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120LBS LOST AND A NEW PERSPECTIVE GAINED

Hey there!

Lots of you have been asking me to get back on YouTube, so I wanted to be transparent and share why I needed to take a break from filming. I plan to film more as I push my comfort zones, so please subscribe to my channel. Thank you all for your support and love!

Pre-order my book, Simply Keto HERE

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Epic Thanksgiving Giveaway!

Thanksgiving Giveaway!

To celebrate Thanksgiving and the upcoming launch of my new book, I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite companies to bring you an epic Thanksgiving giveaway! 

One winner will receive the following prizes: 

1. @ketokrate – 3 month subscription 

2. @knowfoods – Sampler box with cookies

3. @primalpalate – 3 pack of Organic spices 

4. @lacroixwater – a variety of sparkling water 

5. @gooddeesmix – keto friendly brownie and blondie mix

6. @swervesweetie – bakers bundle (confectioners and granular swerve)

7. @amazon – $50.00 gift card

8. @epicbar – Bacon bars and pork rinds

9. @questnutrition – two boxes of the new birthday cake bars 

10. @piquetea – two boxes of the new organic hibiscus mint instant herbal tea 

To enter: 

For 1 entry – like this photo on Instagram or Facebook, follow/like my page, then tag a few friends in the comments below the image! 

For 5 entries – Do the above steps and pre-order my first book, Simply Keto (Link to order Simply Keto click here) If you have already pre-ordered you can still be included in this. Once you have pre-ordered, email me at [email protected] with a preorder screenshot or order confirmation and your 5 contest entries will be confirmed. 

Contest open Nov 21-Dec 1st.

No purchase necessary to enter. 

Open to the USA only. 

What you’ll find inside of Simply Keto: 

Suzanne has shared every detail of her transformation, from the very first days of starting keto to her most recent successes, on her popular blog, Keto Karma, as well as on her YouTube channel and Instagram page. Her first book, Simply Keto, isn’t just a cookbook; it’s a portal into Suzanne’s life and dieting success—how she accomplished the incredible feat of losing almost 40 percent of her total body weight and developed a healthier and more balanced relationship with food. In this book, she shares everything you need to know to get started and find your own success.

Inside, you’ll find

• helpful advice for starting keto

• grocery shopping tips

• keto and weight loss FAQs

• more than 100 easy recipes

• a structured 30-day meal plan

• guidance for living and thriving with the ketogenic lifestyle

 

Pre-Order Simply Keto by clicking on the Simply Keto book image !

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All about my new book, Simply Keto

Now that Simply Keto is off to the printers, I want to give you guys a quick overview of everything that I have included in the book!

Click on the book image below to pre-order today! 

Inside, you’ll find

• helpful advice for starting keto – everything I implemented to get started, as well as a simple and easy to understand breakdown of what keto is and how it works.

• grocery shopping tips and lists

• keto and weight loss FAQs – this section covers all of your most asked questions.

• more than 100 easy recipes

• a structured 30-day meal plan, as well as restaurant meal recommendations by type.

• guidance for living and thriving with the ketogenic lifestyle and more!

On top of everything listed above, Simply Keto is filled with inspiration, encouragement and my personal story and struggles to lose weight. I talk about mindset change, loving yourself and digging deep to know that you truly can change your life for the better.

Simply Keto officially releases on December 12, 2017 (One day after my wedding anniversary!), but is available for pre-order now (see above image). I truly hope this book helps and encourages everyone who reads it.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support!

Lots of love,

Suzanne

 

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Introducing the “new” ketokarma.com!

The day is finally here! My husband, Mick and I have been working hard to bring this new and improved blog to life, and I’m so excited to share it with all of you!

First things first, the new logo! In the past three years the symbolism of the lotus flower has really struck a chord with me. Lotus flowers grow from muddy waters, yet rise above, and blossom. This is a beautiful reminder that regardless of the “muddy” or difficult times in our lives, we all have the ability to grow, rise above and blossom.

With that in mind, I really feel like this is the perfect symbol for the new logo. My hope and dreams for this blog is to help and encourage as many people as possible. To show people that it’s truly never too late to change your life.

Next…

What am I going to be writing about?

Keto: I’ll be sharing all of the things I’ve learned over the last three years, in an easy to understand format. Helpful tips, recommendations, articles, and more.

Life: I love to write about life, change, struggles, positivity, and growth. I’ve had my fair share of struggles, but who hasn’t? I think it’s so important that we all talk about the real and raw emotions of life. No one should ever have to feel alone, or struggle in silence. We are all truly more alike than we are different.

Recipes: After writing Simply Keto, I’ve developed a hobby for creating easy and delicious low-carb recipes. Whenever I create a new recipe, I will share it here under the recipe tab, found in the top homepage menu.

YouTube: Although this is technically separate from the blog, I will be posting all of my upcoming YouTube videos here. I plan on filming a variety of videos on things like; keto topics/tips, recipe videos, grocery hauls, weight-loss ups and downs, and more.

Lastly, I want to thank all of  you for your continued support throughout the last three years. I feel so honored and humbled by all of your kind words, messages, comments, and encouragement.

Let me know in the comments below what you think about the new logo and blog design!

I hope you love it!

Lots of love,

Suzanne

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Self-Love

My goodness where has this week, wait…where has this YEAR gone? Can you guys believe there are only a little over 12 weeks left until 2018?!

I’ve been busy finishing the final edits of my new book, Simply Keto, as well as working on a redesign for this blog (coming VERY soon…), and of course my most important job, raising my beautiful little girl.
Yesterday I had bit of a rough (emotional) day. My daughter’s school had their first field trip, and it was the first time that all of the parents were together for an extended period of time. Although I love to meet new people, I was nervous and full of anxiety. I had this overwhelming feeling that I didn’t fit in, or that I wasn’t good enough, or as “put together” as the other parents.

You see, I always thought that losing weight would make those feelings go away, but the truth is that this is an ongoing battle, with plenty of past hurt and self-doubt to repair. I spent a lot of years walking with my head down, and honestly, for many years I assumed that some people wouldn’t want to get to know me, or would pass judgement on me simply because I was morbidly obese.  I’ve come to realize that this is a twofold problem; of course, with half of the problem being me.

While the world can be cruel and some people may pass judgement, my self-doubt and anxiety held me back yesterday just as much as it did when I was obese. Do people treat me differently now, yes…but in some ways, that’s because on most days I’m more outgoing, more present, and I let people in…well let’s just scratch yesterday on that front because well, it doesn’t always work out perfectly.

My point is that losing weight doesn’t solve everything, it’s not the answer to everything you’ve been looking for or feeling…the truth is that you hold the key to the happiness you deserve as you are right now. Self-love is always a work in progress, so don’t put of loving yourself until you reach your “goal” weight. I was sad and disappointed with myself yesterday, but today I’m processing it all and learning from it. Life isn’t always as pretty and put together as it all seem, but you know what…scars and wounds of the past teach us compassion, they have a way of showing us the things in life that truly matter, and reveal an inner beauty that is rarely found in someone who hasn’t faced their fair share of struggles. Use your pain to make you better, not bitter.

 

Lots of love,

Suzanne

 

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Keto Karma’s Simply Keto

Simply Keto

I am SO excited to officially announce what I’ve been working on for the last year! I’m writing a book called Simply Keto! A little over two years ago when I started this journey I never would have imagined making this very announcement. I had spent so many years spinning my wheels, only to gain more weight, and lose more hope with each failed “diet” attempt.

I’ve poured my heart and soul into this book with every detail of my weight loss journey, helpful information, advice, tips, and over 100 easy recipes. Simply Keto will release in early December, but is available for pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Indie Bound. I’ll be sure to share more soon, but I’m beyond excited to share the cover with you all today! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being the best support system I could have ever asked for. 

 Cover Photo by: Jennifer Skog Photography 

Cover Design by: Peony Printshop

“The ketogenic diet, a low-carb, high-fat way of eating, is remarkably effective at transforming people’s lives, helping them shed pounds and find relief from common health conditions. No one knows this better than Suzanne Ryan. In her quest to overcome her lifelong struggle with her weight, she stumbled upon the ketogenic diet and decided to give it a shot. In just one year, she lost more than 100 pounds and reclaimed control over her health and well-being.

Suzanne has shared every detail of her transformation, from the very first days of starting keto to her most recent successes, on her popular blog, Keto Karma, as well as on her YouTube channel and Instagram page. Her first book, Simply Keto, isn’t just a cookbook; it’s a portal into Suzanne’s life and dieting success—how she accomplished the incredible feat of losing almost 40 percent of her total body weight and developed a healthier and more balanced relationship with food. In this book, she shares everything you need to know to get started and find your own success.”

Inside, you’ll find

• helpful advice for starting keto

• grocery shopping tips

• keto and weight loss FAQs

• more than 100 easy recipes

• a structured 30-day meal plan

• guidance for living and thriving with the ketogenic lifestyle

Pre-Order here: Simply Keto

Loose Skin - Plastic Surgery

Surgery Day at Blackhawk Plastic Surgery

Hey everyone! Thank you all so much for your sweet messages, thoughts, prayers, etc! I have filmed most of my recovery, and now will be releasing them, as well as current updates! As always, you can follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter for current updates!

Below is my surgery day vlog, and I’ll be posting more very soon!

My Surgeon: Dr. Ronan – Blackhawk Plastic Surgery (SF bay area)

Surgery day/Skin removed photos can be found here!

Surgery date and total operation time: 10/5/16 4 hours 15 mins

Procedures: Lower body lift, tummy tuck with muscle repair, liposuction to the thighs and flanks, breast lift, fat grafting (from lipo) to breast. (400 CC each)

Total removed: 7.7 lbs of skin/tissue.