The keto diet: From hungry and exhausted to satiated and energetic


Lori had tried everything to lose weight but had never succeeded. Calorie-restricted diets left Lori hungry and exhausted and it wasn’t until she found the keto diet she could start losing weight while still being satiated.

This is her story:

At the beginning of 2017, my husband and I had started and stopped dieting more times then I could count, always getting frustrated with sugar cravings and low energy with little to no results so we’d give up. Then on Mother’s Day 2017, I saw a picture of myself that absolutely horrified me but enabled me to finally commit to dieting and eventually stumble onto the Diet Doctor’s website. I was 47 years old, 150 pounds (68 kg) overweight, told I was diabetic and on medications for high blood pressure and diabetes. As a registered nurse, I knew I needed to lose weight because I was at a dangerously high risk but I didn’t know how to because I was always exhausted and hungry.

I started this journey doing the only thing I knew which was a 1200-calorie high protein and low-fat diet. I soon became exhausted and resorted to a few weeks of B12 shots with a fat burner at a weight loss clinic who continued to counsel me on lowering my calorie intake to 1000-1200 calories per day (I was over 300 pounds (136 kg) at the time and 5’11″ (180 cm)). Then a distant memory of some friends of ours a year before and their success with keto rang in my head. I started researching ketogenic diets and soon ran across the Diet Doctor website. I quickly learned through the videos how to implement the diet and most importantly, why it would work for me. That evening we started the 2-week challenge and we were hooked. The meals were so delicious and the low-carb eating kept me satisfied. Two weeks in, I was off my blood-pressure and diabetes medicines. I very easily converted to eating two meals in an 8-hour window and regularly practice intermittent fasting now. The pounds have just melted off of me and today when I am hungry, I eat guilt-free.

I am now a little over a year into the low carb lifestyle I have lost 115 pounds (52 kg), I have tons of energy and I love to cook again! My HbA1c is in the non-diabetic range, my cholesterol is better than ever and my blood pressure remains in the normal range. I had peripheral neuropathy and restless leg syndrome which have resolved as well as knee, back and ankle issues. I have converted many friends and family to the low carb lifestyle as they have seen the easy and miraculous results I’ve experienced. I tell anyone who asks (and many that don’t) about the low-carb lifestyle and how easy Diet Doctor makes it.

Thank you for making it so easy to learn and embrace the low-carb lifestyle! You saved my life!



Congratulations on your success and thank you for sharing your inspiring story Lori!

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