my journey…

By: Liezel, OC Keto Co-Founder

Hi everyone and welcome to OC Keto! My name is Liezel and I am just excited to launch this website and share my love for Keto with all of you!

Just like many others out there, I have always struggled with my weight. About twenty years ago, I managed to lose 35 pounds just by working out 7 days a week for 2 hours each day. I did this for about a year and managed to somehow get rid of all the unwanted weight. However; I was still a college student back then. I had all the time in the world to do this.

Once I got married and gave birth to my first child, basically all the weight came back and even much faster than I could blink! After nursing my child for 3 years, it helped me lose about 20 pounds of the baby weight. But since then, I’ve been bouncing up and down that weight scale and never made it back down to my pre-pregnancy size. Fast forward to 10 years, I gave birth to my second child and weighed almost close to 200 pounds! In addition, my blood pressure skyrocketed and just hasn’t gone back to normal. I have since been on an extremely high dose of blood pressure medicine. Fortunately, I managed to lose 20 pounds within 5 months post-partum but once I got back to work, the weight just kept teetering back and forth.

Then one day, I just took a very good look at my situation and the experiences my loved ones had been through. My family has a history of Heart Disease, Diabetes, Chronic Kidney Disease, Obesity, and Hypertension. Some were fortunate to have been given a second chance at life and made positive long-term changes while others weren’t. It scared me so much! I then looked at my children and thought to my self how much I would love to see them grow, finish college, get married, and have their own children one day. I dream of retiring one day and travelling the world with my husband and growing old together. But in order for all that to happen, something has to change! I need to change! I need to change my outlook on life and make a conscious decision to transform my lifestyle. But for it to be successful, it needs to be genuine… real… and from the heart. And though I’ve been through various yo-yo diets that always failed, it was only the Keto Lifestyle that transformed me. It has been a gradual and healthy weight loss and is definitely something that is doable, enjoyable, and practical. And what keeps me going is that I know it works and will help me keep the weight off for the long-term. My family and I love to eat and I just admire how we can still continue to cook and eat the foods we love while making wise decisions and simple alterations to our recipes.

So I thank you for taking this journey with me, learning a little about me and my love for food! I do not claim to be a Keto Expert but I am a real person who wholeheartedly believes in this lifestyle and just wants to share my experiences and information learned over time. I, too, look forward to learning from each any every one of you and hope you enjoy these wonderful recipes OC Keto has to share!

Keto On!

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