September 05, 2019
her success goes way beyond weight loss!
Meet Melissa — also known as @keto_wonder_woman on Instagram. She’s a fan of Nush cakes, and believe me when I say, it’s mutual!
We admire her so much for her determination to take her own health into her own hands. She’s not only lost weight, she turned her eating habits completely around and recovered from pre-diabetes, high-cholesterol, and a fatty liver in the process. But we’ll let Melissa tell you what she was dealing with …
Hi! My name is Melissa and I’m 34 years old. I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes during my first pregnancy. I followed a low-carb diet until I had my beautiful little girl.
I was instructed to follow up with my doctor a month after giving birth to make sure my sugar levels were still okay. Unfortunately, I didn’t do the follow-up until a year later, and after having my daughter I’d been following a terrible high-fat, high-carb diet. As many call it, “the see-food diet.” Meaning you see it and you eat it! It definitely took its toll on me, and when I finally followed up with my doctor she urged me to make changes in my diet and lose weight. I was pre-diabetic, had high cholesterol, and a very fatty and unhealthy liver.
Then in 2016 I was introduced to the Ketogenic lifestyle, and today I am so happy because I am no longer pre-diabetic, my cholesterol is in normal range, and there are no abnormalities with my liver! It’s not easy, but it is definitely worth it.
In October 2015 my weight was 268 lbs. I started making small changes at first so I wouldn’t feel overwhelmed and be tempted to quit. First I stopped eating tortillas, then a month later stopped eating bread, and then gave up soda. When I followed up with my doctor, however, my blood sugar levels were still elevated.
We follow Melissa on Insta and love her many great ideas for low-carb, Keto-friendly meals, whether you’re eating out or eating in. And her motto? DON’T QUIT. Words to live by!