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How I Lost 145 Pounds Eating Low Carb

Dot2Trot's Low Carb Living

Dot2Trot's Low Carb Living

Published on 3 years ago

A little about me, who I am, what I've gone through, and why I've created this low carb living channel.

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✅The book that helped me lose 145 pounds (and saved my life):
"Why We Get Fat," by Gary Taubes -- http://amzn.to/2chiuqO

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Comments :


Tanya . 11 hours ago

Wonderful woman. Intelligent and gorgeous.

Jaki Mathews

Jaki Mathews . 21 hours ago

I'm a 75 retired fitness instructor and it is not hard to lose weight at any age if you cut out the carbs. I retired 4 years ago. Carbs will kill you. Allow yourself 20 a day because it's unhealthy to have no carbs. Check out keto.

Jaki Mathews

Jaki Mathews . 21 hours ago

Hi Dot. I'm on the keto, also low carbs. I only needed to lose 12 lbs and I lost 8 the first week. I also FEEL better inside. This is the best thing I've done in a long time. My goal is 142 to my ideal 130. The best to you.

alison norcross

alison norcross . 23 hours ago

I hAd metabolic syndrome. Still hot it I think. High cholesterol diabetic low thyroid. My periods stopped late 40 when I got shingles.

Jenny Gibbons

Jenny Gibbons . 23 hours ago


Mark Hogan

Mark Hogan . 1 day ago

You go.

Damian Jenkins

Damian Jenkins . 1 week ago

How do you get started? Food is such an addiction for me.

Damian Jenkins

Damian Jenkins . 1 week ago

I’m proud of you. Great work!

Beth Standley

Beth Standley . 2 weeks ago



LVNCSR . 2 weeks ago

Can this work for someone who does not eat meat?

Deb Stein

Deb Stein . 2 weeks ago

I'm wondering about Keto for someone with chronic kidney failure. All that protein and fat seems like it would be unhealthy for kidney failure. On the flip side losing weight would help the kidneys. Not sure I do put good fats in my smoothies. I used the kale mix with berries an add blueberries, vegan protein powder, sometimes spirulina and I have some frozen avocado chunks. A little bit of coconut oil too. Seems like that would be chock-full of nutrients and good fats. But I don't want to eat protein at every meal I just don't think that's good but maybe the key is just no refined sugar and no carbs or very limited carbs. I do love healthy food as well as the bad stuff so I think I'm already halfway there. But what about the kidneys? Any info would be appreciated.


missingcdaniel . 2 weeks ago

You are amazing!


MrRadiodio . 3 weeks ago

why the thumbs down whatever


MrRadiodio . 3 weeks ago

you look great

Claire Futrell

Claire Futrell . 3 weeks ago

Wonderful, informative video. Thank you for posting this.

stefano nutini

stefano nutini . 3 weeks ago

I really could not wait around to try the fat loss program “Yamzoko Weebly” (Google it). This has given me excitement. I propose you to Google this program also. My pal has shed 10 lbs already because of this weight loss plan. .

Toni G.

Toni G. . 3 weeks ago

Hello, great video Dot, that's absolutely incredible how much you've lost thank you so much for sharing, honestly i have been struggling with my weight since i was 14 years old, i'm 31 now. I haven't ever been a big eater i know some people in the comments will say "oh you can't gain weight or have a weight problem if you don't eat much" That's not true at all....even my doctor said it's possible because what happened in my case is that i tried dieting my whole life ever since i was 14 but my very first diet i was ever on was i stupidly starved myself terribly which i didn't know it can make you gain weight by doing so, but then i struggled until my late 20's and then when i moved where i am now i was on a medication for about a year and i gained weight from that so it isn't always because "you eat too much"!!!! But honestly i know the truth and i don't let people bring me down because so far i have lost about 64 lbs and it's just finally working for me what i'm doing with the low carb diet too, more protein, and of course i drink a lot more water, i'm still going i don't have a terrible amount to go but i have a goal and i'm going to nail it. I know i will make it there. :)

Dawn 1

Dawn 1 . 3 weeks ago

Very informative, ty. Congratulations

Stary Eyez

Stary Eyez . 3 weeks ago

I'm 56 years old, 5'6" and 220lbs, up and down the scale. Huge sugar eater, cant seem to self-contol!? Hashimotos... and I'm fearful of what could be happening to my insides..thank you for sharing your story. Making serious lifestyle changes spoke to me...its just not about the numbers any more...it's my life! Sit at a desk, 8 hours a day...yes, huge problem...getting rid of the sugar is the hardest thing in the world...I will watch your channel for the encouragement😊 thank you so much! Were you are is here I want to be...

Puddin Tame

Puddin Tame . 3 weeks ago

Thank You!....Just....Thank You!!

Karen Bearden

Karen Bearden . 4 weeks ago

You are a wonderful advocate for healthy living! Thank you so much for sharing your story and giving hope and help, thank you.:)

Michael W

Michael W . 4 weeks ago

Way to go girl! You're great, never give up 👆🏻 Thank you for your great recepies 😋🔥🙏🏻

Alice Downing

Alice Downing . 4 weeks ago

Dot, YOU ROCK!!! Congratulations on getting healthy and living your life! You are an inspiration! I have been overweight most of my adult life and like you been on every diet known to man kind.I would lose some, go off the program, thinking that "I could do it myself", and I would fail miserably.Gaining the weight back, plus more.Last year, I finally got serious with the support of a dear friend and started on l intermittent fasting,low carb, high fat diet..and lost 45 #, trimming down from a size 16 to a 10.I got back to my rowing machine at the gym as well and did 100k meters between Thanksgiving and Christmas as an online challenge.I felt on top of the world..moving easier, less body pain, better confidence and self image.I have hit a bump in the road, moving, etc, etc(life), and have been "off my program" and I have gained about 10 # back in the past 4 mos.I haven't been putting myself first.I have been putting my job and everything else first and I feel like hearing what you had to say is going to help me put the brakes on where I am headed and get back on track.I start out good in the morning, lunch, when I get home, I am tired..and it all goes to hell..I HAVE to get my focus back!thanks for your encouragement and a prayer for your over-coming the cancer..thank you for sharing your story..

Sharlene Kiger

Sharlene Kiger . 4 weeks ago

A new Subscriber here - What a lovely intelligent lady! I gave finally found a "real" person I can learn from. Thanks Dot; you are pure class!

Bon Chance

Bon Chance . 4 weeks ago

GOD BLESS you always Dot

Marinda Slabbert

Marinda Slabbert . 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Dot! You are an inspiration. My hubby and I are both overweight but Keto is so yummy. We've only started a few days ago, but my tummy already is a little smaller. Thank you for all the awesome recipes.

Carol Menton

Carol Menton . 1 month ago


Bilal Sidik

Bilal Sidik . 1 month ago

I tried low carb diet and lost my taste buds


dialynn44 . 1 month ago

I'm a new subscriber, and what I love about you is you aren't in a bikini, telling with a huge smile how we can do it, too! I don't mean you aren't beautiful in your own self...but you come across as REAL, and me, at 71 years old, not wanting to face dying next year, never having had cancer, a stroke, diabetes, well, God has blessed me. And I started this KETO thing not knowing ANYTHING. Just that on my scale it said 400+ pounds, and I didn't even count the extra pounds OVER the 400! Since I had a pantry full of the wrong foods, I DID throw out the obvious, things with SUGAR, WHITE BREAD, and sweetened foods. But the fact that there are SO MANY people out there, telling your TRUE stories...I decided ONE MORE TIME to lose weight. Little did I know was that I would feel SO good, and NOT BE HUNGRY! I still can't process HOW eating FATS and things I couldn't on all my other diets, actually is GOOD for me! But I don't care if I ever truly understand. At 71, I feel great, and have since October 1st of 2019, lost 52 pounds! I was going to have to go on blood pressure pills, but mine went down so much my doctor was amazed! I went off sugar with the aid of a great book called: SUGAR BLUES. I don't have his name at hand, but he told the WHOLE story of how America and others had to be INTRODUCED to SUGAR, and that diabetes came AFTER sugar was started to be given out as small samples like, to get people hooked on it. He, himself, was a victim, and he tells his whole story. I cried reading it, I was so unaware of the facts throughout history. In 2003, at about 325 pounds, I had a crippling fall over a frozen concrete block that was frozen to our concrete patio, and covered by drifts of snow, so I didn't know it was there. I had Xrays and my legs which scraped the unmoving block from under the fronts of my knees, down both shins, ankles, feet and toes, and nothing was broken...but they said I'll have severe trauma for the rest of my life [pain]. Sitting around all days and having to use a walker balooned me up to over the 400 pounds. I give all thanks to my Lord & Savior, and to you and ALL the people on YouTube, because all my friends are there. I don't go on any other Social Medias...because everything I need is here. I am SO proud to be a new sub of yours. I am trying all kinds of things to replace what I ate before. I LOVE ERITHROTOL! [SP?} It is my NEW sugar ;-) God bless you always, dear one. I love plain cooking...not things that take time and a lot of work, ingredients, or going to special stores. I have all my deliveries once a month, being on a VERY limited income. PEAPOD delivers and I would recommend it to anyone who cannot get out and their service is GREAT! Also AMAZON.COM. They have everything from soup to nuts, literally, and I should have stock in that company!.....{{{{HUGS!}}}} and God's blessings......Diana in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.....a positive attitude and loving yourself also is a GREAT THING!......

LV Teach Me

LV Teach Me . 1 month ago

You're such an inspiration-a beautiful person all the way round. I look forward to learning your recipes. No going out to eat.

Lori Fodor

Lori Fodor . 1 month ago

So glad I found you. There are no accidents in life. I believe everything happens for a reason. I have decided to start a low carb lifestyle and was looking for help, ideas, recipes etc. You ended up in my recommendation list and decided to see what you were all about. I have been down the same road as you. At 72 I have decided something needs to change. I say it's never too late. It ain't over til it's over. You get do-overs!

Faye Wike

Faye Wike . 1 month ago

Dot, your background is so similar to a lot of us. A year ago, the day before Thanksgiving, I ran up to Walmart to grab a few last minute ingredients for our Thanksgiving Dinner. Pulling into the parking lot I realized I was extremely out of breath. My thought was: "I'll pop over to the clinic across the street and take a breathing treatment; problem solved!" Wrong! My BP was 240 over 120. The Dr. wanted to admit me. My reaction was: "No way!" How will everyone survive if I'm not available to cook thanksgiving dinner!? No, No, No! After they brought my BP down, a breathing treatment and promises I'd make an appointment with my GP, I did just that- in February. My dr. asked what's under that bandage on your chin? (Just something growing that I had been ignoring for over 2 years). It was cancer. That took two months of radiation treatments. So..... like you, I decided, if I wanted to be around to watch my 2 yr. grandaughter grow up, I better start focusing on *ME* I've started a low carb diet ... lost 30 lbs so far and my journey has just begun. Keep spreading the message! Edit: after rereading my comment I hadn't weighed myself in a few weeks. Correction: I've lost 40lbs. so far!

cindy neri

cindy neri . 1 month ago

I can only imagine being able to do those activities again. That’s why I’m here 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

it be burnin itchin.

it be burnin itchin. . 1 month ago

im sorry i have to say it but... her eyebrows said: (


CH S . 1 month ago

You are incredible and my inspiration. Thank you for sharing. Gave me hope


Ulvia . 1 month ago

You look younger and pretty

the moonspinner

the moonspinner . 1 month ago

Love your channel and your blogsite and a huge BOO to those idiots who disliked this video! It's a grand video! Blessings for excellent health and healing.

Tina Lewis

Tina Lewis . 1 month ago

You look great. Would love a few of your recipe.

Ginny c

Ginny c . 1 month ago

To think that they all laughed at Dr Atkins in the early 70's, calling him a charlatan! He's really the father of keto/low carb as we know it today. He deserves that honor and title.

Stuart Pierce

Stuart Pierce . 1 month ago

Hope we see you again on YouTube. Thanks Jennifer 😊 👍


Sherismiley . 1 month ago

New subscriber! Soo excited to have found your channel. I am about 70 pounds overweight and have been following Dr Eric Westman and only eating 20 total carbs a day. Looking forward to watching all your videos!!!

Sher Grissom

Sher Grissom . 1 month ago

Thank you. LOVE this video. 63 and 163lbs. I want to loose 20lbs. I am trying this.

A daughter of the great King of kings

A daughter of the great King of kings . 1 month ago

The only Book that definitely changed my entire life was the Holy Bible, the Word of GOD. The Lord Jesus alone was able to get at the root of why I overate, which began in my youth. And Christ alone has made me free from overeating, and for all of the wrong reasons: He showed me, and I received it by faith, that I ate out of abundance, emotional eating, depression, anger, sadness, boredom, loneliness, greediness. I looked at food with my carnal natural eyes, and my old heart of flesh which deceived me, Romans 7:17 “Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.” The Holy Scriptures said that I needed a new heart of flesh, and a renewed right mind, that only the Holy Spirit can give. So many times in my past I relied upon food, which was also, habitual eating. And sadly, I had to admit to God, that I loved the pleasure from food more than God. Now I have only a few years to go before I will be approaching 70 years old. This new life in Christ was a gift from God. I finally realized it, and received it with joy by faith in Christ. And I agree with the Word of God, that in my own strength, I cannot do anything without the Lord Jesus, the Christ, my Rock. Philippians 2:5 “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:” John 8:23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. 24I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.. Jesus, also, delivered me and made me free from drunkenness, smoking, dieting, drugs, prescription medicines( biblical meaning is witchcraft, sorceries. We have obtained the English word Pharmacy, which we derived from the Greek word Pharmakeia, see Strong's concordance G5331) Now I'm free indeed from: television, sports, high fatty foods, not too much salt and sodium, gluttony, junk foods, binge eating, laziness, doctors, hospitals. And I no longer count calories, weigh foods, nor follow fad diets, and I weigh often. And I follow the Biblical guidelines of what the Holy Scriptures says: which is now a Kosher diet as outlined in the Book of Leviticus in chapter 11. My food groups mainly consist of fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, fresh herbs and spices, herbal or green teas, that are decaffeinated, lean cuts of meat, i.e., fish, organic chicken, turkey, grass fed beef. And very little processed foods or can foods, which the Lord is still working on this with me. And I am almost completely free from refined sugar, and no bleached flour: now changing to almond, coconut or wheat flour. And I do get daily exercise, except I rest upon the 7th day Sabbath as commanded. A I have started doing most my own yard work, and I'm doing all of house cleaning, I do not personally, own a car, so I walk a lot, and occasionally use public transportation. 1 Timothy 4:8 “For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.” I at one time weighed over 300 lbs; but I am now approximately, under 170. But because of my own fault, it has taken me longer than it should have taken. So now I have about 30-35 more pounds to reach my target weight. My dress size was formerly a size 26, now I can wear some sizes of 12-14. My target dress size is approximately, a size of 9-10. Jesus is my only healer of my sicknesses and diseases, and JESUS doesn't charge nor requires medical coverage. And I no longer trust mankind, nor rely upon them, nor do I see any physicians, now go to hospital or medical clinics. And may the Lord God bless each and every one of you. Psalms 103:2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

ana Shamsi

ana Shamsi . 1 month ago

Nice video..new subscriber here

Lynn Proctor

Lynn Proctor . 1 month ago

Many diets work well. They almost all get rid of the sugar, grease and processed foods. We are mostly fat because of our diets. We don't eat enough raw foods that are filled with enzymes, which help metabolize and digest foods, and process what we take in. Much of what we eat is not recognized by the body, and it is stored as fat, cholesterol, chemicals or sugars. Enzymes are the spark for any good diet. They also help us feel better. I tried the low carb diet more than once, and it didn't work well for me. It has for many, I know, but all that meat, cheese, bacon, eggs and fish made me feel unwell. Too much grease and oils, too. Look more into a high enzyme program, and you may be surprised at your success.

Wendy Read

Wendy Read . 1 month ago

Just found your channel and blog. Thank you so much -- I feel like I can do this (my biggest challenges are horrible sugar cravings, am an emotional eater, approaching menopause, and have a bad knee so exercise is a challenge) . . . thanks for the inspiration!

Donna Zappala

Donna Zappala . 1 month ago

SO REFRESHING and just down to the facts---that we all must take responsibility for our health. The majority of your story had me nodding, yes, yes, YES! Thank you for sharing your story and inspiring me to try again.

Natalka Poltavka.

Natalka Poltavka. . 1 month ago

Thank you so much. 100% true.

Sukayna Nathani

Sukayna Nathani . 1 month ago

Yes, good , very good. But, where is the diet recipe she was making g?

Tammy Hurley

Tammy Hurley . 1 month ago

You give me hope. God bless you

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