Rodney McElyea Lost 48 lbs

Keto Diet Success Stories > Health & Fitness

Rodney’s son writes, “After losing his father much too young my father struggled with his weight and couldn’t ever seem to find anything that effectively helped him lose the weight and keep it off. Then my dad found the KETO/LCHF diet in April of this year and it has changed both his life and my whole family’s as well. As a father of 5, with an age range of 18 months to 23 years, it can be very hard to put yourself first and be dedicated. He gets up at 4:00 in the morning to get in his workouts and plan his meals. He is a stay at home dad with the two smallest kids, a 3 year old and an 18 month old.

My dad found your recipes and they were a huge hit! He has gone from 268- 220 lbs and he is just beginning! I am so thankful this lifestyle has given me my dad back and I know he will live a long and healthy life because of awesome people like yourself who give people like him the tools to have a fighting chance to take their lives back.”

What is your favorite recipe from
Double Peanut Butter Balls. These were a big hit for everyone and so easy to make.

What is your favorite ingredient to use when making ketogenic recipes?
Butter, butter, and more butter.

What is/was your motivation to keep on track?
Always about my family and being sure I am around for them.

Did you ever encounter a stall? If so, how did you get over it?
Yes, I went to intermittent fasting and was able to get over the hump.

How did you hear about keto, and why did you start?
As a nurse, I knew about Atkins and its affects so I investigated a lot more and found a lot of resources including your website.

In what aspects has your life changed since going keto?
Everything has changed, I have more energy and my workouts are at a whole new level. My blood pressure and cholesterol have also greatly improved.

What piece of advice would you offer to people that are just starting out on keto?
Keep it simple at first and read everything you can.

What did you personally do in your first 2 weeks of keto? (i.e. Drink broth, go for a walk, throw food out, etc.)
I got rid of all the German chocolate, looked up a lot of recipes to see what I could eat, and ate lots of hamburger and eggs.