Getting Started

Getting Started NOTE: WE WILL ALWAYS KEEP THIS POST PINNED TO THE TOP SINCE WE GET MORE REQUESTS FOR THIS THAN ANY OTHER. So be sure to look immediately below for more RECENT posts! When my husband and I started this journey, we used Atkins for our foods and our online free tracker because at the time we just weren’t that familiar with Keto yet. We learned that Atkins is basically the grandfather of Keto and it was easy to use both as references, still is. So I am linking both food lists / meal plans for the first two Read More ...

Cooking Keto: you don’t have to be a chef

Cooking Keto: you don’t have to be a chef Do you love to cook? If so, that’s really a plus if you go Keto. But it’s not an absolute requirement. It could be that when you discover food can be your friend instead of an enemy that’s out to destroy and make you unhappy, you may even develop an affinity for spending time with it in your own kitchen. Keto is not hard, really. It’s back to basics. Meats and fish. Healthy fats in which to cook those meats and fish. Some veggies. Eggs. Eventually berries and nuts. And for Read More ...

The KETO Diet for absolute beginners!

The KETO Diet for absolute beginners! As we enter this new year (and decade) of 2020 don’t be fooled by companies seeking to profit from your weight loss! With KETO you don’t have to buy magic pills, powders or potions and you don’t even have to purchase a membership at a local fitness club! KETO works with delicious, ordinary food that can be purchased anywhere! You can shop at your local big-box grocer or at a specialty gourmet outlet. The choice is yours! You can spend as much or as little as your budget allows and still LOSE weight and Read More ...

You can do this…and today is the day!

You can do this…and today is the day! I am sharing this as an encouragement for someone who may be “thinking about it” and afraid to take the plunge for some reason. I didn’t even begin this journey until after I was retired! For me (us…hubby and me) it was not only a physical journey, but a spiritual one as well, because we truly believe God led us to the information we needed to make wise choices about these bodies of ours that HE gave us! Once we said “yes,” we have never looked back. Not only has our weight Read More ...

Get Thee to a KETO Doctor!

Get Thee to a KETO Doctor! When doctors seeing their patients’ health being reversed and improved after putting them on a Ketogenic diet have to FEAR losing their medical license because it goes against the “grain” (see what I did there?) of the dogma of the medical community….then something is very, very wrong. We admire these people for their courage to do what they know is right for their patients instead of following failed methods like the “food pyramid” and the “eat less, move more” low-fat mantra that has put the health and LIVES of whole generations in jeopardy. To Read More ...

Keto Myth #3 – Zero Carbs Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Zero Carbs

Keto Myth #3 – Zero Carbs Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Zero Carbs It’s time to have a little fun with this “myth” thing. Today, boys and girls, we’re going to tell the story of “The Tic Tac Man.” Once upon a time, there was a man who went on the Keto diet. After awhile when he wasn’t losing weight, he went to his doctor, the famous Dr. Eric Westman and bemoaned his complaint to him: “It’s just not WORKING!!!” (insert sound of Wahmbulance siren here). Well, Dr. Westman is no dummy. He knew that there was no way that Keto could Read More ...

Keto Myth #2 – Keto is Bad for Your Cholesterol

Keto Myth #2 – Keto is Bad for Your Cholesterol The first myth busted by Dr. Westman in this video deals with the panic about how eating fat will cause your (bad) cholesterol to go through the roof. He busts several myths in this same video, so it’s worth watching for all of them. But the myth about cholesterol is one we see put out there over and over by people who criticize Keto without knowing any of the facts…like the fact that Keto can actually LOWER your “bad” cholesterol and raise your “good” cholesterol.

Keto Myth #1 – Fat Makes You Fat

Keto Myth #1 – Fat Makes You Fat We have all seen the scare headlines about how “dangerous” Keto is for us. The more of those I see, the more I realize that it is working for more and more people and the drug and part of the medical community is in a panic. The part that would otherwise make more money from people remaining in an unhealthy state and rely on treatments and drugs that have never worked, or will never work, and only continue making people more and more unhealthy. It’s a vicious circle. In the next few Read More ...

Sugar by another name is still sugar, and NOT sweet to our health!

Sugar by another name is still sugar, and NOT sweet to our health! This whole carb thing has been eye-opening, that’s for sure. And sometimes just plain frustrating. But once we learn something valuable, it becomes a great weapon in our battle against the never-ending battle to fight off those who would shove carbs at us from the most innocent-looking and unsuspecting sources. Case in point: Just because you give up chips and snack crackers for the allowed Keto-friendly pork rinds, you still have to watch for sneaky Carbage Creep. If you have been eating pork rinds in plain AND Read More ...

It’s about more than weight

It’s about more than weight Disclaimer: This is in no way intended to be “medical advice.” It is simply sharing our own experiences. If you can relate to something you may be experiencing, by all means, talk to your doctor. As you can see below, some of my doctors advised me to do certain things I didn’t necessarily agree with or follow, but that was my own decision. Each person has to follow their own heart and mind. When 2018 rolled around, both my husband and I had reached a point that we knew we needed to do something about Read More ...