One woman’s bacon-fueled transformational weight loss is taking the internet by storm.
A woman known only as Amanda posted a series of selfies on Reddit documenting her epic weight loss over the last two years, which someone decided to transform into an oddly inspiring GIF. This compelling visual has turned Amanda into a viral sensation, and she recently appeared on Good Morning America.
Amanda credits the Keto diet for helping her drop the pounds. Refinery 29 reports that Keto stands for Ketogenic, which is basically a high-fat, medium-protein, low-carb version of the popular Paleo diet. One of our favorite aspects of Amanda’s regimen includes ingesting a fair amount of bacon.
The heavy fat, medium protein aspects of Keto actually suggest that the more fat we eat, the more fat we will burn. The science behind it is that insulin encourages sugar to be stored as fat while preventing fat from being burned as energy. Magic!
It hasn't all been easy-peasy, however. Amanda did have to cut out sugar, refined flour, and fruit juices. Some say the Keto diet is linked to high cholesterol and heart disease, so we recommend that you check with your doctor before embarking on any large weight loss endeavor.