Location: Vancouver, Washington
Last year, I decided to try to lose 40 pounds by the time I turned 40 (in nine months), so I tried the Ketogenic diet. I was 5’7” and 205 pounds at the time. By the time I turned 40, I had surpassed my goal and lost 50 pounds. My new diet gave me more energy and mental clarity, reduced my inflammation and chronic neck pain, eliminated my cravings and hunger pangs, and lifted my depression. I achieved all of this by eliminating sugar, reducing carbohydrates, and consuming more healthy fats. I have now lost a total of 60 pounds. I had lab work done after year one, and the doctors noticed huge improvements all around. I am so thankful for this diet, and I hope more people realize that existing nutrition recommendations don’t work for everyone."