Life Changing Weekend
Life Changing Weekend
In 2017 I was invited to KetoCon by Jared and Misti, owners of AlternaSweets. Ketowhat?
I didn’t know anything about what “eating keto” meant. KetoCon was three days of immersion in all things keto. I heard doctors, scientists and real people talk about health benefits and strategies for a successful keto way of life. When I returned home, I immediately began eating keto and haven’t looked back.
Keto is a way of life. It’s not a diet. It’s not for weight loss, though most people with weight to lose, DO lose weight. It’s a way to reverse the damage of the standard American diet for better physical and mental health. I am not a doctor or scientist, but the evidence is compelling.
As a cancer survivor, eating keto gave me hope. I now have tools that will help me reduce the chances of my cancer coming back. I have tools to help me lower my high blood pressure, reduce my risk for heart disease and diabetes.
I. Can’t. Stop. Talking. About. It.
Many personal friends have now starting living the keto life. I have other friends who say things like:
“I can’t cook well (or at all)”
“I can’t do keto because I have a picky family” to feed too”
“I have no idea what I’d eat on keto”
“Keto sounds hard. There’s no way I can give up _____ (insert favorite carb loaded food)”
I know anyone can eat keto. There just isn’t a lot of real world guidance out there yet. I started compiling a list of keto basics, including meal ideas that need little to no cooking or time and posting on Facebook. I wanted to expand the conversation. This is how 5 Minute Keto was born.
I decided to do it because my partner was, and I’m epileptic. I started researching this diet he was about to start, read the epilepsy stuff (keto can CURE epilepsy, I kid you not!), and I decided to “go keto” right along with him.
We’re now a month in, and both heading towards 10 pounds down 🙂 And what else could I do next, but start a blog about it, and find some blogs to read as well! 😉
Lee – that’s so great to hear! The more of us who share our experiences, the more people will learn about the powerful health benefits of this way of eating.