June 20, 2021


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50 Keto Before-And-After Success Stories

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When people are making resolutions or setting new goals, it’s inevitable that diet trends pop into the conversationโ€”from OMAD to intermittent fasting to Noom. And of course, the keto diet is sure to make an appearance.

The benefits of this low-carb lifestyle change has been touted by celebrities like Halle Berry, Kourtney Kardashian, and Megan Fox. But it’s the real-person transformations that will really shock you (they may even tempt you into stocking up on avocados, lean meats, and cheese the next time you’re at the grocery store).

Women's Health Keto Made Simple

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Women’s Health Keto Made Simple

A little background on the keto diet…ICYMI: Keto, for starters, is short for ketogenicโ€”and the diet promotes weight loss by being low in carbohydrates, high in protein, and moderately high in fat. If you need help picturing what a typical keto dinner looks like, think a salmon filet plated with a mound of broccoli and a drizzle of olive oil.

Sounds doable, right? Well, it’s not exactly *that* simple. The keto diet is actually quite restrictive. Yes, the style is to eat a low-carb, moderate-protein, and high-fat diet, there’s a specific ratio you generally want to aim for: 60-75 percent of your calorie intake from fat, 15-30 percent from protein, and 5-10 percent from carbs. Also, your daily net carb allowance (translation: carbs without fiber) is capped at 50 grams, but preferably under 20 grams.

Once you maintain these intake levels for about two to seven days, your body will go into something called ketosis, since it doesn’t have enough carbs for your cells to use as energy. “That’s when you start making ketones, or organic compounds that your body then uses in place of those missing carbs. At this point, your body also starts burning fat for more energy,” Beth Warren, RD, founder of Beth Warren Nutrition and author of Living A Real Life With Real Food, previously told WH.

Side effects of such an intense lifestyle change can include fatigue, lightheadedness, nausea, mental fog, cramps, and headaches. But one major potential side effect of the keto diet is weight loss. How? Well, your caloric intake will be reduced since your intake of healthy fats and lean proteins will make you feel fuller sooner. Plus, it will take more energy to process and burn fat and protein than carbs. So you’re burning slightly more calories than you did before. Over time, this can lead to weight loss.

But this diet isn’t exactly meant to be done long-term, according to Scott Keatley, RD, of Keatley Medical Nutrition Therapy. (It’s a little too restrictive for thatโ€”literally so much meat and cheese.) Ultimately, you and your doc. should decide if the keto diet, or any diet, is right for you. In the meantime, here’s a few inspirational keto diet before-and-after photos.

Instagram has a wealth of keto-focused hashtags that highlight crazy keto transformations (#ketotransformation and #ketofam, to name a few). And they are seriously inspiring if you do want to start keto. “I’ve never been so happy with a diet in my life,” says @the_keto_wife. “The keto diet and regular exercise have made me into the healthy mom and wife my family and I deserve,” says @keykeypeaches; and per @byebye.carbs, “Keto has worked wonders for my body.”

Check out the impressive transformation before-and-after photos below.

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๐“๐‘๐€๐๐’๐…๐Ž๐‘๐Œ๐€๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ ๐“๐”๐„๐’๐ƒ๐€๐˜โฃ โฃ ๐ˆโ€™๐ฏ๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ค ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ. ๐€๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐๐จ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š ๐Ÿ“ ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ, ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ž ๐š ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ž๐š๐ฅ, ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐จ ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐ƒ๐€๐˜๐’. โฃ โฃ ๐ˆ ๐๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐ญ ๐ข๐ญ. ๐‡๐ž๐ซ๐žโ€™๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ฒ:โฃ โฃ โ€ข๐ˆ ๐œ๐š๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ซ๐ž-๐ ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐Ÿ“ ๐๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ.โฃ โ€ข๐ˆ๐ญ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ ๐ฆ๐ž ๐š๐ง ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐š๐ง๐š๐ฅ๐ฒ๐ณ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐ ๐จ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ง ๐ข๐ง ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž, ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐ ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฆ๐ž, ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐๐ข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ, ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐š๐ฆ๐ž, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐ง๐ž๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฆ๐š๐ฒ ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐š๐œ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ ๐ˆ ๐๐จ ๐จ๐ซ ๐๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐œ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐›๐จ๐๐ฒ.โฃ โ€ข๐ˆ๐ญ ๐ ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐ž ๐š ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐š ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐๐ฌ๐ž๐ญ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐›๐จ๐๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐›๐š๐œ๐ค ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ค. โฃ โฃ ๐Œ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ฎ๐ง๐ก๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐ก๐ฒ ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ก๐š๐›๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ. ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐จ๐ค๐š๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐›๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐›๐ซ๐ฎ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ฅ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ. โฃ ๐Ž๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐ž๐Ÿ๐ญ, ๐ˆ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ, ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ“. โฃ ๐Ž๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ, ๐ˆ ๐ก๐š๐ ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ง๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ฌ. ๐“๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ˆ ๐ก๐š๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ญ! โฃ ๐ˆ ๐๐ข๐๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ข๐ญ ๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐จ๐ ๐ž๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฃ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ฒ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ˆ ๐๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ง๐จ๐ฐ, ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ˆ ๐ค๐ž๐ž๐ฉ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ! โฃ โฃ ๐ˆโ€™๐ฆ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐ฒ๐ž๐ญ. ๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฒ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฆ๐ž? ๐—ช๐š๐ง๐ง๐š ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ? ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ฒ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ซ๐ž ๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ! โฃ#transformationtuesday โฃ. . . . . . #keto_inspired #blackfitnessnow #blackfitness #keto #ketotransformation #ketoweightloss #weightloss #nocarb #lowcarb #sugarfree #lchf #ketogenic #weightlossinspiration #fitspo #beforeandafter #beforeandafterweightloss

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Iโ€˜m trying my damndest to cut down on carbs. To be honest, I really havenโ€™t been strict since hitting my first ketoversary in May. I was like โ€œI lost 150lbsโ€ and went straight into maintenance. Part of me worries about loose skin -and part of me uses that as an excuse to be lax. Iโ€™ll tell myself I donโ€™t want to rush so my body can catch up and hopefully reduce loose skin -aaaand, thatโ€™s okay, but I *think* I want to pick back up again. I will say, I cannot BELIEVE I eat the way I do without gaining weight. That is completely new to me. I donโ€™t think Iโ€™ve ever eaten with such abandon. Ever. And I havenโ€™t gained weight! I eat so many sweets and chocolates -I love the low-carb options available and I love that although I โ€œfell off the wagonโ€ for 6-7 months and basically ate whatever (keto food) I wanted (I do NOT eat keto sweets in moderation -I shove my face on the reg ๐Ÿ˜„), I didnโ€™t gain weight back. Iโ€™m heartily comforted that maintenance and higher carb counts is not only feasible -but also quite enjoyable. I think this is possibly a sign my insulin resistance may be a thing of the past? Anywho, after 7 months of no restrictions, Iโ€™m debating tightening down the hatches again. All in all, and I know this conflicts with the above, Iโ€™m actually pretty damn happy with my current weight. ๐Ÿ˜„ Maybe this is my new norm๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธWeโ€™ll see. Anyone else struggling with maintenance and fluctuating goal weights? My initial goal weight was 175, and then moved to 200. I currently weigh 250lbs, fluctuating +/- 10lbs. . #transformationthursday #ketotransformacion #weightlosstransformations #facetofacefriday #facetoface #transformations #carbface #ketoface #beforeandafterweightloss #ketogirl #bigandbeautiful #weightlosschallenge #weightlosss #losingweightjourney #losingweightnaturally #ketoweightlosstransformation #ketotransformation #ketotransformations #eatfattolosefat #eatfatlosefat #eatfatloseweight #rheumatoidarthritiswarrior #ketoreset #ketobeforeandafter #ketoon #ketowoe #ketowoeforlife #losingpounds #ketochallenge #weightlosstransformation

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Today is the day before my one year Keto Anniversary โค๏ธ Iโ€™ve never shared this, I seriously contemplated posting this, but today I will. On December 3rd of 2018, I had to have a D&C, I miscarried after 6 weeks. I felt as though my body betrayed me, I felt like it was my fault. I didnโ€™t even want to be in that body anymore, I wanted to escape it and everything, including this earth. I was overwhelmed with darkness. THIS was my rock bottom. Henryโ€™s first birthday was the following day on December 4th of 2018, I decided that day, I would change. I would be different. I would be healthier, I would be happier, I would be stronger, I would be a person that Henry would be proud of. When I woke up from anesthesia after the procedure, I decided I would take control in the most positive way. I would move forward without losing that part of me. I decided I wanted change. I decided to be in the pictures. I decided to put effort into myself. I decided I would view the glass as half full and LIVE in the present because itโ€™s what I deserved, itโ€™s what my family deserved. For an angel that wasnโ€™t here and my sweet baby Henry who was. I wanted to get rid of all the medications I was on, the unhealthy habits I was accustomed to, the toxic people I had in my life. I wanted to change for myself and for my family. Iโ€™m so thankful for this Keto journey, Iโ€™m so thankful for the support, friendships and guidance in discovering this new chapter. This is my why. Thank you for reading and thank you for being here for me, even if itโ€™s just online โค๏ธ If youโ€™re ever doubting if you can, I believe in you. I truly believe in you. If I can do it, you can too. #intermittentfastingtips #ketodiet #ketodinner #ketoresults #ketolunch #ketogeniclife #ketoadapted #ketoonthego #ketolove #ketomom #ketoinspo #ketoinspiration #intermittentfasting #workout #fitnessapp #fitness #fitmom #fitnessmotivation #fitnessmotivation #fitnessapp #fitnessfam #fitnessjourney #ketocooking #ketoguide #ketotips #ketodiet #ketogenic #ketolife #ketofam #ketojourneytohealth

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#TRANSFORMATION STORY PLEASE READ: I used to be severely overweight for a period of my life (probably considered obese). Some people have known me a long time and have seen my #progress, but some only know me now and don’t know what I used to be. There are a few years of my life with zero to very few pictures of me because I hated the way I looked. After getting out of a toxic relationship (when I ate my feelings out of depression), I was able to lose a little bit on my own by focusing on #me and getting back into activities I loved (musical theater) and overall being happy again. But I was still overweight and sort of hit a plateau, so I gave up on trying because nothing seemed to be working. It wasn’t until October of 2016 that I learned about the #ketogenic lifestyle and started that way of eating and was able to lose 10 pounds in 2 months, just from making better food choices. In January of 2017, I began a fitness regime, going to the #gym about 4-5 days a week doing a mix of weight lifting and cardio. My plan was to hit my #goal weight within one year. (To be honest, I didn’t think I was going to do it, but told myself I’d be happy if I got close.) It’s been one year since I did my first #workout on my own and I am so excited to say that I did it…I HIT MY GOAL WEIGHT!!! From June 2015 to now, I have lost about 76 pounds/7 dress sizes and I’m a happier, healthier, and stronger version of myself than I ever was before! It’s not just about the number and how I look, but I’ve learned that I need to take care of my body from the inside out for #health reasons too. I now have more energy and I feel absolutely amazing. I finally feel like the version of myself that I always envisioned in my head. This has been a long and hard #journey and there were many times I thought I might give up. I’m sharing these pictures not out of vanity, but because I’m just so #happy that I did it and I want people to know that you can do whatever you set your mind to!! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ #follow

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(60/60) 17.5 inches ๐Ÿ‘‡ and I lost 23 pounds!!! . Today is a BIG, BIG deal for me. I’m celebrating #60daysketo and I’ve lost and gained so many things! . What I’ve lost on #keto : ๐Ÿ‘‰23 pounds ๐Ÿ‘‰2.25 inches on arms ๐Ÿ‘‰3 inches on waist ๐Ÿ‘‰ 5.5 inches on pooch ๐Ÿ‘‰3.5 inches on hips ๐Ÿ‘‰1.75 inches on each thigh ๐Ÿ‘‰1.5 inches on each calf . YOU GUYS, I lost 23#, and more than 17.5 inches in only 60 days in #ketosis !!! . Because of having surgery only a couple of weeks into my 60 day goal, I wasn’t even able to work out much, and so I’m just now getting back into the swing of #powerlifting again, so almost ALL of this is by diet alone. . I didn’t count calories, I only counted my carb and stayed below 40 net carbs every day. . So what comes next? . Well first, new swimsuits. Mine are falling off, and I can see baby abs coming through, so HELLO TWO PIECE! . I am also sticking with keto a bit longer, because @matthewlindow is still on it to lose weight for the military (I’ll post his progress pics soon) but after that I’m going to be doing #modifiedketo where I consume about 25 g of carbs 30 minutes before my workout for a couple of months, and the guage if I’m still losing fat and gaining muscle. . My body is an experiment right now, but worst case scenario I’ll be unhappy with adding in more carbs and will go back to keto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #gainsย #muscle #fitnessย #fitspoย #weightlossย #fitnessfriday#cardioย #obesetobeastย #fitfamย #fattofit#noexcusesย #flexfridayย #flex#weightlossjourneyย #bodyrecomposition#fitnessmotivationย #thickfitย #girlswholift#goalsย #legendaryย #healthย #diet#countingcaloriesย #weightlossmotivation#foodisfuel

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Motivation Monday! No matter where you are starting this journey from, I promise you the destination is worth it. When I first started Keto I was at my wits end. I was sick all the time, I had no energy, my emotions were everywhere, I hated my body, and I felt like I had tried everything to fix it but nothing worked. Keto is more then just for weight loss, itโ€™s for overall health. Iโ€™m no longer burdened with a disease I dealt with for years, my energy levels are always high, my emotions have levelled, and now when I look in the mirror Iโ€™m proud. Iโ€™m not going to sit here and tell you guys that it was easy because it wasnโ€™t. But it was so so so worth it. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € .โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € If you guys are struggling to get going and have questions, or just need help staying on track, give me a call! Im a certified Ketogenic Nutrition consultant (with a real diploma and everything ๐Ÿ˜) and Iโ€™d love to meet with you! – – – – #keto #ketoer #ketosis #ketofit #ketodiet #lchf #lchfdiet #ketogenic #ketogains #ketogenicdiet #ketogeniclife #ketoworks #ketofollow #ketogeniclifestyle #ketoaf #fatadapted #kcko #bodybybacon #ketoyyc #ketocanada #ketoweightlossjourney #ketoweightloss #ketoweightlosstransformation #yycfit #yycfitfam

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