I used to be an athlete, a petite 5’4″ and 54kg at my fittest. I slowly gained weight with each pregnancy then ballooned when my mental health declined and I was emotional eating or binging, frequently making bad choices. I am now around 106kg, almost twice what I was at my fittest! I feel disgusting and it has a huge impact on my wellbeing. I hate myself, can’t stand what I see in photos and in the mirror, I struggle to climb stairs or even go for a walk without huffing and puffing and back pain. I want to make better choices and really make an effort to lose some weight and have been looking into the latest craze, the Keto diet. I have been researching this way of eating for probably 2-3 months now and I have seen many amazing transformations. Keto is a high fat, moderate protein and low carb diet which puts your body into ‘ketosis’ where you burn your fat for energy rather than glucose. I’m looking to start this way of eating when I move to Christchurch as a fresh start. I’m hoping I can manage it and don’t crave the carbs too much!