1 and a half years ago we gave up on having kids. We did 3 rounds of IVF, it turned out I have PCOS and my body was in full protest of all the hormonal injections. I already was overweight, but after IVF I weighed over 250lbs. I got depressed I wanted to make a huge change. So I turned to keto.
Within a few months I was no longer depressed and I saw the change in my body. It was after I lost more than 60lbs that my body really started to look different. Now I’ve lost a 100lbs, still keto, still happy and living my best life. I always look back so I can appreciate the support I’ve got from people around me for pushing through and to see that I can be the person I love to see in the mirror.
I love keto! It has been my salvation.
1. What tactics did you employ to help you get to your goal? What did you find helped you get to your goals best?
The tactics I used that helped me to get to my goal, is that I’m constantly altering the way I eat keto. It depends on how my body is doing. Sometimes I’m more carnivore, sometimes I cut out dairy and nuts. Intermittent fasting really helped a lot for me, but now I find my body protesting. So I stopped for now.
2. What is the most impactful change you’ve made to your diet and why do you feel it’s been the most important?
The most impactful thing that I made was when I started IF. That really changed a lot. I didn’t feel like a slave to my internal feeding clock. I learned to eat when my body needed fuel and not just because it was time for breakfast.
3. What is the best single piece of advice you can give to someone that is just starting out?
My advice for someone who is starting this way of life is to join a keto community. It helps with finding answers and recipes. I have a special Instagram for keto that helps keep me accountable.
4. How do you feel your life is now that you’re at your goal?
I’m at my goal weight, but I don’t really think I’m at my goal. There is no goal with this way of eating. It’s for life. I’m still learning and loving this WOE.
5. What do you consider the biggest change in your day-to-day life?
Keto changed how I eat in my day-to-day life. I used to eat fast and easy. Now I meal prep, so I think about my meals ahead of time. And I take my time eating. I enjoy eating and do not feel guilty about it.
6. What did you do to find support throughout your journey?
My biggest supporter is my husband. He doesn’t really understand what keto is, but he enjoys the meals I make. And he supports my highs and lows. My other supporter is my mother. She even started to eat low carb, because she is seeing my success.
7. What do you currently do to manage your day-to-day diet?
I still have to make conscious choices about what I eat. I tend to overeat, so meal prepping helps with that. Not having too much groceries and keeping busy also helps a lot.
8. What is your favorite keto recipe from www.ruled.me that’s become a staple?
My ultimate favourite recipe is the cookies & crème ice cream. It takes some work, but it’s so delicious! I have to control myself, hahaha.
9. If there is one thing that you could do differently during your journey, what would it be and why?
I wished I knew how to correctly implement the right amount of fat in the beginning. I find it’s a delicate balance that changes as your body also changes. When you change, you should change what you eat.