It's Almost Autumn and Time to Celebrate 2020 as the Year of Renewal

For years I suffered debilitating, hip, knee, and back pain. Often, I was met with ridicule by doctors thinking that I was faking and only wanted drugs, an all too common response to Black women’s pain. However, I knew that there had to be steps I could take to heal my body and so I made that my mission. The road to recovery for me was long and hard. It took me almost a full year to regain full mobility. It took another two years to get into a comfortable consistent fitness routine, overcome depression, and kick an addicting carb-heavy diet.

Me in the hospital after completely losing the ability to walk in 2017.

2020 has been my year of renewal and I’m so thankful for the timeout. Eating a clean keto diet has removed the inflammation from my body, making my movements more fluid. It has given me more energy to be more active. And, the improved self-esteem led me to adopt healthy ways to improve my mental health.

You may not have weight issues or mobility issues as I did. For you, it might be issues with your skin or hair. It could be issues with your focus or sleep. Being unhealthy manifests differently in different people. If you find things are off balance, you might want to start with nutrition.

Everything starts with what we eat! Get rid of processed foods, especially refined sugars, and you will see your body transform. The best part is, it’s never too late. Our bodies are highly resilient and forgiving. You got this! 💪🏾 💯

Why Keto?

I had a lot of things going on with my body at one time and there didn’t seem to be any answers. I had no treatable medical condition (yet). However, I was definitely suffering. I decided to do my own research and take matters into my own hands. Since a keto diet, also known as a ketogenic diet, has been shown to help others dealing with the issues I had, particularly the pain and inflammation I decided to try it. If you don’t know, keto is a low-carb, high-fat diet that has gained popularity among people looking to lose weight and improve their overall health. There are several benefits associated with following a keto diet, including:

  1. Weight loss: One of the primary benefits of a keto diet is weight loss. By reducing the amount of carbohydrates you consume and increasing your intake of healthy fats, your body enters a metabolic state called ketosis. In this state, your body burns fat for energy instead of carbohydrates, which can lead to significant weight loss.
  2. Reduced inflammation: Many people suffer from chronic inflammation, which can contribute to several health problems. A keto diet has been shown to reduce inflammation in the body, which can improve overall health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
  3. Improved heart health: A keto diet can also improve heart health by reducing triglyceride levels, increasing HDL (good) cholesterol levels, and lowering blood pressure.
  4. Increased energy: When your body is in ketosis, it is using fat for energy instead of glucose. This can lead to increased energy levels and improved mental clarity.
  5. Better blood sugar control: A keto diet can be beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes or those at risk of developing it. By reducing carbohydrate intake, blood sugar levels can be better controlled, which can improve overall health and reduce the risk of complications associated with diabetes.
  6. Improved skin health: A keto diet can also improve skin health by reducing inflammation and promoting the production of collagen, which can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

A keto diet can provide numerous benefits for those looking to improve their overall health and well-being and this was definitely the result I had. I very quickly lost a lot of weight. I no longer deal with pain and stiffness in my joints and overall I feel better. However, it is important that everyone not just take my word for it. This is only my personal experience and not medical advice. I always recommend that everyone consults with a healthcare professional before starting any specialized diet, especially if you have any underlying health conditions.

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