120-Pounds Down: “The Only Opinion That Matters Is Yours”
WOW! When you look at the beautiful Kendra side-by-side with her old picture just a few years ago, you can’t help but to see how a major transformation both inside and out. Her smile exudes confidence, which is why we picked her to be featured for our #TransformationTuesday series.
According to her website, BlackKetoGirl, Kendra, has struggled with losing weight and keeping it off for most of her life. After trying every fad diet known to man, some successfully, and others unsuccessfully, she was determined to find something that would combat her fluctuating weight once and for all. Though some diets have proven to help her lose weight, none gave her long-term, incredible results like the ketogenic diet.
For the last nine years, fitness and health have been her passion, and she’s been fortunate enough to create a business that has changed thousands of lives. After losing 120 pounds and keeping it off, she is living proof that following a ketogenic regimen will give you life-changing, mind-blowing results. Now, she wants to help you achieve the same victory!
Black Keto Girl is passionate about living a ketogenic lifestyle and finds inspiration through people like you, who are eager to make changes. With the support, passion, and knowledge provided by Kendra, coupled with your drive, commitment, and willingness to change, success is inevitable.
“It was rough, but worth it,” confesses Kendra on one of her many motivational instagram posts. “Not only was I sick physically, I was sick mentally too. I was and still am, a food addict.”
“This has been a journey to which I carry zero regrets. One thing I’ve learned is, you have to be extremely gentle to yourself in the process. The only opinion that matters is yours. Keto has not only transformed my food addiction, but it has helped me coach over 2,000 women who were just like me. We have children, reversing hormones and healing our mind, body and soul. It’s so much more than weight loss.”
If you too want to start the Keto diet like Kendra, here are a few pointers:
The main point to start a keto diet plan or low carb diet is:
Restrict your carbs – This is very important! Restrict to less than 20g net carbs per day for a keto diet (some people can get away with under 30g). For a low carb diet, aim for under 50g net carbs per day, though some variations limit to somewhere between 50-100g per day (mostly if you are more active).
Get the carb limit down and you’re most of the way there! But to ensure your success, here are some additional tips for getting started on a keto diet or low carb diet:
Limit your protein intake – A keto diet or low carb diet is not necessarily a high protein diet. Low carb is generally higher in protein than keto, but be careful with both. High protein diets can stress the kidneys, and besides, excess protein converts to glucose. Make your protein intake a goal to meet each day, but more than that is not better.
Use fat to your advantage – Both keto and low carb are high fat diets. Fat is our source of energy as well as satiety. The key to understand is that fat is a…