Isabella on keto: “I feel rejuvenated”

Isabelle success story

Isabella had tried every diet in the book but nothing would stick. She heard about the keto diet from an old friend, and she and her husband decided to give it a go. This is her story:

My name is Isabella and I’m 52 years old. I live in Kerry, Ireland.

I have tried lots of diets over the years and been successful lots of times but have always ended up going to extreme lengths to keep losing and always ended up putting the weight back on.

I met up with an old school friend in June 2018 and she told me about her success on keto. For the first time, the science actually made sense. My husband and I decided to commit to it and started on June 10th.

My biggest challenge when we started was eating fat. It had become so ingrained that eating fat made you fat.

Starch structureHe lost 30 pounds (13 kilos) and has kept it off easily.

I have lost 109 pounds (49 kilos) so far and would like to lose 31 (14 kilos) more.

I have osteoarthritis and couldn’t walk much because of the pain in my knees. I now walk at least 5 miles (8 km) every day. My IBS is gone and I feel rejuvenated.

My husband hasn’t used indigestion remedies since he started and hasn’t had a migraine either.

This way of living has given us a new lease of life and we are loving life!


Congratulations Isabella, that’s a fantastic achievement!

None of the health benefits you mention are very surprising though, losing weight, reducing pain from osteoarthritis, improving IBS, less indigestion and a reduction in migraine headaches are all commonly reported benefits on low-carb diets, with varying levels of scientific support.

/ Andreas Eenfeldt, MD

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  1. Rowayda
    Hallo, I've been eating the Keto way for more than month and not getting results. Daily I stay at around 20-25g carbs, under 1500 calories, 100g protein and 120g fat (avo, coconut oil/milk, olive oil and some butter)
    Unfortunately I have had 3 back, 3 neck and knee surgeries, I need to have a full knee replacement done in a month.
    I am in a lot of pain and not as mobile as before
    Please could you assist me, what am I doing wrong
    Regards Rowayda
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  2. WarblingLisa
    Congrats Isabella! How exciting for you and your husband! Thanks for sharing your success.
  3. WarblingLisa
    Hi Rowayda! You didn’t mention your age. I’m finding that losing weight is more challenging now that I’m older than in the past, even with keto. It may take awhile for your body to adjust to keto. Also, be sure to note how your clothes are fitting. My clothes became looser long before I ever registered much of a weight loss on the scale. Hang in there!
  4. Elizabeth
    Hi there Rowayda ,one month isn't long enough too see big results ,ur clothes r a big sign of loosing weight ,give it a little longer ,intermittent fasting is a big help with weight loss ,keep going u will see results soon 😁
  5. Jean
    Hi Rowayda, Please KEEP ON GOING with Keto. Remember that this is a lifestyle change, a big one, and it takes a bit of time for your body to adjust. I can promise you that there's a magical change about to happen, and especially when your body becomes "fat adapted" (which can take a while to happen). That's when Keto becomes really EASY, you forget what hunger was, and you can go for quite long periods without even giving food a thought. BTW, I am 75, I have lost eight kilos in 12 weeks (2-3 times faster than ever before in my adult life), and I'm finding this so easy that I will never go back to 'dieting'. Four years of Chronic Fatigue have gone, I have so much energy. Many other health issues have disappeared. Just you keep on counting your Carbs, and it will happen for you also. Best wishes, Jean.
  6. Jean
    More for Isabella: And why would you stop now, when you are looking so wonderful? Jean

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