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My name is Amber and my husband’s name is Taylour. We live in Kansas City with our cats! See images of Sebastian (Maine Coon), Felix (Domestic Medium Hair) and Nina (Siamese) below. I work in software consulting. My free time includes coming up with new recipes, reading, traveling to anywhere with an ocean, photography, and swimming. I absolutely love food! I enjoy cheesecake, comfort foods, and chocolate bacon – all keto of course!
My Keto Background
I have been on the Keto journey since right before my wedding in 2017. I also incorporate intermittent fasting: only eating breakfast and lunch. Despite a regrettable pause with being keto, I am presently a part of the Ketogenic lifestyle and have no intentions of changing this ever again! I’ve learned a lot along the way and I want to share my knowledge with you.
Type 1 Diabetes
I have a unique perspective when it comes to food. I am a Type 1 diabetic, since the age of 8. (Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, not caused by diet.) My immune system decided it didn’t trust its own insulin producing cells and destroyed them, without cause. At this time, there is no cure or chance of remission for Type 1 diabetes, no matter how few carbs I eat. I am very careful about everything I eat and try to keep a clean, balanced approach. Essentially, you can’t fool me – if something has sugar or carbs, or will impact blood sugar, I’ll always know. With keto, my blood sugars have been more balanced than ever, though.
Past Weight Loss Attempts
I’ve been on many diets, or have felt like I’ve tried them all. I’ve been vegan, plant based, have followed Atkins, Nutrisystem, and I’ve tried to eat everything in moderation. I can confidently say that keto definitely works best.
Outside of Type 1 diabetes, I’ve dealt with:
- Low Vitamin D
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) (Hyperandrogenism)
- Metabolic Syndrome
My past weight has reflected this and I’m still on a weight loss journey, along with adding muscle. I hope you join this journey with me – and share your successes, as I am confident Keto will (and has) put me at my healthiest.
Along with maximizing health, I have a sincere passion for cooking, which didn’t start until my Keto lifestyle. I never enjoyed cooking because I couldn’t “sample food” or just let loose, without some sort of need to consider blood sugar; am I sampling enough to need 1 unit of insulin, 2 units, etc.? Of course, that was from my carb days – or when following the S.A.D (Standard American Diet – actually recommended for diabetics!)
Today, I can’t get enough of cooking and creating new recipes. I love focusing on a meal, planning it, and photographing it, with a truly delicious outcome! Of course, I always enjoy sharing recipes with all of you. At this point, I can literally have my cake – and eat it too, as long as it’s Keto, of course!
Hope you Stay in Touch!
I hope you enjoy my blog and more importantly, I hope it helps you stick to a healthy, hopeful, and happy way of life!
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you’d like to see any blog posts in particular, or if you have any questions!