Hey and welcome back to my channel my name is Joanna also known as KetoinCanada. Make sure to follow me on Instagram my username is @KetoinCanada I post daily pictures and videos there. Stay tuned for both a video and a picture comparison of where I started to where I am now. I am incredibly happy because today marks 500 days on the ketogenic diet. 500. Now what does that mean to me so that means to me that I’ve been following keto for that many days. I have kept my net carbs between 20 and 30 net carbs for 498 of those days. I had two days where I was around 35 net carbs but otherwise I haven’t had any cheat meals.
I haven’t strayed from the ketogenic lifestyle. 500 days without crackers, bread, pizza, sugary desserts – did I add no potatoes? From a former potato addict to not have french fries or potato chips mashed potatoes and gravy ahhh. 500 days without them and you know what? I’m feeling amazing! I wanted to remind you where I started so let’s check that out right now. So this is what you get. This is me, pretty overweight right now as you can see, with this and this but you know there’s a lot going on here if we look at my back which I can’t see now Oh oh yeah there we go there’s some nice back they might be having back pain my body’s just hurts all the time so there we go that was my starting place I was 2lbs 43.5% body fat and you know what I was miserable I wasn’t happy at all and I decided to wake up one day and start the ketogenic diet after doing about a month and a half worth of research when I decided to start.
My macros were 1400 calories, 20-30 net carbs, 75 grams of protein, and 110 grams of fat. Let’s check out how I look today This is me after five hundred days following the ketogenic diet. I have also been working out with the trainer now for four and a half months three times a week it’s more I’m kind of bruised from it actually. It’s more a crossfit style training, like I said three times a week and occasional yoga class. So this is how I look this way and from the side I am starting to get ads I feel like I’m getting like thick, thicker from the middle but not in a fat way but more just like a strong way. Let me show you my back the same way I did before is that possible to do this? Alright cool so that’s my back um I’m starting to get sort of a align in through there if you can see that like, my I work out my abs a lot so anyways that’s that I mean this is never gonna go away I’m okay with that but yeah my body is getting a heck of a lot stronger and no plans to stop keto anytime soon This is my newfound muscle and I find that maybe from that angle you can see it better and I don’t know. I don’t know where I’m going to be in another 500 days but I’m willing to push and find out where I can get you so yeah there you go there you have it so that is how I look today I’m definitely feeling a heck of a lot better I lost 60 pounds in my first year of keto so I would have been the first 365 days I haven’t been weighing myself recently but I haven’t really changed in my weight at all that’s because when I hit one year of keto I also changed my macros I decided that losing fat was not a priority to me anymore.
My priority had switched to building muscle so at the advice of my trainer I started eating 400 calories more so my macros changed to 1,800 calories 20 to 30 net carbs still 100 grams of protein in a hundred and thirty seven grams of fat so I wasn’t expecting to lose any weight because I am trying to build muscle I will go and do a body pod scan at my six-month mark to make sure that I actually am building muscle or if I need to start making any additional adjustments that I’ll do so here is the picture comparison that you’ve been waiting for I can honestly say that starting the ketogenic diet was one of the best decisions I have made in recent years I have completely turned my life back in the direction I was looking to do and even more so because I was never into fitness before and I have never challenged myself the way I have been recently anyways if you are thinking of starting the ketogenic diet make sure to check out my website www.iamketoincanada.com where I have a beginner’s guide you can purchase if you are looking to save time and need some support along the way thanks so much for watching my video make sure to give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel have a great day