About Me

Hi there! My name is Suzanne Ryan, and I have been on the Ketogenic Diet since January 13th 2015. I have been overweight most of my life, after failing at so many different methods to lose weight, I found keto and it has completely changed my life. I’m here to share my journey, encourage others and share tips and recipes! I also have a YouTube channel and I post weight loss updates, recipes, reviews, grocery hauls, and other keto related content. Also, check out my first book, Simply Keto!

When I first started keto I weighted 289 pounds, my energy level and self esteem were both at an all time low. I felt tired and sick a lot of the time, thankfully the ketogenic diet has turned my life around. After being ketogenic for one year I was able to naturally lose 100 lbs! I’m currently down 121 lbs, and I couldn’t be happier with this lifestyle!

 

 

65 Comments

  • Reply
    Dee Mortley
    July 20, 2015 at 2:03 am

    Your progress is amazing and inspiring. Thankyou for making a video record of it all! You are inspiring so many people.

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      July 27, 2015 at 5:24 am

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply
    Angela
    July 29, 2015 at 1:47 am

    You look amazing!!! I plan to start the Ketogenic lifestyle and am greatful to you for sharing your journey. I haven’t read all of your page yet, but I definitely intend to do so. Good luck with reaching your goal and I personally think you’ve already reached it ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ DIVA

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      August 1, 2015 at 4:03 am

      Thank you so much! Keep in touch and let me know how you’re doing!

  • Reply
    Gwendolyn
    August 19, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    I came across your you tube channel when researching the Keto diet. So inspired by your weight loss. I have a 4 year old daughter and have really struggled with losing weight since she was born. I have started the Keto diet and look forward to seeing what is to come. I lost 10 lbs in 2 weeks. I think that was all just water weight. But I am sticking to it, I started to see a little more loss this week. I just watched the Cauliflower pizza video, can’t wait to give it a try.

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      August 22, 2015 at 1:03 am

      I relate to what you said so much! Best of luck to you, keep in touch!

  • Reply
    Jean
    August 22, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Suzanne, you are terrific! You look amazing and your videos are honest, encouraging, and so motivational.

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      September 15, 2015 at 11:33 pm

      Thank you so much, that means so much to me! : )

  • Reply
    Martha
    September 22, 2015 at 6:23 am

    I found your site when trying to learn about Keto. You have the best one out there. You are so inspiring and are melting before my eyes. You really keep me motivated.
    I am 66 and needed to lose 70. I lost 20 the first 5 weeks and hit a plateau. I hope the losses start back up. I am not sure i do it correctly; am still reading and watching videos and learning.
    Please know that you willingness to weigh in front of the world and share your ups and downs is awesome.

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      September 30, 2015 at 5:00 am

      Thank you so much! Plateaus do happen….Just stick with it and play around with your macros! Most people say that things like artificial sugar, nuts or nut butters, or too much protein cause them to stall. Try to cut back on one or all of those things and see if that helps! Sometimes our bodies just take breaks, so keep calm and keto on!

  • Reply
    Donna
    October 7, 2015 at 2:11 am

    Suzanne you have done an awesome job losing weight. and thanks for sharing your journey. I am in my 6th week and at first I LOST weight but the last 2 weeks I have gained. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong I’m still in ketosis and I’m keeping my carbs 20-17. Do you have any suggestions?? Sometimes I wonder if I’m doing it right. THANKS

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      October 12, 2015 at 5:09 am

      Hey there! Check out my 39 Week update on YouTube…I talked about stalls and what to do! : )

  • Reply
    Amber
    October 18, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    How did you decide on your goal weight of 175?

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      October 20, 2015 at 5:48 am

      I picked that based of the BMI chart for my height, but I think I won’t truly know until I get there and see how I feel.

  • Reply
    Kelly
    November 20, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Well done on your success and determination. I’m starting my weight loss journey which I’m dreading in one sense but excited in another.
    Reading about your journey has been very inspiring. Let’s hope I too can be as successful as you.

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      November 25, 2015 at 7:58 am

      Thank you very much!

  • Reply
    Deidre
    December 1, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Amazing! I recently started a life style change to eat “keto” style and I really love how it makes me feel. I have energy, no cravings, get creative with food and I am enjoying the “process.” I found you from Instagram and have followed you to get recipe ideas, help stay motivated, etc. Thank you for sharing your experience with us – your life style change and the foods that are helping you achieve your goal ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      January 4, 2016 at 6:02 am

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply
    Pocalita
    December 3, 2015 at 3:08 am

    I am so happy for the decision you made and the big progress you are making. It is impressive what we can do when we take that first step, it can change our life completely ๐Ÿ™‚
    Big hug.

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      January 4, 2016 at 6:01 am

      Thank you!

  • Reply
    Jen
    December 30, 2015 at 5:18 am

    Very inspiring site ! I am wondering how you did through holidays staying committed to keto. Did you feel like you missed out on the holiday treats.

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      January 4, 2016 at 5:57 am

      I honestly have so many alternatives recipes that I don’t feel like I’m missing out. I actually prefer low carb options now because I don’t feel sick or tired after eating!

  • Reply
    Carol
    January 2, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Hello Suzanne, you are truly an amazing inspiration. I have just listened to all of your updates and the weight loss is just incredible. You should feel very proud of yourself.

    My Partner and I are just starting out on a LCHF lifestyle, its early days but so far so good!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      January 4, 2016 at 5:56 am

      Thank you so much! I wish you both great success!

  • Reply
    Leish
    January 18, 2016 at 6:44 am

    Congrats on your weight loss, can you give me an idea of your typical food per day, do you prepare your food? Also are your stricked on portion sizes?

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      January 18, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      Thank you! You can see my food logs on MyFitnessPal, ketokarma2015. I do some meal prep and a lot of cooking at home. I do track macros and caloric intake.

  • Reply
    Nicole
    January 18, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    I have been following you on IG for months now and this year I decided that I needed to really commit for a change.
    I am so thankful for women like you who give me motivation to do what I need to get my body into better condition.
    My marriage, future children, further grand-children and myself really deserve this.

    Been casually doing Keto this past week and I can already feel the difference mainly in my energy levels and for the fact that I have not had acid reflux once at night.

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      January 18, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      Thank you so much! You do deserve a healthy and happy life! I’m here if you need support or have and questions! You CAN do this!!

  • Reply
    Christine
    January 22, 2016 at 3:42 am

    I just started a ketogenic diet on January 16 th 2016. You are so inspiring ! Thank you for sharing your experience with us, you really are motivating me to do this too ! Congratulations !!!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      January 22, 2016 at 6:07 am

      Thank you so much! You’re going to do great!

  • Reply
    ceci
    January 27, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Don’t have any Keto friends….. Do you get paid for consultation or helping people, do you offer any services like that?
    What do you use Psyllium for? Was looking at all of this and the best way to get a lot of fat with just 1400-1600 cal.

    Thank You,

    Ceci

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      January 30, 2016 at 5:03 pm

      Hey there! I don’t do paid consultations, but I’m happy to help you. Did you read my getting started post? Psyllium is mostly used in baking or thickening something. You can look at my food logs on MFP, KetoKarma2015. I don’t log daily anymore but there is a whole year of logs you can see.

  • Reply
    Michael
    February 11, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Suzanne,

    Your dad gave me this website and gave me the “readers digest” version of your story. I know your story all to well. Very inspirational! For me, 30 down 55 to go! Good luck! I’ll check in often. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      February 19, 2016 at 10:16 pm

      Awesome! Thank you so much!

  • Reply
    Tracy Egeland
    March 9, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Hi there! I’m just getting started with this woe and I’m excited and nervous. It’s like entering a foreign country and learning the language. ๐Ÿ™‚ You are inspiring and I’m thankful I came across your site! You look wonderful and I’m excited for you and your whole family. Thanks again!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      March 15, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      Thank you so much! There is a learning curve, but it’s very natural after you get the hang of it!

  • Reply
    Kiara Bomben
    March 11, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    You’re such an inspiration Suzanne! Keep kicking ass!!! Starting my own keto journey. A little nervous, but find comfort in your blog and videos!

    Thank you!!
    Kiara

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      March 15, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      Thank you so much! You’ll do great, just stay consistent!

  • Reply
    Jamie Susan
    March 17, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Found you on Instagram! Just starting my Keto life here across the pond – day 4 (fingers crossed!) I’m super hopeful and feel really inspired and motivated after watching your journey. Really impressive stuff. You should be so insanely proud!! Thanks for sharing and please keep posting!! Lots of love from London! ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      March 18, 2016 at 11:27 pm

      Aw, thanks so much! Keep in touch and let me know how you’re doing!

  • Reply
    Sarah
    March 18, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Dear Suzanne,
    I’ve just come across your blog – you are an amazing inspiration! I started Keto one month ago and have only lost 1kg. I’m under 25g net carbs daily and eating between 1500-1700/day (depending on exercise). I’m following my macros diligently, but no incredible weight loss just yet -but I am feeling MUCH less swollen and have loads more energy. I started at 78.5kg/174cm/36 yrs female. If you or anyone has any suggestions or ideas on why I’m not losing, I’d love hear them! Or comments on my MFP logs (sibernstein). Have a great weekend! Sarah

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      March 18, 2016 at 11:27 pm

      Add me, ketokarma2015 and make sure your logs are friends only or public! Ill take a peak!

  • Reply
    Sarah
    March 19, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Dave
    April 2, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Just surfing online and caught your blog. First off, GREAT work on your success! Decided on this woe after looking at all of the options. Keep up the great job on yourself and your blog.

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      April 12, 2016 at 6:02 am

      Thank you so much! Best wishes to you!

  • Reply
    Madonna
    May 19, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    I’m finishing my first week on Keto – starting out at the same weight as you – you have given me hope that I can do this! It’s going to be my way of eating going forward and I look forward to watching myself transform and be healthy! thanks for this site – I enjoy it!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      May 19, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      Thank you so much! I know you can do this! Feel free to message me anytime!

  • Reply
    Joyce
    May 23, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Hi Suzanne,
    I just found out about the Ketogenic Diet last week. I have been trying to read as much info as possible to understand how it works. I am desperate to take this weight off. I’m 220lbs. I stumbled upon your YouTube video. It was so inspiring. I decided to start today.
    Thank you,
    Joyce Ender

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      May 24, 2016 at 6:35 am

      Thank you so much, and my very best to you! Keep in touch and let me know how you’re doing!

  • Reply
    Mariam
    May 26, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Hi Suzanne,

    I just started keto 4 days ago…your transformation is inspirational. Thank you for all your tips.

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      May 31, 2016 at 11:54 pm

      Thank you so much! You’ll do great!

  • Reply
    Alma Iniguez
    July 15, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Hi Suzanne,
    I started keto 4 days ago and I’m loving the results. Glad I found your youtube channel and thanks for your website, it’s the most helpful I have found online. Keep up the great work, hopefully in 1 year I’ll have awesome results like you!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      July 23, 2016 at 1:46 am

      Thank you! Best wishes to you!

  • Reply
    Gosha
    August 6, 2016 at 1:48 am

    Your youtube videos are amazing! Big congrats!
    Like others, came across them researching all Keto info is out there… It is my first week even thou i have a long history of dieting and more/ less succesfull weight loss.

    I really liked trader joes videos but was surprised to see NO avocados on ur list? Probably the matter of personal preference? I think for those who cant chow down fatty steak or try to stay away from dairy due to intolerance, adding 1-2 or substituting fatty meat for avocados and olives as well as nuts, Trader joes has fair price on some excellent avocados ( which can be hit or miss at other markets).
    You are wonderful inspiration !! Keep up this excellent work!! All the best to you!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      August 17, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      I usually buy avocados one by one from my grocery store…Trader joes often sells the bags and I prefer to stage them with the level that they are ripe so that they aren’t all ripe at the same time.

  • Reply
    Sarah
    August 23, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    What made you get in the mind frame to start the keto journey? I’m struggling with starting.

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      October 30, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      I was sick and tired of being sick and tired! I had a family friend who sadly lost her son and it made me realize how much I was taking my life for granted. I decided it was my time to change and invested everything into the process! I recommend making some accountability for yourself…get a support system! Instagram is really a great tool to post your meals, share with others, and connect!

  • Reply
    halima
    August 31, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    hi suzanne,

    i dont know if you already answered this question, but did you start exercising when beginning with the keto diet. I’m new to this lifestyle, and researching. keep up the good work.

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      September 7, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      Hey there. No I didn’t workout much at all. I try to be more active, but I’ve never been consistent with the gym.

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      September 7, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      Hey there. No, I didn’t workout much at all. I try to be more active, but I’ve never been consistent with the gym.

  • Reply
    Stephanie
    September 13, 2016 at 12:34 am

    Hello Suzanne, I am so glad I came across you page. I too, have tried every diet and eating plan under the sun only losing a few pounds here and there. I have realized that carbs and grains are the things that my body can’t take much of. I started the Keto plan about seven days ago and have lost pounds. And my energy level has improved as well.

  • Reply
    Sumantics
    September 23, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Hi Suzanne,

    Reading your story and your gracious responses to each of your comments, I feel like I’ve found a beacon of light ๐Ÿ™‚ much love from across the seas! Been LCHF in a whole grains, lots of produce and nuts kind of way for three years now. Have reversed most health conditions and dropped 4 pant sizes in 3 years. But having spent two hours on your site/YouTube channel, I now feel that size 6 is maybe just a few months away. Never thought that possible. Not in this lifetime.

    Day 4 on keto, and more committed than ever, thanks to you. Stay blessed. Wishing you only good things. Thank you for being ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

  • Reply
    Shawne Thorsen
    March 24, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Hi Suzanne!

    You’ve been a great inspiration and I appreciate all of the work you do to share your journey with the rest of us. I am about 4 weeks in to this WOL and feeling amazing. My starting weight and my height are almost exactly what yours are and it’s nice to see another tall chick’s story! I have been reading so much interesting information and I often come across the notion of fasting to various degrees. I naturally started 18/6 fasting by not eating after 7pm or until lunch at 1pm on at least the 5 work days of the week. I have heard of incredible benefits to fasting, assuming it’s done properly and only when your body is truly ready. Did you or do you fast at all? Thanks again

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      May 31, 2017 at 11:40 pm

      Hey there. I haven’t tried fasting yet, but I think there are good benefits if you’re doing it for the right reasons.

  • Reply
    iAnna
    July 5, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    WOW!

  • Leave a Reply