It's official! I am now a certified keto coach!
The ketogenic diet changed my life. I have been living the keto lifestyle since 2017.
I came for the fad and stayed for the benefits.
I was struggling to function in everyday life. I had a toddler, was running a business and was miserable everyday. I lived off naps everyday when my son was sleeping. I got migraines every evening as I was finishing up work. That lead to going straight to bed once I got out of work. I worked out every day, crossfit style. I listened to my trainers advice on eating. I was seeing weight lifting gains like Woah! But I wasn't losing weight anymore. Most days when I worked out hard, I was done for the day.
I started to notice some friends posting about the keto diet and the amazing results they were having. I researched for months, I asked advice from my trainers. I was told "it's a fad", "it's not good for you long term", "go ahead and try it, what's the worst that can happen?". So, I gave myself 30 days to try it. I prepped my menu the week before I started. I cleaned out my junk (ate all the junk lol). I was super worried about the "Keto flu", as I already felt like poop without having that. I made sure to have extra electrolytes on hand and had extra foods that contained magnesium, calcium and sodium.
I survived. I lost weight. I felt so much better. I fell in love. During the first month, I lost 12lbs. WHAT?? After being at a standstill for almost 6 months, this was great! I noticed I wasn't NEEDing naps everyday, and I wasn't getting migraines nearly as much. After the first 3 months, I even got my period again! I was hooked.
I stayed for the benefits.
I am now 3 years in. The keto diet has been the most empowering and freeing way of life for me. Out of all the many benefits from the keto diet, I am most passionate about the health benefits I have achieved. More specifically, hormone balancing. I was able to get off of y thyroid med and actually got my period all 12 months of the last year. I struggled with not having a period for most of my adult life, also resulting in infertility. I was put on medication to control my thyroid at 20 year old. Usually on thyroid meds, you are on them for life. At the age of 35, I was able to reverse y thyroid disorder. I am pretty sure, had I found keto sooner, I would have been able to have more children. The one I have is my miracle baby.
Another health benefit that I experienced, was the reduction in migraines. I went from having daily debilitating migraines, to only having them when I eat something I am sensitive to. I was also able to discover that I have food sensitivities. I am now a ingredients reader.
I have become in tune with myself on this journey. I have more energy. I am free of daily headaches. I get normal periods. I want to share my knowledge and empower other women who are struggling with yo-yo diets and miserable with their current diet style.