Hello my future FBFs! FBF stands for fat-burning friends. A low-carb lifestyle turns you into a fat-burning machine! Welcome to my series on getting started. I am dedicating the next few months to sharing my best tips and tricks to help you take off!
Now, before I get too far into all this advice – I have an important DISCLAIMER. I want you to know I am not a health care provider. I am just a gal that lived with obesity for three decades and finally discovered the secret to why, no matter what I tried, I could not keep excess weight off my body! I am here to share my journey and how I reached a healthy weight and metabolism I will maintain for life.
I want you to get your doctor involved in your healthy journey. Especially if you are taking medications for anything – you will need to be closely monitored. This is COMMON and STANDARD advice anytime you start a new dietary protocol. I have found three doctors to support and monitor my Keto lifestyle. My functional medicine MD, my cardiologist, and my pulmonary MD (sleep specialist). You may have to search for a doctor to work with you or you may have to ask your doctor to spend some time researching the low-carb, healthy fat lifestyle. But get one on board your Keto or LCHF train! Got it?
Is the Keto or LCHF diet right for you? I can’t answer that for you – but I can suggest you spend a lot of time researching and discuss with your doctor. You can read my September blog series “Keto Heals” to discover all the benefits I have realized. You can read mine and other’s success stories on Diet Doctor. Can you relate? The secret to unlocking your obesity and other metabolic dysfunction could be in the low-carb lifestyle.
Do you remember a significant life changing day? I sure do! January 13, 2017 – the day my life changed. I discovered the amazing world of Keto, LCHF, and Intermittent Fasting on the world wide web.
A random conversation about weight loss, hormones, frustration, and “fasting” led to a random google search and hours spent online soaking in all the information that would change my health for the better. My physical, emotional, and spiritual health!
I stressed in my “Getting Started” blog you MUST spend time researching this lifestyle to understand the science of your hormones. Lifelong success in this lifestyle all comes down to controlling your hormones.
This blog post will be short and sweet, because I want you to spend time clicking the links below! Head on down the rabbit hole and tell me below how late you stayed up reading and watching videos. Ha!
My Favorite Books (all of them available on Amazon):
“The Obesity Code” by Dr. Jason Fung
“The Diabetes Code” by Dr. Jason Fung
“The Complete Guide to Fasting” by Dr. Jason Fung
“Why We Get Fat and What To Do About It” by Gary Taubes
“The Case Against Sugar” by Gary Taubes
“Wheat Belly” by Dr. William Davis
“Undoctored” by Dr. William Davis
“Eat Rich, Live Long” Ivor Cummins and Jeffry Gerber, MD
“Lies My Doctor Told Me” Ken Berry, MD
YouTube Channels (search by channel name or title below):
Dr. Jason Fung (this is where I started – he changed my life!)
Low Carb Down Under
2 Keto Dudes
Ivor Cummins (he’s really into debunking cholesterol myths)
Peter Attia: What if we’re wrong about diabetes?
Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines | Sarah Hallberg
(30 days free, lots of free info, but even more info with a $9/month subscription. I highly recommend this site! Recipes, meal plans, testimonials, and great educational videos. SEARCH “Christine” on this site and you will find my success stories and updates!)
Ruled Me (free website – keto)
Intensive Dietary Management (Dr. Jason Fung’s blog – very educational, scientific)
The Fat Emperor (Ivor Cummins)
On my Subscriber Resources page, I’ve created a resource titled “Christine’s Top 20 Keto/LCHF Let’s Get Started Tips and Tricks”. I’ve highlighted my favorite tips and will expand on them throughout this blog series. I’ve also left a blank page in the document to write your own list on what you will do to get started. To access the resources, you have to be an email subscriber. Head on down the page and sign up!
You will see another resource on my Subscriber Resource page. I am a strong advocate for setting goals. In fact, I mention this a lot and I’ve blogged about it here: Goals – Define Yours and Change Your Life with Keto or LCHF. If you want to see results, you have to start with setting goals.
Stick around this month and I’ll do my best to guide you if you decide to jump on board the Keto train (or low-carb, healthy fats)! It’s a journey I’m so blessed to have made!
Other posts in this “Getting Started” series:
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