Joe’s Gone Keto!

Joe’s Gone Keto!

I’ve been on a ketogenic diet for about 13 years (off and on) to detox my body throughout the year when I’ve wanted to do the following things:

  • Maintain good health
  • Maintain/Lose weight
  • Heal my body
  • Take control of my health when I’ve had some health scares

And of course, throughout the years, I’ve tried to get my husband, Joe, to join me.  However, he has always gracefully declined.  Well, actually— He. Just. Stonewalled. me until I would walk out of the room and leave him alone.

But that was then. Now things have changed, and my whole family is in a better place because about a month ago, the strangest phenomenon happened to our family:

  • I actually. got. blood. from that. freakin’. turnip! My grandmother would always emphatically state, “You can’t get blood from a turnip!
  • The Chicago Cubs won the world series—well…they actually did so that doesn’t really count (but you get my point!), 
  • Hell finally froze over,
  • And more importantly, as it relates to this article—pigs were really flying right out of the oven onto my husband’s plate because the man went Keto.

Yep! Joe’s gone Keto.

He came to me out of his own volition and stated that after doing a year of research (you read it right! one. whole. year folks), he was ready to get healthy and lose weight, but only if he did the Ketogenic diet. 

Gasp! Who knew Keto would have such an emotional appeal on the man! And no, I’m not being rhetorical folks!  But hey, as my teens would say, “Imma roll with it!”

And since I’m a dutiful wife, I skeptically said, “Ohhhkaaay. Great! Um, if you’re serious. And then I found myself cautiously dragging these words out, “I. will. support. your. diet, and prepare some delicious Ketogenic. meals to. help you. on your healthy journey!” Yeah—Why not!

What the… (I’m deliberately omitting the curse word like my kids used to do when they were small and wanted to curse by implying the word) just happened!

This was a serious agreement in our marriage, so just like we’ve always done with serious agreements— well…we shook hands to seal the deal. And to digress a little bit, we also shook hands when we decided to see each other exclusively.  Ladies, when I was 30, I didn’t play around with exclusivity—He had to “sign” my verbal contract before I gave up all of my dating rights! But that’s another story that I’ll share with my single sisters on another day.

Now back to the Keto diet.

So, here we are- five weeks out with some amazing results, and my family has enjoyed several ketogenic dishes and a few desserts that I can’t wait to share with you all. Joe has NEVER felt better so I wanted to share a list of healthy results that he’s experienced while being on the diet.

  • He lost 25 pounds in 5 weeks
  • He has ZERO brain fog
  • He has a huge amount of energy
  • He is always in a great mood-even when he’s being tested by the kids—and that’s HUGE folks! 

I’m totally thrilled with Joe’s transformation, which is what really prompted me to write this article. I’ve made a few Keto friends along the way, and I’m hoping to make more.  If you are interested in joining Joe on this journey, just leave a comment below stating the benefit you are seeking. Or, maybe you just want to start out just eating healthier. If so, just send me an email on this blog or at colorussimplyholistic@gmail.com.  Lastly, if you love your friends and family, or Joe and me—of course, please share it!

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