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Wendy’s Story from the Alta Vista News, Ottawa.

‘Swimming Upstream’ in the Sports Nutrition World

By Wendy Moore

This past summer I was a participant in the annual Ottawa Easter Seals fundraiser: Bring on the Bay. There were over 800 swimmers who swam on July 13 from the Nepean Sailing Club to the Britannia Yacht Club. There was a 1.5 km swim and a 3 km swim.
It was my first time swimming in this event, and I swam the 3 km distance. I proudly placed 3rd in my age group. A regular Master’s swimmer with the Ottawa swim team, Technosport, I had competed in swim meets, Nationals and Provincials, but not in an open water event like this one.
What was unique for me was that I swam this event in 1:05 without traditional fuelling of carb loading. On the contrary, I had fasted 18 hours and was on a keto/carnivore (minimal carbs) food plan. Two months ago, I competed in the 3-day Canadian National Masters Swimming competition in Montreal and had some of my best swim times for my events. I’m sure that I was the only one on deck of thousands of swimmers fuelling with water and ground beef and not carbs.
Up until 5 years ago, I had been a fully active triathlete and half-marathon runner, and I was a traditional ‘carb loader’ athlete. But a massive blood clot which should have killed me turned my life and my diet upside down. 

The night before my clot, I did an easy 10 K run with no swelling symptoms. Only 4 hours before I was to board a flight to Ireland for a 32-show musical tour, a massive blood clot from my ankle up through my abdomen literally brought to my knees. Had I boarded that plane, it likely would have been game over for me. A few angels got their wings that night I’m sure… and I’m eternally grateful. It was a dramatic way to discover that I have a hereditary blood clotting disorder.

Doctors told me that my mobility would be severely limited after that life-changing clot. Never one to give up hope, while I was couch-bound, I did a lot of reading on reducing inflammation (my left leg was almost twice the size of my right). It seemed that minimizing sugar and carbs was a big recommendation. By then I had also gained an extra 20 pounds from being more sedentary (and indulging in carb-loaded foods). This is how my journey into the world of low-carb keto began.  
The keto diet and various fasting durations brought me success! Now, 5 years later, I am at my ideal target body weight and my leg inflammation is gone. I am fully active in swimming, cycling, yoga, strength training and even some running.
I’ve decided to retire from major music touring and to focus on my continued passion for living a keto/fasting lifestyle and to helping others achieve success with their goals, weight loss, and major health benefits of living a keto lifestyle. It is my desire to help others write a health success story such as mine. 

Wendy is currently the Events Coordinator for IDM (Intensive Dietary Management).

It Was A Super Keto-Retreat In Ottawa, June 15

Our retreat on Saturday, June 15, was a rousing success. A full house, excellent talks and discussions, a wee bit of music and wonderful personal stories. Pictures to follow!

Registration for the ‘Just Announced’ Keto-Retreat in Ottawa on September 21 will be on sale at midnight tonight.

Attendees of past Keto-Retreat events will be able to take advantage of a limited-time special low price.
This event will sell out so don’t delay.
The cost of the day-long retreat will include a buffet keto-friendly lunch

The September Keto-Retreat will feature Dr. Eric Westman, Amy Berger, Dr. Robert Cywes, Sally K. Norton, and Andrea Lombardi.
I think you’ll agree that this is a very special lineup.

The September Keto-Retreat will take place from 8:30AM – 4:30PM at the Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Airport.

Our website will have the links to these guests along with all the specifics very soon.

Kingston Keto Retreat Wrap

Hi Everyone!

Our Kingston Keto Retreat was a big success! We had a lot of great information shared from our four fabulous speakers. We had some great exhibitors that also shared some great information. And people who attended reported that their time was well spent, they learned a lot, and were inspired.

I’ve included some pictures below so you can get a sense of what it was like.

I’ll definitely be planning more Keto Retreats for the new year, and we’ll announce the dates, locations, and speaker line-ups as those details get set.

For now, I just want to thank you all for putting up with multiple emails per week from me in the run up to the event. We are going to take a break from emails for a while, but rest assured that we are busy behind the scenes.

Thanks again to our great speakers: Megan Ramos, Amy Berger, Dr. Doug Bishop, and Tiia Bishop and to my wonderful volunteers who helped to make this event such a success.

Here’s a link to a video that Arthur and I recorded and posted on Facebook. Enjoy!

All the best,

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Another Facebook Live & Only Days Left to Register for the Keto Retreat!

Hi Everyone!

I recorded another Facebook Live video where I talked about some of the cool activities we’ll be doing at the Kingston Keto Retreat.

It’s still not too late to register!

See you in Kingston!

Regards,

Wendy

Wendy Moore
Keto-Retreat Kingston 2018
http://www.keto-retreat.ca
613-558-4933

A Facebook Live! Less than a Week to the Kingston Keto Retreat

Hi Everyone!

Less than a week now until the Kingston Keto Retreat on December 1, 2018. Here’s a link to a Facebook Live video I recorded where I talk about the Exhibitors that will be present at the Retreat:

https://www.facebook.com/kingstonketoretreat/posts/361638911073695

If you have been thinking about attending, now is the time to register! All of our Speakers are excited as well. We hope you’ll join us!

If you’ve already registered, thanks! Please help us with one last push to your social media circles. With December 1st coming up fast there is only a little time left to register.

See you in Kingston!

Regards,

Wendy

Wendy Moore
Keto-Retreat Kingston 2018
www.keto-retreat.ca
613-558-4933

Less Than Two Weeks Until the Kingston Keto Retreat!

Hi Everyone!

We are now counting down the final two weeks before the Kingston Keto Retreat on December 1, 2018. If you have been thinking about attending, now is the time to register! All of our Speakers are excited as well. We hope you’ll join us! Click here to register!

If you’ve already registered, thanks! Please help us with one last push to your social media circles. With December 1st coming up fast there is only a little time left to register.

See you in Kingston!

Regards,

Wendy

Wendy Moore
Keto-Retreat Kingston 2018
www.keto-retreat.ca
613-558-4933

Do You Need Help Getting Started On Keto Or LCHF?

Hi Everyone!

At the Kingston Keto Retreat on December 1, 2018, there is going to be a lot of information presented from our 4 guest speakers. If you have been following the Keto/LCHF way of eating for a while, you will have an opportunity to dive deep into some of the science that supports us in regaining our health and staying healthy. I wanted to emphasize, however, that there will also be lots of information provided that will be beneficial for someone who is new to Keto, or is thinking about trying it. 

If you are just getting started in following a ketogenic diet, or you are considering reducing your carbs, or you want to try intermittent fasting but aren’t sure where to start, we will be providing all of this information and more at the Kingston Keto Retreat. If you have been “doing Keto” for a while, then you almost certainly have friends and family that have seen your success and would be interested in learning more. The Kingston Keto Retreat is for all of you!

I anticipate that you and your friends and family will all benefit from the information our speakers will provide. And you’ll be surrounded by others that are just starting out as well as more seasoned Keto eaters who can share their own experiences about getting started.

We have some plans for helping everyone enjoy themselves at the Kingston Keto Retreat that won’t be revealed until you arrive. I hope you will join us in Kingston on December 1! Click here to register.

Regards,

Wendy

Wendy Moore
Keto-Retreat Kingston 2018
www.keto-retreat.ca
613-558-4933