Transformation of the Day: Rae lost 44 pounds with a low carb, high fat Ketogenic lifestyle. She didn’t want to live with chronic ankle and knee pain, so she sought out guidance, changed her habits and committed to a new way of life. Check out her story.
I started Keto on July 28,2018. I did not transition slow. I jumped right into Keto after having to do physical therapy for my ankle and knee due to the chronic pain I developed from being overweight. My body was feeling the effects of having so much excess weight on it. My weight had hit 228 pounds. However, I’m sure I may have weighed more because I stopped weighing myself at that point. I’d lost myself in food.
I meet with a wellness coordinator through my insurance. Then I met with a doctor and a dietitian. After these meetings, my journey began! I completely changed my eating habits with the help of my dietitian. I cut out carbs almost entirely, with the only carbs I ate come from green vegetables and some dairy products.
I didn’t eat any sweets (not even keto approved) in the beginning, including no fruit! Once I was in ketosis, my appetite changed and I was less hungry throughout the day. I was able to tolerate a low-calorie diet as well.
In the beginning, I only exercised 2-3 times a week with Shaun T’s Hip Hop Abs program. Now, I have cranked up those sessions up to 3-4 times a week!
My starting weight was 224 pounds, and I currently weigh 180 pounds at 5’5″.
I decided to compare my photos. I have pictures from April 2018 to February 2019. I am amazed at where I am and where I came from! I can’t even believe it was me! This is the first change in my diet that I stuck to and didn’t feel like I was losing out. Ketosis has made me a fat burning machine! I see why people say a lifestyle change is better than a diet because you can stick to it forever!
I’ve learned that when I set my mind to it, I can accomplish anything!! I recommend that people get started with something that they can follow and that they can commit to. I would also tell them to seek help when it’s needed.