I have heard some pretty amazing keto stories, so I have put together a testimonial page to highlight how the keto lifestyle is making a difference in peoples lives. First up is Tim’s keto story.
Tim’s Keto Story
Guys’s don’t do diets!
For the first time in my 62 years of life …I’m on a diet! I’ve avoided diets in the past because, as everyone knows, “Guys don’t do Diets!” That’s not to say that I haven’t needed to be on one. Frankly I’ve been 15-20 pounds overweight for as long as I can remember. I’m 6’ 2” and my ideal weight is about 185 pounds. At my highest I topped out at 208. Ugh!
Oh, I’ve made numerous attempts to rid myself of those extra pounds these past few years; pounds that were making all my clothes a lot tighter and left me feeling bloated more times than I care to recount. I’ve made various commitments to drag myself to the gym more regularly and cut down on my calorie intake. And on a couple occasions I got myself just a little below the 200-pound mark.
The Keto Diet got my attention.
In addition to the weight gain my blood pressure has crept up some the past couple years. Not in the serious category but cause for some concern none-the-less. So, when my wife started on the Keto Diet and began to see some significant results in a very short period of time this got my attention.
I decided to join her on the diet not primarily because ‘I needed it’, but because I wanted to help support her and it just seemed a lot more practical. Fixing 2 separate meals 3 times a day just didn’t make sense. And I thought, “What could it hurt?”
In just 3 months, I lost 23 pounds and reached my goal weight of 185. And my blood pressure has returned to normal. Was it difficult? Not at all. The food is great (after all, my wife is a great cook!) and I haven’t had any adverse side effects.
Since then I’ve lost a few more pounds and now I have to consciously think about eating a little more so that I don’t ‘waste away’. The most significant difference with the Keto Diet (besides the weight loss) is that I’m not hungry all the time. Yes, I do miss a few high-carb foods like bread, potatoes and rice that are taboo, but avoiding them hasn’t been difficult as the results have far outweighed what I think I might be missing.
Would I recommend the Keto Diet to guys?
Well I have been, and I have a number of converts already to show for my enthusiasm. Try it guys! I won’t tell your friends.
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I am not a medical practitioner or a nutritionist, nor do I claim to be. The information on my blog is written from my own personal experience. The keto stories are written by individuals and do not represent everyone’s experience on the keto diet. The information on this blog is not intended to diagnose, treat or direct my reader in any way. I always recommend consulting your personal physician prior to starting any diet or exercise program.
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