I’m down 60lbs since beginning keto in Jan 2018 and I’ve been able to maintain my weight loss. I didn’t stick strictly to keto during the holidays but am back on it again here in 2019.
In addition to the weight loss, I’ve had dramatic improvements in my blood tests. So for everyone who is concerned that eating a high-fat diet is going to hurt you – I say nonsense. Take a look at my blood tests 6 months after starting keto.
If you want to crush carb addiction, get healthy, get stronger and live a better life, run, don’t walk, and start your keto program today!
1. What tactics did you employ to help you get to your goal? What did you find helped you get to your goals best?
Keep my meal plan simple, easy and quick. This allowed me to always have something on hand to prepare. Combining keto with resistance exercise helped raise my resting metabolism. That’s where you burn most of your calories.
2. What is the most impactful change you’ve made to your diet and why do you feel it’s been the most important?
Cutting carbs down to 5% of calories helped me break a sugar addiction. Trying to eat even ‘healthy’ carbs like grapes, apples, oatmeal, etc, would just keep me on the addiction cycle. I couldn’t reach escape velocity without letting go of what was holding me back.
I also have no more sleep apnea, so I sold the CPAP!
3. What is the best single piece of advice you can give to someone that is just starting out?
You have to take the time to become adapted to Keto first. Don’t try intermittent fasting or too much exercise if your body has not made the adjustment to its new fuel supply. That just takes time, three to six weeks in most cases. Once you’re adapted you can then leverage ketosis for tremendous fat loss.
4. How do you feel your life is now that you’re at your goal?
I’m not at my goal just yet, I’m down 60lbs but plan on losing another 20lbs, to get to my target weight of 180. I consider all goals as milestones. Once you hit one milestone, you set a new vision and go after a new goal. The journey is the destination!
5. What do you consider the biggest change in your day-to-day life?
I’m on a mission to make people aware that food is true medicine, not medication.
6. What did you do to find support throughout your journey?
1st – do my own research into keto, trying to understand why and how it works. The more I discovered the more it motivated me to stay with it.
2nd – Keto generates its own intrinsic benefit. Once you’re adapted you get a sense of well being that comes from the eating protocol. I never experienced that from any other past diet approach.
7. What do you currently do to manage your day-to-day diet?
I have a set schedule of working out and eating that I follow most of the time. The only time I’m not doing keto strictly is on special occasions with the family (birthdays, holidays) or if I’m eating out with friends.
8. What is your favorite keto recipe from www.ruled.me that’s become a staple?
9. If there is one thing that you could do differently during your journey, what would it be and why?
Diversify my menu a little more. I’m a creature of habit so I tend to eat the same things all the time. I’d like to have a 30-day menu that features something different, but uses the same ingredients so that I could have a wide variety but not waste food that’s only used once in a recipe.