Monica Boyer weighed 250 pounds (R) about three years ago. After losing 120 pounds (L) on the Keto diet, she’s coaching others on how to slim down. Photos provided.

Monica Boyer weighed 250 kilos (R) about three years in the past. After dropping 120 kilos (L) on the Keto weight loss program, she’s teaching others on slim down. Photos supplied.

It was when she discovered herself mendacity to considered one of her kids that Monica Boyer knew she wanted to drop a few pounds.

Since then, she’s not solely misplaced over 100 kilos and stored it off, but in addition grew to become an authorized Ketogenic way of life coach and began her personal enterprise – Ketomom Coaching LLC – to assist many others drop a few pounds.

In an interview earlier this week, Boyer stated after graduating highschool in 1994 and getting married, she started to placed on weight.

“Life just happened. I had four children. We were very, very busy. I was a lobbyist and I was a woman working in a man’s world and to do that, you have to become the position,” she stated.

She was educated to be a lobbyist by now-Congresswoman Jackie Walorski.

“She told me, as a woman working in politics, you never show weakness. Ever. So I was trained not to cry,” Boyer recalled, however she let herself go and acquired as much as 250 kilos. She was overcome by anxiousness and despair and had stroke-level blood stress. “I was at my end.”

Three years in the past, she and her husband sat down with their son, who had gotten engaged, and their son requested them to go to Cedar Point with them.

“I had to lie to him and say, ‘I’m sorry, Tony, we can’t afford it.’ Technically, tickets are pretty darn expensive, but the fact was I didn’t want some high school kid to have me wait in the line and have him tell me I was too big for the ride. So, my world froze at that point,” she stated, calling that her “lowest point.”

Her son was 21 on the time. “If I couldn’t be a mom to him because of my size, what had I become?” she stated.

But she had tried each weight loss program – Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig and even was so determined she tried laxatives. She thought there was nothing to assist her and he or she was uninterested in weight-reduction plan.

Then a pal, who misplaced 60 kilos, advised Boyer about Keto and helped her get began.

The very first thing she seen was a lack of ache in her bones and joints. “I remember bounding down the steps at my house and getting to the bottom and realizing my feet didn’t hurt. And I had to go back upstairs and come back down again. I didn’t even know I had had the pain until there was no pain,” she stated.

The second factor she seen was when her fog of despair lifted.

“It took me a year, but I lost 120 pounds. And about 80 pounds in, people started to notice what was going on,” Boyer stated.

After spending hours and hours with different ladies who wished to know what she was doing to lose the burden, she realized the mission of her life was altering. She wished to assist different ladies lose undesirable kilos and get wholesome once more, so she grew to become an authorized Ketogenic way of life coach.

The day her job was eradicated at Grace College after 12 years there, she opened her Ketomom Coaching workplace in Warsaw.

“I’ve coached about 750 people and they have lost about 8,000 pounds in these two years. I’ve kept it off for two years, and it’s transforming inside and out. I don’t have the depression, my blood pressure is perfect, my lipid panel (is perfect). Now I’m able to be on the frontlines of helping people get their lives back,” Boyer acknowledged.

She has a seven-week on-line teaching program with purchasers from as far-off as Israel and Ireland.

“We just launched this brand new program where I’ll be coaching people for a year,” Boyer stated. “What I’m finding is, after seven weeks, they drop about 25 pounds.”

Clients can select between seven-week, 12-week or one-year plans. She stated she’s discovering that after the one-year plans, her purchasers make Keto part of their life.

So what’s a Keto weight loss program?

“A Keto diet is not the Atkins diet. A lot of people confuse the two. Keto is low carb, it’s moderate protein and it’s high healthy fat,” Boyer defined. “So if a client tells me that they are hungry at any point during our program, they’re doing it wrong because we use that high healthy fat to convert their bodies from burning sugar and carbs – which gives you that afternoon slump, makes you tired, puts fat around your belly … it’s all based around insulin – if we can convert that operating system and make your body burn ketones and your own body fat for fuel – literally when you go to bed at night, you’re burning fat cells and you’re losing weight in the middle of the night because your body is burning its own fat cells and that’s called ketosis.”

If the physique may be stored in ketosis, then the fats retains burning. The excessive wholesome fat should not meals like fried rooster, however issues like olive oil, avocados and cheeses.

“A lot of people who think they’re doing the Keto diet are not actually, they’re just doing a low carb. So they’re bouncing back from burning that sugar and having those insulin spikes to kind of ketosis and that kind of makes them feel ill, makes them feel sick. We want them completely, deeply in ketosis so their bodies are burning their own body fat for fuel,” Boyer stated.

She’s been in ketosis for 3 years and that’s the place she feels the very best.

“The first thing that my clients tell me is, ‘I can’t believe the energy I have.’ When you burn ketones for fuel, it’s unlike any sugar burning that you’ll ever experience. It’s pure liquid energy,” Boyer stated.

Her purchasers additionally discover their sugar ranges. About 23 of them had Type II Diabetes “completely reversed,” Boyer stated, and their docs signed off that they now not had diabetes. Additionally, three of her purchasers have been in a position to have kids due to enhancements to their well being.

“There’s a lot of misinformation on what Keto is. A lot of people think that we sit around all day and eat bacon and lick a stick of butter. It’s so much more than that,” she stated.

As for train, Boyer stated when she misplaced that 120 kilos she didn’t train.

“Here’s what I tell my clients: Now, should you exercise? Yeah, you should. You lose up to 36% faster if you do. But, more dangerous than a doughnut is cortisol. Cortisol is stress. So if you’re telling me, ‘Monica, it stresses me out to go run a mile or to go do something,’ I’m going to say, ‘Don’t you do it. Let’s focus on food,’” she stated.

Everything within the Keto weight loss program is predicated on meals.

“If you can tell me that you love to exercise, then we’ve got to do it, we’ve got to grab it,” Boyer stated. “So what I tell clients is, ‘Let’s get the food thing now. No exercise at first.’”

When a consumer goes into ketosis, they get vitality and that’s when Boyer tells them they need to rise up and do what they really feel the urge to do – run, strolling across the block or no matter.

“So, should you exercise? Yeah,” she stated.

Coaching packages with Boyer begin at $225 and go up from there. Corporate packages additionally can be found. “It just depends on what the client needs,” Boyer stated.

More data on the weight loss program program, packages, lessons and prices may be discovered at

“There’s hope. I was a poster child for hopelessness at 250 pounds. I had tried everything, and if I was sitting with a woman or a man, I would say, ‘If you’ve tried everything, there’s hope.’ Not just dieting, getting the weight off, but there’s hope getting life back. That’s why so many people are sad – we’ve tried everything and there’s not been hope. And I found it, and I was able to live  it,” Boyer stated.