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…
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…
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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