[Crossposted from 2KD Facebook group]
I had what I think is a reasonably typical keto experience.
I took a couple of months to acclimate to the change in eating habits during which I didn’t lose too much weight (but already felt a lot better getting out of bed in the morning).
Then, I lost a lot of weight in a few months, but no one said anything to me. Until I bought new clothes that fit properly (which I had to do twice since I was still losing). And -> then <- people noticed the weight loss.
After that, I plateaued weight-wise although I’m still very slowly losing some fractional inches around my waist. Some people – both people I see weekly and people I haven’t seen since I started eating ketogenically, are still just catching up with the weight loss.
But this week two people, in different places at different times, have told me I look “a decade younger”. It was striking to hear the same phrase from two different people. Mind you, I don’t believe them – I don’t think I look a day younger than before – but it was nice to hear anyway.
Update: One of the people who told me I looked so much younger was one of the guys I play an occasional game of poker with. I happened to be having a drink with him and the other guys a week later and noticed he ordered a burger, no bun, and was drinking bourbon instead of beer. Turns out that since our conversation the previous week he had not eaten a carbohydrate!