Lazy Keto Shares Her Weight Loss Story
Can you lose weight and not track your macros?
This is an ongoing debate in the keto community. Some people say that it is impossible to do due to the nature of falling on and off ketosis.
At the same time, there are tons of people that have had amazing results with “lazy” keto. It definitely makes thing less stressful.
Here is a great example of when “lazy” keto wins big time.
I met Lezlee last year on Instagram. I fell in love with her keto journey as well as her latest creation Srirachoy Keto Sauce. Go get a bottle while it lasts!
Lezlee has lost 45 pounds doing “lazy” keto and created an amazing community on Instagram that follows her keto journey. You can find her @lazy_keto.
Here is her incredible keto journey.
What was the last straw that made you change your lifestyle?
I was having a lot of health issues related to my weight. I had completely ignored my gluten allergy for so long that my body was just wrecked.
I had a constant heartburn to the point of frequent ulcers and even having ulcers in my esophagus. My DR had recently told me I was on the verge of diabetes, and we were also trying to conceive with no luck.
My PCOS had taken over my body and there was just no hope in site. I even did fertility treatments to no avail. So there was only one last thing to do – lose weight.
Could you take us to the story that brought you to keto?
I had tried so many different things in the past to lose weight. Calorie restricting is a special kind of hell, haha, definitely not for me.
A friend of mine had been doing keto with amazing results so I decided to give it a try. At around the same time, I was about to undergo a breast reduction.
My surgeon told me that the desired size I wanted wouldn’t be possible given my weight, so I asked how much weight I would have to lose to get to the size I wanted. He said at least 40lbs or more.
Well, that day I started Keto and lost 45lbs in 4 months. After that, I knew that it would be a lifestyle that I could maintain, and have for nearly 3 years now. But with ups and downs along the way as well.
What mistakes have you made while starting keto?
Not tracking constantly is definitely one of my weaknesses. The only time I consistently lose is when I’m tracking every single thing that goes into my body.
Eating things that are not very keto friendly. I am all for “lazy keto”, as it has worked really well for me, but certain low carb items just shouldn’t be eaten. It’s all about ingredients!
Can you share with us your typical grocery list?
I have a core list of the same things that I buy on every grocery trip.
- ground beef
- chicken breast
- pork chops
Keto Vegetables & Fruit
- sour cream
- cream cheese
- block of cheese
- heavy whipping cream
- pork rinds
- coconut oil
- Kerrygold butter
The rest of what I buy consists of bulk items to make multiple meals with the core items.
Have you had any plateaus, and how do you deal with it?
Yes! time and time again. I used to do a 5 day ‘Egg Fast” whenever I would hit a plateau. It worked every time.
Could you share your favorite keto recipe?
Hmmm…. let’s see. Right now my favorite has been grilled chicken breast with Alfredo sauce and veggies (usually broccoli).
I make the alfredo by heating 1 cup heavy whipping cream and 2 tbsp butter in a small pot. Allow that to bubble and then add in 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese and 1 tsp garlic powder. Add salt and pepper to your liking.
Allow that to cook on medium low heat for 10-15 mins, stirring frequently. Allow that to cool off the burner for 5 mins, it will begin to thicken.
How weight loss impacted your life the most?
Keto has truly given me my life back. I don’t have to worry about being sick constantly or always feeling terrible internally.
Learning the ins and outs of this lifestyle has taught me so much about food and my own body. It has aided me through the healing process of disordered eating and bulimia.
Of course, the appearance aspect has had a big impact on my self-confidence and just the simple fact of being able to walk into a store and buy exactly what you want, or get dressed in the morning and not have to go through 5 different outfit changes to find what hides your body the most. It has just given me peace.
What keeps you going?
Fighting my PCOS with keto definitely, keeps me going. It has basically corrected it completely aside from being able to conceive yet.
The possibility of a family keeps me going, and knowing that I will be healthy and around for a long time to enjoy life with them.