Hi I’m Kristie! You may know me from my YouTube Channel Cooking Keto with Kristie or my Facebook page Simply Keto with Kristie Sullivan. I use both of those sites to help others learn more about a low carb high fat or keto way of eating. So…who am I and why am I so passionate about this way of eating?
The short version is this: I’ve been overweight, obese, or morbidly obese for 95% of my life. I’ve also been dieting and/or starving during most of that time. In June 2013, I was miserable because of my weight. By the grace of God, a sweet friend suggested Gary Taubes’ book Why We Get Fat. It resonated with my personal experience, so I decided to follow the eating protocol by Dr. Eric Westman that’s included in the back of that book. During the first 3 days, I was amazed at how I wasn’t hungry. Within two weeks I knew I would never eat carbs again! Fat is our friend! Who knew especially with so many weight loss professionals telling us to eat low fat?
My journey began at over 270lbs and continues with a roughly 100 lb weight loss. I feel great; I’m off medications for back pain, and I’m able to enjoy my family. What more could I want? To help others! I’ve lived this struggle, and I see others struggle.
Here’s what you need to know: You don’t have to struggle. Eating low carb high fat is easy once your body adapts. And I’m also here to prove that this “diet” is even more delicious than what you’re used to eating on a standard American diet.
Since I started this journey, I’ve published five books to help others. My first book Low Carb Journey to Health was a labor of love not just by me, but by the volunteer followers who helped by taking photos, testing recipes, and proofreading and editing. The book was self-published, and it was done with a lot of love and imperfections.
My second book, Keto Living Day by Day, was professionally published and written with a beginner in mind. The first 190 pages of the book is full of practical information for anyone who wants to get started. Not only did I pack those pages with practical information like how to handle holidays, how to know how much to eat, and why keto works, but I also provided a daily guide with meal plans and other content.
The third book, Keto Gatherings is for anyone who loves to cook, and loves to eat. These are recipes that aren’t as simple as those in the first two books, but are perfect for special occasions. There’s a muffin recipe, an ice cream recipe, a birthday treat, and an adult cocktail included for every month of the year along with possible menus for every celebration you can imagine.
When I wrote Crazy Busy Keto I was writing from my experience as a mom of two very busy kids who made keto work while working full-time and staying involved with an active family. It isn’t always easy when you’re always in the run and frequently in different directions, but it is possible.
Growing Up Keto is my latest book. It’s the book I wish my parents and I had when I was growing up. This is the story of my family. The kids, who also eat keto, helped create this book. Their stories are part of the book, and we tried to provide practical advice for parents and children.
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