Andy gained weight and had a hard time losing it on low-fat diets. He always felt hungry and eventually gave up.
Then, three years ago he stumbled across ketogenic diets on the internet. Here’s what happened when he tried one.
Many thanks for the opportunity to share my journey to better health.
About five years ago I moved to Australia from England. I was average weight but could be considered skinny fat at the time (not much muscle). After a year of living in a new country and eating a lot of carbohydrates and sugars my weight ballooned to 185 lbs. (84 kg). I tried to lose the weight through cardiovascular exercise and low-fat diets but this just made things worse, I was always hungry and just gained more weight when I couldn’t stomach the diet anymore.
In 2013 I was looking through the internet for another solution and stumbled across ketogenic diets. I read lots of studies and participated in the forums online and adopted this lifestyle.I ditched the bread, pasta, rice and potatoes for fatty cuts of meat, butter, cream, cheese and vegetables and the weight started falling off. I carried on but noticed as I was losing body fat there wasn’t much muscle to make me look good; that’s when I started resistance training, still on a ketogenic diet. I added some much needed muscle and seemed to lose body fat simultaneously, I felt great!
The biggest challenge was the initial cravings for sugar and bread. However, once I became fat adapted (about 6 weeks in) the cravings subsided. One thing I wish I knew when I started was not to be afraid of things like berries and tomatoes, these are okay to have on an LCHF diet, but at the beginning I was scared of their sugar content.
Fat loss was great, adding muscle was great but the true benefits from my shift in lifestyle was that I now feel healthier than ever; I have better skin, my migraines are gone, I sleep better, I don’t get as many colds as I use to, I have more energy and no mental fog. I feel great!
The solution wasn’t easy to find amongst the plethora of misinformation on the internet so I decided to write an e-book which has everything in it you need to get started on a ketogenic diet and why it works, it’s on Amazon and called “The Ketogenic Solution: Beating the Obesogenic Environment”. For those who listen to superhuman radio I was a guest on the show the other week discussing my journey and ketogenic diets, for those who want to listen in to my advise the link is below.
The book can be found here and is available through your host country’s sites:
I also run the Ketogenic Lifestyle page on Facebook, link below for those wanting to ask any questions about ketogenic diets:
Thanks for the opportunity to share my journey Andreas.
Congratulations on improving your health, Andy!
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