Some things are as well established in nutrition science as the immense health benefits of Low-carb and Keto Diet. It supports weight loss, improves acne, reduces the risk of certain cancers, and improves heart health and brain function. But what made some leading practitioners adopt Keto?
Martina Slajerova’s Keto Journey:
Martina Slajerova is the creator of the KetoDietApp.com and International Best Selling Author of various Keto Diet Cookbooks. She holds a degree in Economics and has worked in auditing, but has always been passionate about nutrition and healthy living.
When she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. She had no energy and found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight. That’s when she decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods and started following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.
After having to witness the incredible benefits of low-carb eating firsthand, Martina and her partner created KetoDiet, a tracking, and planning application with hundreds of low-carb recipes, which is now one of the bestselling apps on the App Store and Google Play.
Then, in 2012, she launched the KetoDiet blog, which helps millions of people follow a whole-foods-based, low-carb, ketogenic lifestyle. Since 2016, she’s authored 6 low-carb & keto books to help people follow a healthy diet and to show them that this way of eating doesn’t have to be complicated or boring.
According to her, KetoDiet is not just about losing weight at any cost; it’s about adopting a healthier lifestyle. Her mission is to help people reach their goals, whether it’s someone’s dream weight or simply eating healthy food.
How She Discovered Keto
So I discovered the keto diet in 2011. At that time, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s. So hypothyroidism, which is an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid, the common treatment for that is to put you on medication. It was about six months in and I still had the terrible symptoms. I gained weight. And I was trying to figure out, is there anything else I can do? And this is how I ended up focusing on my diet.
Martina says that it was in 2011 when she was diagnosed with Hashimotos, an autoimmune disease that affects the Thyroid. She added that common treatment is Medication and it had been 6 months and her symptoms went terrible and she gained weight. Martina mentions that she was trying to figure out if she could do something to fix it and ended up focusing on her diet.