The Ketovore Journey so far…Exactly 6 months ago today I had a bit of “come to Jesus” moment with my health – I broke out my blood sugar meter from when I was pregnant and was horrified at the numbers I saw. There was no denying I was residing well and truly in the Type 2 Diabetes domain.
I had pushed aside the worry for many years after being told “it’s ok you are pre-diabetic” just eat well and it will go away. Well I’ve always “ate well” according to the standard dietary advice the dieticians gave me. Problem was I am clearly carb-intolerant. I like carbs – they do not like me…So I decided that enough was enough – I was not going to go down the road that was was going to be before me if I just accepted I had Type 2.
I decided to go back to low carb – I knew it had worked for me with gestational diabetes and also when I had managed to drop weight in the past. I started with an egg fast that lasted 2 days but I was in ketosis – I wasn’t hungry, felt great and launched into a 5 day water fast (something I have NEVER done before).
Not surprising I lost a good hunk of weight (well water weight). During that 5 days I had done some reading and looked a bit further into the Carnivore ‘diet.’ Since Type 2 is an autoimmune issue, and I also knew I had quite a few food intolerance issues – I thought what the heck I’ll give it a go I love a good steak
Well I haven’t looked back – I’m not a hard core carnivore – I fall into the Ketovore spot on the carnivore spectrum. I have the odd vegetable when I feel like it, I have dairy and my crutch is keto fudge.
Not going to lie the weight loss is amazing – but how I feel is so much better! I’ve brought my A1C down from 8.1% to 5.5% (no longer type 2 diabetic)- no more fatty liver – my skin has cleared up except for one stubborn spot on my scalp, my teeth are whiter, my hair is growing in thicker and well my shoes are all big so I need new ones!
I still have a way to go in terms of the body fat percentage I’d like to be at – but that’s ok the biggest hurdles are now done! I am so happy to know I’m giving myself the best shot I can at being around for my kids for as long as possible because I don’t want to miss a minute!
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