Weight can be a very painful topic, especially for those that have struggled with it. This has been a personal struggle for me throughout my life. My name is Nancy Munoz, I’m co-founder and CEO of The Low-Carb Chef, and I would like to share my weight loss journey.
My mom has shared memories of me when I was growing up, and how I have always loved food. I never gave her a hard time when it came to eating. I have always been a big time foodie. Growing up I was very physically active, but during my teen years I had slowed down with playing sports and running, and started eating more. Everything became about food, and what I was going to eat for my meals and my treats in between meals. My relationship with food runs very deep, it comforts me, and it brings me happiness.
In my late teen years, I got a job at a fast-food restaurant. Being constantly surrounded by food, I was eating more than ever. I gained a lot of weight, and fast. I began dieting in my early 20’s and it was diet after diet from then and on. Every time I was successful with losing some weight, I would be proud of myself and want to treat myself to a cheat meal in celebration. I would inevitably start binge eating and gain back all the progress I had made. I didn’t feel satisfied with diet food that was low fat, low carb, and eating in small quantities. I always felt hungry and tired, so it wasn’t sustainable for me.
In 2012, Pablo and I were married. The combination of my food addiction and him being a carboholic chef was a recipe for disaster. We both gained so much weight over the years and we had several health issues. I struggled with chronic lower back pain from disc protrusions and arthritis, as well as IBS, psoriasis, high cholesterol, and fatigue. Being obese made all these issues worse.
After giving birth to our son in 2017, we were both the heaviest we had ever been. Then, Pablo was diagnosed with diabetes type 2. In that moment everything changed and it was a real turning point for us. We thought about what our future would look like if we continued down this unhealthy path, and we didn’t like what we saw. We wanted to be able to keep up with our son, and live a long and healthy life with him. After doing some research, we decided to start the ketogenic diet together. Initially, it was just to lose weight, so we can go back to ‘regular’ eating. As the weeks and months went by, we were noticing how much better we were feeling. We had more energy, the sun was brighter, and life seemed like a happier place. We had mental clarity, and more patience and energy. The food on the keto diet was satisfying our hunger and tastebuds. Our cravings for sugar and carbs went away. For the first time, diet food was incredibly enjoyable. After being on the diet for 2 months, our IBS symptoms went away, Pablo was cured of his diabetes type 2, and my back pain was improving. After being on keto for one year, I had a physical done with my doctor, and the results blew us away. For genetic reasons, I have had high cholesterol since I was a teenager, and I was never successful at getting my levels in a good range. I couldn’t believe that just after one year, I no longer had high cholesterol. Not only that, but for the first time all my levels were good, like iron, vitamin D, triglycerides, etc. My doctor was astonished at the dramatic changes and told me that I was her healthiest patient.
We could no longer deny the positive effects that eating a keto diet was having on our overall physical and mental health. That’s when we decided it wasn’t a diet, it’s a lifestyle. We feel so good and full of life, like never before. Overall, I have lost 50 pounds. I look and feel like a new person. I have the energy and patience to mother my son, and give him the best version of myself.
We believe good things come out of bad situations. Thankfully, we were able to change directions on the self-sabotaging road we were headed on, to a brighter and healthier future. Pablo and I achieving our health goals together as a team made it so much more rewarding, and it has taken an immensely positive toll on our relationship as husband and wife, and as parents. We are excited about our future, and all its’ adventures. Cheers to a happier and brighter life!
'I wasn’t going to do keto diet but after hearing Pablo testimonies I started keto and I have lost 30 pounds in just few week . It’s takes a lot of discipline. Keto is bae , say no to carb , keto is a lifestyle no more pains I feel brand new.' - posted in The Low-Carb Chef Health Group
'Pablo, Our one and only Low-Carb Chef knocks it out of the park every single time he posts these delicious and Keto-Nutritional balanced meals! His skill at mastering the macros and making eating well in keto are perfected with extraordinarily tasty and appetizing combinations that comfort the palette and soul.' - posted in The Low-Carb Chef Health Group
'Few people are my Motivators and my true Inspiration in my new health journey recently for some months now..
I have also dipped myself into many Keto groups just to explore myself and then I steal their recipes 👻👻👻. No, I am not on High Fats at all... I am not Keto-ing yet, maybe one day not sure yet....
So much love for them. They are so generous..they let me steal them with Joy 😍😍😍
The first one I will mention today who is faraway but close to my Heart... lured me into Low Carb. Although my meals are not near to any of his wonderful recipes..
And yes, I cheated few times to have my fav meals like chicken rice or laksa .. the list goes on and on but I told myself hey ive been eatg all the Delicious Food.. not as if I need to enjoy them all my life... Time for me to eat those lesser and eat Healthily
* I have a Target and Mission for Jan19*
Thank you Pablo Munoz' - posted in The Low-Carb Chef Health Group
Hi Pablo, wanted to really thank you for helping me in my low-carb quest , you listen to my conditions, and inmobilty, sent suggestions, and I love to see you new items you've cooked all look amazing. It's still trial and error for me, due to insulin taking to things with low carb, but I have been in the hospital and was weighed in and Feb when I was weighed I was 98kl's . Last week I was 84kl's. And my over all blood tests were down. So that's an amazing thing. I am following your suggestions, and trying new and very good food. I love it. I have to say peppers and chilles my body hates, taste great but I avoid spices. So a big learning curve, but so worth it. Xxxxx Carol in UK Norfolk. PS some foods I can't get over here which is a shame. But hay the cooked receipies looked fantastic. - posted on Pablo Munoz Facebook page
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