My husband and I had been talking about what we could do to lose weight. In fact, we’d been talking about it for a couple years. The only problem was we didn’t like the part where we had to cut back on eating food.
We love food, thus the need to lose weight.
One day he came to me and said he’d been doing some research about the ketogenic diet. I’d never heard of it. I figured it involved being hungry (or in my case, hangry), exercising, and hating everybody and everything until I finally threw up my hands and ate a tub of chocolate frosting.
That pretty much sums up the way diets had worked for me in the past.
When he explained the keto diet to me and got to the part where I was expected to give up white foods, I asked Siri to find a good divorce lawyer in my area.
Cut to four months later and me 35 pounds lighter. It took him only a few more months to shed 100 pounds. Not only that, we’ve kept it off.
I didn’t exercise, although I shouldn’t brag about that.
I wasn’t hungry.
I never divorced my husband.
What we did to lose weight
In a nutshell, you lose weight with the keto diet by taking in more healthy fats, a moderate amount of protein, and minimum carbs. The minimum carbs thing sounds awful and as a biscuit loving Southerner, I cannot lie. It was a little painful for a couple weeks.
I’ll be honest. I have no willpower. Zero.
If they did one of those self-control experiments on me by locking me in a room with a bunch of pre-schoolers and telling me I could have one marshmallow now or two marshmallows later, you’d see the following headline on the news:
Woman Tramples Innocent Children and Eats All Their Marshmallows
Even as flawed as I am, I lost the extra 20 pounds I was carrying and an additional 15. To put a finer point on it, as I write today I fluctuate between 35 and 38 pounds lost.
As I said earlier, the keto diet is about managing your fat, protein, and carbs. My husband spent hours upon hours studying ketones, and the science behind why eating more of the right kinds of fats helps you lose weight.
Here is a free 30 Day Keto Challenge to get you started!
All I wanted was for someone to tell me what to eat, what not to eat, and how to keep myself from replacing my thyroid medicine with M&Ms.
If you’re like me and only want the facts about how to do keto and get through the first two weeks of the diet with minimal struggles, I wrote a short book that does just that.
It’s the book I wish I’d had.
I lay it all out for you in a very simple, straightforward way, and I share all the lessons I learned that make it easier to lose weight. (I also tell you what my favorite keto friendly chocolate is and how to make the decadent mousse that saved me when I was about to dive face first into the ice cream freezer at Walmart.)
It’s less than $5 and a short read that you’ll probably go to again and again for help. What else are you going to do with $5 today? Buy some frosting and a can of refrigerated biscuits? (That’s a joke. Please don’t send me angry emails because your Uncle invented frosting and your great-grandmother’s last words to you were, “eat more refrigerated biscuits.”)
You can do this, and I’m not saying that because that’s what people say. I mean it. You can, and I want to help you. Let me help you.
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Sher Bailey is a writer in the Midwest who believes the power of humor, Mod Podge, and grandkids can fix most problems in life. You can find her at SherBailey.com.