Success Story: Allie's Keto Journey
Allie B will give you a serious BOOST in inspiration + confidence. Even though Allie’s a teacher and wife, she doesn’t let her busy schedule get in the way of her health. As a bonus, she shares TONS of tips with her followers at @alliedoesketo — from Keto-friendly meals, snacks, and desserts to grocery store hauls and workout inspiration. Allie started Keto on May 7, 2018 and has lost 80 lbs while becoming a key inspiration in the Keto space! Read on for some mega motivation:
I struggled with my weight in elementary school. One of my teachers even called me “big girl.” That is my first memory of weight and my issue with weight. I thinned out in middle school and high school because I was playing competitive soccer, but I had to stop because of a knee injury and began rapidly gaining weight during college. I was eating whatever I wanted and was really struggling with emotional and binge eating. I ended up gaining about 90ish pounds and began having health issues.
At this time, I was honestly so tired of feeling ashamed, embarrassed, and alone. I was about 245 pounds, but I had stopped weighing myself because I couldn’t bear to see the scale go any higher. I hated the way I looked and knew that if I didn’t change my eating habits, I would have many health issues as I got older.
I tried the meat and veggie diet, Weight Watchers, and many more extreme methods. None of it stuck until I found Keto. For me, Keto is the only sustainable lifestyle that I actually enjoy. I’ve found alternatives for almost everything I crave and I have more energy than I did in high school!
I started with eliminating high carb foods such as sugars, breads, and chips. I knew that tracking wouldn’t work for me, so I decided to just mentally track net carbs. I did lots and lots of research until I finally set a date and just started. I didn’t know everything but I was determined!
Today, I intermittent fast everyday for at least 16 hours and then I will usually have lunch, a snack, and then dinner. I also always start my day with coffee and collagen. I stay inspired by my results and the way I feel. Side by side pictures are a HUGE motivator for me. My goals for the future include maintaining my Keto lifestyle and feeling and being the best I can.
My advice for someone who’s just starting out? You don’t have to know everything to be successful, find what works for YOU, keep it simple, and keep it consistent.
Keep the inspiration going and follow Allie on Instagram @alliedoesketo
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