We’ve come to discover that our very own PBH Tribe members have some of the most inspirational journeys. We love your stories, and would love the opportunity to share them with our audience to inspire others! PBH stands for being passionate, bold and honest and we believe your journeys stand for all of our values.
We’re planning on continuously featuring one of our followers and their story on our social media pages in an effort to highlight their amazing journeys. For the month of July we're very excited to share Kays' story! (follow her on Instagram! @ketokalamazoo) We feel as her story and community strongly resonate with what we stand for. As part of our new PBH blog, we’d love to feature her story on her journey through immense adversity to a healthier lifestyle through strictly Keto!
We sent Kay a few questions to get to know her story better! We loved her journey, and felt that it could inspire some fellow PBH Tribe Members to live a healthier lifestyle through an alternative, healthier diet. Read her amazing story below!
Can you give us a brief story about yourself?: I lost 150lbs in one year despite never stepping foot in a gym -and some pretty crazy circumstances! Spring 2018 I clocked in at 402 pounds and decided enough was enough. Summer 2018 I contracted a virus that destroyed my nerve roots and I basically had to learn how to walk again. Despite two hospitalizations and surgery, I stayed keto! No more excuses for this gal! Although I experienced a huge decrease in physical activity (I was bed ridden for long periods of time) and an increase in cortisol/stress (inhibits weight loss) from illness, I still lost 150lbs in one year JUST by letting go of carbs. Also, my autoimmune flare-ups are basically gone and I’m off my rheumatoid arthritis prescription!
What are you most passionate about?: Currently, I am most passionate about giving hope to others who are facing the intimidation of extreme weight loss. I felt hopeless and depressed for so long -and I do not wish for ANYONE to feel this sadness when an easy fix is available. Upkeep of my Instagram account takes a great deal of time, but the motivation and hope it inspires keeps me going.
How has going keto changed your life? : Keto has pretty much eradicated joint pain and inflammation caused by my autoimmune disease. I feel absolutely wonderful and experienced this change within WEEKS of starting keto. No more chronic aches/pains/flare ups and I'm no longer taking my rheumatoid arthritis prescription (long-term use of anti-inflammatory drugs are wretched for your liver!). The weight loss is also pretty awesome. I've gained quite a bit of lost confidence and am so darn happy I don't have to worry about silly little things like fitting into seats -especially with summer coming up. Patio furniture used to make me so anxious!
What’s your favorite PBH product? : Cinnamon sugar donuts are my favorite PHB product! I love the texture and buttery cinnamon sugar flavor. I also appreciate the individually wrapped freshness. Random, but I store PBH treats in my freezer! I LOVE taking a bite of freezer chilled donut with a sip of hot coffee or tea!
What does our acronym P.B.H. mean to you? ? To me, PBH stands for quality, support, integrity, kindness, and stunning product. My journey with illness, healing, and weight loss has made me incredibly conscious of what I'm putting into my body. The overall mission of the organization, the people, and the care that goes into each delicious bite will always receive my rave reviews and recommendations.