I grew up a scrawny kid, addicted to candy and junk food.
I would eat fast food every single day for lunch. My whole life I had been told to eat more carbs. I would eat large quantities of rice in the hopes of bulking up. It worked temporarily but I always felt like sh*t.
The more I ate, the worse I felt. I just wanted to get big and muscular!
On top of this, I had random issues with myself that kept popping up. Some physical, some mental and some too embarrassing to even mention.
I knew something had to change.
I experimented with different diets for years and years. I experimented with every type of food, vegetable, herb, adaptogen, vitamin, supplement – you name it. I’ve spent $1000’s on random supplements “proven” to have benefits that I was looking for.
Nothing worked. Nada. I still felt terrible.
Was I just born this way? Was I destined to feel this way or was it something I was eating causing this?
This is the Fight of Our Lives
I have no idea what prompted me to do it til this day.
Maybe it was the heavens opening up to me.
But one day I decided to try a 3 day water fast, where I drank nothing but water for 72 hours straight. I felt a euphoria that I had never felt before. This is how my mind and body was suppose to feel. I finally knew it was something that I was eating that was causing me the problems.
I felt light, confident, at-ease, happy, pure, focused and my libido was raging for the first time in a while. I knew I had found the answer.
But how could I do this long term? I wanted this same feeling, but I also wanted to look healthy and muscular.
After some research I found out that the ketogenic diet actually delivers similar benefits to fasting. Through a process called endogenous, ketosis is triggered through fasting.
It got me curious about the ketogenic diet. It was the one thing I never tried because I had always been pretty lean. I decided to start eating a strict keto diet for the first time in my life.
Do or Do Not. There is no Try.
I wanted to be in ketosis.
I wanted that same feeling I had when I was fasting. It made me feel powerful.
I removed every carb I could find in my household. It all went in the trash.
It didn’t take long. Maybe a few days. I was back in ketosis. It took a few months to fully optimize my keto diet but I got there in the end.
My energy came back surging. I felt a clarity and calmness that I had never before felt. I was in the zone once again.
I was surprised to see that I didn’t even crave sugar anymore. The dab of milk I put in my coffee even tasted sweet.
Friends started commenting that I seemed more energetic. I was getting work done like never before while not even feeling exhausted. My mild case of anxiety also vanished into thin air. My body was functioning how it was suppose to function.
It used to take me a minimum of a few hours just to fall asleep and I always slept-in in the mornings. Now I sleep within minutes and wake up at 5:30AM every morning.
There was no more crash after eating, thanks to the fact that you’re no longer relying on glucose for energy. I had no idea you could eat large meals and not feel lethargic after. I could eat a 1000 calorie meal and get straight back into work within seconds. Amazing!
After all these years, I had found the answer.
For me and my journey, cutting out sugar was the answer. No matter how much the internet says that brown rice, sweet potato, fruit etc is healthy – It will get turned into glucose and you will crave more carbs. It’s a never ending cycle. You may truly be one of the people that carbs does not negatively effect, but for me, this was not the case.
I built this website as a passion project to help other people find out about keto.
For too many years I was told to eat fruits and foods that were serving me no purpose. Was I lied to? Or is it just mis-information? I’m not sure. But I’m going to spread the truth.