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Keto Week 43 Update

This week I wanted to show you guys how easy it is to accurately check your blood ketones. I was afraid of the process and hopefully this will show you how simple it actually is! Let me know if you check your ketones! 

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    Kelly Hannouche
    November 9, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Hi Suzanne!
    Love your posts and have been following your weigh ins on YouTube. Congratulations on your inspiring journey. I was wondering about the picture on the wall behind you in your videos. I absolutely love it and would love to know where you found it or the name of the artist. Thank you!! ~Kelly

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      Suzanne
      November 25, 2015 at 8:00 am

      Thank you so much! ‘Gold Trees’ by Liz Jardine from World Market

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    Ketochic71
    November 10, 2015 at 2:53 am

    So glad you took the time to talk about how easy it is checking our blood ketones. I giggled listening to your 1-2-3 countdown, I did exactly the same, I was terrified! I don’t like blood, my fear was I kept thinking there was going to be so much more blood lol anyway I noticed that you tested on the tip of your finger. When I had my “lesson” from the pharmacy I purchased mine at, they suggested instead of the tip to use the top side of your finger. It actually hurts even less! I’m now testing glucose after using different sweeteners and being able to really see what works best for my body. If you have extended medical your GP can write you a prescription for the strips. Wasn’t sure if you were aware so thought I’d share. Keep going girl you are an amazing inspiration;) xx

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    Rosslyn
    November 12, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Hi Suzanne,

    I think you look great after your weight loss, and I enjoyed watching some of your videos on YouTube.

    My husband and I started the ketogenic diet in May of this year (2015). We are both in our mid 40’s.

    I was already slim when we started (112 lbs, 5′ 2″ tall). Now I am 96 lbs and reached that target weight after 2 months of starting the diet. My weight never goes above 97 lbs now. My husband, on the other hand, was overweight. When he started, he was 230 lbs. (5’11”, your height). Up to today, he has lost about 60 lbs. His weight doesn’t change much from day to day now, so maybe he’s reached his target weight.

    We both feel great, more energy, clearer thinking, better sleep, and more. He would get gout attacks, and he also was taking medication for an overactive thyroid. He no longer takes his medication, has no more gout attacks, and he doesn’t snore anymore.

    How this all started is, we watched a 3 hour program about cancer, which said that cancer feeds on dietary sugar including carbohydrates. So that made us do research (from YouTube and articles) on those two things, which brought us to the ketogenic diet. It all made sense to us, and we thought that we would experiment with this diet on ourselves. Once we cut out the carbs and sugar, we were amazed at the results.

    The only carbs we eat now are complex carbs. We don’t use any artificial sweeteners, not even Stevia. I use only a little bit of honey in fat bombs, yogurt, cheesecake, coffee, all which I make myself at home. We do eat bananas and apples, which are high in carbs and has sugar, but we limit all high carb fruits and vegetables. Eating fat is a priority for us, and moderate protein.

    So that’s our story. You said in one of your videos (I think in your 11th week video) that it is a lifestyle change for you, and you are right, because as soon as a person goes back to carbs, the weight loss will slow down, and will even start gaining weight again. We don’t want this to happen to us. In our opinion, weight loss is just one important benefit of the diet. The other benefits are just as important, like being healthy and maintaining good health. As we all get older, we want to feel good as we age. This is the best way to do it. It’s a no-brainer really. Unfortunately, all of our friends (except one) that we’ve told about this, don’t want to try it, because they feel that they cannot give up carbs and sugar. You are fortunate that you discovered this while you are still young. Keep up the good work. Thank you for your website!

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    Amanda
    November 17, 2015 at 1:16 am

    I hate the gym too!! I invested in some weights for home. I bought them used and I really enjoy, after the kids go to bed, lifting and playing around with floor exercises. I watch TV while I’m doing it. I make it a goal to get through one 30 min show but you can move at your own pace so sometimes I make it through 2 or a 60 min show. You are doing amazing! A real inspiration for me along my journey!

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      Suzanne
      November 20, 2015 at 2:57 am

      Thats a really good idea! I might give that a try and try to make it a more fun process! Thank you so much!

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