Be True 2 You
I’m Toya, 34 years old from the DMV! I’ve been living a ketogenic lifestyle since July 2019! I started keto because in 2018 I was diagnosed with Relapsing- Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS). It was one of the hardest things I’ve experienced in my life. The whole 2018 I had flare up after flare up. Just when I was at the height of my career the stress caused another flare up in August of 2018. I was in Atlanta for work and visited the ER there and that was the first of me hearing about me having MS.
The physician there said that the left side of my body going numb was due to Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) and he skipped everything he said he normally would have a patient undergo and we went right to the MRI. Multiple lesions were found on my brain and thoracic spine. I came home and later found awesome neurologist and MS was confirmed a few short months later.
I was advised a change of diet might help me manage MS. I researched AIP diet, paleo, and stumbled across keto. Seeing how restricting it was I said if I can accomplish keto I can accomplish anything. Guess what I’ve accomplished success within keto. I was 297 at my highest weight depressed because of MS and eating out of control due to the constant steroids because my MS was active at the time. I rearranged my cabinets threw away the carbs and sugars. Repurchased everything and decided to eat clean, simple, and workout. Well here we are over a year later and down 82lbs.
The last two years have been an experience some days better than others but each day I wake up with a new purpose and drive. If I can share my story and help others I will truly feel fulfilled. I didn’t let a diagnoses define me and I worked hard afterwards to find out who I was. I learned staying true to myself is the best way to be. I cant fit myself into anyone’s box, just my own box. So when all else fails be true 2 you!
I’m naturally a product junkie
I love keto
I’m a yoga enthusiast
And most importantly a MS Warrior