Since going through early menopause nearly 20 years ago, my always slim figure had gained 20 unwanted pounds over the course of a 10 year period. I was lucky that the weight gain wasn't obvious and I was working out and dancing ballet 4-6 days a week to stay in shape...until my injury.
After my injury I was unable to dance for three years and gained an additional 20 pounds--pre-diabetes was now rearing its ugly head!!
I decided to increase my exercise and joined a Warrior Fitness Challenge against seven other women--most young enough to be my daughter.
I started the Keto way of eating by doing the following:
1. I calculated my macros https://www.ruled.me/keto-calculator/
2. I created a nutrition log where I calculated all nutritional information for everything I ate by hand.
3. I tried keeping a food log in FitBit, and then changed to using MyFitnessPal
4. I had trouble getting enough calories and hitting my daily macros, so I started to search for Keto recipes to add calories and variety to my diet (fat bombs too!!)
After nearly nine months of disciplined focus, I lost the 45 pounds AND won the Warrior Fitness Challenge.