Crystal Sales’ lifetime struggle with weight loss puther on a rollercoaster of weight fluctuations. But after having her third child, it seemed like the number on the scale wouldn’t budge at all.
“Not sure if being that much older [being postpartum] had anything to do with it,” she said. “I was sick of being sick, tired and not having energy.”
Sales, who is now 37, started keto on May 1, 2018 after a good friend mentioned it and encouraged her to watch “The Magic Pill.” Once she got started, her children were a big motivation for her to lose weight because she wanted more energy for them.
While researching keto recipes, Sales stumbled upon Dr. Berg’s videos and wished she had found his information at the beginning of her keto life. “It wasn’t until his videos that I understood more about insulin resistance and the benefits of fasting,” she said.
At the start of her journey, shefound it difficult to fit meal prepping into her schedule. That is, until she started getting used to keto as a lifestyle change. Her schedule means being home during the day and working at night, so figuring out a successful routine was her biggest challenge with keto.
“I am a hairstylist so I am on my feet all day and I was in a lot of pain before,” said Sales. “Now I feel amazing!”
In just a little over a year, she has lost 100 pounds (45 kg); she has only 10 more pounds (5 kg) to lose to meet her goal weight. “[The best part is] feeling healthy, having more energy, and clothes that fit,” she said.
“Give keto an honest good try [and don’t] give up,” advisesSales. “It’s worth it and you’ll feel so much better.”
Favorite Way to Exercise: “Walking and being outdoors with my children.”
Favorite Keto Recipe: “I don’t have a favorite recipe per se,” said Sales. “I tend to stick to my favorite foods: lettuce wrap burgers and tacos, keto pizza chicken wings, and salads.”