Gained Weight? Start Over + Get Back to Keto Basics

If there is one thing I’ve learned in maintaining a weight loss of 140 pounds for 7 years, it’s this…

You don’t have to be perfect to be successful.

Things happen – big problems, little problems, and obstacles in between. There are bound to be challenges that affect your weight. No one maintains the exact weight every day! Let me reassure you that all is not lost. No matter if you’ve gained 3 or 30 pounds, you can stop that backslide right now. Not tomorrow, not next month, but right this second.

Don’t quit over a few pounds.


Take a good hard look at what you’re eating these days. Go through your cabinets and refrigerator. Are any extra carbs sneaking into your diet?


How are you “spending” your daily net carbs? As you know, not all net carbs are alike. Keto treats can really add up! Some foods like dairy and nuts are also packed full of calories and easier to overeat when compared to, let’s say zucchini.

Included in the new DIRTY, LAZY, KETO Get Started Losing Weight (on page 91) is my suggestion for how to “spend your carbs” to maximize weight loss. The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO food pyramid is a life-saver for meal planning and making decisions about which keto foods to eat for weight loss.


Get out of your own way. The only person stopping you from turning around a weight gain is you! Stop the self sabotage.

Losing weight doesn’t have to be “all or nothing”. You don’t have to “eat clean” 24/7 or join a hard-core Bootcamp program. It took me a long time to realize this truth! In reality, the only thing that mattered was the little decisions I made, one after another. Surprisingly, they added up to something really big!

I’m here to support you, my friend. Whether I’m cheering for you on social media or inspiring you through one of my books, know that I’m here to help.


Stephanie Laska