About Cooking with Keto

Hi I’m Kristie!  You may know me from my YouTube Channel Cooking Keto with Kristie or my Facebook page Simply Keto.  I use both of those sites to help others learn more about a low carb high fat or ketogenic 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???

My journey began at over 250lbs and continues with a roughly 100 lb weight loss.  I feel great; I’m off medications, and I’m able to enjoy my family.  What more could I want?  I want to help others discover low carb high fat.  I don’t want to sell anything nor am I out to make any money on this, but I very much want to help others figure out how to make this a lifestyle.

Read my blog posts, see my story, or watch my cooking videos at The Diet Doctor

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Find my favorite recipes on my Tried and True board on Pinterest  https://www.pinterest.com/cookingketowithkristie/

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  1. I love your spirit! Watching you is enjoyable and I am learning so much information to use on this new journey of mine. I weighed 376 lbs. two weeks ago and now I weigh 359. I understand the day to day struggles and I so want to tell you that I appreciate all the hard work that you have and continue to put in for people like me who need help. May God richly bless you for blessing others!

    • You made me cry!! Thank you. There are many times when I doubt whether I should do this. It takes time and energy, but I find few things more rewarding than helping others figure out this lifestyle.
      Congratulations on your progress. Please keep me posted. Hugs!!!

    • Please don’t stop doing this! You help keep me on track…lol you have such great information and I am always happy to see your videos on my subscribers list. Thank- you for the time and effort you put into this, it is greatly appreciated. Sending love from Kansas City!!!!

      • Right Back at ya Janie! Thanks for subscribing. I’m hoping to spend a little time linking YouTube and blog posts just to help make recipes and information easier to find and more organized.

  2. I almost gave up watched some of your you tube videos and became totally empowered thank you for all you do. Have a blessed day.. You look wonderful..

  3. Love you and your spirit,getting a grip on carbs thanks too you,making your mock potato salad today and didn’t know Duke’s is sugar free and carb free how could I have miss that over all these yrs and every diet know too man.lol this makes my day, every diet I go on stops the Duke’s ,starting too love fat had too step out on faith too do this diet because this is not what I have been told by Drs and family ,I still am a little scare too eat fat because my daddy’s whole family died of heart attacks but why am I overweight if I don’t eat fat so this tells me I am wrong and I am going too try this way of eating but what I am amazed about is where is all this energy coming from I use be really weak not acting like a teenager,lol loving it you are a God sent too me and other keep up the good work you are easy too understand and follow thank the Lord.

  4. Hi Kristie! I came to your site from your YouTube channel – which I just stumbled upon the other day – I’m so glad that I did! Your videos provide exactly the info that I have been looking for! I love that you provide meal planning ideas and shopping tips etc! What a wonderful resource! I am trying to get my picky-eater dad to follow an lchf lifestyle in order to help him avoid diabetes and high blood pressure meds! I’ve followed a lc paleo diet for years now but was having trouble finding was to make the switch easier on my dad- as I said he’s picky and I have been searching for things that he could eat that he would like in order to help him give up some of those things that he likes so much but just aren’t good for him right now (big problem is too much fruit!). I thank you so much for all the info that you provide! I’m still working my way through all your videos but wanted to stop by here to let you know how much your work is appreciated!

  5. Thank you for what you do & how you do it! You are so detailed with how & what to eat it’s so very helpful! I was excited to try this way of eating. I seem to love carbs but I also love meat & eggs & most proteins & fats! I have only managed to last for about 3 days before I cave in to the carbs tho! Do you have any advice on how to stick to it? I have had such a hard time with my weight any advice would be helpful! I saw your video on all the failures you have had & know you know what I’m going thru! I also live in NC! 😊

  6. Hi Kristie, I stumbled across your YouTube page while searching for a good recipe for Crack Slaw. Enjoyed all of your videos so far! I am an Aldi and Trader Joe’s fan, so those were terrific! I hate that TJ’s busted you!! (Thought you would have had their permission before filming!) I started keto like you did, by devouring all of the science I could on the topic. I’m down 30 lbs in 70 days, have 70 more to go! Just curious, what part of the country you are in? (The South obviously!!!)

  7. I didn’t know your story but I’ve enjoyed your YouTube videos and recipes… I can’t wait to get into reading your blog 😆

  8. You are such an inspiration! I have been in and out of keto for 2 years and have really been struggling lately. I was on you tube looking for inspiration and i found you! I am in Australia and dont have all the ingredients that you use, but just listening to you keeps me inspired. thankyou for being generous with your time and the effort you are putting in. Listening to your story was like me telling mine, just so similar in so many ways. it brought tears to my eyes as it did yours. You are making a difference in so many peoples lives. Thankyou

  9. Kristie,
    Hope you and your family are doing well. We miss your presence on YouTube. You are a great inspiration. Missing you and Grace dearly!

  10. hi kristie a company called bulk powders do a carb free syrup in 5 or 6 different flavours in 400g squeezy bottle..i have the maple one …its amazing…

  11. Thank you so much for sharing your story. I just found your you tube video where you shared your experience and history. It so resonated with me. Your candor, honesty and no nonsense approach to life is fabulous. I just ordered your two books and look forward to following you more. My husband and I have been eating keto but I struggle with my own lack of experience in the kitchen. We need simple meals that are teen friendly. So I appreciate your willingness to share your experience! Amy

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