I’m a 42 year old mom of four. My weight has been up and down for the past 20 years. I have tried every diet on the planet. I would lose weight for a while, but then gain it back, plus a few more pounds. At my heaviest weight I was 208 pounds, which is very heavy for my short 5’2” body.
Christine’s low carb, high fat success story came about somewhat by accident. She came to visit us in Arizona for a few weeks last year. When she was visiting, she ate pretty much whatever I cooked – lots of yummy meats, veggies covered in butter and tasty fat bombs. She noticed at the end of her few week stay that her clothes were looser and she was down a few pounds.
This experience, combined with a recently discovered gluten sensitivity, led her down a path of eating less processed carbs and more healthy fats. While she has never been keto, just a few small changes led to BIG results!
While making small changes to the way she ate daily, she also found herself spontaneously intermittent fasting without even trying. This really helped heal her body and allowed her to release weight effortlessly. She also found more energy to play with her grandkids!
When the first photo below was taken in 2015 she was wearing a maternity shirt she found on sale and a size 14 pants. After making easy changes to her diet, she now wears medium shirts and size 5/6 pants!
This is an excellent example of how your new lifestyle does not have to be all or nothing. My mom never set her sights on losing a specific amount of weight, nor did she make drastic changes to her diet. With a few key changes, and a little bit of guidance, she effortlessly lost weight and gained tons of energy!
Now she loves the Peanut Butter Bombs and the Marinated Steak Strips. Big congrats to Christine D. on all the energy she now has to spend with her grandkids and of course, her new size 5/6 shorts. (Pictured left is my son Charlie and right is my beautiful niece Ryann)
***I want to feature you! If you have a low carb, high fat or improved digestion success story, please send it to me to be featured on a future Motivation Monday thread. Send your story here.