any medication to manage my diabetes (all approved by my doctor).
As for what I eat at Keto, I try my best to opt for health fats most of the time (salmon, avocado, various nuts), but I still have some keto-friendly treats too. Here's what I usually eat in a day:
- Breakfast: I usually fast in the morning, but if I eat breakfast it is usually two eggs, one avocado, and two slices of bacon.
- Lunch: Cobble salad or low-carb / keto salad with ranch sauce or creamy Caesar
- Dinner: Salads with salad or roasted low-carb vegetables
- Dessert: Keto chocolate cake (this is my recipe)
- Snacks: Pork rains with gourmet camels, almonds, or macadamia nuts
I lost just under £ 100 over the past three years.
This is the longest I've ever stayed "on a weight-loss tour, so to speak. I also started training in my routine: I'm trying out a mixture of heat classes and weight lifting, and I try to do a bit of activity (even just walking) every day.
I still have about £ 60 to go to my ultimate target weight, but I think I'll be able to reach the goal this year, especially with my new gym routine.
If anything, my weight-loss tour has taught me that no matter how many times you fall down, you need to get back up-and I started my website, ketofy.me, to let other people know that too. It is always important to remember why You chose to lose weight; My reason was to get well and be active for my energetic 6-year-old-I want to be around for him as long as I can.