All of these 20 keto success stories are not only going to inspire you but will also make you think “How did they do it?”.
We’ve already introduced you to the ketogenic diet.
You now know what the keto diet is, how this low carb-high fat diet can help you attain incredible keto results, and some delicious example meals and recipes that follow keto guidelines.
If that wasn’t enough to convince you that ketogenic is the way to go, despite its rising popularity and how it is taking the internet, and the population, by storm, now we’re going to show you a small sampling of the real positive effects that switching to the ketogenic lifestyle has to offer, as demonstrated by the following real-life keto before and after stories!
Not only did these individuals see keto weight loss in the first week, they continued to see keto diet results in the following months too.
Whether it be long-term results, quick turnarounds, overall health benefits, weight loss or just toning, keto diet testimonials are real-life proof that the keto diet/lifestyle can help with it all!
Are you prepared to blow your mind away with these amazing keto diet success stories?
Keto Success Stories #1
Kayla’s starting weight was 175 lbs.
She had been overweight her whole life and tried numerous diets and strategies to lose weight but nothing worked.
Her weight when she started the ketogenic diet was 175 lbs.
At week seven, she was down 15 lbs to 160.
By week 11, she had dropped another 5 lbs and reached her goal weight for the day of her wedding.
Today, she is down a total of 35 lbs!
Follow her on Instagram: instagram.com/kayladoesketo
Keto Success Stories #2
Michelle found the ketogenic lifestyle back in 2015, when she was weighing 258 lbs.
In the first 4 months on keto, she lost over 40 lbs!
She made it all the way down to her lowest weight of 147 lbs in March of 2017, and has been able to shape her body since to her liking and currently weight 180 lbs and is not only happy with her body, but also loves the energy and mental boost from keto!
Follow her on Instagram: instagram.com/missrockgetsfit
Keto Success Stories #3
Ileka found herself weighing over 300 lbs and knew she needed a change, to be better for herself and her family.
She started tracking what she ate and exercising more, which was enough to get her down to 260 lbs until she hit a plateau.
That’s when she found the ketogenic diet.
She is now down a whopping 120 lbs, and is even using her positive experience with keto to benefit others by coaching!
Follow her on Instagram: instagram.com/thisislifehealthnow
Keto Success Stories #4
At the time of the video, Jolene was three months into her ketogenic diet… I mean lifestyle.
She even admits to disliking referring to it as a diet.
Jolene dropped 10.4 kilos (22 lbs) in that time and could feel the difference in herself.
She took measurements of herself and those show the results as well.
On her Instagram, she posts a number of her favorite keto meals and recipes.
Follow her on Instagram: instagram.com/yummyinspires
Keto Success Stories #5
Suzanne was overweight to the point that she could no longer play with her daughter.
She tried numerous diets and none worked long-term, that is, until she found the ketogenic diet.
In 18 months on keto, Suzanne lost 110 lbs!
She is now at a total loss of 120 lbs and her husband, who followed in her footsteps, lost over 80 lbs since switching to keto as well.
Follow her on Instagram: instagram.com/ketokarma
Keto Success Stories #6
Ashley and her husband found keto together.
They took on the lifestyle change together and lost a total of 114 lbs, 74 lbs for her and 40 for her husband.
That is what I call #CoupleGoals!
Follow her on Instagram: instagram.com/beauti.fitlife
Keto Success Stories #7
Lindha weighed 309 lbs back in March of 2012.
At the time, she had been trying to lose weight for over 20 years and none of the fads or diets seemed to work.
She turned to keto and in 18 months’ time, she was weighing less than half of her original weight: 154 lbs!
Her husband also lost over 80 lbs with the ketogenic lifestyle as well!
Follow her on Instagram: instagram.com/halvalindha
Read more about her story: dietdoctor.com/lchf-made-lindha-half-the-woman-she-used-to-be
Keto Success Stories #8
This redditor fully bought into the ketogenic diet seven months ago.
She is only 5’2” and since her lifestyle change, she has lost 65 lbs!
She mentions that she has even tried keto a few times prior but couldn’t stick with it, but she got back on the wagon and has been going strong.
Read more about her story: reddit.com/r/keto/comments/8imrt8/52_and_65lbs_down
Keto Success Stories #9
Here’s another redditor sharing her keto successes.
From her starting weight of 250 lbs back in November of 2017, she has dropped 70 lbs and is just 15 lbs shy of her goal weight of 165 lbs.
She’s dealt with weight fluctuations her whole life, but has been losing weight steady since the start of her ketogenic lifestyle.
Read more about her story: reddit.com/r/keto/comments/8iiiku/six_months_on_keto_70_pounds_lost_pics
Keto Success Stories #10
At 4’11”, heather was weighing 295 lbs.
She had been a binge eater and was clearly obese.
Determined to make a change, she turned to keto and hasn’t dealt with binging ever since.
She lost 9 lbs in the first two days and 18 lbs in the first week!
This turned to 33 lbs in the first month and a grand total of 125 lbs in exactly a year.
She wound up losing a total of 138 lbs with just the ketogenic diet, no increase in exercise.
Follow her on Facebook: facebook.com/heatherdoeslife
Read more about her story: dietdoctor.com/minus-125-pounds-no-binge-eating-keto-diet
Keto Success Stories #11
It wasn’t necessarily about looking good for Elyse, rather, she wanted to get healthy without the use of medication and reverse diabetes.
She did so via keto and exercise, and lost over 50 lbs in six months as a byproduct.
Read more about her story: popsugar.com/fitness/Keto-Weight-Loss-Transformation-44284131
Keto Success Stories #12
Nikki weighs 130 lbs today… less than half of what she used to weigh.
From 263 lbs she was able to drop 50 lbs by just “somewhat eating healthier”.
That process took six years.
Then she found keto and lost another 80 lbs in just 10 months!
Follow her on Instagram: instagram.com/ketomoose
Read more about her story: popsugar.com/fitness/Keto-Diet-Before-After-Female-44527797
Keto Success Stories #13
Here’s another redditor’s success story.
One year of keto, specifically paleo keto, and she dropped 85 lbs from 220 lbs down to 135 lbs, and you can see her progress over time with those pictures.
She says, “take your weight loss one day at a time” and “establish daily health habits.”
It’s hard to argue with that success!
Read more about her story: reddit.com/r/keto/comments/w2kuu/365_days_85_pounds_2ish_pieces_of_advice_f54
Keto Success Stories #14
This redditor’s three month update to her ketogenic diet shows she lost close to 40 lbs in that time and is just 20 lbs from her goal weight of 150 lbs.
She dropped 6 jeans sizes and went from an XL shirt to a medium and is loving keto!
Read more about her story: reddit.com/r/keto/comments/7q3ien/my_keto_transformation_pics
Keto Success Stories #15
She has gone from an unhappy self at her starting weight of 315 lbs to her current weight of 181 lbs, and lost 100 lbs in just a year with paleo keto!
Her waist has shrunk almost a foot in circumference and is loving the mental changes just as much as the physical.
Follow her on Instagram: instagram.com/fat2fitdreaj
Keto Success Stories #16
Julius had a wild ride leading up to his ketogenic diet success.
He was weighing 280 lbs at his heaviest and decided to change his lifestyle.
Julius began working out and resulted to a diet based on the traditional food pyramid (high carbs, low fat, fruits, etc).
He gained muscle but couldn’t lose fat.
Julius then tried his luck with caloric deficit but found it too difficult to stick to, taking one step forward but three steps back each week.
Finally, he found keto and lost 30 lbs in six weeks!
After all that hard work prior, he could’ve been doing that all along.
Read more about his story: dirtyweights.com/ketogenic-diet
Keto Success Stories #17
This man, known only by his Reddit username, lost over 6 stones in eight months time!
For those of you unfamiliar with stones as a unit of measurement, 6 stones is equal to 84 lbs.
I don’t know about you but I don’t think averaging more than 10 lbs. a month weight loss over an extended period of time is some willy-nilly improvement.
“A moderate gym routine and a keto diet goes a long way!”
Read more about his story: reddit.com/r/progresspics/comments/7ooi09/m1960_28619888_lbs_lost_8_months_a_moderate_gym
Keto Success Stories #18
In case you were thinking that the ketogenic diet can only help with weight loss, Jessica here, describes the changes that have occurred from one whole year of the ketogenic lifestyle.
Not only has she lost 48 lbs in this time, but she has also eliminated her symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome and no longer needs medication for her ulcerative colitis or anxiety.
It’s truly amazing the benefits a lifestyle change can have, in general, and more specifically the range of benefits that can result from the keto diet.
Follow her on Instagram: instagram.com/keto_jess3
Keto Success Stories #19
Jason’s transformation is so much more than quick weight loss.
Granted, he lost 50 lbs in just three months by transitioning to the ketogenic lifestyle, but the effects it had on his health were tremendous!
Prior, he had blood sugar problems that were causing all sorts of other health issues.
At the end of the three months, the blood sugar problem had almost resolved itself, along with the others!
Read more about his story: dietdoctor.com/reversing-blood-sugar-issues-and-losing-50-pounds-in-just-three-months
Keto Success Stories #20
Dr. T was weighing 343 lbs.
An online nutritionist told him that the ketogenic diet only makes you lose water weight.
He jokes that now, at about 200 lbs, he has lost 145 lbs of water weight thanks to keto.
That is all in just two and a half years’ time!