I started my Keto and IF journey on May 09, 2018 and I am down 50 pounds.
By: Gabriella F.
November 2011 I became my mom’s full time caregiver through her journey with cancer. I gained a lot of weight, at my heaviest I was 280 pounds! Miserable and in pain I decided I needed to do something drastic, so I went vegan. I released 30 lbs and then stalled. It didn’t seem to matter what I did, the weight was not coming off. I then decided to go on one of those calorie restricted diets where you would eat their small packaged foods every 2 hours and then have what they called a lean and green meal (NO FAT). I did release another 50 lbs. For a total of 80 pounds and I was feeling pretty good. The one thing that I did not like, was my health coach told me, for me to keep the weight off I would have to go on their maintenance program for the rest of my life. Well, I was not having it, I decided to go off the program and for 3 years after I had a lot of problems with my bowels and intestines (due to the product). So fast forward 3 years and I had gained 30 pounds back. I was over it, I was tired of feeling restricted by my weight, I was tired of being in pain and truthfully I was concerned for my health. As of January 2018 I was reading books on inner transformation. I came across a book about fasting to strengthen your spiritual journey. The fasting really caught my attention and I started doing research on it, that is when I came across Dr. Eric Berg! I started watching his videos and what he was sharing instantly made sense to me. I dove in and binged watched his videos. I made a plan, a grocery list, shared with my husband and he was very excited, it all made sense to him too. I started my Keto and IF journey on May 09, 2018 and I am down 50 pounds. Now let me tell you what that has meant to me. My bowels and intestines are healed, my blood pressure is fantastic, I am no longer pre-diabetic, my thyroid is healing and so is the Fat Storing Hormone resistance. This summer has been the first time that I have been in shorts since the summer of 2011. It is the first time that I have been in a bathing suit, went swimming, went hiking, I have been so active. I am FREE and ALIVE!!! I follow a strict keto diet and make sure I get my greens in everyday that I am IF. I blend a combination of 6 cups of kale and spinach and add 1 tbs of organic unrefined virgin coconut oil, as well as my trace minerals. I eat on a 20:4 window, which means I fast for 20 hours and eat my 1 ½ meal in a 4 hour window. I have my blended greens first and then my main meal with another 2 to 4 cups of veggies. Dr. Berg says to have 8 to 10 cups of leafy greens and veggies to keep the liver from getting fatty liver disease, so that is what I do! When I am not IF, I am EF. This lifestyle has changed my life and has pointed me to my calling. I have always had a passion for inspiring and motivating and now I will become a certified Keto and IF Coach to assist other Fat Storing Hormone resistant people to breakthrough their resistance and reclaim their lives. I am so excited about the now and the future. I am only 30 lbs away from my goal and look forward to updating my testimony and pictures soon! Thank you so much Dr. Berg for all that you do, all that you give. You have assisted me in changing my life!!! In complete appreciation, Gabriella Eileen Figueroa