Story & Photo by Julie Archer
It has officially been two months. This is the part where I could say I am finally off the hook and I can eat whatever I want again. However, this is not what I am choosing. I am choosing to stay on the ketogenic diet because it works. In 60 days, I lost 23 pounds. Besides the weight loss, this diet has made a positive change to how I feel. Overall, I do not feel sluggish like I used to because of the junk food I ate. I have more energy and I feel up to doing more things throughout the day. My productivity has increased; therefore, I am getting my work done faster, giving myself more free time.
I was never able to stick to a diet before keto, but for some reason this feels easy most of the time. There are still times when I struggle, but the results are worth it and I feel good inside and out. My advice for anyone pursuing this diet is to do research, ask questions and have a support group. It is important to mention that when adjusting the Ketogenic lifestyle, do not restrict your calories. It may sound crazy since most people starting the diet want to lose weight, but as your body shifts into ketosis, the need for more food will stop. I could eat one meal in the middle of the day and feel satisfied for the rest of the day.
The amount of love and support I have received is amazing. For anybody who uses Reddit, check out the Keto subreddit. There are so many great testimonies and people that will be your support system. Be sure to find me on Instagram to see how I am doing with the diet on a regular basis. I love answering everyone’s questions and helping to inspire others.
Following a diet is never easy. If you are considering starting any kind of diet, do plenty of research beforehand. I am not a dietitian and what I say should not be taken as medical advice. This is just my personal experience. If you would like to see more of my keto journey, follow
@julie_archer on Instagram.
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