GIRL! I lost 35 pounds on the Keto Diet!
Before I dive into the Keto diet and how it helped me lose weight, let's do a little recap. I created a blog post a while back with an update on my weight loss struggle. In fact it is something I have blogged about a few times…
- My Weight Loss Struggle: Injections, Parkour and French Fry Eating Trainers
- My Gigantic Challenge: I Need to Lose 40 Pounds
I quit smoking 8 years ago, and after I did I gained a lot of weight. What started out as 10 additional pounds grew into 50. I have been trying for YEARS to find the motivation & commitment to lose all those extra pounds.
I have tried various diets, Nutrisystem, Weight Watchers, and other fad diets I found online. I joined a couple different gyms – and barely went. I tried working out with Beach Body videos at home.
I gained it all right back!
None of it worked as a permanent solution for me, I would inevitably gain any weight I lost right back. Most of the diets I couldn't stick to for more than a couple weeks. Either the food was awful or I got bored with my choices of what I could eat.
Finally I said, ‘Screw it – I'm not gonna worry about my weight anymore. Eat what you want and just be happy!'
Then I went for my annual physical and weighed in at 221 pounds!
That was a HUGE wake up call for me. I hadn't weighed that much since I was pregnant with my TWINS! No wonder my knees were hurting more and I was always so damn tired!
Time to go back on a diet and get my behind in shape again. (The rest of me too!) But which awful diet did I want to subject myself to this time? I was already dreading the idea.
Then a friend of mine started posting about how much weight she had lost on the Keto diet. I had heard about it here and there but never really looked into it. So I asked her to send me some information on it and I read through it right away…
It sounded AWFUL!
A diet with little to no carbs and ZERO sugar?!?! Are you kidding me? I can't do that! Thinking to myself, there is absolutely no way I am going to be able to stick to this Keto diet. I simply don't have the will power.
My friend talked to me more about it and after a few days I decided to try it. It turns out that it was the BEST decision I could have made. It was difficult at first BUT I was determined to try and see this diet through.
I started losing weight almost immediately!
Now, I know that this was mostly water weight but STILL it was so exciting to see the pounds just drop off. And amazingly, I wasn't having a hard time sticking to the Keto low carb no sugar thing.
I mean any diet where I can still eat hot wings and ranch AND lose weight! I'm sold! And so far I have lost 35 pounds and gone down 2 pant sizes! I am wearing jeans I haven't been able to fit into since my daughter was born.
Want to learn more about the Keto diet? Here are some articles with more information…
- The Ketogenic Diet: A Detailed Beginner's Guide to Keto
- A Ketogenic Diet for Beginners
- 14 Day Ketogenic Diet Plan & Menu
And for some Keto recipe ideas and menus you can follow my Pinterest page! Below are also some Keto cookbooks that I really have enjoyed.
***As with any diet, make sure you check with your doctor FIRST to ensure that it will be ok for your health. Not all diets are right for all people.
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