Kim Gasbarro’s story of going from overweight to a healthy weight starts with finding the right diet plan. Many different methods exist, but only one worked for her: Speed Keto. By sticking with this program and being consistent, she lost so much weight that it inspired others around her in turn!
What kind of changes have you noticed since starting Speed Keto?
Kim Gasbarro: Speed Keto has provided the obvious changes in the number on the scale and the size of my body. However, the biggest change is mental. I am no longer controlled by food or the scale. In the beginning, it was a learning process, and the meal plans were great! There was no real thinking involved. Over time, I became familiar with the foods I could eat and not only did I have the recipes provided by the program but learned to create my own. Before starting Speed Keto, I tried many various things to lose weight. Some worked temporarily but they were never a lifestyle. So mentally I was depressed. I had succumbed to trying to just be fat and happy, but I still hated myself. It was not just size but feeling like a failure too. Speed Keto was so easy and the results immediate. Mentally, I became stronger and now I am in control.
How much weight did you lose while on Speed Keto?
Kim Gasbarro: I started my first round of Speed Keto July 2020. To date, I have completed 2 rounds of Speed Keto and 1 round of Speed Keto RFL. I am currently in my second round of RFL (day 11). So in 101 days, I have lost a total of 61 pounds. I took breaks between rounds. This might not be the right decision for everyone. It was a choice I made for my lifestyle. It was a learning process too. I learned that I could occasionally indulge it some of my old favorites but I would stall or gain. I learned two very important things. One, even though I enjoy the small indulges, my body craved to eat healthier and for me, jumping back on plan was easy. Second, I use to complain that I could put on 10 pounds in a week but it would take me a year to get them off but that isn’t true at all on this program. Once back on the program, in a little over the week, those pounds were gone. Yeah, relosing the same pounds may suck. Some may see it as opportunities lost, but not me. I see it as learning that eating Speed Keto is a way of life, but it doesn’t mean I can never have something. Life happens and people are not perfect. Speed Keto has given me the knowledge and tools to make the best choices.
How did you learn about Speed Keto? Friend recommendation? Facebook group post or ad?
Kim Gasbarro: Leading up to July 2020, I had become very depressed. I hated my body, I hated having pictures taken. I just wanted to crawl in a hole and let the world pass me by. I tried putting a smile on my face when with friends. The week of July 4th, my best friend Shelly (Michelle VanZandt) was visiting and I broke down. She told me about this program she found and joined on Facebook. She had been reading all the material and was scared to start. It was then that I realized it was something we could do together. We live in different states but agreed to message or call each other for motivation and encouragement. I joined Speed Keto that weekend. We both took a week to prep and started the next Sunday. I cannot thank her enough for introducing me to the program. I also have to thank the Speed Keto Team and other members for their encouragement! I now try to lead by the example, as my best friend did for me, with my other friends and aquantinces that are struggling with their weight. Speed Keto for Life!
How would you rate the level of support that you receive from the Speed Keto Facebook group moderators and group members?
Kim Gasbarro: The Speed Keto moderators and group members have been amazing! They are just regular people sharing the same journey! The group is so positive and is managed to ensure that it stays positive. No one needs judgement, we do that to ourselves enough. We all need encouragement to be our best selves and this group does that everyday!
Tell us about the options for keeping the meals fresh and exciting on Speed Keto. For example have you tried any of the “bonus” recipes from the files, or used any of the additional cookbooks?
Kim Gasbarro: Speed Keto provides so many recipe options. I have tried many from the various files and additional cookbooks to meet my various tastes. Your not limited to only certain good but a variety of styles (Mexican, Chinese and Italian). Plus eating out is so easy with the guidance provided by the Speed Keto team. There is always something new to try so you can’t get bored!!!
How long did it take for Speed Keto to start working for you?
Kim Gasbarro: Speed Keto started working right way. It was amazing to see how things changed so quickly. You can’t be controlled by a scale. Taking pictures, measurements and the way your clothe fit are key to witnessing the change. I compared my day 1 photo of my face to a photo about 2 weeks in and was amazed!!!! I still use the scale but it doesn’t control how I feel. It is the smallest tool in my tool box now.
Are you planning to continue or follow Speed Keto again in the near future? (Why or Why not?)
Kim Gasbarro: I am currently in round two of Speed Keto RFL. I intend to continue to use the various Speed Programs for the rest of my life. It is reassuring to know that I have a team of support for as long as I want. I just hope that I can be a positive influence in someone else’s journey.