I wrote my book, "How I Lost 100 Pounds Without Getting Out of Bed, the shortest, dirtiest, laziest Keto routine ever," because Keto has been a miracle for me. I
was so sick, so depressed, and completely unable to function. When the doctor told me I was Diabetic, something in me snapped. My uncle had just had his leg removed because of complications of diabetes, and I'd watched my parents, grandmother, and aunt all struggle with it. I was not going down that road. I have a sleep disorder and managing shots of insulin was going to be impossible and dangerous for me. I knew people claimed that you could reverse Type 2 Diabetes and I was going to find out if it was possible. Long story short, it was and I did. I no longer require any insulin or metformin and my A1c is 5.1. I lost over 100 pounds with almost no exercise - I was in bed with severe bipolar depression the whole time, though that has also improved since I'm on a ketogenic diet. I eat a meat-heavy keto/carnivore diet with only occasional lower-carb veggies and a few berries now and then for variety. The food I eat is delicious - steaks, hamburgers, shrimp, crab, lobster, chicken, turkey, duck, fish. I love broccoli and cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and cucumbers. I even eat Keto ice cream. thanks to a company called Rebel Creamery. Yes, I miss chips and fries, I miss mashed potatoes and regular chocolate - mine is keto these days, but still delicious. We eat healthy fats like butter, tallow, and bacon grease as well as olive, avocado and coconut oils. We don't eat grains - no breads or pasta - but honestly, there's a keto version of almost any dessert or bread that you'll miss on the diet. You'd be amazed what you can do with almond flour and coconut flour, plus Swerve sweeteners. We don't eat industrial seed oils like Canola, soy, corn. or vegetable oils and we definitely don't eat hydrogenated fats like Crisco which are trans fats. Those oils are produced by sending seeds to a factory where they're processed with solvents and deodorized and they're poison to a lot of people. If you have any kind of autoimmune disorder, start by eliminating grains and industrial seed oils and see if your inflammation doesn't go away. Most people have at least some reduction in flareups, if not a direct cure.