Disclaimer: Please consult your physician(s) before trying the keto diet. Jonnathan is not a doctor or nutritionist.
Jonnathan, a Marketing Director by trade, grew up in Houston, Texas as a son of Vietnamese immigrants who were owned a restaurant and a convenience store. While at the restaurant, his parents taught him how to cook like a professional chef and while at the convenience store, his taste buds were trained to crave cheap junk food.
When Jonnathan and Olivia met, he weighed nearly 290 pounds and was taking lots of medication from blood pressure medication to high cholesterol medication. With Olivia’s help, Jonnathan shed over 100 pounds within 18 months before their wedding. However, eight years later, Jonnathan’s weight yo-yoed, with him gaining 60 pounds back, forcing his doctors put him back on the medications they took him off just eight years earlier. Jonnathan has struggled to lose weight, and was tired of all the various diets he tried.
However, in 2018, Jonnathan was introduced to the keto “diet.” Although he was initially very skeptical about the diet, he, through the urging of his wife, Olivia, tried it. Since starting the keto lifestyle, Jonnathan has seen his insatiable appetite satisfied, non-stop cravings disappear, energy increase, and his weight gradually drop, with little exercise.
Growing up in a professional kitchen has given Jonnathan an advantage as he keto-fies the Vietnamese/Chinese recipes he grew up making to help satisfy his eclectic taste buds. Follow him on My Fit Keto and glean from his skills in the kitchen and follow his journey to sustainable health as he lives the keto lifestyle.