I’ve noticed my weight gradually increase over the past eight years to the point I’m now officially overweight according to the BMI calculator and not very far from hitting class 1 obesity. The last time I checked my weight a couple of months ago I weighed around 160 pounds (73kg) and my height is 5”3.
I’ve tried all kinds of diets to lose weight, but the maximum I’ve managed to control my sugar cravings is for four days. I’d do some squats and lunges now and then but have been mostly sedentary over the past eight years, and it’s as if my body was continuously losing the energy be physically active.
I can’t even remember the last time I bought something to wear that made me feel good and confident.
Despite all of this, I continued living my life like who cares until I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism a few months ago. I’m also having major irregular period problems because my last period was in August 2018 and I keep getting negative pregnancy tests.
All of the above and the fact I’ll be turning 28 in July 2019 is what gave me the push I needed to do something and to do it asap. As a health writer, I have a couple of years of experience researching and writing about the ketogenic diet, and I must say I’m blown away by its science-backed health benefits.
I also love the fact that a lot of people consider it as a lifestyle rather than a diet and that’s why I’ve started the ketogenic diet from January 2019. My husband has decided to join me to encourage me and also because he’s intrigued by all the things I’ve been telling him about keto.
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