We first met Roy and Sandra (Instagram @ketokonduct) at the Keto Salt Lake conference earlier this year. We saw how energetic and fun they were and instantly felt a connection! When we heard about how far they’ve come as a couple on keto, we asked to share their stories with the whole Nush family.
Here’s what they told us:
I reached out to a doctor who recommended a low-carb, low-calorie diet. It helped me shed weight rapidly, but it wasn’t sustainable because I was only eating 800 calories a day. I was fatigued and hungry with a low metabolism. I’d go on and off this diet, regaining weight and then losing it again. In 2012, a different doctor suggested to me that by increasing fats and calories, I could stay energized and heal my damaged metabolism. It took time for my body to adjust to this new way of eating. I did gain some weight at first, since my body had learned to live on just 800 calories a day. But gradually, eating more fats and calories helped me thrive and flourish in my weight loss. I finally found something I could sustain. I found a healthy lifestyle!”
Along with the weight gain, I started experiencing multiple health issues. I was diagnosed with Adult ADD. They prescribed Adderall, which helped me focus on my job, but made me feel horrible. Later, I went to a dentist for a regular check-up. He noticed I had a swollen thyroid, and recommended I get it checked out. It turned out I had hypothyroidism. I knew something had to change. After making my way through a myriad of fad diets, I started living the ketogenic lifestyle. I’m now able to maintain body fat levels around 10%. I no longer need to take Adderall, and my thyroid levels are within the normal range. Ketogenic is not a short-term diet for me—this is genuinely my lifestyle.”
It’s clear that Roy and Sandra inspire each other, and they inspire us too! If you want to see more great photos and meal ideas, follow them on insta like we do!
– The Team at Nush
The Team at Nush
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