I made the change a little over six months ago and I recently dropped below 240 pounds for the first time in a decade. Wii Fit Plus says I’m no longer “obese,” just “overweight.” My size 36 jeans are already loose and friends I saw recently didn’t recognize me at first because they only knew the 291 pound me.
I didn’t make exercise a part of my life. I did visit the gym twice, both times for 30 minutes and I spent more time focused on getting out of there than I did on getting a good workout. I didn’t lose the weight because of exercise.
I lost it because I kept myself in a constant state of ketosis.
In the past six months, there have been times where I wanted to have something sweet. One time in particular was in an airport. I wanted a coffee and the closest place was Cinnabon. As I stood in line, I stared at these:
That was the closest I ever came to cheating.
My “diet” consists of eggs, bacon, cheeseburgers and steaks. Every now and then, I’ll throw some greens in the mix, as you should. Believe it or not, when bacon is considered a food group, that’s an enjoyable diet!
Plus, the impact it had on my life motivated me to keep doing it.
When my parents saw the change my way of eating had they asked for explanations. I revealed the change and printed out everything on the r/Keto sidebar for them.
Since they made the change my Dad hasn’t had to take any insulin. He has more energy. He and my mom have both lost weight.
My brother has had similar success.
I have yet to reach my target weight, but in the past six months I have lost 50 pounds and dropped 10 inches off my waist, without becoming a gym rat.
If a guy who lived on Mountain Dew and honey buns can make this change, why can’t you?