I didn’t always eat the keto diet.
I grew up with the same old-fashioned food pyramid that you likely did, with all those unhealthy carbohydrates comprising the bulk of my diet.
I thought that I was eating a balanced, nutritious diet and that I was giving my body what it needed.
Then came a day I went to the doctor, and my triglycerides, blood pressure, and cholesterol were all way too high.
My blood sugar was terrible; I was borderline diabetic.
I had metabolic syndrome. My diet was not as healthy as I had been led to believe. Something needed to change, and fast.
A lot changed that day.
After I calmed down (my heart was racing when I heard the words “pre-diabetic”) I realized that the “experts” had been steering me wrong my whole life, so I set out to become an expert myself.
I embarked on a new path and became a nutrition specialist. And I discovered this awesome diet.
There are so many diets out there you can try to lose weight and improve your overall health, but few have the ample research backing them up that the keto diet does.
The science is there, and that was enough to convince me to give it a try.
It was a big transition, but I was okay with that. I love to cook and discover new recipes, so I looked on changing my weekly menu as a culinary adventure.
I stuck with it, and I started to see results.
My markers improved, and I began to feel more energetic throughout the day. Even my mood lifted. I realized that keto was working.
Today I am much healthier than I was that pivotal day the doctor told me I was pre-diabetic.
Along the way, I discovered all kinds of excellent new foods I never would’ve had a chance to enjoy if I hadn’t had to make significant changes!
I wanted to do something to help out others who are in the situation I once was, so I asked myself what would’ve helped me the most on my journey, and I realized it would have been some guidance in finding helpful, authoritative resources on keto as well as approachable cookbooks with simple, delicious, healthy recipes.
Thanks again for joining me here and for making my journey a part of yours.