Marika´s experience on healthy keto diet
Marika is my client and my kundalini yoga teacher.
She offers amazing private yoga lessons that I can warmly recommend to anyone.
When we met, Marika was suffering from IBS. I put her on a healthy keto and intermittent fasting plan. Very soon she started to notice that her IBS symptoms were gone!
Today she want to share her keto success story with you 🙂
Starting a healthy keto diet
I started my keto journey last November with Keto Coach Sari. I met her by coincidence, and when she told me what she was doing, I wanted to try.
I wasn’t sure if I could commit to a keto diet that sounded very restricting and different from my regular diet.
But, I had been struggling with being overweight for some years, and I was ready to try anything that would work.
What sounded great was that we would have weekly calls to catch up, talk about the diet, and she would be there for me.
In less than four months, I lost 12 kgs (26.4 lbs) and 15 cm from my waste!
What do I eat on healthy keto diet
I have been eating delicious and healthy food with vegetables, cheese, meat, and fats (avocado, olive oil, coconut products, butter). What was a great surprise for me was that 70% of the food would be fat, and only 20% proteins.
And to a great surprise, I noticed that I am not hungry when I eat enough fats. Tadaa!
Probably the first time in my life I haven’t been hungry between the meals!
The adjusting period took some weeks, and after that, it has felt natural to eat 1-3 times a day, listening to my body and hunger.
I have also started to fast; I usually eat between 12-18 to give my stomach and body time to heal itself.
Keto diet healed my IBS symptoms
What is different since I started?
My stomach has never felt so balanced. I haven’t had any IBS symptoms since the day I started the diet.
My blood sugar feels stable, and I seldom have cravings. One of the most significant insights has been to become aware of how addicted I was to sugar before and how it controlled my moods.
My PMS symptoms are milder, and I have fewer headaches and migraines. My skin is healthier. It is rather impressive.
The adjusting period was rather challenging; my whole body was in an alarm mode for one or two weeks when I quit eating sugars and carbohydrates.
It took more than one month to get the ketosis properly functioning. When I am in ketosis, I feel less hungry, and sometimes it might backfire as I don’t eat enough.
Listening to my body has been essential to recognize when I am hungry. Also, not think I am on a diet and restrict eating, but instead thinking this is a way of life that supports my wellbeing.
I don’t feel I have missed out on anything; I have been baking my favorite goodies, just without sugar.
Be careful with sweeteners on keto!
Even with natural ones like stevia! I recently felt super bad after eating keto pancakes with stevia drops; my blood sugar dropped very low.
Probably, my body thought I was eating sugar, which led to producing excess insulin. That was great learning.
If you want to start a healthy keto diet
To sum up, if you want to try the keto diet, I recommend having a coach with you.
Sari has been a fantastic professional, helping me with all the questions I have had on my mind and more.
I have learned a lot about the impact of the keto diet and intermittent fasting, and I will continue this way as long as it feels good in my body.