Today, we have another Success Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community, please contact me here. Thank you for reading!
Type 2 diabetes runs in my family big time, so this was the impetus for getting healthy. Learning about Primal and the keto diet helped me do it.
I have lost 27 pounds since my bloodwork showed I was prediabetic. I didn’t understand insulin resistance, and I was headed that way. I had neuropathy in my feet, but I didn’t know what it was. It’s gone now. I had knee pain. Gone. I have arthritis starting in my finger — no issues with it now.
My triglycerides were super high and my protein was low. I’ve been a vegetarian half my life (now 62, female). It’s very easy to become carb addicted as a vegetarian and not eat enough protein. I have always found meat gross, and going back to eating it isn’t really an option, though I do eat tuna fish again now and am going to try salmon.
This diet changed my life! I bought the strips, and I’m in ketosis! I have never eaten so well. I’m never really hungry, and I have more energy than I’ve had in years! I’m happy again. I’m strong again. I’m in charge of my health. Also, I have been doing the HIIT workouts. Love them. They give me a boost to get things done.
I lost 30 lbs. between the two photos. The last 10 is coming off very slowly, but my cholesterol improved and my triglycerides went from 230 to 114, from prediabetic to normal.
The best news, my thyroid meds have been cut in half as has my diuretic. My blood pressure just went up, and it seems that is because I don’t need all the thyroid med I’m getting. My NP says I may very well get off all my meds. (I had to suggest the med changes to my NP, based upon videos and googling information. The office is short on help, and she is overworked. It’s important to find people who have the data!)
Thanks for all you do to educate people about this life-changing way of eating! I’ve watched your interview with Tom Bilyeu at least 4 times to fully understand the science of keto. As a retired high school English teacher, I teach people through my FB page because there is nothing better than knowing you are changing people’s lives in the most important way. It is the only way to live. I’ve gotten friends to try keto, too. One friend has lost 18 pounds in 6 weeks!
P.s. Update on meds: I am off the diuretic. I am weaning off a beta blocker that was robbing me of magnesium, which caused my blood pressure to go up! I am now on 5 mg of Lisinopril, and I will very likely be off that in the near future.
Amazing work, Polly. I know it couldn’t have been easy to make changes alongside so many physical issues. Thanks for believing in yourself. We post stories like yours so that others can see that change is possible, too!