Dave M.

Oct 06, 2017

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Keto Before and After | Weight Loss | Dave M.
             5 ft 11 in height
           Male
            34 years old
           Keto-ing for 1.5 months
          Started at 265 lbs
            Lost 33 lbs so far
            Wants to hit 180 lbs
            Prefers a "Meat Lover" diet

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Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I’m a truck driver. I love the outdoors and my Jeep. I enjoy reading and watching movies. Game of Thrones is my favorite TV show.


Habits & Mindset


What motivated you to try keto?

I listened to an audio book about Keto and the idea really caught my attention. I subscribed to the subreddit and have been going strong since.


How often do you cheat on keto?

I haven’t really cheated yet. Someone once wrote ‘I’ve had 34 years of cheat days. I don’t need another one.’ That really stuck with me.


How do you get (back) into ketosis?

Jumped right in on the diet! I bought the test strips and checked my ketone levels 3 or 4 days in and I was good :)


Do you track your weight/ketones/blood glucose/macros or anything else?

I weigh myself once a week. I don’t want to ‘live and die by the scale’. I use the MyKeto app to track food intake. The app is helpful, especially at first. It really helps you visualize the amount of fats, proteins, and carbs you can consume.


How supportive were your friends & family when you started?

Not very supportive. My mom was worried that it was a bad idea and carbs are essential. My weightlifter friend told me he hates ‘fad diets’ and I should just eat chicken and veggies for ever meal and I’d still lose weight.


Has your weight loss ever stalled?

I’ve never had a weight gain since I’ve been on keto, but I’ve had 2 weeks where I weighed the same. KCKO. I kept calm and keto’d on!


What other benefits have you noticed?

I definitely feel better. Overall, I have more energy and am in a better mood. I’ve had some really bad stuff happen in my personal life since I started keto and I think that having a good diet has helped me not look to food as a coping mechanism.


Did you encounter any obstacles to pursuing keto?

I’m a truck driver so meals can be difficult. Luckily, I’m local and mostly do the same routes so I can figure out where I can and can’t park and eat pretty quickly.


Have you had any side effects to keto?

I did have the keto flu for 2 days early on, but I pushed through that barrier and haven’t looked back. Been feeling great since.


Food & Fun


What’s your typical day of eating look like?

Breakfast is usually 2 sausage patties, lunch is usually whatever leftovers I have from the previous night’s dinner. Dinner is usually steak or chicken.


What’s your favorite home-cooked keto meal?

Just a nice simple steak, maybe some asparagus on the side.


What’s your favorite restaurant meal?

Five Guys bacon cheeseburger with mayo and extra cheese.


What’s your biggest non-keto temptation?

Popcorn. Oh my gosh, especially at the movies.


Anything else you’d like your readers to know?

I’m also a stage 3 testicular cancer survivor :)