“I never dreamed that I could be slim – yet I’m already back at my high school weight”

Before and after

Before and after

Danielle had been overweight her entire life. Being tired of failing on a low-fat diet she searched the internet and found low-carb.

Here’s her story.

The Email

Hello Andreas,

I have been on low-carb for over a year and a half now. This picture is a comparison of my birthday weekends in summers 2014 and 2015 with a difference of forty pounds between them. I have since lost another ten pounds as a result of intermittent fasting.

I am not perfect with LCHF but I no longer eat filler foods that I do not enjoy in the name of “health”. Now I get to eat cheese without the crackers and burgers without the bun.

Thank you for your wonderful diet advice. I never dreamed that I could be slim yet I’m already back at my high school weight. I’m only twenty pounds away from a weight that I haven’t been since I was ten years old.

I have been overweight my entire life. I would occasionally try to limit my fat intake such as putting less cheese on spaghetti to no avail. Then I went to university and gained the freshman fifteen. I lost the freshman fifteen during the following summer of 2013 on a low-fat diet. When I returned to school, my friends were worried about my lack of eating. I gained the sophomore fifteen during the school year and even more during the summer of 2014 after a breakup.

I was at the highest weight I’d ever been and I also had been diagnosed with high blood pressure. My mom was concerned about my health but I did not want to fail on another low-fat diet. I was still heartbroken and spending all of my time online when I stumbled upon keto which led me to discover your website. I was excited to discover that I could eat all of my favourite foods like cheese and butter without guilt! I had never felt so satisfied.

Losing weight has not been the only advantage. My blood pressure is also under control now. Also, I used to fall asleep all the time in my university lectures despite adequate sleep levels. I have not fallen asleep once in class on the LCHF lifestyle. There have also been considerable improvements to my mental health.

I am eternally grateful that I found out about LCHF in my early twenties since diabetes and high blood pressure runs in my family. Now I have fewer worries over my future state of health.

Thank you again,


Congratulations to you, Danielle! You’ve come a long way – thank you for sharing your inspiring story with us, and keep up the good work!

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