Daisy’s latest extraordinary women, Katie & Vicky, talk about what it’s like to be new to keto, what they have learned so far and the benefits they are already reaping.
Katie Kelleher is a 34 year old from California who works in a job that every nerd girl dreams of. She’s suffered from body positivity issues most of her life, but she’s trying to turn that around and has even started her Curvy Girl Complications blog to bring to light both the humorous and serious issues of being a Curvy Girl.
A self-proclaimed, prior sugar fiend, she realized something had to be done when sugar and carbs were making her sick. She heard of keto from a fellow volunteer for GreySave Greyhound adoptions and hasn’t looked back since. She and her boyfriend have both been keto since the end of April 2018. She has been blogging about their experiences since day 1.
Vicky Brown is a 39 year old Canadian married mother of one living in Japan. As an elementary school teacher she needs as much energy as possible to keep up with her very energetic kids, not to mention her own 2 year old.
After years of dieting, weight loss groups (such as Weight Watchers), vegetarian, finding out about slow carb, paleo, then primal which led her to hearing about low carb, she finally started “lazy” keto in April of 2018 together with intermittent fasting.
She has lost about 5 kg, but regained 3 when she went back to America to visit family. Usually she gains much than 3 kilos so this is a bit of a NSV!
Her goals for starting keto are health related. She is currently fighting off a future type 2 diabetes diagnosis but losing weight is a nice bonus.
Gary Taubes Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It
Lily Nichols Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Alternative to the Conventional Nutritional Approach
Norton Juster The Phantom Tollbooth
RESOURCES & LINKS
- Jason Fung YouTube channel
- Diet Doctor
- Prof Tim Noakes
- 2 Keto Dudes
- Ketogenic Forums
- Katie’s Blog curvygirlcomplications.com
You can find Katie and Vicky on Facebook @twoketonewbies
This week’s end quote is from C Joybell C…
We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.