I’m Emily. I’m originally from California but I currently reside th Paris, France. My husband is from here.
I had struggled a lot growing up with food and had always been extremely overweight until I found this diet called the Atkins diet. Back then there was no keto. I tried it out for about 3 months and it was the most weight I was ever able to get off in my life. After that, the diet had said to reintroduce back normal foods so I followed the program and slowly all that weight came back on, plus more. Fast forward a couple years later, I decided to give it another go but this time stick with it for as long as I could. First couple of months were tough. After 6 months in and not seeing results I was a bit frustrated but I decided to keep going at it, I felt really good.
Next thing I know, it felt like i dropped all the weight overnight. Everyone started saying stuff to me and all my clothes were too big on me. It was really amazing. So I kept up with eating this way for about 4 years until i started to go to therapy and i started introducing cheat days back in and i realized i had a deep issue with food and this opened the door of years of binge eating. Since then my weight has fluctuated and it’s been so difficult. Especially because the people around me don’t struggle and here in France they don’t believe in diets or different ways of eating so I don’t really have people to speak with about the struggle.
Anyways, i have decided to get back on the keto and intermittent fasting way of eating and i figured telling others who are on the same journey could keep me accountable.
Thank you for listening, i appreciate it!
Also, does anyone host virtual meetups in here? I would love to meet some of you