I started following a ketogenic lifestyle January 2, 2018 and haven’t looked back. There have been bumps in the road but I’m convinced this journey is right for me. Actually I’m convinced ‘keto’ is right for lots of people but know it can seem daunting. I get asked lots of questions and keep discovering so much about nutrition, supplements, health, my own body and mind, the food industry, etc. I started this site to capture and share my ongoing journey and discoveries.
The keto diet is unlike any other as it will cause your body to change the way it functions. By consuming a diet high in fat, very low in carbohydrates, and with moderate protein intake, your body produces ketones for fuel instead of burning glucose. Most people in our society eat a diet high in carbs for fuel. This is the backbone of our society including the Canadian food guide; scheduled meal breaks; what is taught to nutritionists, nurses, and doctors; and I think the source of much of our problems.
It is now known than sugar is the root of many evils, and the demonization of fat was more a marketing ploy than rooted in scientific evidence. Fat does not make you fat or sick. In fact, fat has made me less fat and healthier than I’ve been in a long time.
I do want to state that I am not a nutritionist, nurse, or doctor. I am in no way related to any health field or industry. But I have tried this way of living for a year, and I’ve seen positive changes in myself and in those I know who are also keto. I’ve lost almost 40lbs, but more importantly my physical and mental health have improved tremendously. My relationship with food has been repaired. My day no longer revolves around snacking. I don’t get hangry! And though there have been unforeseen issues I can honestly say the good continues to outweigh the bad tenfold.
This site will about my own experiences and opinions. Take that as you will. But I wholeheartedly endorse a ketogenic lifestyle and hope to share my experiences, recipes, shopping hauls, challenges, triumphs, and my truth with each post to this site. Writing has always been a passion for me and I’m excited to start this next step through this medium.