"I have two goals in life:
1. To end world obesity.
2. To develop a carb-free champagne."
Nicole Rokita stands at the forefront of a revolutionary way of eating that can inspire change in individuals, with the potential to inspire change on a much larger scale. Over the last few years, Nicole has been working to find a solution for making healthy food choices easier, more appealing, and just as accessible as ordering from the various food delivery platforms out there. The trial and error of her last projects continued to push her even more to discover a solution that would work for everyone and anyone, even those who are not health conscious.
Nicole has been an entrepreneur since a very young age. She takes pride in her attention to detail, design, societal understanding, and marketing efficiency. Where there’s a will, there’s a way, and problem solving is what she does best. This led her to think outside of the norm, and advance to a new concept of a low-carbohydrate diet restaurant and lifestyle.
Nicole became passionate about the keto lifestyle after seeing the difference it made for her, both inside and out. Nicole graduated with her bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois Chicago. Nicole always had a slim figure, but as she got older, she noticed her metabolism was not working as fast as it used to. The gym was just not her thing, so instead, she chose to eat healthy to maintain her weight. But eating healthy and counting calories was no longer working.
Using her own personal weight gain struggle to help guide her, she is on a mission to find a solution to help all those who suffer from weight gain. Nicole initially became fascinated with the keto diet, because of her vague understanding that it was a diet in which you ate to lose weight. No gym. No calorie counting. No salad fasts or juice cleanses, but actual food, tasty food, and interestingly enough… Food high in fat.
The keto diet has had many positive benefits in regards to weight loss, mental clarity, improved mood, controlled appetite, decreased cravings, and less dependency on eating sugary, carbohydrate-rich foods in order to sustain a level and adequate amount of energy. Once Nicole started incorporating ketogenic concepts into her diet, she began to see that eating fat (not carbs) helped her lose fat, as it was being burned off to sustain energy levels without carbohydrates. This was a total game changer. From being on a complete ketogenic diet to just restricting her carbs, she has noticed she still reaps the same benefits either way. The ketogenic diet is a great way to kick-start weight loss, and cutting down on the amount of carbohydrates consumed on a daily basis is a great way to maintain your weight and also enjoy the various health benefits both the ketogenic diet and a low-carbohydrate diet have to offer.
Firmly established in this new lifestyle, she was unable to find readily made food to order and a wide variety of restaurant options that were also low in carbohydrates. After seeing the amazing results from cutting the carbohydrates out of her diet, she wondered why this dietary lifestyle trend is not more mainstream or known amongst the general population.
Nicole started her blog niKETO in May 2017 to educate others on the diet- and inspire those who struggle with losing weight by showing them an alternative way of eating.
Now, as the ketogenic diet gains popularity in today’s pop culture and media, Nicole intends to inspire change in individuals, and to inspire change on a much larger scale by reducing the amount of carbohydrates we consume as a whole. The concept of niKETO was influenced by the ketogenic diet, but the key to success for niKETO is much simpler, as our goal is not to encourage this drastic ketogenic dietary lifestyle change, but to create awareness about the negative effects that excess carbohydrates have on the body.