As I detail in My Keto Journey, I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes in 2015. I’d had the condition for at least a year but didn’t know it. The hospital where I had my lab work done had a policy of flagging the results only when (full-blown) diabetes was indicated. I could have been working to reverse things if I have known.
I always knew I didn’t “handle” carbs well, whatever I thought that meant, and years ago I starting dabbling with low carb diets.
I tried just about everything low carb. Atkins, keto, low carb, high fat/low carb, intermittent fasting, OMAD (one meal a day) – you name it. It was up and down, back and forth until I eventually figured out that I was extremely insulin resistant.
Once I delved more deeply into the works of Dr. Atkins and Dr. Jason Fung, I finally started closing in on a regimen. I have dangerous visceral fat to lose. For me, that means incorporating extended intermittent fasting into my plan. My ultimate goal is normal insulin sensitivity.
Even still, I expect to remain at some level of low(ish) carb for the rest of my life. Good thing I love meat and fat!
If you’re new to keto, you might be trying to figure out what you can eat. Are there any keto fruits? Am I done with sandwiches for life and can I live with that? And what, pray tell, is monk fruit? Review the frequently asked keto questions here.
At Keto Bestest, I’m simply doing my best to stay with keto and reach my goals. Planning, cooking and – mostly – eating. Like you, I’m not interested in wasting money on unnecessary ingredients, spending long hours in the kitchen for one meal, or facing a lot of cleanup.
I’ll share my favorite recipes, cooking tips and whatever else I come across that helps my progress. And, of course, there is my daily diet journal, which is basically everything I put in my mouth from the very start of this journey. You’ll get the good, the bad, the setbacks – everything.
Welcome and let’s get started!