G’day Mate! My name is Simon from the land down-under, I have been on the Ketogenic Diet since August 10th 2014. I became overweight during high school and discovered a form of ketogenic diet back in 2002 and lost all my weight in time for my wedding back in 2003, but it did not teach me how to maintain my weight loss as it was also low fat, and sadly went back to my old ways and gained all my weight back plus more.
My world changed when I purchased a blood ketone monitor after “thinking” I was living a low carb ketogenic diet just to find out I was not producing enough ketones to become adapted, after I adjusted my diet included healthy fats and more whole foods I hit nutritional ketosis, and let me tell you it was like a light switch had gone off in the brain and for the first time in my life I found that a low-carb diet was not only completely maintainable but also enjoyable and for the first time in 14 years i felt I could start a blog and share this sustainable low carb high healthy fat lifestyle.
I’m am now here to share my journey, help others, share knowledge, news and share some recipes!
Just before I recommitted back to my low-carb style I weighed 273 pounds (124kg), my back pain was increasing, I was out of breath just rolling over in my bed and my self esteem was at an all time low. I was so tiered, I am so grateful that nutritional ketosis has turned my outlook and health around.
I have a total of 102 pounds (46kg) to lose to be at my current goal weight of 172lbs. (78Kg) I’m currently down 80lbs (36kg) in just over a year, and I couldn’t be happier with this lifestyle!