I struggled with weight for most of my life — but the keto diet is the one thing that finally worked

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  • The keto diet recommends foods high in fat, moderate protein, and low carbohydrates.
  • Having struggled with weight and weight-related health problems the majority of her life, author Jennifer Still was looking to shed some pounds and restore her health with the keto diet.
  • After four years, the keto diet has not only helped Still lose weight, but it also changed her life in a variety of ways — here’s how.

I’ve struggled with my weight for the majority of my life. About four years ago, I was looking to make a permanent change that would not only help me shed pounds but also restore my health without being unsustainable, harmful, or faddish. That’s when I first discovered the ketogenic — or “keto” — diet, which prescribes a diet of high fat, moderate protein, and extremely low carbohydrate foods.

While it comes with its fair share of challenges — and I’ve definitely fallen off the wagon many times since that fateful day— the ketogenic diet is one of the healthiest and sustainable ways of eating I’ve ever tried. As an added bonus, I’ve shed over 50 pounds.

While it won’t be right for everyone, I truly feel that the keto diet is a great choice not only for those who are significantly overweight, but also for anyone who’s looking to simplify and streamline their diet with real, tasty foods.

After four years strong on the keto diet, here’s how it changed my life.