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Jan 9

I Switched From Keto And Intermittent Fasting To A Whole Food Diet To Maintain My 105-Lb. Weight Loss – Women’s Health

My name is Kyla (@thegalaxxygoddess), and I'm 30 years old. I'm from Saskatchewan, Canada, and I work in office administration. After realizing my weight was holding me back, I started following a keto diet and practicing intermittent fasting, and over time, lost 105 pounds.

I started to put on weight fast after moving to a new city and beginning college. I wasn't making balanced decisions with food and gradually started eating worse and worse over the years. I also lived a sedentary life. I indulged in fast food and sugar the most, and I made worse food choices when I was stressed.

At 24, I hit my heaviest weight of 308 pounds. I was starting to feel achy and tired, which wasn't normal for me. But since I put the weight on over time, it wasn't obvious to me that my weight was the reason I wasn't feeling great. I was also starting to have knee pain pretty regularly. That really brought my weight to my attention, and I knew I had to start working on my health and live a less sedentary lifestyle.

Then, while on a vacation in September 2014, I had trouble with the amount of walking we were doing. I had to take breaks as we were sightseeingit was not the way I wanted to live. So I took my first stab at my weight-loss journey and lost 50 pounds in 2015. However, my weight loss didnt stick.

My *real* turning point came this year in July 2020.

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In July 2020 I chose to go the keto and intermittent fasting route after doing a lot of research. For me, this combination worked quite seamlessly.

I never intended on doing keto long-term (I couldn't go without bananas!). However, it helped quell my sugar cravings, which was my main problem. Now I am sugar-free, besides natural sugars from fruit.

I have now adjusted my way of eating from following the keto diet to simply focusing on eating whole foods. This is a better long-term way of eating for me because I don't want to go without certain fruits and healthy grains, but I'm so grateful for keto, as it jump-started my weight loss.

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The eating window I usually stick to is 12 p.m. to 6 or 7 p.m. Food has less of a grasp on me now. It really is just food, not good or bad. I don't obsess over it anymore.

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Breakfast: Fasting (water and coffee only)

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I also added in the Bowflex Treadclimber machine a few times a week. Now I am starting to work in weight training more regularly since I have my nutrition down.

I never got super regimented with a schedule for exercise. But now I am focusing on moving more in my daily life whenever possible and resting when needed.

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I had to keep gaining and losing to really figure out what worked for me. But I do feel that I have figured out the balance I need. I feel truly incredible entering my 30s. I feel more like myself, which has been the biggest gift of weight loss.

This weight-loss journey has honestly been a rebirth for me. It is changing my life in more ways than one, and I am excited just to fully experience my life now since before I know that I was not. I was just existing. I was ruled by my emotions and food. It really does not have to be that way. Now I know that I am in control of my life path more than I realizedand I won't give up on myself.

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