Keto Dieting and Intermittent Fasting Helped Me Lose 195 Pounds


In this essay about a remarkable weight loss transformation, Albert Wisdom shares how changing his diet changed his entire life.

I have been overweight ever since my teenage years. Being raised in the South, comfort food is unavoidable, and so I’ve always had an unhealthy relationship with food. However, I was severely injured by a drunk driver in 2017, and my weight began to spiral out of control during my lengthy recovery.

At my heaviest, I weighed 475 pounds. I was 29 years old, and completely miserable. My injuries from the accident were slow to heal, and I was in considerable pain, as well suffering from extremely low self-esteem. I realized something had to change when I went to Sam’s Club with my father, got on the scale, and realized just how heavy I had become. I was completely ashamed that I had let myself get this far out of control.

A friend told me about the keto diet, and I tried it—with some success. Then I joined the keto community on Reddit, and slowly incorporated intermittent fasting and then OMAD (one meal a day) into my lifestyle, eventually doing a minimum 3 day fast at least once a week. These were all gradual changes; I wouldn’t move onto the next stage until my weight loss had begun stall.

Throughout most of my journey I didn’t work out at all. I only recently started working out with a trainer. The same friend who told me about keto in 2019 is now an amatuer powerlifter, and he set me up with a coach at my local Anytime Fitness that he is good friends with. It was always a goal to get back into the gym, I just wanted to wait until I had lost enough weight so that I would be comfortable doing rigourous exercise.

I have lost a total of 195 pounds in about 2 and a half years, during which time I did fall off the wagon for about 7 months. I actually gained back half of the weight I had lost. I almost gave up then, but I am so glad that I didn’t. My friends and family are all so proud of and supportive, my father especially. He was seriously afraid I was going to die from complications of obesity.

albert wisdom after losing weight

Albert Wisdom

I still struggle with confidence, but I have so much more now than I ever imagined I could. My shattered leg has now almost completely recovered, and I am starting to get more attention from potential partners. Keto saved my life, and gave me my leg back.

I am definitely not finished yet. I don’t think you can ever truly finish a fitness journey. According to my bodys can at the gym, I still have about 50 pounds of fat to lose, and I want to pack on as much muscle as I can to fill out this loose skin.

My advice to anybody who wants to lose weight is: Don’t wait. There will never be a perfect time to start. Do it now. The smallest steps can make a huge difference, and get you started on the path to save your own life.

This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io



Source link Fit Fast Keto

You May Also Like

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *