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30-Day January KetoDiet Challenge

|30-Day January KetoDiet Challenge

Hi Everyone,

it's the holiday season and it will soon be time for yet another KetoDiet Challenge. The challenge will start on Monday, 4th January 2016 and you can sign up to be part of it from today until 3rd January!

Just like in my previous challenges, it's completely free for anyone to join. You can follow the challenge to lose extra pounds or simply feel great. I wish you all good luck!

Giveaway worth over $1,000

The challenge will start on Monday 4th January 2016 and will last for 30 days (4th January - 3rd February). And that's not all - I will be giving away amazing prizes that will go to 3 lucky participants!

First prize: iPad Mini 3 (16GB, Wi-Fi, colour of choice) + iPad cover of choice + the KetoDiet App + $ 200 Amazon gift card + a copy of my new book, The KetoDiet Cookbook

Second prize: $ 300 Amazon gift card + a copy of my new book, The KetoDiet Cookbook

Third prize: $ 150 Amazon gift card + a copy of my new book, The KetoDiet Cookbook

|30-Day January KetoDiet Challenge

How To Join

  1. Subscribe to the KetoDiet Newsletter to get weekly updates, tips and recipes to help you stick with the challenge. If you have already signed up, you can skip this step.

  2. Send me your starting stats at feedback@ketodietapp.com (weight or measurements, photos, etc). You can join until 3rd January.

  3. Once the challenge is over, send me your final results and any tips you'd like to share with others at feedback@ketodietapp.com by Monday, 8th February. Don't worry, I'll keep reminding you in the newsletter. I'd like you to include what what kept you motivated and what you've achieved during the challenge.

I always receive hundreds of submissions and I can't promise that I'll reply to every single one of your emails but I'll do my best. You will all receive an auto-reply which means you are in!

When the prizes are announced, I will share your progress stats the same way I did in my previous challenges. What you'll share will be up to you and I will not share your email or surname with anyone.

The winners will be chosen based on overall accomplishment and their commitment to healthy eating, not based on the number of pounds lost. My aim is to promote healthy and gradual weight loss.

Everyone can enter this giveaway - the prizes can be shipped internationally!

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Martina,
I was out getting groceries and had to grab a Valentine or three for the kids. I stood looking for something to get for my husband and there was NOTHING there that was not loaded with carbs and even more carbs!  Well it was just about then that I checked my email and saw your Valentine recipes! (Yes, I check my email in the grocery store...) I saw your Red Velvet mug cake and just about ran to the baking aisle to make sure I had grabbed everything I needed to make this for Valentines day!  Looking forward to trying another of your awesome recipes!
Kate

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Hi! Love love love your site! It's sso inspirational. I started my Keto journey Jan 5/16 and am down 12 lbs so far. It's been tough as I'm a mom of 3 under 8, wife and also a full time nurse who works mostly night shifts. I'm wondering what your thoughts are on when I should be eating my meals? I like to get up and eat dinner with my family but then I tend to go back to bed to get a few more winks in before starting my night shift. I'm concerned that this prevents me from "working off" my calories. Should I be eating when I go to work during the night instead?  When I get home in the morning I will have a coffee with whipped cream while I help my kids get ready for school then go to bed until 4-5pm. And the transition from nights to my days off messes with my eating schedule as then I'm awake during the day like a normal person only to flip back again to nights a few days later.
Confusing I know! All these flips have played a huge part in gaining visceral fat and I can already see a change but have stalled in the last week with no loss noted.
Suggestions anyone?

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Thank you Maureen - please, see my comment here - It just takes time for me to approve all comments: ketodietapp.com/.../how-to-low-carb-15-common-weight-loss-mistakes

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Martina!  Long time no blog!
Chaos! It has simply been crazy here!!...or maybe that's an oxymoron...simply crazy chaos?  The flu has been going around school and my kids brought it home and they SHARED it!!  How KIND of them! So, not only did I get to nurse them whilst they were feverish and (lets just say Unwell) I got to experience that JOY right along WITH them!
Now, this did make being on ANY diet a bit easier (not being hungry and all.) But I kept in mind what you had suggested and sent my husband to the store to look for bone broth. (Do you find any one brand better than another?) Sad to say he didn't have much luck (he finally ordered some online) but he did bring home some chicken stock and beef stock that we heated up.  
My 6 year old daughter and I sipped ours from tea cups. She thought this was brilliant, it helped to amuse her for a bit. Of course my 10 year old son just rolled his eyes.  Boys...what can ya do?
I want to wait until the 4th to do that final weigh and measure. Now that I am feeling better I am glad to be getting out of the house and traversing the neighborhood for some air.

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Oh I'm sorry to hear that this happened to you! That must have been worse than keto-flu... I never buy it, I always make it. I cook a whole chicken once every two weeks for my pets so I always end up with some chicken stock. It's really tasty on it's own and I use it for cooking. Have you tried making your own broth? It's delicious! ketodietapp.com/.../Keto-Bone-Broth

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Hahahahaha! Well no wonder he couldn't find it!  We have made broth out of the left over chicken when we make chicken I just have never called it bone broth.  Huh.  I feel bad for making him hunt all over the grocery store for it! hehehehe.
Kate

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Hello and Good Morning Martina!
Feeling better here in our house.  Kids are back in school and now I just have to get the house back in order.  When mom is not running at full strength nothing runs smoothly! My husband even made dinner one night!!! (It was very good...and keto!)
One of the things I have been concerned about is not overdoing the fat intake.  I made some fat bombs to supplement when I just don't have time to grab a healthy snack but feel hungry.  I have been limiting myself to only having one serving a day, which I can spread out if I need to, because one serving is usually 2 or 3 fat bombs (depending on the fat bomb.)
Have a great weekend!
Kate

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What a good husband!! Smile I know, fat bombs can be addictive... if you feel like you're eating too many, avoid them. Have 1/2 avocado instead - that will keep you fuller for longer Smile

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Hello and Good Morning Martina!
Well. Everyone here has a cold.  So none of us are feeling our best right now. A friend of mine told me that instead of chicken noodle soup (which I was craving) to try just a bullion cube of chicken broth.  It REALLY hit the spot.
Also!  It's Monday! My day of the week I set aside to track my measurements. I am seeing some REAL progress!  It is so exciting to be able to eat (as in.. not starve myself on some low calorie diet) and see myself losing weight, inches and still having such enjoyable meals!
Thanks for all the effort you put into your recipes.  I am not much for experimentation, so I really DO appreciate that when I try your recipes and follow your tips, that I will get an edible masterpiece.
Have a great week, I hope everyone there is feeling well!
Kate

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Try bone broth - that's perfect for cold winter months and keto-flu Smile Congratulations on your progress! I totally agree, you shouldn't feel restricted and that's why low-carb diets are so great! Have a great week and keto on!  

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Keto Challenge is going great!  I am in ketosis and love seeing the scale drop. For those people posting about having trouble or needing sweets, please just dive into Martina's recipes. I print out at least 4 a week and have the ingredients ready.  I try and make something different as a sweet and something crunchy so I have them to grab when those cravings hit. I also know that variety is key and having your kitchen pantry transformed. NO regular sugar or white flour found in my house!  I have a big bag of almond flour and coconut flour along with my truvia baking sugar on my shelves at all times.  I love using heaving whipping cream in my coffee in the morning to get my real fats in.  I personally stay in ketosis between 20-25 carbs.  I swim laps at least 4 days a week in a outside headed pool.  It's fun challenging myself getting in the pool when it is 29 degrees. I need both hips replaced and was told last spring, I could not get them done until I lost a bunch of weight. Being in ketosis and with Martina's recipes and a lot of prayer have helped me on my way.  I have been approved for my fist hip to be done March 7th! Oh, another thing is please get yourself excited about TAKING THE TIME TO PREPARE GOOD HEALTHY CLEAN FOOD INSTEAD OF REACHING FOR THE PROCESSED FOOD OUR STORES ARE FULL OF. Praying for your success!

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Wow Carol, I loved reading your post!
Good idea preparing a crunchy and a sweet snack for the week. I will have to try that.  
I've been hunting and picking out different recipes to try out on my family just to see what we like.  The pancakes were a HUGE success! Just yesterday my kids and I made a keto birthday cake for my husband that ended up being very good.  We put berries on it (the kids did anyway.)
I feel your pain, trying to get some exercise when it's freezing.  I can not even imagine trying to get from the house and into a pool in 20 degree weather!  I've been trying to take walks, but it snowed here and has been hanging on around 10 degrees.
Prayers for you on your hip replacement surgery and healing!
Kate

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Thank you Carol, I'm glad you're doing great, well done, what an accomplishment! Best of luck with the surgery and healing!

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Hello Martina and Everyone else too!
Well it snowed here and is about 7 degrees outside!  It's just too cold to get out and take a walk for a little exercise, so I am trying to make a few trips up and down the stairs to get in a little bit of "natural" cardio.
I was at the grocery yesterday and they had some nice looking avocado's. (Well, as nice as an avocado ever looks...) So I grabbed a couple and now have every intention of making your 'Ultimate Keto Chocolate Brownies'!  (said with announcers voice echoing...)
And today is my husbands birthday!  We might turn these into BIRTHDAY BROWNIES!!!  Just add a few candles and voila! Low-Carb Birthday Goodness!
Have a great day!
Kate

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Oh I never like exercising out when it's this cold. If it's cold, I just go to gym Smile  If you like the brownies, try these - they are from my new cookbook and I used them for my birthday party last year: ketodietapp.com/.../keto-double-chocolate-muffins

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Hello Martina!
I finally got to weigh in yesterday and I LOST!!!!! Like even more than I had expected!  I am soooo excited so be seeing such awesome results!
I also met with some of my friends that are also Ketoing, and I shared your website and some of your recipes with them.  We talked about doing a potluck type get together next time and bringing our favorite dish and sharing the recipe around with everyone.  I think that's a great idea, as there are some foods I would never think to try and that's wonderful way to expand my horizons.  
OHHH, also!  I made your pancake recipe for my family for dinner (a few days after we had gone out for pancakes.)  They were FANTASTIC! The kids loved them and asked for seconds.  My 6 year old even asked if she could have them in her lunch box for school the next day... I laughed and told her I didn't think there'd be any leftovers the way we were going at them!
Having fun with recipes,
Kate

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Thant's great Katie, well done! I'm glad you're doing so well! A potluck sounds like a great idea! Awww I'm glad you all liked my pancakes, thank you! Smile

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Good Morning or Afternoon (whichever it is there) Martina!
Well I noticed that none of the new comments are posting so I am saving them on my computer now just in case I need to repost them.  Anywho... lets see, I got to have fried chicken. Real Fried Chicken.  It has been so long. But on the down side I also have had a little bit of trouble with cravings for sweets.  I love a cookie or pie.  I've found some fantastic recipes but am kind of afraid that if I make them when I am really really wanting something sweet I'll eat much more than I really need.  Not really sure yet what I'll do.
Thanks for this awesome Challenge!  It has been almost a week and still going strong! Can't wait to weigh in tomorrow! (just to see if I've had any progress...)
Kate

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Hi Katie, thank you! That's because I approve all comments manually to avoid spam and I don't do it every day so sorry about that! I got them all and they should all be approved now. I think you can have a treat but maybe make something that is single-serving only just to avoid eating more of them? I know how tempting they are Smile Some ideas are here: ketodietapp.com/.../tagMugMuffinCake&title=Mug%20muffins%20%26%20mug%20cakes

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Martina!
Thank you for each of your comments.  I appreciate the time and effort that you put into your website and blog!
I will definitely have to try the mug muffin cake.  I hadn't even thought of making a single serving sweet.  Which is silly of me since I have seen them floating around here and there.  I just gravitate toward the "the more it makes the better" mind set I guess.  Not always the best thing to be thinking...
Can't wait to have a mug cake now,
Kate

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I have been trying to register to your newsletter following the link above and it does not appear to be working for me I have been trying since the beginning of January

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I'm sorry to hear that Paola, I can't find any issues. Have you tried it from here? http://ketodietebooks.com

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Hellllooooo!
Well it's a lazy Saturday morning here in my house.  I had to keep myself from jumping on the scale this morning...I am trying to wait until Monday; so I will have a week between weighs.  I do really feel good about how the week has gone though.  So even if I am holding steady at my starting weight, I know I am doing something that will be so good for ME.  
I hope you and yours are having a great week!
Kate

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Thank you Katie, we are! I think that once a week weighing is reasonable. All that matters is that you feel great!

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Hello!
Well it's Friday!  We went out for dinner last night (the kids were begging for pancakes.)  I have already gone through the pantry and gotten rid of all the temptation foods, including flour! I couldn't make them any pancakes!  
We loaded up the car and headed for the nearest breakfast for dinner spot.  Thankfully, they also served a wide variety of yummy options that I could choose from!  I got meat and veggies and okra (although I'm not exactly sure if okra is low carb or not, I was just kinda hoping it was...)  And the kids got their pancakes!  The funny thing is, the pancakes didn't even look tempting.
YEAH!!!!
Kate

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Pancakes are always tempting - well done! Smile

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Am I crazy or did this post originally say you had until January 10th to send starting stats? Please let me know, I have them ready to email! And I think I have a pretty good story Smile Thanks!

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Hi Kelly, yes it did and it's still fine to send them to us. Sorry for the late reply - it always takes time to go through all the new comments Smile The reason I removed "January 10th" it is that some people though that the 10th referred to "signing up" instead of "sending stats".

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I re-started on Saturday and am LOVING IT!!! Thanks for the challenge and inspiration!!!

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Awesome! Thanks for joining Smile

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Martina,
It's the 6th of Jan. and we still have our tree up in the living room, the house is a mess from all the family here for the holidays and I'm plum worn out. BUT! Yesterday I got my some time to myself (when the kids went back to school) and I got to try out a couple of delicious recipes.  I made a batch of keto bread and a fat bomb recipe and my husband was even being supportive and had researched (ON HIS OWN!!!) and given me a recipe that he thought sounded good.  I made that one for him to take to work this week.  Overall, a nice relaxing afternoon.
Kate

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Hi Katie, thank you for your kind words, I'm glad you are enjoying my recipes!

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Is it too late to start the challenge? I got back onto keto on 02nd January, took pics and stats but didn't manage to get signed-up in time.

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That's fine Jack - if you subscribe + send me your starting stats, you are in!

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Oh my goodness, Martina!
Day 1 and my fantastic dinner plan was a no go!  I had it all prepped and ready to make and then my little guys sprung Cub Scouts on me.  Well needless to say, they had to go to Cub Scouts, and I had to do a quick rearrangement of dinner plans (we decided on chicken, oh well.)  
Now, you may be thinking that I was just going to give up for today all together... But OHO... Not I!  
I looked through the abundance of recipes and we made ICE CREAM!  Yes, that's right, Ice cream.  The kids (the ones that were left home with me) helped me whip it up and we set it to whirl in our handy dandy ice cream maker. It was ready by the time the guys got home from Cub Scouts.  Merriment was had by all!  The kids got their ice cream and I got to have a healthy treat!
Ahhh, so far the keto life is sweet... hehehe...sweet...
Kate

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Glad you are enjoying this way of eating Katie, keto on! Smile

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I sent in request for challenge twice, but did not receive an email.

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Hi Trish, I always receive hundreds of submissions and I can't promise that I'll reply to every single one of your emails but I'll do my best. You will all receive an auto-reply which means you are in! Just make sure you: 1. subscribe to the newsletter + 2. send me your starting stats. Also make sure you check your spam filter / junk mail.

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Hi, Can I still join the challenge, I'm 5' 1.5", 54 years old. Weigh 13.7 stone. Is that all you need? Kind regards, Vicky

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Hi Vicky, if you want to join, you have to follow the steps in the post. I won't be able to add you from a comment here Smile Thanks!

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Hello Martina.
I subscribed for the challenge yesterday, but too had no confirmation. Nothing in Spam folder...
The only reply I got was from the feedback address where I emailed stats and photos. Can you please check that we(my wife and I) are in the challenge? Thank you

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Hi Yevgeny, I will now send the confirmation manually, I'm not sure why you haven't received anything - I can see that you are subscribed. I hope this helps!

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This day is perfect for starting as I've come off a week and a half of non-stop events. I was able to keep it Keto through the holidays for the most part, but looking forward to adding more exercise and taking out the cheese and wine for this month.
Good Keto to all!
Marilyn

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Hello!  I am very excited about this challenge! I am new to the Keto Diet but have done LOTS of research. I decided this would be the perfect time to jump in with both feet.  I love how much variety in recipes you have on your website and am so excited for your new cookbook!  I tried the Keto Pizza Dough recipe out on my family last night and the only complaint they had was that I didn't put enough pepperoni on the pizza! I am looking forward to trying many more of your recipes.  I already have dinner tonight bookmarked!
Kate

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Thank you for joining Kate!! And I'm glad you liked my recipe - there is never enough pepperoni Wink

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I subscribed to newsletter few days ago, but still didn't get any confirmation. I read in the comments that people who susbscribed were supposed to receive a conformation letter. Unfortunately, I didn't get one. Is there any way to check if you on the list or no? My email is lilith20godrich@mail.ru

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I just checked my newsletter list and your email address is not included so I added you manually - you should receive a confirmation email - make sure you check your email, including junk. Hope this helps!

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I got your letter. Thank you so much!

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I just bought your app, and I can't wait to get back into this WOE. I tried going Keto and did great until the holidays. I am excited to get back on track and get into amazing shape for my wedding in October.
Thank you for making a tool that will make this so much easier for me to get healthy.

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Thank you so much, I hope you find it useful Smile Good luck!

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So excited to be starting keto and this challenge. I'm a carb addict and have a whole other human's worth of weight to lose. It's going to be a long road and this is a good jumpstart

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I am beginning a brand New Year with my husband on board. He doesn't have much to lose but this year for both of us, seems to be the year of body health awareness. We realized just how quickly things can change. My Mom just passed away 3 weeks ago in ill-health at the age of 75, and her health has been going downhill for 20 years. It's as if she didn't care anymore. This past March my husband hurt his ankle, had to have surgery, and it looks like it will still be about 6 months or so before he can walk any distance on it or even get back to work. He is a plumber and completely needs his mobility. One of the issues I have is that I haven't maintained my walking since my husband hurt himself and I have gained 50lbs in this past year along with his 20 lb gain. I have to admit that since my Mom passed away, and then with Christmas, I didn't really care about what I was eating, and that truly is not like me, not one single bit. So I feel I really need a plan to help be organize meal plans, reintroduce me to the proper foods, help me with portion control, something to help me see the progress. I've battled a constant increase in weight since my first child was born in 1982, and for the life of me couldn't figure out why. I thought I was doing so well. I did not eat anything sugary, no chips, no chocolate bars, not even fat. In fact it was my belief that fat in any form was the biggest No-No. Therefore, my morning consisted of toasted fried egg-white sandwiches, friend in a Teflon pan to avoid fat, and while the egg whites were hot, I put them between the two pieces of toast to help make the toast soft. Sure I would have liked to put butter on, maybe even dip it in ketchup, but I didn't because I wanted to loose weight. I kept gradually gaining weight for 25 years, even with exercising. I didn't drink alcohol and if I wanted something bubbly, it was sparkling water with a squeeze of lemon. My whole adult life I was just boggled and I know everyone around me thought I probably hid in my closet each night and ate a bag of cookies or tub of ice cream. At 250 to 300 lbs, raising my kids and being active with them was something I dreamed of while sitting on the side-lines. Oh sure, I did all the other mommy stuff for fun like putting on good birthday parties, and driving the kids to every activity, but I really didn't participate, nor did I show my kids how to be regularly active or eat right for that matter because I didn't know. Bread and pasta where a mainstay because in my day, that's what we were taught. Never in my wildest dreams did I suspect something that was promoted as good energy, and good for you could have been the culprit of our demise in health and fitness. Our daughter is 30 and just recently stopped eating gluten, doesn't have a weight issue but has digestion issues. Ironically she would eat sweets without gaining an ounce, and overall, did not eat a very well balanced diet. This was the same as my husband, who also stayed thin.  Our son was like me, he couldn't so much look at any food without gaining weight, yet he ate so much good food, which included a lot of fruit, but again, we grew up thinking eating fruit, as much as you wanted was good for you. He is now overweight, 6'3 and probably weighs 350lbs. I'm hoping he will see my changes with Keto and be motivated to get on board at some point too. Back in 2006, I was put on an antibiotic, and immediately following that, I started researching ways of helping to make my tummy feel better. It lead me to South Beach, and from there it lead me to Atkins, and I did loose 70 lbs and kept it off for almost 10 years. Even before my husband's ankle injury, my weight had slowly started to creep back on. I'm not exactly sure why? In reading about Keto, I like the idea that keeping track of micronutrients just might be the key now, especially regarding portion control. I also like the idea of having help to plan meals, which is one of my downfalls. I'm just feeling so emotionally overwhelmed right now and the more help I can get the better. I get so confused and just can't think of anything to eat, except for the old standby of roasted chicken, eggs, cheese or maybe tuna-salad wrap. Except now I know it is important and best to eat within a certain number of micronutrients and right now I just can't wrap my head around those. We are both in our mid-50's, and would love to have the fast approaching winters of our lives be a lot healthier than they are. It already is hard to get moving after sitting on a chair for more than 1/2 hour our hips seize up and my knees are starting to hurt too. I want to do this for my Mom, I want to do this for my kids, and I want to do this for my husband and myself. I have scoured the internet and Facebook sites trying to find some plan that will help me with all the things I need help with and I think I've found it here. I'm hoping the fog I am in will clear soon and eventually eating will become something we look forward instead of dreading because we can't figure out what is right or wrong regarding eating. I'm happy it's 2016 now, and I love new starts on New Years. So this starts tomorrow, January 4th, so I have to figure out what to eat starting tomorrow. This is my story and I will try to keep up with our updates, for myself and for my family. Good luck everyone and I look forward to this journey or change. Cheers, Roni

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Thank you for sharing your story Roni. I remember those days of low-fat obsession, it wasn't any different for me. Carbs don't always make people put on weight but excessive carbs are never beneficial for other than just weight management reasons. If you need any help, don't hesitate to post your question in the KetoDiet Support Group on Facebook and try one of the diet plans that you can download from my website - you should receive an email conformation with instructions on how to do it (after you subscribe) and I'll send them out in every newsletter. Good luck and keto on!

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Hi, I sent an email with my stats to join the challenge, but I suscribed to the Newsletter and I haven't received any emails, what could be the problem?

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Hi West, could it be that it went to you "junk" folder? You should get a confirmation email with 3 diet plans. I'm going through my inbox but it's packed and it may take a while or so before I get to your message Smile

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I haven't received any email yet from the Newsletter, not even in the junk folder, just one reply from the email I sent with my stats :-(

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I just checked my newsletter list and your email address is not included so I added you manually - you should receive a confirmation email - make sure you check your email, including junk. Hope this helps!

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Yes, I finally received the confirmation, thanks!! Laughing

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I am going to do the Keto Challenge.  I had previously been keto strong and lost 70 lbs; however, in the fall I lost my way so to speak. I think the challenge will be the best way for me to get back on track.  I love eating keto and have discovered a love of cooking and baking.

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Awesome! If you follow the steps - subscribe + send me your stats, you're in Smile

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Have signed up! not sure how I will go!

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Thanks and good luck!! Smile

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I think my spam filter has captured any emails from you, but I thought I signed up for the challenge already. If not, count me in! Thanks.

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Hi Patricia, could you, please, submit your stats again? I tried to find your email but it doesn't look like I got any (not even in spam)? Thank you!

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So excited to start this challenge.  My husband and I are starting this Keto plan on Monday.  I will be sending by stats tomorrow.  I love your website.  We are both new to this and I have really learned a lot from the site.  I also have the app on my phone.  Here is to a wonderful healthy 2016!!!

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Awesome, thank you Kathy!! Hope you have a wonderful 2016 too!

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Can't wait to be a part of this challenge with other keto-followers! And the new ebooks and cookbook! Wow what inspirational backup! Very exciting!  

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Thank you Marybeth!! Smile

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Omg i needed this sooo bad! What a great way to incent us on getting healthy!  I am so excited to incorporate new recipes so i don't fall off due to food boredom.  Will be sending you my stats in the next few days and can't wait to see the new me!

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Awesome, thanks for joining! Smile

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Yyyy

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Love your recipes! Thank you for the challenge! It is very inspirational. In November I cut out white flour, sugar, and processed foods (except On Thanksgiving and Christmas get togethers I cheated). I started making bone broth and drinking it regularly and occasionally worked out.
I need to lose weight as due to the Cortisol (I am guessing) from major stress in my life in the last couple years as well as long, long hours at work I quite taking care of myself like I always had and put on a lot of weight. I went down the rabbit hole on YouTube, Pinterest and internet and I learned more and more about the Keto diet.
I recently a couple days ago came across you website, Fat Bombs and 14 day diet. Thanks : )
I am so jazzed about this challenge and I really look forward to it.
Thanks again Martina
Diane

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Excited to start.
Current weight 75kg
Height 171cm

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Hi Jade, please, follow the steps in listed in the post if you wish to join the challenge - I won't be able to add you from a blog post comment. Thank you!

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Oh, I can't see my comment - does it mean I can't be a part of this challenge? Or I did something wrong?

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It's just that it goes through a review process and takes time to approve - this is the only way we can stop spammers from leaving comments.

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Hello. Do you accept people from other, non-english speaking countries? I am from Russia, and I followed keto diet for few months, but I have some problems commiting to certain food plan and fall of the wagon too easily. I hope your challenge will help me - if you let me to participate, of course.

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Hi Lilith, of course, anyone can take part! Please, follow the steps in the post if you wish to join us Smile

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I'm nervously joining this challenge. I've done like 6 Whole30 paleo challenges, and while they were life changing in many ways, I never lost weight and that was discouraging. I also still had sugar cravings and brain fog that never truly resolved. Hope keto will benefit me more in this area.  
I've tried to go keto a few times, but found the keto flu to be extremely hard on me, so I gave up each time. I know what you are supposed to do to ease it, but have a hard time using that much salt/potassium/etc...  I hope doing this as part of a group of others going through that might keep me going!

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Hi Casey, glad to have you on board. That's the problem with general "paleo / primal" approach because it can be high in carbs and cause cravings. My approach is a combination of keto & primal/ paleo approach. Please, follow the steps listed in this post if you wish to join us. Thank you!
Also, there are free diet plans you can download once you subscribe to our newsletter. They include tips for electrolytes too. The diet plans are sufficiently high in potassium and sodium but you may still need to take magnesium supplements.

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Hi Martina, if we already subscribe for the newsletter can we still join the challenge. do I submit my email again and register. Only because i don't want to double up on receiving emails twice. Or can i just email you my starting measurements?

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Hi Candice, if you are already signed up, you can skip the first step so only follow instructions 2.-3., so if you send me your starting stats, you're in Smile

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Hi,I would like to join on january challenge. So I am impatient to start.

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Hi Jasminka, just follow the 3 steps and you are in Smile

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hi. I entered my email and clicked "submit" but nothing really happened,s o im not sure if I am entered into the challenge.

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Hi Shyana, have you received a confirmation email? If you were already signed up to the newsletter, the first step can be skipped.

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Waiting for my confirmation email to sign up.  Looking forward to it.  I did Keto about a year ago, but gave in to the pressures of people saying how unhealthy it was.  Gonna tell them all to leave me alone and do it again to attempt to get labs closer to normal.

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Hi Frank, you should receive a confirmation email with details on how to get my free diet plans (3 ebooks). If you've already signed up before, you can skip the first step. If you sent your starting stats, just give me a couple of days - I have to go through quite a few emails Smile

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Good Luck to all that join. Even if you don't win in prizes ,you win in any lose of weight you achieve.

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Question: if i have clicked the link to join the challenge and i am already signed up for your newsletter, does that mean i'm actually signed up for the challenge? I haven't received anything saying i've signed up so i think i may be missing something!

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If you are already signed up, you can skip the first step. If you sent your starting stats and I haven't replied yet, it's because I've received many emails and just have to go through them and Smile

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Yes.. Sign me up.  Had a bumpy holiday and need to get back on track.  Love your site and recipes.

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Thank you Shawna! To join the challenge, please, follow the steps in this post (sign up to our newsletter and send us your starting stats).

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I've been LCHF for over 5 years, but I've never done a challenge, plus, I've allowed myself to eat terribly during the holidays this year, so I'm looking forward to the challenge! Thank you!

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Awesome! Thanks for joining Smile

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Hi Martina,  
I just found your site even though I have been using some of your recipes and didn't even know it as they are connected to IBIH and WB.
I have been in ketosis "almost" every day since October 20th and have lost 17lbs. I am grain free now and love it.  I have a scheduled hip replacement on March 7th so the weight has to keep coming off as my Ortho wants my BMI below 35. I signed up for your New Year challenge and will send you pics and weight. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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Thank you for your kind words Carol, I'm glad to have you on board! Merry Christmas to you too! Smile

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Bummer!  Why limited to just those 3 countries?  There are others out there keen to be a part of the competition too.  Seems everyone leave us out.
Vicki
New Zealand

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Vicky, you can still take part in the challenge but the giveaway does not apply  for every country due to shipping difficulties. I use Amazon which is unfortunately very limited in Australia and New Zealand but I'll have a look if there are other means I can use for the next challenge.

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Good news! Everyone can enter this challenge - the prizes can be shipped internationally Smile

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Hi Martina,
I am extremely excited to do the Keto challenge in January. I have your app for my iPad which is amazing as I can track my food intake and macros but my iPad is inconvenient to take everywhere so I just downloaded your new android app. I was disappointed to see there wasn't a diary part to the app as it would make the keto challenge so much easier for me to track via my phone. Will this app be further developed to include this feature?
Looking forward to starting the challenge. Thanks for making such an amazing website and resource for all things keto!

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Hi Holly, thank you for your kind words. Yes, only KetoDiet Basic is now on Android. Just like for iOS, we are making both KetoDiet Basic and KetoDiet on Android. We have now been working on the fully featured app on Android and iPhone.
Here is more about our future plans and what we've been working on now: ketodietapp.com/.../ketodiet-basic-for-android-is-out
And here is more about our apps and why we have two apps: ketodietapp.com/.../KetoDiet-App-FAQ

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I can't wait! I am super excited!

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I can't wait!

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Thanks for joining! Smile

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Join me up Smile Stats coming early Jan!

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Awesome, thanks for joining!

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Hi, Martina!
Thank you for this. I have been eating paleo for over 4 years now, and while I have lost a little weight (25 lbs.) and resolved many health concerns, I have not been able to get to a healthy weight. I hit 225 lbs. and got stuck. I was desperate to eliminate weight. November 9th I decided to try Keto. To my delight the weight has started to move (down 25 lbs. so far... the ketobuddy calculator has been invaluable, and the Facebook group very inspiring), I see further health gains, and I am excited for this new year to see what more I can accomplish. Again, THANK YOU!

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Thank you for your kind words Caritas, I'm glad that the keto calculator and our support group helped! We have fine-tuned the calculator to perfection so it always gives sensible recommendations. I've been using it myself for weight maintenance. Glad to have you on board!!

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