When Alexander Ladroma first went to Canada in 2008, he gained a lot of weight. He always had the goal to live a healthy lifestyle after he saw his father pass away from a myocardial infraction at age 54. He has family history of cancer and heart problems and after just a few months of watching Dr. Berg’s videos, Ladroma is down from 93 kgs (205 lbs) to 84 kgs (185 lbs).
Ladroma found out about Dr. Berg’s videos from his friend Teddy Tolentino and learned a lot about insulin, sugar, GMOs, carbohydrates, and more. “My coworkers say I talk like a doctor now,” says Ladroma with a laugh. And while these same coworkers weren’t supportive at first, Ladroma says he now sees them eating their vegetables after seeing his success.
“The results keep me going,” Ladroma explains. “My wife is very supportive and I feel so good. More focused at work and less tired during the day. Keto is my way of life now.”
Learning to properly prep his food has been Ladroma’s biggest challenge. With Keto, making sure all your food is fully washed and safe to eat is important. “I wish I would’ve taken probiotics from the beginning as well,” he says. “It would’ve made it easier to digest vegetables that my system wasn’t yet used to.”
Now, Ladroma does juice fasts and his advice to those just starting out with Keto and intermittent fasting is to stay away from sugar and carbs as much as possible until you’re adapted to burning fat.
“The best part is the feeling,” says Ladroma. “I love how I look too, but there’s nothing like feeling this good!”
Favorite Exercise: Ladroma has joined the “Abs After 40” program
Favorite Keto Recipe: Kale shakes of all kinds