I have always struggled with losing weight. Since I was a child, I was addicted to food. I was heavy, out of breath, had joint pain and back pain, I’d be out of breath just going up the stairs. I then got a divorce and a series of unfortunate events which ended me gaining 100 pounds in less than a year. No matter what I did, I ended up not losing weight, giving up, and even worse, gaining more and more weight. I lived eating fast food and laying on the couch.
Fast forward 8 years until my life started to get better, I got remarried to my beautiful wife, we had two kids, got a great job, and went back to school. There was something missing, I was still morbidly obese. At 270 pounds, I lived a sedentary lifestyle. Tired of feeling lazy, sluggish, and obese, I finally committed to losing weight in June 2017. One day, I discovered the Ketogenic diet. Keto seemed to be the solution to my weight problems. I searched and researched the principles and methodology of Keto until I was comfortable enough to start it. Eating bacon, cheese, sausages, salami, avocados, high fat and low carb meals with some veggies and suddenly, Keto started to make sense. I was truly blessed in discovering Keto. I loved the diet, I loved the food, I loved how I felt.
I created an Instagram account (@life_is_keto) and I started documenting my eating habits, progress pictures, staying accountable, and making Keto friends. In less than 6 moths I had almost 3,000 followers and with Keto I managed to lose over 70 pounds. I still have 50 more to go, which is still in progress.
I also made 30 day challenges with myself and with Instagram friends. The challenge was to stay strict Keto for 30 days straight with less than 20 grams of carbs per day, 30 minutes of exercise per day and a minimum of 10,000 steps per day. I made 4 of these challenges and managed to lose 40 pounds, so 10 pounds each challenge.
Keto has transformed my life for the better. I highly recommend it to anyone that likes this new lifestyle and eating habits.