Tanmoy Das is a 58-year-old anesthesiologist from India who has gone from 198 pounds (90 kg) to 149 pounds (68 kg) by following a ketogenic diet since February 2015.
During his rigorous 16- to 18-hour days in the hospital, Das found he was gaining a lot of weight. “It was bound to take its toll,” he said. “I developed heart palpitations and discovered that my blood pressure and blood sugar had gone up to prediabetes levels.”
Although Das is a mainstream doctor, something drove him away from using conventional treatment for his health issues. His search for alternatives brought him to keto and eventually to intermittent fasting. “Being an insider, I understood for a fact? ?that conventional medicine cannot do much for lifestyle problems?,” he explained. “So, this was the only way out: to take charge of my own health or suffer like countless millions do, in spite of their best efforts.”
Das found Dr. Berg while researching keto on YouTube. He appreciated the clear-cut instructions in the Dr. Berg videos. “Plus, as a medical professional, I love the way he explains physiology!” he exclaimed.
In India it wasn’t easy to adopt a low-carb and high-fat diet, but with the support of his wife, family, and friends Das successfully made the switch. And since February 2017, he’s also been including intermittent fasting which has yielded even more positive results—first at a ratio of 16:8, then 20:4, and now at 23:1 with only one meal a day for the last four months. “I wish I would’ve added intermittent fasting earlier,” he said.
Sticking to keto despite all the distractions and temptations was worth it for him. He feels younger and fitter than he ever has in his life, without the intervention of any conventional medicines. “All you have to do is to allow the body to heal itself if you are sick? ?and never to allow it to happen if you are well,” Das says.
Favorite Way to Exercise: With such long work days, Das doesn’t have an organized workout plan. But he can run up six flights of stairs, no problem!
Favorite Keto Recipe: Bacon and eggs