I talk a lot about going keto and completely overhauling the way I live and eat.
But I dont get into the “why” of it.
Guys, my ass is fat.
And not just a vanity kind of fat, but detrimental to my health fat.
Two years ago, I went to the eye doctor to get some new spectacles. And this wasn’t my first rodeo. But he kept shining the light in my eyes far longer than I’m used to and finally I asked what’s wrong.
“Do you get migraines?”
“Sensitive to light?”
Yes and yes.
“Your optical nerve is swollen.”
Idiopathic Intercranial Hypertension.
Essentially my fatness was putting pressure on my spine, pushing cerebral spinal fluid in my brain and increasing pressure.
I’d done the standard western diet of whole grains, low fat, veggies and fruits. Plenty of exercise.
Around the same time I got diagnosed with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism.
Which is why I couldn’t lose weight.
Fast forward a year and a half after medical management of my bum thyroid — my levels are perfect and this is when I decided to start keto.
Seven weeks later I’m down 18 lbs and this is the first time in five years the scale said I was under 250.
So much happiness.
Now I’m going to go eat a pound of bacon 🙂