Keto diet healed my IBS symptoms

keto and IBS

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!

Healthy keto diet and intermittent fasting healed Marika´s IBS symptoms

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!

Intermittent fasting

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.

Keto adaptation

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. 

Read more about Keto Coach Sari´s coaching plans.

8 thoughts on “Keto diet healed my IBS symptoms”

  1. This was great reading all the ways keto has been a great dietary route for your client! The fact that it healed her IBS and helped curb unhealthy cravings and insatiable hunger is pretty awesome too 🙂

    1. Thank you for your comment 🙂 Keto is a powerful tool for our gut health. It´s worth of trying even if you don´t have any weight issues since it´s so much more than “just another diet for weight loss”.

  2. this is good information Im not really familiar with a keto diet and I eat mostly protein and plantbased meals. Many will help this article.

    1. Thanks for your comment Jeannie 🙂 I´m glad to tell you that it´s possible to do keto even if you eat plant based food so maybe you will give it a try someday! If you do please let me know how does it feel like 🙂

  3. I’ve been considering a diet change for my own condition and I’ve tried Keto in the past. I’ll be sure to watch out for artificial sweeteners as you suggested. Thanks for this post.

  4. I suffer from IBS and have tried different ways to control it. I will be trying Keto for sure, plus the other benefits seem like an additional plus. Thank you for the information.

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