I am a twenty-something keto lover in a carb filled world. It is a struggle to maintain this lifestyle sometimes, but, I manage. One of the best things about it is the variety of foods I can eat. I started this blog to showcase recipes that I either find or make myself. I will make sure to credit the original recipe if it’s not my own or I tweak it. I always give credit where credit is due!
I used to weigh 210 pounds about 2 years ago and wore a 16/18 in most clothes. I didn’t like the way I looked or felt, but I always quit every time I tried to do something about it. I joined a gym and felt lost. I didn’t know what to do when I got there so I just gave up. I finally became serious about my health in March of 2013 and started with the program Insanity. I finished it and it was such a huge accomplishment. I dropped to 195 (size 14/16) but I stayed there for an entire year. I would lose a few inches here and there, but, my weight was always within a few pounds. I didn’t know why either because I was working out and “clean eating” with whole grains, fruit, veggies and lean meats.
Little did I know that the grains, fruit, and lack of fat were the issue!
In April of 2014 I decided to eat the Keto way. A coworker of mine does it (has been for 10+ years) and she was always mentioning it to me, but, I never listened. I finally listened and did some research. I’m glad I did. I read “Grain Brain,” “Wheat Belly,” “Atkins New Diet Revolution,” and stalked various low-carb-high-fat blogs (www.ruled.me is my favorite). I haven’t looked back. It is the ONLY thing that has allowed me to keep losing weight. Right now I’m only about 15 pounds down but I’m still continuing to lose. I’m also working out so even though the scale might not budge as much as I want, I am slowly losing inches.
With this blog I hope to provide my readers with new recipes, improved recipes and inspiration! I will be tracking my weight loss journey so I may update with photos from time to time!