The Love Story Continues: Keto Paleo Progress Report
About 2 and a half years ago my Keto journey began, and completely changed my life in so many ways!
You can read my first Keto Paleo Progress Report Post from that time, to understand fully where I came from!
Since then, I have adopted a totally new lifestyle, which has rebalanced my peri-menopausal hormones, got my thyroid back to normal, shrunken the fibroids and helped me lose 30 pounds!
Also in those 2 years this “little” blog has grown a lot, and now reaches more than 5000 people per day!
I have published 2 cookbooks, and my own Keto Paleo cookbook is on the way.
I have opened my own long distance nutritional practice, and saw huge life and health transformations in my patients, happen right under my eyes!
My life has been filled with the gifts of this diet and lifestyle!
Let me tell you more details about all of it.
My Health Journey
Two years ago when I was beginning my keto journey and getting my pre-diabetes under control, I had to deal with another rude awakening….my illusion of being super healthy was slowly crumbling, as I found out I was also hypothyroid and had a beginning of Hashimotos. I was also very anemic!
Slowly I started the process of understanding why and how I could have got to such an unbalanced place, which became a huge motivator, as I started focusing my studies on restorative endocrinology, which means rebalancing hormones systems through nutrition and lifestyle.
I began to understand the deep connections between the foods we eat, our stress levels and the delicate balance of our hormones, especially for women, a knowledge that is proving invaluable in helping my patients now.
It took about a year and a half to start really getting better, and for my thyroid to come back online, and of course I had to heal my adrenals first and address my sex hormones as well.
In the process I had also discovered some fantastic and unique supplements that made a huge difference for me and I could use in my practice!
My Weight Loss Journey
Right now I am probably in the best shape I have ever been in my entire life!
I have a lot of energy, even when things get really stressful, and I have become much better at managing that through a consistent yoga practice, which keeps both my mind and my body in a very good place!
I started keto 2 years ago at around 150 pounds. Last month I was 122 pounds. I always liked being thin, but I realized that being strong and healthy is more important than being just skinny, so I have come back to 126 pounds and trying to work on muscle mass and definition instead.
What Do I Eat Now?
Am I still eating strict Keto like at the very beginning? Do I still follow strict macros?
The answer is no!
I am now doing a cyclical diet where I eat keto / low carb about 3 or 4 days of the week, then increase my carbs to about 100 to 150 grams for a couple of days. I am not very strict with this routine, it really just flows naturally with my schedule and workouts. If I am going to be sitting at my desk all day, then I try to limit carbs and calories to a min. If I am going to be very active, I use more of both! As my schedule constantly changes because of the nature of my work, I have learned to stay flexible and adapt to the circumstances!
If you are curious to see WHAT I actually eat, you can find a lot of my meals on my Instagram account!
I still eat foods that are consistent with Keto Paleo, so no grains, no dairy, almost no fruits! If i feel the need to cheat, I can occasionally, but I still avoid gluten completely…as it really does not help my cause!
An occasional piece of cheese or fruit does not kill me, and I have no problems continuing my lifestyle because I do not have to obsess over food anymore…I eat simple, clean and I feel good!
So in the last 2 years, my love story with Keto has produced a few children! 😉
My oldest and favorite is of course my main program: The Healing Foods Method – helping people and seeing how their lives transformed has been the biggest blessing in my life!
A cookbook!! My first very own book! The big Book Of Fat Bombs (PS if you get the book please NOTE that some of the macros are wrong! The publisher is having them recalculated and I will post a correction PDF asap!)
I am so grateful for this lifestyle and this knowledge! I can truly say that I am one of those fortunate people who has found their calling and purpose in life, and I am able to live it every day through what I do!
Thank you as well, so much, for following my story and my adventures, for being adventurous yourself and trying my recipes, and for making steps, no matter how many or how small, to get in charge of your health and your whole life. You really owe it to yourself and you deserve it!
What about you??
I would love to hear your story with Keto Paleo if you want to share it with me! I would also love to hear what you think of mine…
Please comment below or post on my FB page. Let’s have a conversation! 🙂