Hello and welcome to The Black N Keto Blog. If you are seeing this then you likely have an interest in the ketogenic lifestyle and how it can improve your overall health in an effort to lose weight and help improve your pre-diabetic or Type 2 Diabetic state. I, like many of you, had issues with being overweight. I just stopped weighing myself once the scale reached 306 lbs. If being overweight wasn’t depressing enough, my doctor told me I was pre-diabetic and in need of losing weight.
I made various attempts to lose weight ranging from exercising 5-6 days a week, drinking Slim-Fast shakes, moderating everything I ate, eating a meal every 2-3 hours, and the low fat diet. I had success…for a moment but that moment faded quickly and with it, the weight I had lost. I failed so many times that I was starting to believe that being overweight and diabetic must be my fate. It’s genetic. Hell, diabetes runs in my family and all of my siblings were overweight.
Luckily I didn’t give up! After managing to lose about 60 lbs of weight eating about 6 meals a day, exercising 5 days a week, and drinking a pre/intra/and post workout shake/drink for every workout, I was beginning to hit the dreaded plateau. I plateaued and was burnt out on eating the same 4 to 7 items every week. So in a desperation move, I started cutting my carbs and with it came success. With that success came more interest into low carb until one day I came across the ketogenic lifestyle (keto for short) and intermittent fasting.
I have managed to lose an additional 70 lbs for a total SUSTAINED weight loss of 130 lbs. I was feeling good but that wasn’t even the best part. I gained something more important than weight loss. I gained better health, more confidence and a healthy relationship with food. Oh yeah…I am no longer pre-diabetic nor am I taking allergy pills. So, I would call that a win. I managed to do all of relying primarily on real food and without the assistance of prescription drugs.
This success has driven me to get a Keto and Intermittent Fasting certification so I can help others out there who face the same struggles as I have but have yet to find an answer to their weight loss and diabetic problems.
So Let’s Be Real Here…
As much as I would like to tell you “the right” way of doing keto and intermittent fasting, I unfortunately cannot do that because every body will have some degree of variability. What I can do is help provide a guide to narrow your focus and efforts. This will allow you to spend less time on information overload and more time taking action on the things that can really help improve your health.
If you ever need a hand or have ay questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,