Hard to believe that today is my 1-year ketoversary. My story is the same as so many others. Spent my entire life fighting my weight. Always the biggest kid in any group. I was “the smart one”, my sister was “the cute one.” I tried darn near every diet known to man. I avoided weight loss surgery, but only because of financial reasons. Somehow, I managed to avoid T2D, but I’m sure that would have changed, given time. My blood sugar was creeping up, my triglycerides were high, HDL was low, vLDL was high.
Desperation led me to keto. I love biology, so researching the how and why weren’t a struggle. Implementation was just mind-over-matter. The first couple of weeks were the toughest. But about 3 weeks in, I noticed that it wasn’t a struggle any more. That my cravings were gone. And it’s been pretty easy to stay on since. Especially when I think about all I’ve experienced… especially considering that I have no gall bladder (a victim of my attempt at low-fat dieting) and 2/3 of my thyroid is gone.
96 lb weight loss
Down 6 jeans sizes, and 5 shirt sizes
I haven’t been sick in a year… No colds, no flu, no gastric distress, no heartburn.
My hair and nails are healthier than they’ve been in years.
My blood sugar levels are solidly in the normal range. My triglycerides are a third of what they were. My HDL is higher, vLDL much lower.
My doctor is fully in support of my diet, and has asked me to speak to more than one of his patients.
I look like a shar-pei, but I’ll take it.