Hi! Brenda again. This is the Ketoworks story...
I'd been struggling with weight issues ever since I was in primary school. At the peak of my misery I submitted myself to the dreadful BMI index, only for it to tell me that I was (without a doubt) overweight. 😞
It was then I made the concerted effort to make a significant change in my life. I immediately switched to a low fat diet when i was 17 years old, committed to regular exercise and after knuckling down I managed to shred 18KGs of fat and find myself in the best shape I'd ever been in.
Great stuff! But it wasn't long before I became complacent, and in no time at all my weight skyrocketed right back up to where it had all began.
In 2016 I was introduced to Keto from a friend who was seriously into their health and fitness. "High fat diet? Minimal exercise? Yes please!". So I gave it a crack, and wowee, it was working! I was dropping weight again, but because it was so difficult to find things to eat it was impossible to stay consistent. My friend's would roll their eyes when I would try and order off the menu... the whole thing was a disaster and I eventually gave up.
For the next two years I was a total skeptic, but after having seen so much success from within the Keto community I had to give it one last try...
Things were different this time. Eating Keto wasn't as difficult as it used to be, and all of a sudden I found Keto to be far more enjoyable experience now that I am more knowledgable and better prepared. I quickly learned how easy (and tasty!) a Keto diet could be when I figured out my style. I was hooked, and hungry for more!
At The Burger Block I created our very own Keto burger for the menu and it was a huge success. By establishing Melbourne's first Keto-friendly café I made the diet more accessible (and more delicious) for Keto and non-Keto eaters alike. I even made sure to list all that nutritional info so no more eye-rolls to be had.
The burger inspired me create a range of Keto foods for the café, and eventually establish Ketoworks in August, 2018. I know first hand how difficult it is for people to find quality low carb and refined-sugar free foods, and with 16 years experience in the hospitality industry I've been able to partner with the best Keto suppliers in market.
Ketoworks is a boutique store where I can share my favourite Keto foods with anyone who's struggled with weight issues like me. There are so many products around right now and sampling them all can be an overwhelming and costly experience.
I've done the hard work for you and will eventually devised a simple system where I rate the products from taste to texture and provide a personal review. This is my opportunity to share my secrets and success and give back to the Keto community who have done so much for me.
I look forward to seeing you all down at The Burger Block!