Want to get started with the ‘high fat low carb’ keto lifestyle and discover how you can increase your energy levels and boost your fat-burning metabolism by eating more healthy fats?
If you’ve been following me for a while, you probably know that I discovered the keto way of eating about a year ago through Dave Asprey’s book The Bulletproof Diet. Before, I had been limiting my fat intake for years, thinking fats would make me tired or… fat. But after 6 years on a low-fat plant-based diet, my body was giving me clear signs that something needed to change. I started experiencing hormonal imbalances, digestive issues (candida) and a flare-up of the Epstein-Barr virus, leaving me feeling fatigued and restless.
After reading more about the science of keto in Dr. Mercola’s book Fat Fueled (an American doctor and keto expert that I’ve been following for over 10 years), I started incorporating more healthy fats into my diet. At the same time, I decreased the amount of fruit and carbohydrates I was having, especially legumes and grains since those left me feeling bloated.
After consulting with my doctor, lab results showed that I was deficient in several nutrients. Since discovering the raw and vegan lifestyle, I had been taking supplements to make up for potential deficiencies. When I found out that my body wasn’t able to properly absorb the nutrients from the supplements, I had no other choice than to start incorporating small amounts of animal protein into my diet again if I were ever to heal my hormonal imbalances.
After a few weeks of changing my diet and eating way more healthy fats, I started experiencing dramatic changes in my blood sugar level: I no longer woke up feeling hungry as a horse, I felt more satisfied after my meals and my cravings for sweet snacks almost completely disappeared.
The decision to move away from a strict vegan lifestyle and evolve to a plant-powered way of eating wasn’t an easy one. It took me several months to accept that my body needed more nutrients; building blocks that I couldn’t absorb from just plants.
I hope by opening up to you and sharing my story, I’ll be able to help many others who are struggling with low energy, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, weight gain or sugar cravings.
Now I’d love to hear from you!
What would you like to see more of on the blog?
Easy low carb recipes, more info on keto, tips on how to get started, what a typical day on my plate looks like, what the best fats are, a list of the healthiest carbohydrates, sugar free desserts…
Are you struggling with health issues, difficulty sleeping or mood swings?
Would you like to learn more about the benefits of keto and how healthy fats can help you to boost your energy and fat-burning metabolism?
I’d love to help you on your personal journey so don’t hesitate to leave a comment down below.
PS: my new ‘Start to Keto’ eBook is almost ready!
At the moment, I’ve only written it in Dutch but if you would be interested in an English version as well, definitely let me know in the comments so I can make it available to you 🙂
In the meanwhile, these are a few low carb keto recipes to get you started!
Vegan Keto Breakfast: Berry Chia Pudding with Coconut Milk
Vegan Spaghetti Carbonara
Vegan Pizza Bites with Cashew Cheese
Summer Vegetable Coconut Curry
Grilled Vegetable Skewers with Tempeh (serve with a salad of greens and avocado instead of quinoa)
Rainbow Noodle Salad with Pesto (replace the rice noodles with extra zucchini pasta)
Vegan Keto Bento Box