I played college basketball and at that time
I was not at all health-conscious. I was, you know, like drinking Coca-Cola, a two liter every single night
after practice. -That’s not keto.
-No. So then I was just going
down the general path of nutrition like I was eating
a vegetarian diet for a while and just trying to tone in
on what really worked for me. And then the real event that led me to keto
was watching that sugar film… -I don’t know if you’ve seen that.
-Sure, it was fun. And not necessarily
that it advocates for keto but it points out how much sugar we eat
on a daily basis in healthy foods, like yogurt, orange juice, things like that,
like whole grain bread. And I really calculated and I was like, “I’m eating 200 g of sugar a day,
this is crazy.” So if I cut out this one chemical
that I’m eating so much of, how different will I feel? So we did that together. We kind of did it as a challenge,
we have just started dating at the time. And we felt great. I had a desk job at the time, I was
a computer engineer, just like typing all day. So you really notice the difference when you are in that kind of profession
where you are focused and the big thing is just the 2 o’clock crash
that was going. That was the worst part of the day because you know, without lunch
you couldn’t get any work done. -So no more crash, huh?
-Yeah. So since then I’ve just basically
been sticking to it, by definitely improving
and like fine-tuning it along the way. -Bio hacking.
-Yeah. I was always like fantasizing myself
as kind of a bio hacker, like Dave Asprey bulletproof guy. So you’ve just started dating
when you both started this. So how was it for you? So we were three months dating
and I was like, “I’ll just jump on board. I love carbs, but I will impress him…”
So I started doing it. The first thing I noticed aside from the focus
was the change in my menstrual cycle. It got a lot better, no cramping,
no bloating, no like cravings, you know the, “I need to eat everything”,
and then the guilt of eating everything. So all this went away in the first month
of doing the keto diet. So that for me was enough to stick to it.