My journey to Keto and Carole began after many years of low carb, low fat, and liquid diets. All with some modicum of success; albeit only temporary.
After a year of stress and five rounds of antibiotics, I developed a digestive disorder called SIBO; small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. The treatment options include a no sugar and low carb diet along with herbal supplements. I was successful to a point but still suffered. I had heard about Keto and logically it made sense. Very low carb, intermittent fasting, and eating more fat were all ways to eradicate the bacteria. I was smart enough to know however, that if I wanted to change my life and make the transition to eating the Keto way, I needed professional help. I found Carole and loved the program, embracing the simplicity and my new way of eating. I have had great success. My stomach is flat after 2 years of misery.
Most people gage their success by the number on the scale, and while I have had success with the scale, it is really the smalls ways my body has improved that are more important to my success. I feel an inner joy and peace and happiness that I haven’t felt in a long time. My strength, stamina and balance have improved as well. I have more energy to enjoy the beautiful Pacific Northwest; a place I love exploring with my husband.
Hey everyone I’m so excited to be here today with Robin and sharing her secrets to success. Keto Robin, welcome, welcome Robin.
Thank you it’s very nice to be with you this afternoon and I’m looking forward to our conversation.
Yeah, wonderful. So share with people watching like what are you, introduce yourself please.
My name is Robin. I live in the southern part of Washington. I’m 63-years-old. I’m married. I have a husband. I have one daughter whose 29, lives in Denver. And I have been struggling with my weight my whole life. I mean the first diet my mom ever put me on I was 8-years-old. And ever since I’ve done liquid protein, the shakes, the Atkins … I’ve done it all.
[inaudible 00:01:18] but they were always short lived. Nothing ever felt permanent. So I developed a digestive disorder and logically, I thought well, to cure this digestive disorder I need to eat no sugar and low carb because the bacteria doesn’t like it. I did that and I needed to go farther and I found your Carole. It’s like one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. Find you and embrace the keto way of eating. I will never change. It’s been a miracle for me. I wish … If I could shout from a mountaintop to all those [inaudible 00:02:06] suffering women and people out there.
There is a cure. There is way to combat it. Just come and join the keto community. Do that I would because it’s been a life changing experience for me.
Wonderful. I’m so excited that we found each other. That you found me too. So kind of paint a picture. So you’ve had fantastic results and that’s part of why you’re here is to help inspire others. Tell me, kind of paint a picture, what were your big struggles before because you were dabbling in keto low carb before we started working together. What were the lingering problems and symptoms. Like I call it the “why” list. Like why was this important for you to solve it.
My energy level was very low. I didn’t have any stamina. I couldn’t get the last 20 pounds off. I think I suffered from a little bit of depression. My [cebo 00:03:10] never really went away. I would have periodic bouts with it. A lot of abdominal discomfort and I just wasn’t getting to the place that I knew I could get physically, mentally I wanted to have mental clarity, be able to focus, have the inner feeling of peace and joy inside. I just wanted to feel better and that and yes, I wanted to try to get into a size 10 and I lowered my body fat content and all which now, believe it or not, I’m getting into some size eights, which I’ve even surpassed myself, which is really amazing.
But that’s basically what led me, what I was suffering from is the feeling of general malaise and just not feeling myself.
Okay and those are kind of the symptoms, the things that were uncomfortable in your life that you wanted to resolve. What were your big obstacles in just doing this all on your own? What was standing in your way? What was it that … I think I …
What was standing in my way was a framework of how to do this. There is so much information out on the internet. [inaudible 00:04:42], opinions, what to eat, how to eat, how much to eat. [inaudible 00:04:48] I mean it’s all so confusing. Logically that if I wanted to create a framework for myself for better health and wellness, I needed to find someone to help me and that’s what led me to you and that’s why I really believe that if you want to be successful at this program you need to find someone, like you Carole to help because you set the framework, the guidelines, the diet in the beginning.
It’s simple, it’s easy, it’s quick. You just follow it. You get on track. You start feeling better. It just is a natural progression to better health and wellness. You just can’t do it on your own. You get frustrated. You hear too many opinions. It’s confusing. Your friends and your family are poo pooing it. They don’t want you to do it. So I know I needed to backbone and the framework from your program.
And you’ve followed the structure of my program to a “T” and you put in the hard work and you’ve gotten fantastic results. So over several months of working together what are the results that you’ve experienced?
Well, I’ve lost about 25 pound and I’ve been on the program since August of 2018. I don’t know if I mentioned that. I’ve lost about 25 pounds. I have lost a total of 16 and 3/4 inches all over my body. I mean it’s amazing. I [inaudible 00:06:25] my body fat content from 28% done to 26%. Besides those numbers I feel so happy inside. I feel joyful and peaceful inside and I’m sleeping better. I just I feel like I did in my 40s. I think it’s given me 20 years.
That’s amazing. That’s awesome.
I really feel 20 years younger.
And what are some of the surprise improvements. Everyone has a list of things they hope would happen. You said that things far exceeded what you expected. What were some of the surprises you got?
My stamina. I used to live in Colorado and you deal with the altitude in Colorado and we go back and visit our daughter and new son-in-law periodically. I went in for Labor Day and I was just getting into the program and I was going through a transitional phase and I was wiped out. I had no … I mean it was a struggle for me to be at 10,000 feet, 9,000-10,000 feet. And after Thanksgiving, what an incredible transformation. I mean I hadn’t even been on it that long but my stamina, my energy, my hiking. I just … I was just like a different person. It was as good as night and day.
And I continued that in my workouts. I have a trainer that I work with three times a week and my strength, my balance, my ability to perform the moves that she asked me to do. Which she’s ramping up the workout because I can do it now. Which I love the challenge. So that to me … one of my goals was to improve the way my body moved through space. Which I know that sounds kind of weird but when you always had … at one point I was over 53% body fat. So that dictates how your body moves through space. Now, I love … I feel my body moving through space. I love the way it moves. My posture. My balance. My strength. My stamina. Everything has been improved tremendously.
I didn’t realize what a dramatic change it would be.
That’s wonderful and Robin I talk to a lot of ladies that are concerned about, well, I don’t think keto will work for me because I’m post menopause and so I haven’t had a challenge with anyone yet regardless of their age. But you’re a great example of that. So did you have those doubts coming into this. The well, I’m postmenopausal and everybody says it’s really hard to lose weight.
You know that is such a good point Carole because oh, you just 63-years-old. You’re middle aged. You can’t move like you were supposed to. You can’t move like you used to. You just give it up. And my motto is, I want to be able to say, “I’ve fallen and I can get up.” Not that I’ve fallen and I can’t get up. I want to say, “I can get up.” And so for me I felt like I was stuck with my weight loss. I had no idea that doing this program that at 63, I could lose 20+ pounds in such a short period of time and enjoy the food and feel amazing.
And it has been amazing. I mean my daughter is trying to do it. She’s 29 and I’ve had better results than she has. And she’s 29-years-old. I mean come on. I encourage all you ladies out there if you’re post menopausal. Just jump in and do it. You’re going to feel amazing.
Wonderful. So what are some of the things, the keys to your success and us working together. Of the … You mentioned the framework of what I bring to my clients but there’s a lot of different components of it. So what are the parts that you feel like were really essential for your success?
I think in the beginning don’t think about it. Just follow the simple menu plans that you provide. Keeping it simple. Keeping it quick. And really the hardest thing for a lot of people is listening to your body. When you’re hungry. It’s okay not to eat. We’ve been raised with three meals a day. I did one program in Denver where I had to eat six times a day. I mean this is such a change, but you just follow the simple recipes in the beginning. That is part of the framework for your overall success because then you’ve got the basics down. Then you can expand on it later on down the road.
You can change things up. Alter things a little bit. Expand your food but just following, just giving it up in the beginning and following the plan. Let Carole do the thinking for you and you’ll have success.
Wonderful. Well anything else that you want to share? You were hoping I would ask about?
Just … I think I’ve pretty much said it all. Just have such a zest for life and when I [inaudible 00:12:21] works. I just really do want to shout it from the mountain top and I just encourage. I think my hormones were better. I had a hysterectomy in 1997. So I’ve been on hormones for many years and I truly believe this has helped smooth everything out. I had all my blood work done recently. My cholesterol, my HDL, LDL are all great. My hormones are great.
I mean I’m [inaudible 00:12:50] my protein is low. All those things that measure our aging process are all really good. So I’m … this is permanent for me. This isn’t a diet. This is a way of living for me and I really encourage everyone to embrace it because it really will change your life.
Wonderful. Robin, I can’t thank you enough for being here and sharing your story and being so open. You’re going to be a huge inspiration for so many people out there too and excited to have you joining our team. Robin’s had such great success she gets to be a mentor and coach to others as well. So excited to have you. Welcome Robin. And again, thank you so much for being here and sharing your story.
Thank you Carole. Thank you for being out there for us. For being a guiding light for a transformational process. I really appreciate all the work you’ve put into it and all the help you’ve given me and I look forward to paying it forward with people in the future.
Wonderful, well thank you so much. Thank you everyone for watching. And until next time we’ll see you later. Bye.