Starting Keto - Part 1


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Daisy's latest extraordinary women, Kim and Carrie, chat about how to get started with Keto and share some great tips to help you navigate what can sometimes be rather choppy waters!


Kim Howerton struggled with her relationship with food from the time she was 8. As the years went by and her health problems mounted, she felt at the mercy of her body and out of control with her weight. A dedicated seeker of pleasure, she realised that life in a body that was always in pain was no way to live; that a pleasurable life starts by living in a body that feels good.

Enter Keto - a life that has brought together her love of satisfying, delicious foods in a way that makes her actually feel good. She now shares her love of all things Keto by creating recipes, running a Facebook group and with the upcoming podcast Keto Life Support.

Kim's website is


Carrie is an ex-professional pastry chef, turned cookbook author, recipe developer, freelance photographer with a crazy, four country, three continent-spanning resume which includes such things as a chocolate TV show, a chocolate cookbook, and making pastries for the Queen of England.  She trained at the National Bakery School in London and has now turned her pastry chef talents to creating scrumptious keto/low carb food to help the world eat smarter, live better, and put the healthy back into healthy.

She has published 5 cookbooks and shares her tales of food, travel, and adventure from her splendid single life in the sane lane, as well as her trials and triumphs with Bi-polar Disorder, Adrenal Fatigue, Lyme disease, a massive E-coli infection, a myriad of food sensitivities, and her journey back to slim and vibrant on her blog

Carrie also shares her love, skills, passion for delicious healthy food, and humor in a Facebook Group - The Keto Kitchen with Carrie Brown - as well as bouncing around all the usual social media platforms as The Real Carrie Brown.

Carrie’s buddies say of her…

“Carrie can often be found in the kitchen, surrounded by her four-legged friends, concocting, devising, developing, and figuring out how to make the impossible very possible (and affordable). And we love her for it.”

Lab Tests

CMP (complete metabolic panel)

CBC (complete blood panel)

Standard Lipid Panel



Fasting insulin

Basic Thyroid (if no symptoms)

Full Thyroid (if have symptoms)

Ulta Lab has a lot of great test packages. Another direct to consumer is Direct Labs.

Happy Healthy Keto

You can find out more about Kim and Carrie's program on their website or take a look at my Starting Keto page.

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Excellent! Can’t wait for part two. That was a fascinating talk, and I hope every newcomer to this way of eating will take a listen and benefit from your insights.


Thanks Paul :smiley: