Get inspiration from Martina Johansson and go low-carb
to optimize your body performance
Entrepreneur, published author and
I was a vegetarian until the age of 25 and my diet consisted of mostly carbs such as bread and pasta, but also a lot of junk food and candy bars. As a university student I often spent my late hours together with my books and a big cup of coffee, and gradually replaced real food with sugar to keep me awake during the days. As expected, I felt rather tired, unmotivated and weak. I also suffered from frequent colds.
After a lecture in environmental chemistry I caught the eye of 'low carb" as the professor of the class had a strong aversion for sugar. I've always been skinny so it was news to me that sugar could do any harm, but the professor explained that it could wreck havoc in the body and cause inflammation. High sugar intage could even be the hot bed of many modern day diseases, he explained. After doing a lot of research myself I started to link my poor health to my poor diet, and I started to clean out all the carbs immediately.
It took a while for me to get a grip of the diet, and it took me many months to eat meat and measure my ketones, but I kept at it and I haven't ever looked back since. The diet changed my life completely, from being tired and weak to being focused, energetic and vibrant. I started to work out, both in the gym and in the running track, and after 3 years of weight lifting I competed in the Swedish nationals for Bench press.
It's been six years since I started my keto journey and nowadays I measure my ketones daily. When the Ketonix came out it was a lot easier to keep track of my ketosis, and I seldom or ever have cheat days. As fully keto adapted I need less sleep, I'm rarely sick and I have an abundance of energy. I live in Shanghai were I run my own business, write books, articles, blogs and have a lot of other inspiring projects going. Keto is much more than a diet for me. It's a lifestyle.