Elaina is a Type 2 diabetic whose blood sugars are completely controlled with a high fat, moderate protein ketogenic diet: no medications, and no complications! She lives in Las Vegas and is a housewife who enjoys RV living.
As a pre teen, Elaina was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue and Epstein Barr Syndrome after contracting mono twice. She suffered from a suppressed immune system, and was in and out of the hospital regularly. At 13 she started suffering from intense pain and spent many nights in the Emergency Room being treated for pain. This resulted in a lot of lost weight, which was from starvation due to her poor physical condition, and was falsely accused of eating disorders. It took 2 years for the medical professionals to properly diagnose her as having severe and multiple gallstones. She was admitted to the hospital immediately, and scheduled for emergency surgery the next day.
The surgery was a success, and once Elaina was no longer in pain and able to eat food again she started binge eating, and gained weight rapidly. At one point during her teen years, she remembers weighing in at 270 pounds.
After so much medical trauma, Elaina began self-medicating and headed down a path of addiction. She didn’t care about her food choices, and lived off sugar and bad decisions, where a cycle of drugs followed by binge eating became a regular thing. She would turn to sugar when times were tough.
The signs and symptoms of diabetes were obvious, but Elaina put off going to the doctor for years. Finally, at 24, she went in and was diagnosed a full-blown Type 2 diabetic. For 6 years she let her diabetes rage completely out of control. With it came a plethora of other medical conditions: Candida, multiple skin, ear, and sinus infections, and a full year suffering from MRSA.
At 30, Elaina had enough! She was suffering physically, mentally, and emotionally. It was time for a choice: to make some changes and live, or continue on the path that would lead to premature death. She decided to start checking her blood sugar, and was stunned when the first test registered over 400. She resolved to begin walking daily, stop smoking cigarettes, and monitor her blood sugar closely. Even though she followed through with those resolutions, her blood sugar was consistently high, always over 300.
Elaina turned to the internet and social media to find more natural solutions to diabetes control. Then she discovered keto, and jumped right in! Her blood sugar, weight, and overall well-being rapidly improved. Ketogenic living alone allowed her to normalize her blood sugar, lose 100 pounds, and gain a very positive focus in life!
Since beginning Keto, Elaina no longer suffers from Chronic Fatigue, and her immune system has greatly improved. Epstein Barr Syndrome and infections are all things of the past! Even without her gallbladder this high fat way of living has healed her mind, body, and spirit.
Elaina has been dedicated to the Ketogenic way of life for well over 2 years now. Her blood sugar is consistently under 100, and she is the healthiest she has been her whole life. As a Ketovangelist Coach, her focus is on helping others overcome the struggles of weight, addiction, and diabetes. Living Keto and helping others do so as well, has become her life's work and greatest passion.
After a year of committed keto, I needed a personalized plan to improve progress and healing. I hired a coach to help fine-tune my methods and immediately regretted waiting so long to hire one. Thanks to the coaching expertise of Elaina Wang, I am no longer stalled and have the confidence to properly fast which has improved healing for a couple of health issues.
I gifted myself coaching with Elaina. I love it! It helps hold me accountable and she steers me in the right direction. Very much needed on my journey.
My coach Elaina Wang, is the reason why KETO is now getting the results I never got doing keto by the book before. Best decision ever.
I enlisted Elaina’s help with a macro evaluation and then with email coaching. What a wealth of knowledge! She helped me to understand that I was insulin resistant, which was causing me to lose weight slowly. She also suggested that I stop ALL sweeteners, including diet drinks so that my body wouldn’t elicit an insulin response. The result? I started losing weight again!
She also told me not to compare my journey with other folks’ journey because we are all different; that was a huge piece of encouragement for me.
Shout out to Kimmi for telling me what I already knew...but just didn't want to admit to; To Mary for being so relatable and the first person I thought understood my struggle (also for being a fashion diva--love your shoes although I'm sure I'd fall on my face); To Elaina for her sense of humor; To Jessyca for stressing the importance of family; To Katrina for proving that being better doesn't mean that you are going to end up perfect; To Michelyn for her cheery disposition and beautiful smile; To Linda who helps me focus on the journey; To Sabrina who reminds us to love life; To Mitzi who lives life to the fullest and has followed a journey so similar to mine (and to embrace the aging process as it can be beautiful-you own it!). To Lauren who has taken time to help me understand some of the weird stuff...Every coach has been inspirational, motivational, and educational to me. And it has been quite the experience to have had the opportunity to follow several of the coaches progress--because we are all a work in progress. I'm a tab bit jealous of people just starting out to have access to such great keto coaches--I wish I would have had the opportunity; it would have saved me a lot of trial and error. But, I am so happy to have found this family and I look forward to meeting many of you in Austin.