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  • How to Stop Snacking At Night and Start REALLY Losing Weight.

    Want to know how to stop snacking at night?

    Everybody asks the question: how to stop snacking at night? It seems to be this mysterious time of day where so many of us LOSE CONTROL with our diets. If you’ve wondered how to stop snacking at night, I have some answers for you that may surprise you. 

    I used to be a SNACK-A-HOLIC in a big way. I can TOTALLY relate to your struggles. In this post, I will share how to stop snacking at night, and how to stop snacking for the most part, altogether. I’ll put it this way (and I’ll explain in more detail below)– snacking no longer RULES MY LIFE and no longer RUINS MY DIET. 

    And this can be true for you too! 


    After reading this blog post, you’ll know how to stop snacking at night and be more successful at your dieting efforts and lose weight. Sound good to you? Let’s go.

    When Snacking Ruled My Life: THE BEFORE PHASE.

    Before I tell you how I stopped snacking, let me give you a crystal clear picture of what my life was like BEFORE. Because then you’ll understand how DIFFERENT my life is now and how significant the impact is of no snacking and no cravings and my appetite being forever changed. 

    For most of my adult life, I was on a diet. Seriously. 

    I was on a diet from the time I moved back home to Columbus Ohio (from Pensacola FL ..that’s a whole hot mess story I’ll tell you another time….why I decided to move to Pensacola when I was ONE QUARTER AWAY FROM GRADUATING FROM college– to chase a boy who could not care less about me) and realized I was the HEAVIEST I’D EVER BEEN. Gulp. That’s what happens when you live in the South and drink every single night and live at Old Country Buffet during the day –eating nothing but. carbs and never working out. 

    So, I started reading up about working out and dieting and that began my FITNESS FANATIC LIFE. I loved it! I started doing step aerobics and eating a fat-free diet and I lost about 20-25lbs. I graduated college, moved to Chicago and started working corporate life. Gained the corporate 10lbs and started working out again. I just went through CYCLES of fitness. 

    But the point is this: I was always dieting. I never really felt that I reached my “goal weight”. I was never happy with my body. Never comfortable in my body. So I was CONSTANTLY DIETING. Always searching for how I could become a BETTER VERSION of me. I was perpetually dissatisfied with myself. 

    I spent an inordinate amount of time online researching blogs and forums to find out how to get more fit. The more I read the more obsessed I became. I thought it was a “healthy obsession. But it clearly wasn’t. 


    The more books and magazines I read, the more I looked at food as “good” or “bad”. I thought everyone around me was judging my body the way I was judging my body and therefore I felt they were judging my food choices: paranoia set in. 

    This is when the unhealthy eating behaviors started. I’d binge a lot; go to Burger King drive through and order a Whopper with Cheese and large fries and eat it all and then throw away all the evidence. Then I’d stop at the grocery store and buy Oreos and a bunch of sweets like Pop Tarts and you name it. But I’d add distractions in the cart like chicken breast and vegetables so that the person checking me out would think I was shopping for a family. Yes this is how my mind worked. 

    Then I’d get home and eat the Pop Tarts and Oreos and feel so sick. And then I’d cry and be so depressed. I’d wake up the next day and berate myself mentally all day for what I’d done and then I’d usually give myself permission since I’d “ruined everything” by cheating– to “just go ahead and enjoy the weekend”– and I’d do just that. I’d binge all weekend. And the guilt and shame would build and grow. 

    And then Monday I’d throw out everything in my fridge and start some extreme detox diet that would last 4 days. These cycles were the bane of my existence. I was desperate to get in shape but obsessed with food. I was dieting obsessively and didn’t see that I was creating a situation where I was setting myself up for disaster all the time. 

    The more I denied myself all these foods the more my mind obsessed about them, and then when I would secretly binge on them on an empty stomach, I’d set the chemical reaction in place that happens when you consume carbs/sugary snacks — it’s literally beyond your control. 

    Your cravings are like, not your fault. It’s chemical. Do some research. All those years, I was a walking insulin response. Sounds crazy but now I see it. The harder I worked at dieting, the harder my mind fought it and the more my mind and body pulled me in the other direction toward cheating. And each time I cheated, both the insulin response (crash and burn) and the guilt and shame afterword were enough to put me in a constant state of feeling like a failure. 

    How do you ever WIN when you feel like a loser every day? The truth is, this just seemed to be the way I would always be. I was that person who was always dieting, always unhappy with her body, always thinking about food, always thinking about ways to making fitness food taste like non-fitness food, always bingeing, always eating in secret and then punishing herself for doing so, always being CONTROLLED BY FOOD. I was that person who had an uncomfortable relationship with food. I was that person who said “I can’t be left alone with a bag of Oreos” — you know — that person. That was me, then.

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    The real truth is,I never thought I’d get past this tendency of mine. I never once had a moment where I said to myself “Ok I’m going to work on conquering my cravings and getting in control of my appetite and stopping this whole binge/emotional eating cycle.” What happened was: I changed my way of eating on June 1st (officially, and kind of informally the month before that) by going keto with the direction of my new functional medicine doctor. Shortly after going keto, I experienced fat loss and body transformation (as of the day I am writing this, I am down 24 inches total and 18 LBS) and noticed things had changed in my eating habits without me TRYING TO change them. I wasn’t SNACKING between meals. I wasn’t hanging out in the pantry all the time looking for what sounded good. I wasn’t thinking about how to make some sweet recipe out of protein powder to satisfy my sweet tooth. In fact, I didn’t think about food hardly at all. More often than not, I had to REMIND MYSELF TO EAT. Say what? Yup. When it came to snacking at night, that’s when I noticed a major change. Without TRYING TO, I had stopped snacking at night like I used to. With the exception of occasionally having some almond butter – and not a lot of it – I really didn’t feel the need for food like I used to. And snacking while watching TV used to be a ROUTINE. Like, I could not imagine watching TV and not having snacks. I was routinely buying what I thought were “healthy treats” for Steve and I for TV watching time. I was regularly using TV watching time as an excuse for a “treat” or “dessert”. It was Steve who remarked how much my snacking habits had changed after I went keto– he said “you hardly snack at all anymore”. Now- I attribute this to both going keto AND the regular daily use of exogenous ketones. When you understand how BHB works, you realize that they add a significant layer to the mix with curbing appetite and suppressing hunger– and it’s real. The few days that I have not consumed my ketones are the few days I have found myself thinking “OMG I really want some of that BHU Keto Cookie Dough!!!”– seriously. My husband is not keto and he takes the exogenous ketones 2x a day– and he now no longer eats the sweet protein bars in the afternoon that he used to and he stopped eating the sweets/candy bars he used to at the office– in the first month of adding ketones he lost 4lbs. When I reflect back on my life before vs. now- I think that my diet was so full of way too much processed diet/fake/fitness foods and insulin-response inducing foods — I was constantly in a bad cycle of restriction then binge then insulin response then restriction then binge then insulin response. There was no stability. Too much stress. Too much cortisol. Certainly– lots of other factors at play I’m sure– but, all I know is what I’m doing NOW has transformed my BODY but also my MIND. It is the best feeling EVER to not be controlled and CONSUMED BY thoughts of food!! I still love food. I still love to cook and eat. I still love all the things I loved before but they don’t have the power over me that they did before. That’s a great feeling indeed. That’s one of the priceless benefits of going keto for sure. 

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    BEFORE AND AFTER: MY Life Then and Now and Why I'm SO HAPPY I Made These Changes!

    When I think back to my life before I made the leap and went keto and experienced this amazing transformation, I realize how frazzled and out of control I felt. So much of how I’d describe myself refers to EMOTIONAL states– but I felt out of control, I felt RULED BY food and the desire for food or cravings for food. Everything was about what I was denying myself….and what’s funny or ironic is that when people think about KETO, they think about all the things they can’t have. And for sure, you do cut things out– but maybe – in this case, because I was doing it with my doctor and I was doing it more with a focus on my insulin resistance vs. weight loss (I don’t think I really thought I would lose weight when I started), it was easier for me to just comply. I honestly never felt like this was HARD. And truthfully it just got easier. As of today, I feel like this is my lifestyle. I’m 9lbs away from my goal weight with NO doubt I’ll hit it. Wow never thought I’d hear myself say that!! BEST FEELING EVER! And I’m so passionate about how this works — because I was so stuck for so many years, I’m getting certified as a keto coach! For any of you reading this, if you want some more information and are thinking of trying keto, I have the rough draft of what’s soon to be my eBook “Kelly’s Keto Kwik Start Guide”– everything you need to get started on going keto– all my best tips and links to my favorite products and recipes. Happy to send it to you for free just email kelly at! 

    But Wait There's MORE!


    If you liked this post, you may want to check out some of my other recent posts on my keto journey– like What Can I Eat On Keto CLICK HERE or How Women Can Lose Weight After 40 CLICK HERE or Why I’m Going Full On Keto CLICK HERE

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  • What Can I Eat On Keto? A Day In The Life of My Keto Diet.

    What I Typically Eat On the Keto Diet.

    Are you thinking about going on the keto diet but finding yourself wondering “What can I eat on the keto diet?”? I hear you! For the longest time I said I would NEVER GO KETO! I wondered the same thing — if you cut carbs and limit protein, “what can I eat on the keto diet anyway?”. Don’t worry, this blog post will share with you a day in the life of my new Keto Diet Experience. I’ll share what you can eat on the keto diet- and the foods I regularly make and eat and enjoy on the keto diet. If you want to know ‘what can I eat on the keto diet’- I have your answers ready.

    After you read this blog post, you’ll feel so much better about what you can eat on the keto diet because, it’s a LOT. Too many people don’t want to “go keto” because they think it’s too limiting and because like you they get hung up on “what can I eat on the keto diet”– but they don’t really look into it, and because they don’t understand how much great food they CAN have, they never start

    You’ll be ready to dive in and start going keto — if you want to lose pounds and inches like me that is-– after you read this blog post on what you can eat on the keto diet. I’ve lost 15 pounds and 18.25 inches in 11 weeks- want to join me? Let’s go. 

    A Typical Day For Me: What I Eat On the KETO Diet

    I’m going to go through my typical day first then share some TIPS for you on how to succeed. I am practicing intermittent fasting right now, it just works for me right now. I wake up every day around 5:30am (this is new) and I make a bottle of my Pruvit exogenous ketones (the ketones are one of my KEY success factors…not only do they taste damn delicious but – they way have boosted my energy and curbed my appetite is outrageous. I cannot recommend them enough for every person on the planet. You should be getting on the ketones train yesterday. PM me to get started) then go do my yoga. After yoga, I make my Pruvit Keto Koffee (this is also relatively new- formerly I was making my own coffee with coconut cream and almond milk but I am now 100% an addict to Keto Kreme. Cannot get enough! PM me to order and get on autoship. After my coffee (I only have one cup- used to do 2-3 cups of coffee), I get to work. A little later, I make my 1st Phorm Reds + Greens + L-Glutamine drink— been doing this for well over a year and it’s for my gut health. You can order by clicking through the link above or email me for info: both my hubby and I take them each morning and swear by it. Then a bit later in the morning I take L-Carnitine (recommended by my doctor for fat burning) I also get this from 1st Phorm so you can buy it here. Sometimes- I’ll have another ketones drink around the time of my workout (around 11am usually). If not, I eat lunch after my workout. 

    So what do I eat for lunch? I’ll share some regular lunches: 2 organic, grass fed beef hot dogs on a plate with 1 slice american cheese (divided), topped with mustard and a bit of ketchup (I eat with a fork) then I have some green beans. Another lunch is to make a burger with cheese (I buy organic grass fed burgers you can just heat in microwave or in pan), I eat the same way on a plate with ketchup/mustard/real mayo/onion/jalapeno and then on the side will do a green veggie. Another favorite is rotisserie chicken chopped up with real mayo- chicken salad on a lettuce– you can’t believe how FILLING this is!! Also- Trader Joe’s has this Buffalo Chicken Dip I am OBSESSED WITH- sometimes I eat this for a meal with plantain chips don’t judge me. If we have chicken tenders cooked up I’ll heat those on the stove and put them in the egg life wraps mentioned below (those are IDEAL to wrap up ANYTHING) and add guacamole, lettuce, tomato, cheese etc.– whatever Mexican condiments you want. Sometimes I might make tuna salad. If we make a meatloaf the night before, that might be my lunch the next day– with green beans. Trader Joe’s also has this pre-cooked Wild Alaskan Salmon that you can just heat up– OMG soo good. Trader Joe’s is a keto person’s best friend for reals. 

    If I eat out– it’s gonna be a cheeseburger on plate or some type of huge salad with some protein and real dressing– but I watch for things like croutons and hidden carbs and fruits. I also eat intuitively. You’ll notice when you go keto and EAT REAL FOODS (Not fake packaged foods and protein shakes/bars) you’ll get full faster and your appetite will change remarkably– of course the ketones are a huge part of that. 

    Dinner is easy. My husband is NOT keto but we find it easy to eat together. 

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    Dinner is easy: my husband is NOT keto but we find it easy to cook meals we both love- that let me eat keto and we both enjoy the food. We make WINGS all the time in the air fryer— you’d never know they are gluten free with no breading. To die for. We dip them in Sweet Baby Ray’s (linked below) wing sauce and Ranch and OMG heaven. 

    We also make smashburgers on our new Kamado Joe Grill (I Just bought that as a gift for my man and he could not be more happy– we found out they have a rotisserie grill option — just ordered that too!!!) 

    We often order fish tacos from our favorite restaurant– they normally come wrapped in a flour tortilla of course but I ask for mine “deconstructed” on lettuce- I then wrap mine in the Egglife wraps and dip them in extra chipotle mayo…..divine!! 

    Everything is adaptable. 

    Also– when we get sushi– do I have rice? Yes. But I looked up how many carbs are in white rice. So I know that 1/4 cup white rice has about 11-15 carbs– I am for 1/4 cup. It’s very easy to hit 1/4 cup. But I don’t try to be 100% ZERO CARBS. Like if I go to a restaurant and order a double cheeseburger on a plate – it’ll likely come with fries, so I will have a few- and that’s it. Just like having SOME rice but not a ton. It works.

    We made this chicken stir-fry copy-cat recipe- and Steve had his with rice and I just skipped the rice and had mine in a lettuce wrap. 

    The truth is, I really REALLY only had a moderately “hard” time the first week going keto and that was simply adjusting to “oh I can’t have THAT ANYMORE!”- but you learn and truthfully I don’t feel like I’m denying myself. I don’t feel pissed off, like I’m angry that I can’t have this or that. I really ENJOY this transformation so much, nothing can really tempt me to stray. 

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    My biggest tips for what not to do: don’t live on fake keto foods — eat real foods, look up keto recipes on Pinterest. Follow keto people on instagram– they give me sooo many ideas!! Make keto friends!! Seriously– buy some ketones from me — and get on autoship– they will change your life– they have changed mine. My husband takes them daily and he’s not even KETO!! I plan to be on this lifestyle forever– that doesn’t mean I’ll never have a piece of bread– but I’ll be able to manage it when I do. For now I am staying on this train until I hit my goal– at this point I’m just 12 pounds away from my initial goal weight of 138!!! Stay tuned for my progress and more updates on this keto journey– I’ve got lots to tell!! And be sure to let me know what questions YOU have on keto– I’m happy to help!!

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    Keto Essentials To Stock Up On NOW

    1. Pruvit Ketones: I suggest starting with our Challenge Pack (feel free to email me for questions CLICK HERE to shop.

    2. BHU Foods Keto Cookie Dough: Obsessed CLICK HERE to stock up. 

    3. BHU FOODS KETO BITES (these are a bit messy to eat but worth it.) CLICK HERE

    4. RX BAR NUT BUTTER – all flavors really- CLICK HERE

    5. Sweet Baby Ray’s Wing Sauce (OBSESSED) CLICK HERE.

    6. Egglife Wraps: Buy these in bulk, you can also buy at Target from what I understand CLICK HERE

    7. Plantain Chips: these are my go-to carb (1 carb each) but I can’t live without them. CLICK HERE.

    But Wait There's MORE!


    If you enjoyed this post you’ll probably want to check out these gems: 

    1. VIDEO: CLICK HERE Does Keto Really Work For Women Over 40?

    2. VIDEO: CLICK HERE Do Keto and Intermittent Fasting Work?

    3. VIDEO: CLICK HERE  Why you’re not losing weight on keto.


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  • My KETO DIET RESULTS will blow your mind! 11lbs and 12 inches LOST in just 8 Weeks!

    Here they are: My KETO DIET RESULTS 8 Weeks IN! I still can't believe the SUCCESS!

    Losing weight can be an EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING process. If you’re anything like me, you have probably considered the KETO DIET but hesitated, because you wanted to see someone’s keto diet results first before YOU took the leap. As someone who has been on the keto diet for over 8 weeks, I am sharing with you my keto diet results 8 weeks in with tips to help YOU get started.

    You are going to learn all about my personal keto diet experience and my keto diet results over the past 8 weeks (spoiler alert: they’ve been TRANSFORMATIONAL!!)  This post will give you all the Keto Motivation you need trust me, plus keto tips and tricks, my keto guidelines for success, and keto mistakes to avoid. 

    After learning about my keto diet results, I’m certain you are going to be ready to dive in and go for it and join me on your own keto diet journey! 


    How and WHY I Got Started on the KETO DIET

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    I know you are excited to hear about my ultimate KETO DIET results, but let’s start at the beginning. I am currently working with a new functional medicine doctor- Dr. Ruthie Harper in Austin TX who is exceptional. I was not at all pleased with the progress my last doctor was making with me (with regards to fat loss) and so in October 2020, I hired Dr. Harper. Prior to that, in June of 2020, I hired Alex Mazzurco of Level Ten Coaching to work with me as my online trainer- because — the bottom line was– I was getting NOWHERE in my fitness journey. I was paying all this money to balance my hormones. I was working out 6x a week and dieting in a caloric deficit and I could not lose an inch. In fact, I constantly felt that I was getting bigger, more THICK around the middle. I was miserable and uncomfortable in my body. I felt broken and EMBARRASSED all the time. 

    Alex put me in a REVERSE DIET. I wrote a post and did a podcast about that — you can listen read by CLICKING HERE. That reverse diet situation was the HARDEST THING I’ve done. Here I was, dying to lose weight and reach my goal and I had to 1) cut out cardio 2) scale back my working out 3) eat about 1000 more calories a day 4) accept that I was not going to lose weight for that time period. But thank you Alex because it was so good for me. It woke me up to how long I’d been never-ending dieting and overtraining. When I had my first consult with Dr. Harper, she affirmed that Alex was right and that it would be a while before we’d start to DIET. Gulp

    Well, I decided (this was end of last year 2020) that I’d simply take a BREAK. 

    I was about to marry the love of my life and I decided to lean into it- get married, take a break from a lot of the work things I was focused on (hello Ms. Spread Too Thin) and just enjoy the holidays.

    After the new year- and after some drama in Texas (remember us getting those snowstorms? well, our apartment that we were living in at the time got flooded totally due to a water main burst…..we ended up having to move within a week, and then my mother in law passed away a week later and shortly thereafter I resigned my job due to the single most toxic boss I’ve ever had in my entire career: lots of stress. LOTS of it…..just for background.), and after settling into our new home, my doctor told me in April I was finally ready to DIET. I’ve never been so excited. Crazy right? It had been almost a full year!

    I anxiously awaited her email with my macros. And then it came. I saw something about 60g of protein and 50g of carbs and I was like…….WAIT, WHAT?? I’m like “IS THIS KETO??” with a horrified look on my face.

     You see, I’ve been so insanely skeptical about keto for as long as I can remember. For the next few weeks my doc and I went back and forth about the macros and the why…..she had me read The Longevity Diet by Valter Longo which explains why women over age 40 do NOT need to have so much protein and why it can cause us to STORE FAT. (wake up call). She then sent me several podcasts to listen to talking about why extended fasting (not just intermittent fasting, this is anything past 24 hour fasting) combined with a ketosis state (which is what happens when you go past 24 hours fasting) essentially resets your fat cells (bear with me I am paraphrasing) so your body remembers how to release fat again. It’s like resetting your phone– suddenly everything works again. 
    I was convinced. Kind of. The truth is I was still hesitant, and it was watching my friend Lisa’s videos on YouTube about her experience going carnivore then keto (I had watched her keto diet results and seen her lose weight over the past 9 months and wow she looks AMAZING- she’s 50 and looks smoking– watching her videos it was like hearing myself talk!!! She was what pushed me over the edge to do it.) 

    The bottom line is— if you are reading this and are a female past the age of 35 and are experiencing major issues losing weight and you SUSPECT you have hormone/insulin/thyroid issues or you already know you have them— learn from my experience and my doctor and the data that’s out there that I’m referring to: The Keto Diet + Fasting (plus some extra tools I refer to below that can speed things along to a degree) is your BEST friend. Stop guessing. If I would have known years ago about this…..oh man, I would have embraced the keto diet with all I had in me. Consider this your wake up call. 

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    Everything I did in my first 2 months on KETO DIET to get those amazing KETO DIET RESULTS

    Once I decided to go for it…..I was all in. My husband was like “Baby, I say you go for it and go BIG. Don’t just share part of your journey- share it all. Start weighing yourself and share your weight from day one: so many women follow you and are watching you!!“– he was so right. I committed to doing that from my Day One “Hard Core Start Date” of June 1, 2021. I had actually started the KETO DIET the month prior but a bit more “sloppy” and I was not weighing myself nor counting macros as strictly etc After Steve and I went for our staycation in Austin over Memorial Week/Weekend, I started hard-core on June 1st. I was ready for some major keto diet results and I was determined to make it happen. 

    I’m going to share with you everything I did and do– what my day looks like, what supplements I take, how I work out, what cookbooks I recommend (where I’m finding some great recipes in addition to Pinterest of course)– all the things I’m doing now and of course I’ll share my weight and measurements below too. My keto diet results have sooooo inspired me and motivated me, I’m becoming a certified KETO COACH so I can coach women and help them on their weight loss journey. Now that I know that THIS is the secret key for women aged 40+ with insulin/hormone issues who can’t lose weight, I want to be able to help as many women as possible. Having that official certification will make me feel better about being a coach and giving advice. 😉


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    It’s really important to know what NOT to do to get great KETO DIET RESULTS. Let me share with you my best “what not to do” tips.

    • Don’t go out and buy a bunch of packaged KETO foods. In fact I’d recommend buying as few packaged KETO foods as possible in the beginning and challenge yourself to eat real organic foods.

    • Don’t think you can “just go KETO and eat all you want” — you have to count calories. YOU MUST or you could actually gain weight.

    • Don’t think you don’t need to exercise. 

    • Don’t go KETO just because you can eat cheeseburgers. If that’s your motivation, you are doing this for the wrong reason.

    • If you have not been eating “healthy” (eating a lot of fast food, eating a lot of bread, rice/pasta, cookies/candy, chips, sugar, alcohol etc. on a regular basis) prior to starting the KETO’s a wise decision to plan a 60-90 day transition where you slowly wean off some of those unhealthy foods. 

    • Don’t estimate what you eat. Weigh your food. Measure your food. Track your food. 

    • Don’t avoid tracking your body: weight, measurements, photos etc.

    • Don’t avoid vitamins and supplements, they are hugely helpful (see below.)

    My Keto Diet Experience: A Typical Day in My KETO LIFE: What I Eat, How I Work Out Etc.

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    Here is how my days go in my new keto diet life. I’ll be honest. When I started I did not necessarily read any books I simply followed the macros my doctor gave me (50g carbs per day, no I do NOT do “net carbs”) and 60-70g protein per day — I do 1600 calories for the caloric deficit and thus I’m at 125g fat. I am currently starting to do a lot of reading about the science behind keto to learn more about the WHY IT WORKS so stay tuned, but for now I’m simply sharing what I’ve done and do.

    I wake up each morning and have a cup of coffee. When I began I was still having my regular coffee but I have now switched to the Pruvit Keto Kreme. I have noticed that a cup of this makes me considerably more “full” than a cup of my other coffee although they are both delicious. I am a Pruvit Promoter now because my husband and I use all the products and are obsessed so you can order from me– here is the link for the Keto Kreme product (obsessed I am). If you have any questions just fill out the contact me form. After I have a cup of coffee (I used to have 2 cups of coffee each morning now I have just one)- I do some work then I have my Greens + Reds + L-Glutamine combo. (I get mine from 1st Phorm, you can also order from me because I am a walking online store). Shortly after that I have my L-Carnitine, my doctor told me to take that every day. I take a powdered version from 1st Phorm that is delish (order online) and I’d much rather do that than a pill. Then mid-morning I pull out my first serving of exogenous ketones from Pruvit

    Funny thing about Pruvit. I first heard about Pruvit from my LAST functional medicine doctor probably 3-4 years ago. Back then they had 1 product and were coming out with 1 more; fruit punch. I was not impressed. Then a year and a half ago my dear friend Jenny Lynn asked me to get involved with the company from a business perspective, I politely turned her down (I’m like “I’m not keto dude!!”). Fast forward to when my doctor gives me my macros…I started researching keto people on instagram. Turns out most of the cool healthy keto kats on instagram were drinking ketones and it looked like Pruvit had really GROWN as a company. 

    I reconnected with Jenny and visited with the president of the company and signed on immediately as a promoter. I gotta tell you guys– their products– from the bone broth to the keto kreme for the fat fueled coffee to the bio-identical exogenous ketones with AMAZING FLAVORS TO DIE FOR–color me obsessed. I have typically 2 servings of the NAT exogenous ketones a day and so does my husband– and he’s not doing the KETO DIET. You do not have to be on the KETO DIET to benefit from exogenous ketones. These products for SURE have a been a huge contributor to my keto diet results no question.

    Once I added in 2 servings a day I noticed: 1) SIGNIFICANT decrease in appetite (which is huge for me a woman obsessed with food and eating) 2) tremendous increase in FOCUS during the work day 3) incredible increase in clean non-jittery ENERGY— whereas before I was experiencing an afternoon crash and often needed to take a 30-60 minute NAP– for real. 

    I’m clearly a believer so if you’d like to test some out– I honestly believe everyone I know should do so– we have a 10-day trial pack for $99— gives you 20 servings of our top NAT flavors half of them with caffeine and half decaf so you can try them out 2 a day like I do for 10 days. I firmly believe anyone that tries them out would experience the WOW factor and be like whoa I can do this!!! — LMK if you want info and to get started. 😉

    After I have my ketones, I then do my workout usually around 10am or 11am. I do cardio every other day and weights every other day. NO MORE OVERTRAINING. No more working out past one hour. NO more adding on extra workouts. I am back to using a Sweet Sweat Waist Trainer with the Sweet Sweat GOO and I love it. I wrote a blog post about that- CLICK HERE to read why I love this stuff. 

    After I do my workout, I have lunch. Lunch– if you know me, is where I need the most improvement. My problem is, I am very excited about my WORK and I work from home and I have a problem pulling myself away from work to MAKE LUNCH. So I often tend to snack vs eat a meal so I’m working on that. That said, here are some lunches I’ve had– old and new:

    • Organic Grass Fed Hot Dogs on a plate with mustard and a BIT of ketchup- and I usually add (measured) white American Cheese in the middle (this is about 400 calories) I’ll have this with a can of green beans. I LOVE canned green beans. Don’t judge.

    • Lettuce with chicken or tuna salad on top– full fat mayo– amazing how much more full you get faster with full fat mayo. I often can only eat half and then eat half later

    • Trader Joe’s Buffalo Chicken Dip– sometimes yes I eat this as a meal, I measure out several servings and have with plantain chips (gotta watch the carbs even on these) or with celery or half and half)

    • Eggs and Bacon

    • Egg Life Tortilla (made with egg whites they rock) with ground beef (grass fed etc.) guac, pico, lettuce, cheddar etc.

    • Salmon on top of lettuce with green beans or another green veggie

    • Plain burger on plate with ketchup mustard and green beans (see a pattern here)

    • If I go out I will get a double Whataburger with cheese and grilled jalapenos OMG so good

    Mid Afternoon I have another Pruvit exogenous ketones drink and more water. Sometimes I have some Julie’s Real Nut Butter (the thing is– I noticed that the highest carb things for me are 1) Plantain Chips and 2) Nut Butters so I very much watch it if I have had plantain chips earlier I try to avoid or really limit nut butters later that day– luckily I’m being very transparent if I have my exogenous ketones AM AND AFTERNOON I don’t deal with cravings. It’s just not an issue. But good to be aware) or BHU Foods KETO Cookie Dough. But I don’t usually snack anymore!

    For Dinner– Steve and I cook and we make great stuff- he’s not keto but we make air fryer wings to die for- he loves them and they are totally keto. We make chicken gyros and he eats them with NAAN I eat them with the Egg Life wraps. We order from Tiago’s Grille and I get my favorite fish tacos– only deconstructed on LETTUCE then I wrap it up in Egg Life Wraps! Winning! We get sushi and I’ll do a tuna tower and take out all but about 1/4 cup rice. We go out to eat on the weekend and I get a tomato/burrata salad or wedge salad and I have some of his steak……I never order an entree. I’m ok with him having bread in front of me — it doesn’t bother me because my keto diet results have honestly changed my life so much– nothing can tempt me right now. Seriously. 

    For alcohol — I stick with a dirty martini or dry white wine– but we also found out we can mix the Pruvit ketones with vodka or tequila or gin!! The flavors are amazing!!!!!!!!! I gotta thank my friend Michelle for that idea! When you go out to eat– it’s very easy for restaurants to make something without the bun or “deconstructed” or “keto friendly”– but also watch out for with ALCOHOL– a “skinny” drink is not necessarily “keto friendly”: I looked up a drink sweetened with agave nectar- that’s going to create an insulin response, no bueno. You won’t get keto diet results you want if you are not informed. So, let’s look at my results from day one to today. I hope this motivates YOU to get going and join me. After literally being STUCK in my weight loss journey, unable to lose weight for most of the past 4-5 years…..I’ve made more progress in the past 8 weeks than in the past decade it seems! How exciting to KNOW I’ll hit my GW before the holiday season is here!!! 


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    58. As for inches I have now lost 12.75 inches! Is it just me or are these some crazy awesome KETO DIET RESULTS after just 8 weeks? So what do YOU THINK? Are you still skeptical like I was? Did this post change your mind? Can I answer any questions for you? Are you ready to join me? 

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