Would you carry the extra weight of a 45 lb of dog food around all day? It sounds kind of silly, doesn’t it? Well, that’s what I was doing before I really got serious about getting my health back. I was 220 lbs in a 5’9” frame and I was falling apart. I had such bad knee problems that the doctor had advised a knee replacement. I was 50 years old at the time, and I thought I was way too young for that. I was having horrible back problems that required injections for the pain, and one of my hips was in great pain as well. I really had never thought about it, I figured turning 50 and falling apart, was just part of the aging process. Have you ever thought that aging was just supposed to be painful?
Then something happened that totally changed my life. I got a call that my mother was in the hospital and that it was serious. It was the beginning of a 2-year journey that would end in my mother’s death. I struggled to find out from the medical professionals how my mother had ended up with a fatty liver that lead to the deadly Cirrhosis of the liver that ultimately took her life.
I came home with a burning desire to find out why she had died at the young age of 72. After much research, I found the answer. It was her diet. The Mexican diet that she lived on was full of fat, sugar, and carbs and that combination for many years was too much for the liver to process. It eventually gave out and ended her life.
On one of the last nights I had with her, I shared that I would do better and get myself back in shape so that I could live longer and be around for my son. It was then I found the ketogenic way of life. Up until then I had tried many ways to lose that extra weight, but could not lose the fat around my stomach. I have been doing the keto way of life for a full year now and I feel great! It took some training to learn that fat was not bad and being radically mindful of my macros on a daily basis. I have been very successful!
I have released 45 lbs. and have shrunk my waistline more than 10”! Today I am 55 years young and feel great. Getting older should not have to be a death sentence like I believed before. I now have a new lease in the second half of life. Oh, and the problems I had with my knees, back and hip? They went away, I no longer depend on painkillers to make it through the day.
Here’s another great advantage to living this way of life.
I have had the worst sinus problems since I was a child. My mother had taught me that is was just a family problem, so I accepted it. Since being on the keto way of life, I have not had one problem with my sinuses. Turns out that I was allergic to the grains and wheat is what I was eating every day!
So back to the question, would you carry around the extra weight of 45lbs of dog food all day long for fun? Well many of us do and are. IT’S A CHOICE – WHAT’S YOURS?
I hope that you will find a way to better health like I did and join the ranks of many who are living a better lifestyle and a longer life because they choose to not carry that bag of dog food!