Keto Hope Dealers Spotlight

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Our December Spotlight is:

Dr. Raquel “Roque” Grogan-Webb, DC, MS

Our December Spotlight goes to Dr. Raquel! We have recently connected with her over the past few months. We have just been amazed by her story, her knowledge, and her desire to help others on a professional level as a doctor and nutritionist. We are very excited for you to check her out and read her story. Enjoy!

I started my keto journey in December 2018. It was something that I stumbled across as I wasn’t looking to lose weight or change my life. I was looking to change my son’s life. I heard about the “diet” countless times, but never put much stock into it because the thought of eating high fat and meat didn’t make sense to me. At the time, I was getting my master’s degree and the course work was all about the food pyramid: high carbs, moderate fruits, vegetables and low amount of fats.

Even with having this knowledge, I weighed more than I ever have, felt worse and looked paler than I ever have in my life. Despite all of that I still thought I was doing everything right until my 3 year old son had his 3rd seizure in as little as 3 months.

With my son’s epilepsy diagnosis, I woke up!! My degrees and certifications didn’t mean anything at this point. I felt helpless and at a loss of what to do next. To make matters worse it seemed like the neurologist didn’t have any of the answers that my family was looking for. He could not tell us why our 3-year-old continued having seizures and only gave us one solution for treatment, medication. To our family, medication is always the last resort and making it the only option was not really an option or answer for us.

Our thoughts were, “there had to be another option for him to get better.” While I was sitting in his hospital room, I turned to google for any answers I could find. I spent hours doing research until I came across the Ketogenic “diet”. Why not try it right? The doctor didn’t have many options for us to choose when it came to our son’s treatment regiment. So, we decided to dive in head first and start our Keto family journey. Let me tell you right now, the rest is history.

Being a part of Keto Hope Dealers Spotlight means so much to me for two reasons. One, it has been 2 years since I started my Keto Journey. Two, it will be 2 years this month that my son has been seizure free! While there are many health benefits on this lifestyle, I had an added bonus of losing 40 lbs. and I work everyday to keep it off. Whatever your reason is for starting this lifestyle, go for it and dive head first into the deep end. If you don’t know where to start off swimming, find someone that can be there and teach you how.

Dr. Raquel “Roque” Grogan-Webb DC, MS

Every month, we will be featuring an inspiring KETO brand or someone who is currently doing the keto lifestyle that we feel is consistently spreading hope and inspiration to not only us but the world. Not only will you and your journey be featured on our website but you will be shared across all of our social media channels. It’s YOUR time to shine. You are a “Keto Hope Dealer”
**Interested in being featured on our “Keto Hope Dealers” Spotlight page? Send us an email at support@ketohopedealers.com and we will be back in touch with you should we feel you are a good fit. 💚🖤**

Previous Spotlights

Our September Spotlight is:

Mary Daniels

The reason why we chose Mary as our FIRST Keto spotlight was because of her passion and heart to be a light that others desperately need to see in the keto community. She personally reached out to LaToya (one half of the Keto Hope Dealers) and shared some encouraging words that really touched LaToya as she was going through a very tough week mentally. It touched her so much that she broke down in tears at how much this truly touched her heart. This led us to ask if we could feature her and share her amazing story with the world. Check out Mary’s story below.

I started keto in September 2018 after years of trying everything else. I had been gaining weight rapidly after having three kids in four years. My sister suggested a low carb diet and I initially just started off with counting out sugar, bread, rice, and pasta. Within months I was seeing great results and had begun to do more research and had committed to a fully keto lifestyle. In May of 2019, I had lost 57 pounds and was setting a 60-pound goal out in front of me, until I found I was pregnant.
I couldn’t hold anything down aside from bread the entire pregnancy, and often times not even that. At my third ultrasound, we got a huge surprise that we were having twins! They showed up premature 10 weeks later and at delivery, I was up 5 pounds higher than when I had started.
I felt so discouraged and felt like I was starting from scratch. I took a few months and let my body adjust and then on the anniversary of finding out about my pregnancy I decided to recommit and get back in the game. The only thing worth gaining all my weight back was those two perfect babies. Luckily, I had about a 30-pound head start from breastfeeding for months. I made the decision and the next day I was 100% back in.
Since May 2020 I have given it my all, but felt like I was all on my own… especially in the middle of a pandemic the five kids at home full time (eating all the food!) So, in mid-July, I started a keto Instagram. In the last five weeks, I have been figuring out the social media platform and finding so many amazing and inspiring accounts. I have felt connected in this journey for the first time and have met the most positive and encouraging people. I feel so privileged to be joined together with you, now, and your Keto Hope Dealers program. Thank you again!
Every month, we will be featuring an inspiring KETO brand or someone who is currently doing the keto lifestyle that we feel is consistently spreading hope and inspiration to not only us but the world. Not only will you and your journey be featured on our website but you will be shared across all of our social media channels. It’s YOUR time to shine. You are a “Keto Hope Dealer”
**Interested in being featured on our “Keto Hope Dealers” Spotlight page? Send us an email at support@ketohopedealers.com and we will be back in touch with you should we feel you are a good fit. 💚🖤**

Our October Spotlight is:

Dawn Velez

Our October Spotlight goes to a strong woman who has truly been a gamechanger in the keto world. She is always striving to be the light and help others get healthier right alongside her. Meet Dawn Velez, founder of Kurvz Kingdom. We chose Dawn as a keto hope dealer spotlight because she is not an underdog, she is a BOSS chick. Period. We are honored to pass the baton to her for the month of October.

My name is Dawn Velez, I am the founder of Kurvz Kingdom, after years of struggling with my weight and having low self esteem and confidence, as well as trying all kinds of diet fads nothing was sustainable for long term results.

My weight went up and down for years, now that I have been on Keto for almost two years and incorporated a low impact workout I have been able to not only shed pounds but also help other women do exactly what I have done.
While on my journey my passion has become inspiring, motivating and helping others to free themselves from the confines of feeling trapped in their own bodies. I love helping my clients navigate the Ketogenic lifestyle and helping them to believe in their abilities to change their body with fitness.

Dawn Velez
CEO Kurvz Kingdom LLC
Every month, we will be featuring an inspiring KETO brand or someone who is currently doing the keto lifestyle that we feel is consistently spreading hope and inspiration to not only us but the world. Not only will you and your journey be featured on our website but you will be shared across all of our social media channels. It’s YOUR time to shine. You are a “Keto Hope Dealer”
**Interested in being featured on our “Keto Hope Dealers” Spotlight page? Send us an email at support@ketohopedealers.com and we will be back in touch with you should we feel you are a good fit. 💚🖤**
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Our November Spotlight is:

Nick and Ashley Alvarez

Our November Spotlight goes to an amazing couple! We have watched them grow, overcome challenges, seen their failures, and seen how they bounced back through adversity. While going through those life changes, so did their bodies. They did not allow the pandemic to control their habits. They decided to take charge of their health again and never look back!

Check out their story below!

The keto lifestyle has changed our lives FOREVER. We decided in April 2020 that we wanted to get our health back. The pandemic had just started and we were three weeks in feeling terrible because we were eating whatever we wanted all day long. Our energy level vanished and we were continuing to add weight. On April 14th we decided that was it. It was time to get back to what worked for us, Keto!

Within the first week, we could feel our energy levels coming back. We were feeding our bodies the right things and feeling great. We started following people who were on the same journey as us such as Keto Hope Dealers for motivation, advice, tips, and tricks. The more we saw someone else pushing themselves to the limit, we would too. We started exercising from day 1. I think that has definitely helped us tone as the weight flew off.

Nick was uncomfortable, couldn’t sleep at night and had bad knees due to inflammation. Outdoor chores had become hard and just being able to play basketball with our kids took a toll on his body. Keto has totally changed that. He has not taken a prescription for his knees since we started. He has been able to do normal chores without an issue and play with the kids and not be in pain after. We can not say enough great things about this lifestyle. It used to be so hard to stay on keto when it was brand new. Now, there are so many different products out there specifically for keto. That makes it so much easier to shop and have meals that we love and enjoy. If you are thinking of starting Keto, do it! You will not regret it.


Nick and Ashley Alvarez

Every month, we will be featuring an inspiring KETO brand or someone who is currently doing the keto lifestyle that we feel is consistently spreading hope and inspiration to not only us but the world. Not only will you and your journey be featured on our website but you will be shared across all of our social media channels. It’s YOUR time to shine. You are a “Keto Hope Dealer”
**Interested in being featured on our “Keto Hope Dealers” Spotlight page? Send us an email at support@ketohopedealers.com and we will be back in touch with you should we feel you are a good fit. 💚🖤**

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