How I Lost 140 Pounds

As Seen on the TODAY Show -1/07/2020

#1 New Release! USA TODAY Bestselling Author Stephanie Laska lost 140 pounds, roughly half of her body weight, by following a ketogenic inspired diet. She figured out the secret to losing weight without the crazy restrictions of a traditional keto diet by following a “dirty” and “lazy” version of keto.

Stephanie spent most of her adult life in the Morbidly Obese Class III BMI category. Hovering close to 300 pounds, she avoided booths at restaurants and feared not fitting into amusement park rides. “I once put my jacket over my lap so the flight attendant wouldn’t see that my seatbelt wouldn’t close,” she admits.

It wasn’t until a friend suggested she could continue to drink beer while still losing weight that Stephanie decided to “try one last time”. Any diet that included loopholes for having a cold beer might be worth a try, she reflected.

Through trial and error, Stephanie learned how eating a low carb, moderate protein, higher fat diet could finally nudge her weight in the right direction. “This is the weirdest diet ever!” went through her mind every time she got on the scale. Coming from an era of eating Fruit Loops washed down with a pitcher of Kool-Aid, Stephanie was clueless about the metabolic effects of consuming too many carbohydrates.

DIRTY, LAZY, KETO is the unique diet Stephanie followed to achieve her success. Using humor and simple explanations, Stephanie walks the reader through her personal manifesto for weight loss and maintenance. This beginner's guide is chock full of helpful strategies and food lists for you to immediately employ.

Stephanie has kept her weight off for seven years. She left behind a giant dent on the couch to run twelve marathons. As part of the elite “Clean Start Team”, Stephanie even ran the New York City Marathon in 2017 as a sponsored athlete for PowerBar. You might have caught her cooking debut with Al Roker on NBC’s TODAY Show. Her story and image have been celebrated in articles in FOX NewsThe New York PostReader’s DigestYahoo NewsMuscle and Fitness: HersKeto for YouRunDisney, and Costco Connection Magazine. She even defends the dirty keto lifestyle in an online Playboy interview (May 2019). You might have even seen Stephanie’s bikini photo (summer 2019) in First for Women Magazine!

Stephanie's hope is that the reader will leave inspired and armed with enough information to get started on their own journey of personalized weight loss success.

Let’s discuss the goals of this down and dirty mini-guide. By the end, the reader will be able to:

  • Partner with your physician to set realistic goals based on your current health
  • Understand the difference between a DIRTY, LAZY, KETO diet and a Strict Keto Diet
  • Accurately read a nutrition label and count the net carbs per serving
  • Confidently shop for ingredients that you need to be successful
  • Stock your fridge and pantry with appropriate foods for cooking and snacking
  • Prepare quick and easy meals, drinks, snacks, and desserts that are on plan
  • Strategize ways to prevent dehydration
  • Recognize and stop efforts at self-sabotage
  • Have a long-term plan for healthy, sustainable weight loss

Stephanie is even willing to share her weekly grocery list with you to help you get started. Helpful resources like this and more are available in this getting started guide. Hungry for more? NEW by Stephanie and William Laska - The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO Cookbook: Bend the Rules to Lose the Weight (Simon and Schuster) Available Now!

Together, let's learn about eating keto, specifically, DIRTY, LAZY, KETO!

Keto basics and all things ketosis are explained in Stephanie’s books.