Since losing 25 30 pounds, 1.5 pant sizes and 2 bra sizes, friends and family want to know how I did it. Here’s how: a ketogenic diet and a ketone supplement. Both of which I intend to use forever. I am grateful and so happy to have some of my old body back! Plus energy, focus, better sleep and my productivity is sky high.
This makes me a happy girl.
It was not, however, easy or fast. Here’s my story:
Keto Start #1
Determined to not be a fat girl anymore, I set out on my journey 1/1/16. I knew the keto diet from my studies and I was liking what I was reading (and still reading). Why not try it? I’d tried every other diet on the books!
So it began: no sugar, more fat, lots more fat, moderate protein, and VLC (very low carb). I lost 10 pounds immediately. Then the scale sat there for three months. Then I got sick and could not eat for 10 days and lost 12 pounds. Felt better, forgot my resolve, gained it all back. All 22 pounds.
If you’ve read this far, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Gad, that was depressing.
Keto Start #2
Still determined, I re-committed to keto in July 2016 and lost 10 pounds immediately. You know, the 10 pounds of water weight and toxins, perhaps a little fat? That 10 pounds. Then the scale sat there. Did. Not. Budge.
Keto Start #3
In September 2016, a friend sent me a trial pack of this ketone supplement. “What the heck is this?” I had all the reservations everyone else has: is it healthy? Is it a gimmick? Will it taste good? Do I have to sell it? Is it expensive? Will I have to drink it forever? (Answers below!)
Despite those reservations, I had the one thing I needed to try something completely new: desperation. I’m of a certain age. If I don’t lose my extra weight RIGHT NOW, I could die fat. And I don’t want to. I don’t want to so badly, I started drinking the ketones before I knew the answer to those questions.
I started drinking the ketone supplement in September 2016. My mentor told me to weigh myself and to take measurements and pictures. I thought measuring myself was dumb but I followed instructions. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s to follow instructions from those who have gone before.
By November 2016, I had not lost a single ounce. I have one of those clever scales that tells you EXACTLY how much you weigh.) In fact, I had gained and lost 5 pounds about 5 times. Not lost and regained but GAINED and lost… Net, I was still the weight I was back in September.
I had lost an inch or so, but nothing significant and, dammit, I wanted that scale to move. One day, I’ll let you talk to my mentors… hahahaha, they were so patient with me and I was a demon. A whining demon. “When am I going to lose way-yate?”
Thanksgiving, Christmas, December… I stopped weighing myself. But I kept drinking the ketones because I loved the energy and focus and brain boost. And I was still losing inches. My clothes fit differently. I finally weighed in March 2017 and I’d lost 8 more pounds.
Results to Date
It’s September 2017 and I’ve lost 27 30 pounds and 12 inches, 1.5 pant sizes and 2 bra sizes. Even my shirts are a little too big now. And I feel great.
Another big thing that happened for me is that I am no longer ruled by hunger. Ketones are a natural appetite suppressant. I practice IF (Intermittent Fasting — more on that in a future post) and don’t usually eat my first meal before 1pm. That was really hard before the ketone supplement. Now I can feel hungry and almost never hangry. (There is a limit, ya know!)
About the Ketone Supplement
If you have the same questions I did about the supplement, you don’t have to wait for answers, here they are! Plus more info in the purple box below!
Yes, it’s healthy — it’s ketone salts, stevia and some flavoring. I’ve examined the ingredients up one side and down the other. I’m satisfied.
No. The keto diet has been around forever… literally. You are born in a state of ketosis. Researchers have been looking at the keto diet for epilepsy, cancer, dementia, auto-immune disease and more for decades. Google any “ailment and ketones” — tons of info!
Plus, exogenous ketones (which means ketones that you ingest rather than produce in your liver) have been in the works for years. Just like you take Vitamin C and D3 and iodine, now we take ketones.
Yes, it tastes good and there are 5 flavors: orange dream, chocolate swirl, Maui punch, swiss cacao and raspberry lemon.
No, you don’t have to sell it. Me? Part of my job is to find and recommend supplements, books, health improvement formulas and systems, probiotics, chemical-free makeup and household items. Clients come to me to feel better. To lose weight. To regain energy. This is another supplement in my toolbox.
I thought so at first. Now, not at all. The gift of desperation is that I was willing to try it anyway. I decided a couple of years ago that I would save money on everything except for what I put in and on my body. That decision is paying off.
I’m going to drink it forever but you don’t have to. Once you reach your goal weight, you can still use everyday or sporadically or not at all. Just remember that if you go back to your old way of eating, you’ll go back to your old way of looking. And feeling.
COGNITION & FOCUS
Here’s the #1 reason I’ll keep drinking it forever: the brain health benefits. Did you know that 1 in 8 of us will have some form of dementia by 65? And 1 in THREE by 85? Whoa. Well, ketones are brain food. Yeah, I’ll be drinking this forever as well as staying on the keto diet.
If you are interested in the benefits of ketones without the deprivation of the ketogenic diet, read on. The rest of the page tells you about the supplement. It’s “official” info from the creators. If you want to know more or try a sample pack, say the word. My address and phone number are at the top of every page. I’m always ready to talk supplements, brain food and healthy living!
BENEFITS OF KETONES
- Fat Loss
- Fast and Sustained Energy
- Reduces Brain Fog
- Increased Brainpower
- Increased Focus
- Appetite Suppression
- Assists in Abdominal Fat Loss
- Strength Gain
- Better Mood
- Decrease in inflammation
- Better Sleep Better
- Better Digestion and Gut health
- Clear Skin
Lab-tested, Doctor Approved, “GRAS” (FDA’s acronym for Generally Recognized as Safe)
- Ketosis is a metabolic state where most of the body’s energy supply comes from ketone bodies in the blood, in contrast to a state of glycolysis where blood glucose provides.
- Although born in a state of ketosis, most of us become sugar burners, meaning we rely on glucose for brain food and muscle energy production. The problem is that sugar is a fast burning fuel, like kindling. When it’s gone, your body says, “Hey, need more fuel, that donut looks good.”
- Ketones, on the other hand, are a slow-burning fuel, like coal. Your brain and muscles both prefer ketones over glucose. A healthier, longer burning fuel…
- Ketosis is characterized by serum blood concentrations of ketone bodies over 0.5 millimolar with low and stable levels of insulin and blood glucose. However, with ketone supplementation, ketosis can actually be induced even when there are high levels of blood glucose.
I hope that gave you some good basic info. More questions? Ask away!