1. Tell us about yourself before you found Keto.
2. How did you find this new lifestyle?
One friend posted on her personal FB timeline saying that since lots of people had been asking her, she wanted to publicly post on FB to tell people about what she had done to lose weight. She simply said, "I'm eating a very low carb, high fat Ketogenic diet. If you want to know more here are a few FB groups that you might like to join." I joined them, and set back and watched the threads for a while. The people who posted there before and after photos along with testimonies of how they had been taken off of so many medications by their doctors really inspired me. I took a few weeks of really diving in and researching this way of eating before I decided to start.3A. What were your favorite things?
Finally getting to have cheese again without feeling guilty! Also, I was so happy to discover bulletproof coffee because I felt like coffee creamer had always been my one vice that there wasn't a good substitution for. I ditched that chemical filled creamer as soon as I discovered bpc though.3B. Biggest successes?
4. Did you hit any tough spots?
The toughest thing for me to deal with was negativity from people who don't know anything about this way of eating and don't care enough to take the time to learn about it. They just want to voice their opinions, but don't care or want to take the time to listen or learn about the science begging this way of eating.5. How did you get past them?
I took that as a personal challenge to educate people every time they presented me with innacurate information. To do this, I had to read and research a lot in order to gain enough understanding to be able to educate others. I used to be a middle school English teacher, so I guess I still have a passion for education. I don't seek out debates with people, but if they are truly interested and willing to discuss, I certainly do love to share what I know.6. What’s next in your health journey?
I've been at my goal weight for months, but I'm continuing to tweak my diet in order to see improvements in my health. I'll always eat this way. It's so satisfying, and easy once you get past the learning curve in the beginning. My next big step is to help others through their keto journey as a keto coach. My husband, who is a chiropractor, has already sent a ton of his patients to me for informal keto coaching, and I think it's time we officially offered keto coaching as a service through his clinic. Ya know, I was blessed to be a stay at home mom when I discovered keto. I had the time to do the research and plan keto dinners. Not everyone has that much time on their hands. I want to fill the gap for those who know they are ready to start keto, but just don't know where to turn or how to get started. I believe that with my experience, my knowledge, my passion, and my dedication, I will be able to help other people succeed in their own journey to weight loss and improved health.7. What bit of advice would you tell someone who is just starting out? (I added this question.)