Life before and after going keto
The image on the left was taken at what I would call “peak carbs” and the worst moment of my life as far as my health was concerned. This was around 18 months before starting out on LCHF. I remember struggling just to lift my young daughter who weighed only 5kg at the time. Indeed, lifting her and carrying all my own extra weight at the same time caused me considerable back problems, among many other things. These have now all gone thanks to a change in lifestyle.
The huge “life-changing” changes brought about by a simple change in diet & lifestyle means that I now look back on my life in two distinct phases; before & after going keto. The person before keto was an uninformed slob who didn’t care about much else other than where the next beer was coming from. He was suffering from metabolic syndrome and was rapidly heading towards becoming just another health statistic who would be lucky to see out his 50th birthday without a major “health incident” of some sort.
The person after keto on the other hand looks and feels much younger than he did 5 years ago. He is full of energy and can comfortably lift not only his own weight but that of his daughter as well. In practical terms, he is unrestricted by what he can physically do. Age is just a meaningless number after his name.
The Secret to Success
It’s so very simple, just ditch the carbs. But how many people can actually do that? The answer is very few. This has nothing to do with exercise and everything to do with what you put in your mouth. You simply can’t run from a bad diet and the older you get, the more true this becomes. Exercise merely complements and adds to the quality of my life and is NOT how I lost my weight in the first place.
If someone asked me for a simple formula to describe my current lifestyle, this would probably be it:
“95% diet/ lifestyle, 5% exercise, 110% effort”