GET STARTED: A Beginner’s Guide to DIRTY, LAZY, KETO

First day on a ketogenic diet? Deciding to start keto can feel overwhelming, I know! I’d like to give you a warm welcome to ketosis-land.

I’m Stephanie Laska, USA Today bestselling author and creator of DIRTY, LAZY, KETO. I lost 140 pounds and have kept that weight off now for almost a decade. My life’s passion to help as many people as possible to lose weight on a keto-ish diet… just like I did!

I discovered this way of eating by accident. I wasn’t looking to start keto (or any type of diet, really). I weighed close to 300 pounds and had given up all hope. I had always been overweight. I expected that would never change! Maybe I was in denial, but I thought “diets didn’t work for me”. Over the years, I had tried every weight loss program on the plant – and failed every single time.

The turning point in my weight loss journey wasn’t glamorous. Rather, it was downright embarrassing. I was on a plane, traveling alone for work when I realized that the seatbelt wouldn’t close. My stomach was just too large! I had no idea that my weight had gotten “that bad”. I felt absolutely mortified. Instead of asking for help, I hid the unclosed seatbelt from the flight attendant. I covered my lap with my jacket and pretended to be asleep.

That moment sparked something deep inside of me I thought was gone. I knew it was time to make a change! Did I know exactly what to do next? No, that took some time for me to figure out. But over time, with a lot of experimentation, I found a way to lose weight that seemed, well, a bit… unconventional. I learned I had to break the rules of conventional dieting in order to be successful at losing weight. Call me a keto weight loss rebel if you want to, but eventually, I discovered a way of eating that led me to lose 140 pounds. I lost about 10 pounds a month for a year and a half straight. The surprising part? It wasn’t that hard.

Bravely (or naively?) I wrote down my methods in secret. I was afraid to talk about my “keto” weight loss out loud for fear that I would somehow jinx the metabolic miracle I had stumbled across! (Ridiculous, I know.) It took a long time before I was willing to talk about what I was eating and even more importantly, why. The issues surrounding my obesity felt shameful, embarrassing, and sometimes painful.

It wasn’t easy, but eventually, I came out of the shadows and started talking about my weight loss journey. I found that writing it all down felt healing. Soon after, I took a leap of faith. With the goal of helping others, I self-published my story on Amazon. What happened next, blew my mind.

Readers from all over the world wrote to me. They connected with my story; we shared the same struggles! DIRTY, LAZY, KETO took off in a big way. My rebellious way of eating helped thousands upon thousands achieve the same keto weight loss results that I had experienced. Almost overnight, my self-published mini-guide transformed into a full keto diet support guide. I didn’t leave anything out! I wanted to provide all the tools a reader would need to get started with their own keto diet weight loss journey. The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO Cookbooks soon followed. My dream of helping others fight their obesity continues.

With over 10,000 positive reviews on Amazon, readers from all over the world agree. DIRTY, LAZY, KETO works! It’s hard for me to believe that over a million visitors have been to this website. I’ve shared my story on NBC’s TODAY show. My picture was on the cover of Woman’s World Magazine. Media outlets from all over the country, from PARADE to US News & World Report to Reader’s Digest and Costco Connection, the DIRTY, LAZY, KETO method has helped men and women of all ages find weight loss success.

I believe that DIRTY, LAZY, KETO is an “easier” ketogenic diet that’s doable for everyone. It works because it’s so flexible. There’s no complex math or fancy ingredients required. Regular food from “normal people” grocery stores (and a willingness to try) is all you need. I know you can do this too! Let me help you get started.

I recorded this short video which explains all of the available DIRTY, LAZY, KETO resources. Please don’t judge my amateur camera skills… my heart was in the right place! As you can see, I reference my prepared notes. I didn’t want to forget anything (plus, I felt really nervous!). Keep in mind I’m not a professional actor. I’m just a regular mom (who happened to stumble on an effective way to lose weight) and wants to pay it forward by helping others.

Click on the below video to watch the DIRTY, LAZY, KETO orientation. Be sure to subscribe! I’m adding new videos each week.

I believe that losing weight in ketosis doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Let me help support you! Watch the welcome video on YouTube or listen to the audio-only version on this podcast link. Both versions describe the resources I’ve created to help you start DIRTY, LAZY, KETO. 

Now that you’re up to speed, let’s talk about your first week starting (or restarting) a keto diet. I want you to start off with a bang, so I put together this short video with my top ten suggestions for you to have a successful first week on DIRTY, LAZY, KETO. As you can see, my videotaping skills have improved a little. (Ha! At least I’m not reading off my notes anymore.)

 

 

 

 

Would you like a free starter keto grocery list? I’ll send you one automatically inside your first keto newsletter (check your junk folder).  There is no charge for my motivational emails. Unsubscribe at any time.

Links provided below to available DIRTY, LAZY, KETO diet resources:

The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO 5-Ingredient Cookbook: 100 Easy-Peasy Recipes Low in Carbs, Big on Flavor by Stephanie & William Laska (Simon & Schuster, 2021)

DIRTY, LAZY, KETO Get Started Losing Weight While Breaking the Rules by Stephanie Laska (St. Martin’s, 2020) (Macmillan Audio, 2020)

The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO Cookbook: Bend the Rules to Lose the Weight! by Stephanie & William Laska (Simon & Schuster, 2020)

The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO Dirt Cheap Cookbook: 100 Easy Recipes to Save Money & Time by Stephanie & William Laska (Simon & Schuster, 2020)

The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO No Time to Cook Cookbook: 100 Easy Recipes Ready in Under 30 Minutes by Stephanie & William Laska (Simon & Schuster, 2020)

DIRTY, LAZY, KETO Fast Food Guide: 10 Carbs or Less by William & Stephanie Laska (2018)

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Pinterest @DIRTYLAZYKETO

Twitter @140lost

Podcast @DIRTY, LAZY, Girl

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I’m here to help you start keto. You can do this! Whether it’s through social media or through one of my books, I’m here to support you on your DIRTY, LAZY, KETO weight loss journey.

#KetoOn!

Stephanie

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