Keto Success Stories: Before and After

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Written by Amanda Johnson, Keto Expert and medically reviewed by Abby Courtenay

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The ketogenic diet gets a lot of traction on social media, as people are eager to share their keto success stories and pictures with their friends and the world at large.

But it’s important to understand that they are not trying to show off or glamorize weight loss.

Posting keto before and after photos is a way of:

  • Opening up and being vulnerable
  • Reminding yourself how far you’ve come
  • Sharing your story
  • Inspiring and motivating others
  • Getting positive feedback
  • Connecting with a larger community

Looking for motivation to start a keto diet, or just want to see some real, honest examples of what’s possible? 

Here is a roundup of images and stories people have shared about their ketogenic journey, in their own voices. 

Please note that the people featured in this article are not affiliated with PlanKetogenic and may or may not have used our customized keto meal plans.


Women's keto success stories

One of the first things you’ll notice about female before and after keto pictures is the words in the captions used to encourage and support others. 

A picture can tell a thousand words, but listening to what women on keto have to say can be an even bigger inspiration. 

So don’t skip over reading the captions!

















Keto men before and after pics

They may not be as vocal on their posts, but males also have ketogenic weight loss stories to tell. 

Take a look at these low-carb transformations!





@huffman2healthy #morph 23 months counting... #weightloss #ketotransformation #gymmotivation #lifechange ♬ feeling - Official Sound Studio



Keto success stories over 40 and 50

It can be more difficult to lose weight as we age, but that hasn’t stopped these successful low-carbers! 

Hashtags like #ketoover40 and #ketoover50 are well deserved badges of honor and points of pride that knit these communities together. 







Keto and exercise before and after

For these folks, fitness is a key part of their ketogenic weight loss journey.

Many women and men share their keto and weight lifting before and after stories, while others find other types of workouts to support their lifestyle. 




Keto acne before and after

While not its most famous benefit, a low-carb diet can also do wonders for the skin.

Not only do some people see their acne clear away, many use the hashtag #ketoglow as an ode to their newfound natural glow.





Carb face vs keto face

Did you know that your face can change when you lose weight? 

This is actually where we find some of the most incredible transformations. 

Take a look at these keto face before and after photos!












Want to learn more about how to do a ketogenic diet?

Read the keto beginner's guide to get started!


@paul_ketocottagekitchen #keto #ketobeforeandafter ♬ original sound - Paul @ketocottagekitchen