The Great Big Public Keto Before And After Thread!

(Jonathan) #488

I’ve been on the Keto diet for 2 months, and so far I’ve lost 25lbs. I am 6’1” and currently weigh 213lbs with a goal weight of 200lbs. Currently my calorie intake is about 1650 and my macros are 20 carbs, 123 protein, and 118 fats.

I’m curious to get an honest opinion as to how I look (do I look good/okay) and what my approx body fat % looks to be. I don’t have calipers and don’t feel like buying any, but I took my measurements according to the navy standards and got 24% body fat but I don’t know if that’s very accurate.
Current weight (213):

Here is me at my heaviest (left) and when I started the diet (right):

(Frank) #489

Looking good man. Any before pics?

(Jonathan) #490

Just added some before pics to the original post :slight_smile:

(When in doubt, keep your carbs under 20g) #491

Oh yeah, that makes a difference. Nice job!
Well done, Jonathan! :+1:

(When in doubt, keep your carbs under 20g) #492

When I joined the forum, I thought I’d post before and after pics, but what I ended up doing was creating a separate new thread, that’s not public like this one.

So instead of re-posting what I did there, I’m just going to link to the email my wife wrote for Diet Doctor.

(I Am The Egg Man ku-ku-kachoo) #493

That’s a great story, Darren!

(Justin Roberts) #495

I keep running across old photos, so I’ll keep posting new comparisons.
I started keto in January of this year and have dropped over 50 lbs. 235ish lbs at my heaviest and I have been as low as 175 lbs. I now happily fluctuate between 175 and 180. I eat until I’m full. I don’t feel deprived. You can tell by the look on my face that Keto has truly given me life.


That right picture was take a few weeks ago at the State Fair of Texas and believe it or not, I was not even tempted by any of the fried junk that wafted throughout the place. I did indulge in an ice cold Shiner Bock (which is not low carb!) but I managed to keep my total daily carbs less than 20 anyway. Thank you to @carl and @richard for everything you do for this community and thank you everyone in the forums for being truly awesome!

(Jane ) #496

Hi Rebekah, thank you so much for telling your story of perseverance! It takes guts to go through what you have been through and so young. I can certainly see health coaching, nutritional therapy in your future. You have learned sooo much over these years. Look forward to hearing more from you!



(Darren Graham) #499

I’m 50 in January next year. I’m doing the Melbourne marathon next year in my 50th year.

(Connie Ortz) #500

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.

(Mary Jo Koplos) #501

Great way to put it! I keep thinking that I look like I’m pleated. Way to go and happy, happy, happy ketoversary!

(I Am The Egg Man ku-ku-kachoo) #502


It could definitely be worse! Great job! I love hearing about the health improvements.

(When in doubt, keep your carbs under 20g) #503

Connie, much of your testimony is so encouraging, but his part is the best! I’m so happy for your wonderful progress, and that you have a supportive doctor.

Thanks for sharing your success! :+1:

(Karen) #504

Look at you! You look marvelous. Seriously! So proud of you

(Laurie) #505

Amazing! Thank you, Connie, for posting your photos and your story.

(Eric) #506


Thanks for sharing your wonderful story. Your health improvement and appearance is and will always be the best part. But working with your doctors other patients pays it forward. That becomes a multiplier.

I just got to say:

“Dahling, I have to tell you something. And I don’t say this to everybody. You look mahvelous!”

(Irian) #507

You know just how much people pay for Shar-Peis??? You have just exponentially increased your market value :joy:

(Wendy) #508

I just wanted to say kudos! You look really great and I know what you mean about feeling better. It’s amazing how eating right makes so many other things right! Congratulations!!!

(Connie Ortz) #509

OK, now THAT’S hilarious!