Woman who ate ‘carbs all day every day’ drops 100 lbs after going keto

Here’s another fantastic weight-loss story: Kristina Guice, 25 years old, lost 100 lbs (45 kg) on a ketogenic diet.

People: Woman Who Ate ‘Carbs All Day Every Day’ Drops 100 Lbs. After Eliminating Bread from Her Diet

Kristina has an Instagram account and says that social media has been very important for her motivation and accountability.

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17 Comments

  1. sharon
    I have been on your very strict diet for 4 months and see no drastic changes. All I have lost is 7 lbs. I am losing interest and not believing this even works. My heart specialist is appauled that you want us to eat all this fat(bacon) which is the worst for your heart.
    I would like your input as this is so frustrating
    Replies: #2, #7, #12, #15
  2. John
    Sharon, I have been on this type diet since July and I have lost 60 lbs and my wife has lost 30 lbs. Maybe you can join one of the many low carb keto groups on facebook. They'll have tons of help for you.
    Don't give up.
  3. Patrick
    Sharon......

    You're doing something wrong!! You must not be following the keto diet strictly. You are probably unware of hidden carbs in your foods or may possibly be cheating. You must be strict and count your carbs down to the grams.

    Also, you may be taking in way too much fat calories in a day and not burning off the excess.

  4. Temi
    Try and do IF(intermittent fasting) to enable your body burn/use stored fats. I'm sure u will see positive changes.
    Don't quit and all d best!!!!
  5. Eva Grandell
    Sharon, more and more respected experts are coming to the same conclusions that this is a healthy diet, provided you eat the right kind of fats. If you haven't already, join the DietDoctor and access videos and other inspiring information. It's tough to do this on your own, and although they say weight loss is not guaranteed for everyone, health benefits should be evident by now, such as healthier skin, more energy, improved cholesterol readings, improved blood pressure, and those kinds of health perks.
  6. Larry
    Sharon, I started the diet about 6 months ago and was probably 80% faithful to it. My goal was to lose 25 pounds. It took almost 4 months to lose 8 pounds and I was disappointed. I started intermittent fasting, not eating between 8pm and noon and found it to be much easier than I thought. I also tried to eat only when hungry.... I've lost an additional 13 pounds in the last two months. I'm feeling that this is a very sustainable lifestyle.
  7. Apicius
    Sharon,
    Lots if things newbies do that sabotage their progress. Like eat too much protein (keep it around 0.5 gram per pound lean weight mass), or nibble on snacks between meals, or eating late at night before bed, or eating wrong type of fat (like vegetable oil), or eating restaurant food (who the heck knows what's in there), or eating processed junk (Atkins bars are NOT a food), and so on and so on.

    If you join this site as a member (only something like 9$ per months...stupid cheap), you will have access to experts, where there you type in your questions, and they answer you directly. The drll down to your problem is done quickly. And there is also a one week or two week challenge (cannot remember exact time range) where a complete list of food/meals is provided. This helps you with learning the roles.

    Don't give up. Failure only teaches us the limits of our knowledge. This should incentivize you to push the frontiers of your knowledge. Imagine how great you will feel when you achieve your goal!

    By the way....I have a hunch this extra bit of advice will help you. Did you ever watch the "Butter Bob" videos on youtube? I think he also has a website called something like "Butter makes your pants fall off"....check it out...google it and enjoy! :-)

  8. Real-Titana
    Sharon, please don't quit. I started just 8 days ago, and I I have lost 3 pounds already. I am encouraged to go on.
  9. JohnnyB
    Sharon,
    Do not give up. I know it may be difficult but cut out all carbs. Eat as much as you'd like and keep it to 20% protein and 80% fat. Unfortunately your doctor is living in the past. It is now known that sugar and NOT fat is harmful to your heart. I have been in a Keto lifestyle for 5 years and have never been healthier or leaner.
  10. Suzanne
    I stuck to this plan for over a year and only lost 17 pounds. I was eating lunch and dinner. I decided to try eating only once a day and bingo!!!! I have lost 24 pounds in 4 months. I love this once a day thing. I am energetic. I have much less inflamation and the plan is so easy to follow. P.S. I decided to visit a natural doctor to see if my hormones were OK and ended up on thyroid meds so that could have been part of the problem.
    Reply: #17
  11. Deb
    Sharon, I know exactly what you mean. I am beginning to believe this diet only works for men and premenopausal women. I have gone strictly keto for 3-4 months at a time and actually gained belly fat/flab, measured calories along the way keeping it to about 1200 per day and walking 3-4 miles per day 5 days a week. When that didn't work and I lost no weight, I began incorporating intermittent fasting daily (16:8). When that didn't work after several weeks, I added 2, 24 hour fasting days per week. I began this diet nearly 3 years ago and have only managed to lose 10 lbs. I will soon be 62 and nothing short of starving myself seems to work. I am about 50 pounds overweight.
    Reply: #13
  12. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Sharon!

    You have got a lot of good advice above! :)

    We really believe that this way of eating works for most people!
    But if you followed our diet strictly during four months and have been using most of our best tips:
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/how-to-lose-weight

    Then...

    Nothing works for everyone... and it could be a good idea to try something else.

    I have been on your very strict diet for 4 months and see no drastic changes. All I have lost is 7 lbs. I am losing interest and not believing this even works. My heart specialist is appauled that you want us to eat all this fat(bacon) which is the worst for your heart.
    I would like your input as this is so frustrating

  13. bill
    Deb said: "...measured calories along the way keeping it to about 1200 per day..."

    Why would you do that? Where on this site
    would you find this recipe for failure? LCHF
    is not a calorie restrictive way of eating. It
    may be counter intuitive, but you must
    consume enough energy so your body won't
    think it is starving and respond by sequestering
    the energy (fat) is has. Eat more fat, not carbs.
    It appears that your understanding of LCHF
    is lacking.

  14. Dave
    I have had nothing but success since starting on my LCHF.I went to the doctors exactly a month ago and was appalled and shocked when i got on the scales 133.9kg.I am a 59 yr old male ,6.0 ft. If I did not do something immediately I reckon I would be dead in a couple years. One month 2 days later I am now 118.5kg, that folks is a loss of 15.4kg in a month.I have a target of 105 kgs. I dont do anything out of the ordinary just no carbs, no sugar stopped the beer,hardly exercise. I do a lot of fasting sometimes 3x 36 hr in a week. Just tested myself and did a couple of 48hr ones ...real easy.Sometimes I will do a couple of 24 hr fasts and then a 36 hr, variety is good.I reckon fasting is the extra key here, I do not think I would have achieved this much weight loss in a month without it and I feel great.So folks if things have stalled and not moving the right way,it will happen. Patience,mind set and looking to the final outcome are all positive thoughts to have.As I always say
    "Good things come to those who wait"....Good Luck.
  15. Shawn Breaux
    You may want to look at your protein intake. Too much and you won't have near as much success. Also, you don't have to eat lots of saturated fats (although it's not entirely harmful in smaller amounts). You need to research food alternatives. Vegetables, nuts and seeds have been a great source of fats without the huge amounts of saturated fats. Remember, what medical professionals learn to teach (I am a nurse) is how to be a "sugar burner." In that respect, high amounts of fat aren't good. But your body has an alternate version of metabolism, and that's by using fat as fuel. That's not what the mainstream wants society to follow, because people would find themselves "cured" from many ailments and have overall health, wellness, and vitality. That is not profitable for the health industry.
  16. Daria
    I've lost 10 lb in first month with keto. After that for an entire year I was constantly up and down 2-3 lb and I didn't lose any inches. It was a disappointing experience for me. I've monitored daily everything I eat with My Fitness Pal. I am sure Kristina, because she is in her 20s, was/is very active. I have a chronic lower back pain and I can walk and do some moderate stuff but for example I cannot do high intensity exercise. Also I don't eat any kind of protein bars, nor shakes, or diet soda. I drink plain coffee and sparkling water. I just shared my experience because are people who don't get these amazing results that we are keep seeing online. I think for some Keto is good and for others doesn't work. And I forgot to mention that I tried for 6 months intermittent fasting. Still no results.
  17. Chloe
    Suzanne one meal a day does not sound healthy at all. that sounds like anorexia.

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