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I spent DECADES battling obesity until I discovered a genius keto hack that helped me lose 224LBS
By Raven Saunt For Dailymail.Com
Updated 19:34 BST 22 Aug 2023
-Amy Eiges, from New York, had been suffering a 'lifelong battle' with obesity
-She eventually tried the ketogenic diet which proved to be just what she needed
-The now 55-year-old has shed 224lbs and is encouraging others to do the same
She had joined Weight Watches a whopping 35 times and was even scheduled to discuss bariatric surgery - but cancelled last minute in favor of trying the ketogenic diet which proved to be just what she needed.
Amy, who stands at 5ft 7in, weighed 410 pounds at her heaviest as she battled her constant urge to binge eat on pizza and fries.
She had been planning to have a gastric bypass but began to panic as the appointment grew closer.
The self-confessed food addict, who is a prediabetic, started desperately researching any other potential dieting avenues she had not yet explored - and came across the keto diet.
She learnt that cutting carbs would help reduce her blood sugar levels and that her body would instead fuel itself on ketones - acids that the body makes when it breaks down fat for energy that help kill appetite.
The process would not only assist her in shedding the pounds but would also give her damaged cells a chance to heal.
Amy told Woman's World magazine: 'I decided to try it. I figured I had nothing to lose.'
She began limiting her carb intake to just 20 grams a day and focused on fat that would help manage her hunger - having eggs and bacon for breakfast, cold cuts and pickles for lunch, and meat with buttered vegetables for dinner.
Amy ended up losing 12 pounds in her first week alone and was instantly hooked on her new regime.
She also found low-carb versions of her favorite foods - such as pizza and bagels - which meant she could enjoy them without overindulging.
In just two years, the dieter had already shed 100 pounds.
But she soon began to falter and, after struggling to shake her cravings, turned to Dr Tro Kalayjian - host of the Low Carb MD podcast - for guidance.
The medical professional, who himself had lost 150 pounds using keto, told her: 'What derails most people is hunger and cravings.'
The keto diet is a low-carbohydrate, high-fat plan, and is quite similar to the Atkins diet.
Those on it are required to cut the amount of calories they consume by a significant amount, while eating plenty of fatty foods like fish, meat and eggs.
Some people on the diet also drink 'bulletproof coffee' - black coffee with ghee (clarified butter), which helps to stop them from getting hungry during the day.
The diet works by effectively starving the body of carbohydrates - the main source of stored energy.
When this happens, the body burns fat for energy instead.
It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which can supply energy for the brain.
Ketogenic diets can cause massive reductions in blood sugar and insulin levels - helping to reverse Type 2 diabetes.
He encouraged Amy to follow his process of figuring out which keto foods kept her content for the longest.
His followers do indeed decrease the intake of carbohydrates in favor of foods that are rich in fat and protein - in line with the standard keto diet.
But Dr Tro goes one step further in then telling dieters to listen to their body in order to build up a list of go-to foods that will not trigger an eating binge.
He told the outlet: 'Each of us has certain foods that just light up our brains, and that includes low-carb foods. For some people it might be processed meat; for other, it might be dairy.
'I personally can't stop eating almonds once I start, in part because they remind me of the almond cookies I ate growing up. But my wife can eat three almonds and it's no big deal for her.
'Everyone is different. This is about finding what's right for you.'
Dr Tro said that focusing on the 'foods that make you feel full for a long time' was essential and Amy began planning her meals accordingly.
She ended up discovering that beef - in burgers or as steaks - was her secret weapon because it kept her satisfied for hours at a time and eventually only needed to eat two meals a day - at around 2pm and 7pm - to feel satisfied.
Amy said: 'I prioritized foods that made me feel content, and everything fell into place.'
She has so far lost 224 pounds with her prediabetes, joint pain, eczema and high cholesterol also clearing up as a result.
And Amy is now trying to encourage others to follow the same method.
The keto enthusiast said: 'I carried hundreds of pounds for decades, and I'd lost all faith. If I have a superpower, it's letting people know that it is possible to lose weight and keep it off. No matter your starting point, it is possible!'