Keto Success Story: Mom & Daughter Team Share Their Transformations!

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Another keto success story to share. Eating keto has been life-changing for this unstoppable mother-daughter duo!

This week, we’re so excited to share with you the keto success story of our very own Jen and her mom Cherl! Jen has been a Hip team member for several years, and she decided to give keto a try about a year ago when we kicked off our 30-day Keto Challenge. She took the challenge with her mom Cherl and they haven’t looked back since!

They’ve both been living the keto life for over a year now, all the while experiencing great success together and supporting each other along the way!

Here’s their keto success story…

mother and daughter before and after keto weight loss

How long have you been keto?

Jen: I started keto on Feb 3, 2020, originally doing the Hip2Keto 30-Day Challenge. I committed to doing it with my mom, Cherl. My intent was to do it and then stop after 30 days. I didn’t really think it would work for me and I thought I’d be hungry all the time. I was really nervous to start. If it hadn’t been for my mom, I would have never tried keto and it makes me sad to think that because it’s been one of the best lifestyle changes I’ve ever made. I was so stubborn to try something different, and I could have missed out on the opportunity to make a HUGE positive change in my life.

Cherl: I started keto on Feb 3, 2020 with my daughter. I was starting a new chapter in my life and I saw the Hip2Keto 30-Day Challenge so my daughter and I decided to do it. I’m 69 years old and wasn’t too confident that I could lose weight easily.


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What about the diet makes it easy to incorporate into your lifestyle?

Jen: First off, I’m never hungry! That’s been my biggest issue with diets in the past – I was always starving and always thinking about my next meal or snack. The food is rich and tastes great as well, AND you can have sweets!

Cherl: I like that I’m always full and I have lots of energy and less pain. I think it’s an easy adjustment to eat the keto lifestyle, even after I met my goals. It was a totally new way of eating for me, and I had to learn to cook a whole new way too. However, I didn’t find that part difficult.

Reading The Obesity Code gave me so much great information on why eating a ketogenic diet works and helped me to understand all of the benefits, which gave me extra motivation!


woman before and after weight loss of keto diet success

Any struggles so far on your keto journey?

Jen: For me, in the beginning, I struggled because I didn’t want to eat sweets. I worried that if I ate sweets (even keto sweets) I would fall into the trap of wanting to eat sweets all day long. I craved them so bad the first week and when I asked the Hip2Keto team for a solution, they recommended making a keto dessert. I did, and I thought they tasted better than any store-bought chocolate sweets I had ever eaten! They also satisfied that craving and everything became more manageable. Once I incorporated keto sweets into my diet, eating keto became easy for me.

Cherl: I have no problem eating keto food, but I wanted to incorporate 16/8 intermittent fasting with it. The IF has been the hardest part for me because I had it in my head that you eat whenever you want. To stop eating during certain hours was foreign to me. I had to get it out of my head that I need to eat after a certain period of time. I also miss more of a variety of vegetables, but I’ve just had to learn which ones to avoid (corn, peas, etc.). I’ve learned to eat veggies I miss (like tomatoes) in smaller amounts and less frequently.


woman at 4 stages during keto weight loss

What has been your biggest success?

Jen: I had no idea that the keto lifestyle would help me in other parts of my life. I tried it to lose weight, but I have found that I feel so much better! I had chronic pain in my heels for years that was not manageable. That pain is completely gone. I had chronic pain in my shoulder for 3 years that I took medicine for (I was not able to use that arm/shoulder much), and even on meds the pain never left. That completely stopped and I don’t take medicine for it anymore.

I also used to drink 2 or 3 five-hour-energy drinks daily. I had been doing that for about 5 years. After 2 weeks, I didn’t need them anymore. I haven’t had one in almost a year and I don’t get the mid-day slumps or feel overly tired anymore.

Cherl: My bloodwork! My cholesterol went from 288 to 169, my triglycerides went from 167 to 61. I was able to go off my blood pressure medicine that I had been taking for 20 years. I do love that I have lost weight, too. My self-esteem has gone way up! My stomach feels flatter, and who doesn’t want that?!


Chicken & Broccoli casserole on a plate

What is your favorite keto recipe or keto-friendly product?

Jen: My favorite dinner is the Low Carb Chicken Broccoli casserole. For sweets, I love making cheesecake fat bombs.

Cherl: I love the Low-Carb Chicken & Broccoli Casserole too, and also the Creamy Cauliflower Chowder.


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Any tips for other keto dieters?

Jen: Don’t knock it till you try it! Give yourself a chance! Also, do it with intermittent fasting. I started from the beginning doing 16/8 IF and keto together because I heard it was successful – and I completely agree! And lastly, find a partner! Anyone that you are accountable to and can cheer you on will increase your chances for success!

Cherl: Have a partner! You have a cheering squad and someone to share your struggles with and be accountable to. It also helps that you don’t have to eat differently from everyone else.

Looking for a little extra support along the way? Join our Hip2Keto Facebook Community!


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Congratulations, Jen & Cherl! 🎉

Thank you for taking the time to share your keto success story with us and the whole Hip2Keto community. We are SO proud of you both! It’s been such a joy to share in this journey with you and to be able to watch your amazing transformation along the way. Your progress is SO inspiring. 🙌 We’ll be rooting for you both as you keto on!

How about you? Do you have a keto success story?

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  1. Sara

    This is a great story! Congrats, Ladies! I am having trouble staying motivated.

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