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In a nutshell, I’ve struggled to maintain my weight since I can remember. I yo-yo from slim to overweight and I’m very much an all or nothing person. If I was being “good” and had 1 biscuit, I’d eat the whole pack and the diet was ruined! I avoided fats for many years and then a very good friend of mine opened my eyes to the keto way of eating, and I thought, ok, let’s give it a try. This was around 2 years ago, and I’ll admit, I lasted 8 weeks. I just ate lots of greasy fats and didn’t enjoy it, as I love variety and to feel like I’m eating clean. Fast forward to the start of lockdown # 1, feeling bloated, no clothes fitting without that dreaded pinch and I thought, I need to get back in control and feel positive again. I knew that sugar and gluten affected my mental and gut-health, so I started keto again. This time though, I followed a much more varied eating plan, as I had spent the last 2 years reading and researching products that were low-carb and keto just as a hobby. I’m a geek in a supermarket, especially the USA ones, what can i say! It helped that my hubby-to-be also joined me on this new lifestyle, and slowly but surely, I noticed my belt notches getting smaller. I haven’t weighted myself in over 10 years, but that’s another story!
We also started the Couch to 5 K challenge and 12 months in, I’ve definitely lost weight, my clothes fit better, even baggy which I love, but most importantly, I’ve found a lifestyle that allows me to feel like I’m eating normal, no restrictions. My friends will tell you that I’m a lover of cakes, I blame my Austrian mum, but you can make great low-carb cakes that taste amazing! It’s given me a tool to help minimise that dreaded yo-yo of weight loss and gain, and it has helped me keep my positive outlook in check.
Start my own company you say?
Lockdown #1 gave me the time and the inspiration I needed to go for it and start my own company. I love great health brands, shiny packaging and helping people. I saw a gap in the market for an online low carb platform that offers lifestyle solutions. For me, living low carb isn’t just about losing another kilo or finding the next new low carb snack. It’s about understanding the huge impact ingredients can have on our wellbeing without us even knowing, and how our lifestyle can greatly benefit from living low-carb. WE ARE LOW CARB was born, and I can’t wait to help people feel in control of their eating again, lose weight but most importantly, join our community to understand how living low-carb can be a lifestyle for good.
WE ARE LOW CARB is an online retail and lifestyle platform where you can find brands you will love and trust, as well as expert and friendly advice on how to start living low-carb.
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