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Chato Stewart’s Keto Diet Weight Loss Update: Keto What?

I’m 3 months without sweets, bread, pasta, rice or wheat.  Doing the Keto (Ketogenic) diet* is not for the faint of heart.

Three weeks into the change, I had a doctor’s visit and my doctor was so impressed with my AIC and weight loss that she gave me numerous suggestions on how to make Keto successful.

Whats A Ketone?

I’m still learning three months into this…learning about nutrition, how food effect my body and mood…what the heck are Ketones??? No, they are not some doo-wop 50’s band.

Mental Health Humor Weight Loss Update by Chato Stewart

Ok, being honest, I never heard the name of the “Ket-a-tonic diet”. My friend gave up trying to help me pronounce  “Ketogenic”, told me I can it called Keto.

What is Keto (Ketogenic) diet anyway, and why did I choose it?  Called Keto “KEY-toe” because it measures your Ketones “KEY-tones“. In simple terms, it’s a low carb, high-fat diet. I grabbed this quote from a PDF a friend sent me for a crash course for beginners.  Feel free to Google Dr. David Jockers if you want to check out his stuff.

“A ketogenic diet is a very low carbohydrate, moderate protein and high fat based nutrition plan. A ketogenic diet trains the individual’s metabolism to run off of fatty acids or ketone bodies. This is called fat adapted or keto adapted, when the body has adapted to run off of fatty acids/ketones at rest.” ~ Dr. David Jockers

Dig Deeper: Keytones

Ketone bodies are three water-soluble molecules that are produced by the liver from fatty acids during periods of low food intake, carbohydrate restrictive diets, starvation, prolonged intense exercise, or in untreated type 1 diabetes mellitus. Wikipedia

Here is the simplest answer I have to anyone that asks me “why Keto?”

Cause on this diet, I can eat bacon!

You got to love a diet that allows lots of bacon!

Chato Stewart’s Weight Loss Update

I’m not a Keto expert, I’m barely a beginner.  Starting my 14th week, I am happy to report: 5 more pounds down.

Total: 65 lbs

Chato Stewart – I lost 60 lbs and am Now Doing The Keto Diet: What’s the best benefit?

Chato Stewart – I lost 60lbs and am Now Doing The Keto Diet: What’s the best benefit?

*Chato Stewart does not endorse any Keto or diet program.  Over the years Chato has tried a multitude of diets and has found on major flaw… himself.  At this point, the current diet is working in ways for him that others have not had success,  but it is in some ways extreme, and should only be done with doctor supervision.  


Chato Stewart’s Keto Diet Weight Loss Update: Keto What?

Chato Stewart

Chato Stewart has a mission, to draw and use humor as a positive tool to live, to cope with the debilitating effects symptoms of mental illness. Chato Stewart is a Mental Health Hero and Advocate. Recovery Peer Specialist board-certified in Florida. Chato is the artist behind the cartoons series Mental Health Humor, Over-Medicated, and The Family Stew - seen here in his blog posts. The cartoons are drawn from his personal experience of living with bipolar disorder (and other labels). [email protected]

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Stewart, C. (2017). Chato Stewart’s Keto Diet Weight Loss Update: Keto What?. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 19, 2018, from


Last updated: 21 Nov 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 21 Nov 2017
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