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How Keto Helped Mani Malagon Fight Joint Pain and Diabetic Retinopathy

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  Published on November 20th, 2023
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Mani Malagon before and after keto

Age: 72

Starting Weight: 245

Current Weight: 203

How long have you been following a ketogenic diet? 7 years

What is your favorite keto meal? Liver with butter

Why did you start keto?

For diabetic retinopathy, joint pain, and weight.

What was the hardest part of keto and how did you overcome it?

Believing in “cheat” days. I learned the hard way with my schizophrenic brother’s diet.

Biggest changes in your day-to-day life?

5:2 fasting allows days without food preparation or clean-up (also, reduced food consumption by 33% means you can eat only great food).

Best tip for newbies?

Patience. It’s not a sprint. Keep a log for a couple of days to really know what you’re eating.

If there is one thing that you could tell yourself when first getting started, what would it be and why?

Ketosis is the normal state. Get the keto glucose meter early on.

Anything you would like to add about your story? Please do!

If I’d known that diabetes is a chronic degradation of body and brain, I could have intervened in my parent’s declining health. This was a talk I gave in 2020.

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