I got a surprise in the mail the other day from Victor and Kris, the founders of @ketokookie! Nope, it wasn’t more cookies, it was this red ring with the hashtag #iAmKeto. Along with the ring was a note sharing their inspiration about starting the movement. Their hope is to build awareness of keto, encourage sharing of our keto stories, and to promote accountability. I love it!
My own Keto story started about 21 months ago. I was searching for a diet that would help alieve some of the pain and symptoms from my autoimmune disorders. Over the last 10 years I have done Atkins, just regular low carb, gluten free, and finally I discovered Keto. I knew carbs and sugar were affecting me in a negative way, but I didn’t understand the effect of too much protein until I started reading up on Keto.
I jumped right in, immediately loved how much better I felt within the first couple weeks. I also loved the challenge of creating keto friendly recipes, getting familiar macros, and all of the other new terms keto brought. As a single mom, I was also focused on converting my household to be keto because I truly feel this is a great way of eating for not just myself, but for my daughter as well.
About a month into keto I started my blog and Instagram account, so that I could create a space where I could share food and find a community of keto people. I never could have dreamed that the community would have been so large or so supportive. I 100% credit this page and all of you for making this keto journey so rewarding both physically and emotionally.
I could not be prouder to say I AM KETO and now I really love trying to share out some of the tips and information I have learned over the last 21 months with all of you! Whether your goal is losing weight, reducing inflammation, mental clarity, or a whole host of other benefits- it is great to see what a wonderful Keto community continues to grow and evolve.