Some of you may know me, most of you don’t. My name is Nicole. I’m a mother, runner, drinkslinger extraordinaire (or used to be), and more recently, a ketoer. I started this journey some 6 or 7 months ago initially in an effort to lose some weight. I knew nothing about it. I had a sprained ankle, a pretty decent case of depression, and one hell of an alcohol tolerance. My kids, now 11 and 2, were breaking me mentally and physically. Not that they were bad kids, just brutally intelligent and progressing too fast for me to keep up with. Something had to give. Keto revived me, and I’m here to share it with you.
I screwed up royally the first couple weeks thinking that eliminating bread and shit like that was all I had to do. I wasn’t having any success and it was frustrating. Then, I actually started tracking my macros and realized my morning coffee creamer was putting me over my carbs for the day. FML. Time to put some real effort into this. I started reading every label. WTF?? EVERYTHING HAD CARBS. EVERYTHING. Like seriously though, WTF. I resorted to eating tuna and mayo for days because I didn’t know what else to do. My sugar cravings were ridiculous. I legit wanted to murder people. I felt like a junkie going through detox. (No disrespect, of course, to people going through actual drug withdrawals. I know you had it much harder than me.) But dayum. Finally on like day 5, the fog began to clear and I started feeling better. It was difficult to explain but I felt…airy. It was akin to that feeling you get when the dentist is finished with your dental X-rays and lifts that heavy radiation protection gear off of you. It was at that point that I decided, this is how I want to feel for the rest of my life.
Since that moment, I have been researching, studying, and basically learning all I can about keto and the science behind it. I am not a medical professional but I am methodical in my quest for knowledge when I am intent on learning something. I check my facts in triplicate, then check again, but you should always gather your own information as reinforcement.