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A Food Scale And The Lazy Keto Diet Helped Me Lose 107 Lbs.

My name is Megan Faraday (@meggsmetamorphosis), and I’m 25 years old. I’m from Ontario, Canada, and I own a sign post installation company. After struggling with my weight and self-esteem for years, I decided to try a version of low-carb dieting called “lazy keto.” I’ve now lost 107 pounds.

I struggled with my weight my whole life. I remember my mom putting me on diets from as early as 10 years old. I was constantly trying to lose weight with no success. I had gotten my weight down in high school for a short period of time but gained it back shortly after. No healthy plan ever stuck, and my weight held me back from experiencing a lot of things in life.

My weight had the biggest effect on me mentally. I had absolutely no self-esteem and had uncontrollable social anxiety. I just felt uncomfortable in my skin 24/7. I would make decisions based on my weight and what people would think of me. People made negative comments to me about my weight my whole life, and it really affected every aspect of my life and the choices I made.

In addition, I really had no energy or desire to do any sort of physical activity and knew that something had to change. Just walking up the stairs would get me winded, and I just thought: Enough is enough. My heaviest weight was 265 pounds at the age of 23. I was ready for a better life.

I wore this dress exactly 1 year ago today for my aunts wedding. It was fitted exactly to my measurements and fit perfectly. Look at me swimming in it now! There’s 30 Lbs between these pictures, I had already lost the majority of the weight but I still felt so uncomfortable. Sometimes when you’re on a weight loss journey the end goal seems to far away and impossible but I’m so glad I saw it through and although the weight loss has slowed I know that each day I am slowly but surely making progress towards meeting my end goal. Don’t give up, don’t give in. Consistency will always get you to where you want to be. #beforeandafterweightloss #beforeandafter #weightlosstransformation #weightlosstips #weightlossmotivation #fitnessmotivation #losingweight #loveyourself #transformation #weightlossinspiration #weightlosscommunity #fitgirls #gym #fitness #healthylifestyle #healthychoices #100poundsdown #naturalweightloss #photooftheday #sundayfunday #mondaymotivation #morningmotivation #mondaymood #positivevibes #gym #transformationtuesday

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I woke up one morning in September 2018 and said to myself, I am going to do it this time.

I started that day and never gave up. I had said that same thing to myself a times over and tried to do it in a different ways, but something just *felt* different this time. They say that you have to truly want something for yourself first before you can put in the work to get it, and I can tell you that this is 100 percent true.

Happy #facetofacefriday my friends!! . . All I have to say is that only you can change your life. Don’t like where you are? Feeling stuck? Feeling unhappy? Do something about it! You control your own destiny . . . . . . . . . . #beforeandafter #beforeandafterweightloss #transformation #weightlosstransformation #extremeweightloss #100poundsdown #100poundweightloss #motivation #inspiration #dedication #fitness #fitspo #fitstagram #weightlosscommunity #weightlossjourney #goals #weightlossgoals #selfie #photooftheday #fattofit #glowup #loveyourself #bodypositivity #womensupportingwomen #weightlosstips #weightlossmotivation #weightlossinspiration #workinprogress #fitgirls

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At the time, I had seen so many people talking about the keto diet and I had done a lot of research on it.

I decided that I would try something similar by tracking calories and cutting carbs. I started by eating 25 grams of net carbs per day and a calorie count that works for me.

I would make a lot of keto recipes, but I did not follow the standard keto diet exactly to the plan–I did more of a “lazy keto” diet. I’ve now started to reintroduce carbohydrates back into my diet, aiming for 75 to 100 grams of carbs per day. This works for me because I am still losing weight, but in a way that I will be able to sustain for the rest of my life.

#whatsforlunch delicious salad that I topped with green goddess dressing . . . . . . . #goodfood #beautifulfood #greengoddess #salad #colourfulfood #feelgoodfood #fridayvibes #weightlossmotivation #nourishyourbody #vegetables #healthylifestyle #healthyfood #healthychoices #healthycooking

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  • Breakfast:Peanut butter, banana, and chocolate chip baked oats

Today breakfast: Baked Oats . I currently have an obsession with oats, you can do so much with them and every recipe I’ve tried has been so tasty! . Here’s my version of Baked Oats: . [?]1/3 Cup Quick Oats . [?]1/3 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk . [?]1 Tablespoon Light Peanut Butter . [?]1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder . [?]1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon . [?]1 Teaspoon Sweetener . [?]1/4 Cup Chopped Strawberries . [?]1/4 Cup Blueberries . Mix everything together, pour into an oven safe dish and bake at 350 for 15-20 Minutes. . Giving this recipe a try? Tag me, I want to see your creations . . . . . . . . #bakedoats #beautifulfood #whatsforbreakfast #healthybreakfast #healthybreakfastideas #healthybaking #healthylifestyle #heathyfood #nourishyourbody #nutrition #caloriedeficit #caloriecounting #photography #photooftheday #goodfood #comfortfood #weightlosscommunity #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #weightlossfood #fitness #fitfam #fitgirls

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  • Lunch:Turkey bacon wrap on a low-carb tortilla
  • Snacks:Protein bar, no-sugar-added yogurt, or fruit salad
  • Dinner:Chicken fajita casserole

Today’s grocery run [?] . . . . . . . . . . #goodfood #groceryshopping #groceryhaul #healthylifestyle #healthyfood #healthyeating #healthychoices #fruit #vegetables #weightlossjourney #weightlosscommunity #meat #weightlosshelp #weightlosstips #motivation #inspiration #balanceddiet #eatwellbewell #eatwell #fitness #loveyourfood #nourishyourbody

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  • Dessert:Halo-Top ice cream bar

I started exercising about two months into my journey after losing 20 pounds just from changing my eating.

I was too nervous to go into a gym in the beginning, but my friend Sarah had encouraged me to join her gym, and I started to go with her. Eventually I found the courage to go alone.

I started working out three to five times a week in the gym, doing a mixture of cardio and weight training. I still work out three to five times a week but I am able to do so much more. I can run faster and longer, and I even go for runs outside. This is something I never had the confidence to do in the past.

Exercise is also such a great way to see my progress. It’s so motivating and it feels amazing to see myself progressing and conquering personal bests.

#sundaymotivation It’s so crazy how our minds work. Some days I see myself as the girl on the left when I look in the mirror and some days I can’t even recognize her at all. I can’t believe I was that girl. I was in such a bad place for a long time. My mind, body and spirit were all so damaged. I’m not saying you can’t be happy at any size but for me my physical health reflected my mental health. When I started taking care of my mind, my body followed. One morning I woke up and wanted more, I realized that I deserve happiness and to look and feel great and to be healthy. I did this for myself and no one else, I still have a long way to go to love myself and my body but I’m on a journey and I’m so proud of how far I’ve come . . . . #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #mentalhealth #mentalhealthjourney #fitness #goals #gymlife #goodfood #healthyfood #beauty #motivation #health #healthylifestyle #weightloss #weightlossjourney #diet #health #motivation #weightlosstransformation #workout #healthyfood #fit #fitfam #fitnessmotivation #keto #nutrition #healthyeating #fatloss #transformation #weightlossmotivation #fitchick #caloricdeficit #womensupportingwomen #loveyourself

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These three changes helped me see the most noticeable results in my weight loss.

Change one: I stopped expecting the scale to go down every week.The first few times I saw the scale at a stand still or even spike up, I panicked. But that is all part of the process! Continue on and stay dedicated to your plan, and it will move.

Change two: I started drinking lots of water.Everyone goes on and on about getting your water in, but it has truly made all the difference on my journey. I drink 100 ounces of water a day, and on the days I don’t, I really can feel a negative difference.

Baked Egg In Avocado Topped With Bell Peppers, Green Onions & Feta . . . . . . . . . . . . #whatsforbreakfast #beautifulfood #avocado #feta #peppers #healthyfood #foodforweightloss #easyrecipes #healthychoices #healthylifestyle #foodforfoodies #eatwellbewell #weightlossjourney #weightlosscommunity #fitness #photography #foodphotography #foodporn #nourishyourbody #breakfastideas #breakfast #lowcarb #keto #weightwatchers #fitfoodie #fitgirls #weightlosstransformation #extremeweightloss #morningmotivation #weightlossmotivation

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Change three: I weighed my food with a food scale.I began using a food scale instead of measuring spoons and cups, and it is so much more accurate when you’re tracking. It’s so easy to over-scoop and go overboard on portions in the beginning while you’re learning portion sizes, so it was really helpful for me to weigh my food. I’ve been on this journey for 1.5 years and I still do it.

Overall, I’ve lost 107 pounds, and I’m still working towards my health goals.

Happy #facetofacefriday ! 265Lbs[?]160Lbs *I have a neck! And one chin! . . I get asked a lot “how do you stay motivated?” For me, my biggest motivation is my own progress. I love reaching goals, doing things I never thought I could do and then continuing to challenge myself to see where I go next. However, the truth is no one is ever going to always be motivated. That’s totally normal and totally okay! Sometimes you lose a bit of momentum and that’s just part of the journey but that’s where dedication comes in. I am DEDICATED to never being that person again, to this lifestyle and to my own personal growth. If you are dedicated you will always be able to find a way to pick it back up and continue on despite all struggles and excuses. . . I seriously can not stress this enough, if I can do it… you can too! You got this . . . . . . . . #weightlossinspiration #weightlossjourney #fitness #gym #fitnessmotivation #naturalweightloss #nomakeup #beforeandafterweightloss #transformation #weightlosstransformation #beforeandafter #bodytransformation #loveyourself #healthylifestyle #caloriecounting #lowcarb #100poundsdown #100poundweightloss #fitfam #girlswholift #lifestylechange #selfietime #photooftheday #fashionnova #weightlossmotivation #weightlosstips #dedication #motivation #inspiration

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Losing the weight was one of the hardest things I have done and definitely one of my biggest Every hard day that got me to this point was worth it, though. The confidence that I have gained is incredible. My weight no longer holds me back from doing fun things with my family and friends.

I wish I could go back to the woman I was before this journey and tell her to love herself more, wear the cute clothes, and not to miss out on fun things just because of her size. It took me losing over 100 pounds to learn that, but that’s okay too! Sometimes we need to do these things for ourselves to appreciate who we are inside and out.

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