Being Keto Healthy is #1 – My Story

by Cheryl Moreo

Being Keto Healthy

Being keto-healthy is my new way of life. Before being keto healthy, I suffered from muscle pains, muscle cramps, brain fog, headaches, forgetfulness, lethargy, weight gain, and just plain old misery.

The keto lifestyle has greatly improved my life’s quality. My attitude towards food has shifted. Now, I eat to nourish my body and maintain a healthy lifestyle rather than solely for indulgence.

This post was originally written in 2021. Because most keto instructional books/recipes list erythritol as an acceptable sugar substitute, I am republishing this post with current recommendations/concerns about using erythritol.

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[Remember:  I am not a medical practitioner but only share what I use. A medical professional closely monitored the Keto Zone Diet that I am on.]

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Keto Journey

Two doctors approved the adoption of the Keto Zone Diet as a means to enhance my well-being and address my memory issues. I commenced preparing and consuming meals by the Keto Zone approach on March 22, 2020. Although there were some challenges in obtaining the recommended types of milk, sweeteners, and flour due to pandemic-induced hoarding, the transition itself was not arduous.

Not being a frequent consumer of bread, sweets, or soda, eliminating grains from my diet resulted in the disappearance of the persistent bloating I had experienced for years. Additionally, I made some unexpected discoveries, such as the enjoyable combination of salt and a tablespoon of butter in my coffee, also known as Bulletproof Coffee. I have also incorporated C8 MCT oil powder into my coffee. Furthermore, I have noticed that organic foods tend to have a more pronounced flavor than others.

Keto Eating Highlights

  • Carb Intake – 50 grams net carbs, but start with 20 grams net carb
  • Lots of Healthy Fats – Fat is the primary energy source.
  • Adequate Protein – Protein is 46% ketogenic and 58% anti-ketogenic. As some protein will convert to glucose in the bloodstream and inhibit ketosis, your intake should be enough to prevent muscle loss but not so much that it disrupts ketosis.
  • Eat to Satisfaction – Eat when you feel hungry until satisfied but not stuffed.
  • Increase Salt Intake – Extra salt can help avoid possible side effects as your body adjusts to ketosis, headaches, muscle cramps, or weakness resulting from an electrolyte imbalance. Since a low-carb diet is naturally diuretic, you don’t have to avoid salt to minimize water retention. I use Himalayan pink sea salt.
  • Drink Lots of Water – Stay hydrated. This was and still is the hardest thing for me to do.

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My Experience

I feel that because I was using the C8 MCT oil powder, I did not experience any discomfort. I started getting more energy, good sleep, and clear thinking within the first month.

I started losing weight because I was feeding my body good fats and no bad sugars. Within four months, my jeans size went from 16-18 down to 10. My brain fog was clearing, I remembered things, my aches and pains were lessening, and I was more energetic.

More than a year later, I do not follow a strict keto diet. But I do keep track of my ketones and weight. I use the C8 MCT oil powder and Keto Base BHB Capsules to help keep me in the keto zone. My weight is in a healthier range. Also, my body has adjusted to the 30-40 pound weight loss. I also follow most of what Dr. Colbert advises about the Keto Zone.

One of the biggest takeaways from this keto-healthier lifestyle is knowing what makes my body and mind feel good.

Erythritol Warning

On February 27, 2023, professionals warned of the dangers of consuming erythritol. Many keto products may contain erythritol. In an abundance of caution, I have disposed of several items I use. Some of these are coffee creamers, powdered shakes, etc.

I urge you to read all of the articles about erythritol consumption and make your own decision. Cleveland Clinic conducted the study.

New Cleveland Clinic research showed that erythritol, a popular artificial sweetener, is associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Findings were published today in Nature Medicine.

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A sugar replacement called erythritol – used to add bulk or sweeten stevia, monkfruit and keto reduced-sugar products – has been linked to blood clotting, stroke, heart attack and death, according to a new study.


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My 2022 Keto Lifestyle Update

Dr. Don Colbert has published a new book on Beyond Keto. I have purchased his book and will try the Keto/Mediterranean Lifestyle. Below is a link to his new book. It is available as a hardback book, audiobook, or Kindle download.

Beyond Keto
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Don Colbert (Author) – Tim Lundeen (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 01/04/2022 (Publication Date) – Siloam (Publisher)

My most exciting 2022 discovery is Steven M. Gundry, MD. He is a cardiologist who has created a product that I love. The product is MCT Wellness. This product has given me more energy and increased my ketone level, and I now feel well-being.

Keto-Friendly Recipes

If you are not sure about Keto, try some of my recipes.

Last update on 2024-05-29 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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