Progress Pics https://imgur.com/a/5BHOmpc
5 Months ago I decided to start Keto. At that point in time I was only thinking about weight loss and finding anyway I could get down to a weight that my health was not in danger with.
5 months ago I told myself I would be very strict and give Keto a fair shot. Then something happened after I was about a month in. I became fat adapted and my hunger greatly diminished. I would sit down at a table and eat and feel full… that had not ever happened before unless I ate a crazy stupid amount of food. At that point I wanted to know what was going on. Luckily I just had blood work done before I started and noticed that my blood sugar was fine but my insulin levels were very, very high and that I had pretty high insulin resistance which means I was going down a road to become a type 2 diabetic.
I am not sure that most people understand how huge finally getting control of my hunger was. I NEVER, EVER felt full before. I thought I was just a freakish pig that was obsessed with food. Turns out that was only partially true. I was poisoning my body with sugar and too much glucose. Keto gives me the power over food and not the other way around.
I am now 10 pounds away from my goal weight of 200. I thought at this point I would be dreaming of giving myself one day to pig out on anything I wanted to as a reward but… I do not want those things anymore. My tastes and cravings are changing. I was extremely worried about maintenance before but with Keto and fasting as tools I have something that I have not had in a long time about my health… Hope.
If you are lurking on this sub and always feel hungry and never full and wondering how in the hell you can ever lose weight when you feel like you are starving then go strict Keto for 6 weeks and see how it feels. You might be like me and realize that you are not just a fat slob and there is actually a huge problem in your body that can be helped by your diet.