Launched in April, 2018, this site is a home for anyone following or exploring a ketogenic (keto), low-carb high fat (LCHF), and intermittent fasting (IF) lifestyle. This life-changing way of life drastically changed Christine’s physical, emotional, and spiritual health inspiring her to share her weight loss success story with you.
Welcome to Joyful Keto Life.
Hello my FBFs (fat-burning friends), my name is Christine and I am living the most abundant, joyful life as a result of healing my body, mind, heart, and soul by following the keto and intermittent fasting lifestyle. Besides being a weight loss warrior in successfully losing 100 pounds (and keeping it off for over two years now), I’m enjoying my new calling in life to blog, write, and speak joy and hope into your story, too.
If you are sick and tired of being “sick and tired,” you have found a welcoming place to explore your options for healing your own obesity and chronic health issues. My entire life consisted of diet failure after diet failure. And the magic of low-carb living provided the answers I desperately sought for four decades. You are welcome here, whether you choose strict keto, dirty keto, low-carb high fat, and whether you implement fasting into your journey (I highly recommend fasting–my secret, not so secret, weapon).
My weight loss success story has been featured in Reader’s Digest, First for Women, Keto Over 50, Keto Food, and Diet Doctor. It’s an honor to share my story to inspire and motivate you in your own weight loss success story. I love seeing my low-carb friends featured on Diet Doctor–my favorite resource for all things low-carb.
I will share a lot more in future blog posts about my health story–but here’s the important highlights. I have been obese my entire adult life and a few years in my chubby childhood. I have tried every weight loss program you can imagine. I have tried tracking CICO (calories in – calories out). I have tried the SAD (standard American diet). I have tried outrunning my bad diet. You simply cannot outrun a bad diet. Besides, I hate to run. In fact, I hated all forms of exercise until recently when I finally wanted to start moving my body. Now I really love to exercise, but you don’t need to exercise to get results with this low-carb lifestyle. I have tried it all. For thirty years. Failing over and over again because I didn’t KNOW that my body was carbohydrate intolerant. Thirty long, frustrating years!
My life changing, divine intervention moment came during a casual conversation over lunch with a friend on January 13, 2017. Coincidently, I was eating bread and potato. Oh, and a steak–which was fine and dandy. Anyhow, my friend asked me if I had ever heard of Dr. Jason Fung and his book “The Obesity Code?” And how about intermittent fasting? Nope–never heard of any of that, but the little bit of info she gave me compelled me to spend all evening researching Dr. Fung. Reading his blogs. Watching his videos on Diet Doctor. I latched on to the low-carb high fat, ketogenic diet, and intermittent fasting science and have never looked back. Amazing that one year later, Diet Doctor was congratulating me on my one year anniversary of being Keto. We call this the “Ketoversary”! By the time I had my Ketoversary, I reached my healthy goal weight just a few days before. Since then, I’ve lost a few more pounds to be in the 100 pound weight loss club!
I have an amazing list of improved health markers that I can share with you:
- Extreme Fatigue
- Insulin Resistance/Hyperinsulinemia
- Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (confirmed by ultrasound)
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea (confirmed by sleep study)
- My C-Pap machine (confirmed by sleep study)
- Daily headaches
- Monthly migraines
- Cystic acne
- Joint inflammation
- Acid Reflux
- Amazing energy 24/7
- Control over hunger
- Control over emotional eating
- Enjoyment in physical activity
- Improved immunity to illnesses like cold and flu
- Complete change in daily mood – from exhausted to complete JOY
I have lost 100 pounds…that’s 10 bags of 10 pounds of potatoes…that’s 400 sticks of butter. All of these improved health markers have greatly improved my metabolic functioning. I tell anyone who will listen about the freedom and complete joy I have found in living my best life. I will always remind you to “Choose You” and to “Choose Joy.” Friends, you can do this.
When I’m not excitedly speaking about healing journeys, you can find me at home with my husband, Rob, my son, Kyle, and our two cats, Miki and Kitty. Rob and I are busy planning our next adventure to the mountains. You can read more about my love mountains here on the About page on my other site Christine Trimpe. This site is my ministry home where you can find all the information you need to book me for your next ministry event. I’m also available to speak at wellness events on the topic of my successful keto journey. Reach me on my Contact page.
Before we go, I have a challenge for you. Remember above, I asked, “Are you sick and tired of feeling “sick and tired”? Are you ready to start your journey to wellness and ah-mazing joy on a daily basis? I challenge you to choose you today! Sign up for my newsletter below and I will challenge you, motivate you, guide you, and cheer for you on your own journey to a joyful life.
(Disclaimer: I am not a health care professional. I am writing about my personal experiences to encourage others to research a low-carb lifestyle. You should always work closely with a health care professional to manage your health. I work with three MDs to manage my health: functional medicine, cardiology, and sleep/pulmonology. They treat my metabolic dysfunctions along with monitoring my important blood markers routinely. Keto or LCHF may not be an appropriate way of eating for your metabolic health or other health needs. Please check with your personal health care professional before making any changes in your diet.)