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Mitchell Rabin Interviews author of Dirty, Lazy Keto, Stephanie Laska

There is so much confusion and so many opinions of what a healthy diet is and what it isn’t.  There are almost as many opinions as there are people on the planet. As I moderate Nutrition Panels a couple of times per year for the past 25 or so years at Mark Becker’s NewLife Expos in NYC, I have ‘heard it all’.  What’s good for one isn’t necessarily good for another.  There are serious environmental considerations as well with certain food choices way more than others.  So there are, as with anything important, many variables.

To help sort a few of these out and to go into detail about fat-burning in super-contrast to sugar-burning, Mitchell’s guest today is author of Dirty, Lazy Keto,Stephanie Laska. And she has a great story!

Stephanie lost 140 pounds, roughly half of her body weight, by following a ketogenic-inspired diet. She figured out that the secret to losing weight without the crazy restrictions of a traditional keto diet was to break the rules and create her own “dirty” and “lazy” outlaw 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 seat belt wouldn’t close,” she admits.

That embarrassing moment was concerning, but it wasn’t until her son nearly lost his life on a roller coaster that Stephanie kicked it into high gear with the keto diet. “As my seat partner on the Thunder Mountain ride at Disneyland, my little boy was completely unprotected from the ride’s safety bar. He practically flew out of the ride down the first hill. The safety bar protected my 300 pound body – but not his!

Desperation and embarrassment motivated Stephanie to stop living in denial about her obesity. She was determined to try anything! When a friend suggested she could drink a cold beer, cut back on carbs, but lose weight, Stephanie was intrigued. Any diet that included loopholes for having a chilly one should be first on the list, she admitted.

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. For Stephanie, the strict keto diet didn’t make sense for the long term. Complicated math, expensive ingredients, and rigid guidelines? No thanks! Stephanie figured out the secret to losing weight was to break the rules. She believed there had to be a better way.

DIRTY, LAZY, KETO explains the unique keto diet Stephanie followed to achieve her amazing weight loss success. Using humor and simple explanations, Stephanie walks the reader through her personal manifesto for effective weight loss and maintenance. Her way is doable. Nothing fancy is required. It’s a practical solution for everyone! Stephanie shares how you can have your sugar-free cake (and eat it too) with long-lasting results. Her weight loss secrets and lifestyle tips are out in the open with DIRTY, LAZY, KETO Get Started Losing Weight While Breaking the Rules.

Stephanie Laska, M.Ed is the author and creator of DIRTY, LAZY, KETO. Coming Soon!  The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO Dirt Cheap Cookbook: 100 Easy Recipes to Save Money & Time by Stephanie & William Laska (Simon & Schuster, September 2020)


Mitchell Rabin is the Founder, President and CEO of A Better World Promotions & Media, with a background in psychology  stress management, acupuncture and social entrepreneurship. He is a counselor, and executive coach all as a means of educating and inspiring clients and students alike to lead others by modeling humane, eco-sensitive and integrity-based values.  He has been a consultant to business leaders and CEOs of green and health-oriented start-ups over the past  25 years. He is an impassioned environmentalist and social entrepreneur using media, the cultural arts & business as agents for change. 
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