My 60 Pound Weight Loss  in Just 6 Months

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Early in 2018, I lost 60 pounds in six months on the keto diet. I’m not currently on keto, but had great results with it last year. It helped me to lose the weight I so desperately needed to lose, and lose it fast.

Eating a ketogenic diet involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. It is the process of putting your body into a metabolic state of ketosis by producing ketones in the liver to use as energy.

I am 5’6″ tall and my starting weight was 222 pounds. On a ketogenic diet, I dropped down to 162 pounds in 6 months, and in the process went from a size 22 to a size 12.

Before starting the ketogenic diet I was on prescription medications for both high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Both of which I am now off of, with my doctor’s blessing.

Today, I am able to walk and run for miles. I can manage an entire day at the Disney Parks. I was even able to kayak 14 miles in one day this past summer. I can flip tires at the gym. My joints no longer hurt from carrying so much weight around.

Last January, when I started my keto diet I didn’t tell many people. I had tried and failed at various diets over the years, and went for a long spell where I couldn’t even mentally prepare myself to start a diet. I don’t think I would have been successful this time around, had I not mentally been ready for it.

I made a conscious effort to do more of the things that I love. I can’t stress enough how important this mental mindset has been to my weight loss success.

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There are a lot of apps you can use to keep track these things, such as MyFitnessPal, the Lose It! app, and the Atkins app. I wish I had used one of them from the start. All the years of inactivity while I so overweight had weakened my core. I hired a personal trainer who helped come up with an exercise routine to strengthen my core, and build muscle.

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Hi, I'm Angela! I'm the Founder and content creator at About a Mom. I live in sunny Florida with my little girl. If you are seeking ideas and inspiration for family fun, mealtime, travel, or fun things to do in Florida, you will find it here.