Jenna Jameson has transformed within the last year, and she says that a big part of that is thanks to the keto diet. The former adult film actress shared a side-by-side comparison photo of herself and the weight loss is undeniable.
“Today I celebrate 1 year of being #keto I have absolutely never felt better!” she wrote in the caption of the celebratory post on Instagram. “Combining #sobriety, the keto lifestyle and intermittent fasting is the perfect trifecta for me when it comes to a healthy sustainable fitness journey.
Jameson’s fans sent lots of congratulations her way in the comments section.
“You’re so inspiring and absolutely killing it mama!” one fan wrote.
Another commented, “Your progress is insane Jenna.”
In response to one of her fans, Jameson admitted that she had lost 75 pounds in the last year. She started off at 200 pounds and now weighs 125 pounds.
Jameson has documented most of her journey with keto on her Instagram page by regularly updating fans on her progress.
Back in February of this year, Jameson shared detailed insight into her meal plans for the day. According to that Instagram post, she drinks coffee when she wakes up every morning but delays eating until about midday. Breakfast consists of three fried avocados and an egg with cheese on top. Because she practices intermittent fasting, Jameson said that she typically waits about five hours before eating lunch. That meal is normally a chicken salad.
“I prepare boiled chicken thighs, I strip them, shred the meat and mix in my favorite Trader Joe’s garlic spread, green onions, celery and it makes a yummy kind of chicken salad,” she added.
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Here goes nothing. #motivationmonday UUUGH. I didn’t want to post this before picture. But once I mulled it over in my mind, I realized how important normalizing women’s true bodies is. This is normal. This is beautiful. My transition to health has helped me realize a lot of my connection to “skinniness” was unhealthy. It’s very possible to be thin and frightening unhealthy. So thickness does not equate to being sick, but mine was. I was pre diabetic, and a literal sloth. I remember back when I weighed 80 lbs and was starving myself… I thought that was pretty at the time but had no clue. I’m now a healthy size 4 and can keep up with my kids. Hallelujah! So remember these #beforeandafter pictures aren’t just to show the esthetics of being slim, they show hard work and attention to my inside health. This is a years worth of recalibration and focus. So in closing, remember how important your precious health is… don’t stress on what is staring back at you in that mirror. #ketotransformation #ketodiet #beforeandafterweightloss #cellulite #keto #weightlosstransformation #weightlossjourney #intermittentfasting
Jameson isn’t the keto diet’s only celebrity fan. As People notes, Mama June, a reality TV star who has had her own weight-loss transformation, has admitted to using it as well. Kourtney Kardashian has said that she’s had positive results on keto as well.
The keto diet limits carbohydrates and encourages adherents to increase the fat content in their meal. The goal of this way of eating is to train the body to burn fat for energy instead of carbs. This process is called ketosis from which the diet gets its name.
While keto has gotten lots of praise, there are some who maintain that it’s bad for your health. Celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels is one notable public figure who has spoken out about it and called the keto diet detrimental to long-term health during an appearance on the Today Show.