Manage episode 273339860 series 2534935
You would be surprised how many foods you can eat on keto and because there is such a choice the benefits became even more attractive to me
My name is Steve Jackson and I am a middle aged man who was gaining weight after many year of being slim and active. I was a bit of a shock to me and I didn't like the feeling of buying larger clothes and looking down at my stomach and wondering how it got so big. I'm not saying I was obese, but I could see the future and my future was fat. I tried simply eating less or so called healthier, but it difficult to know what will help me loose weight. Finally, after purchasing a large shirt (I am normally a medium) I decided that I needed to take action.
Some may believe that my motivation to loose weight was about vanity and you are not wrong. However, it was far more that my ego being bruised, it was also about how I felt. The more weight i gained the more tired I was and the less physical exercise I was doing. It had become a vicious circle that I was finding very difficult to break. The final straw was when my wife started patting my tummy and my jeans were getting hard to put on without my belly hanging over the top. My ego was crushed and my mind told me that I need to do something.
Keto was not my first choice, but it seemed to be the easiest to commit to. What interested me was that the theory of a keto diet was so simply. I needed to reduce the amount of carbs I ate to the minimum while at the same time eat a high fat diet. Even though we eat far fewer carbs, we increase the fats and proteins. Eating less carbs increases our metabolic rate (ketosis) hence burn body fat as energy.