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Jesus and Keto For Transformation

My husband Randy and I came to the keto diet looking at it from a Christian perspective; it’s the filter we choose to see from.

When we decided to combine our Christian faith and the keto diet, we did so in hopes of finding lasting transformation.

As a couple, we both had health concerns that needed to be addressed, and we knew that to see the results we were looking for, we would need to make a radical change to our diet.

We both needed a major lifestyle change to get on the path to wellness.

We discovered that when we began to apply the tenets of our Christian faith to the keto diet, the benefits surpassed anything we had hoped for.

Not only did our health begin to transform, but our walk with Christ also grew.

Christian Faith And The Keto Diet

Does Jesus approve of keto?
Does Jesus approve of keto?

You should know that by the time we came to the ketogenic lifestyle, we had exhausted all other avenues.

In fact, we had spent thousands of dollars on every known form of care and amassed a great deal of debt.

Going from one specialist to another seemed like a regular part of our lives. Looking back, it felt like our lives revolved around our appointments, and there was little room for much else.

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As Christians, we did everything in our power to get on as many prayer lists as possible. If someone was praying, we wanted to be included on their shortlist. 

We were desperate for change and wanted sustainable change. We were no longer in search of quick fixes with short-term results.

Jesus And Keto Lifestyle

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couple doing a Bible study
couple doing a Bible study

Then, in a bold step, we decided to combine our Christian faith and the keto diet in January 2014. It was a decision that God had clearly pointed me to during extended fasting and prayer.

At the time, God simply told me to cut out the sugar and grains. It was later on that I realized I was being directed to a ketogenic diet.

In 2014, we began the year on the keto diet as part of our church’s corporate fast. That decision turned into a fasting lifestyle for us.

God never released us from that fast, and that’s why it’s become what we lovingly call our “Jesus and Keto,” “Christian Keto,” or even our “Jesus Keto” lifestyle.

Today, we frequently get messages from people who, like us, felt prompted by the Holy Spirit to combine their Christian faith with the keto diet.

It’s so encouraging to see how the body of Christ uses it as a path to transformation.

Combining Our Faith With Keto

Bible study in progress
Bible study in progress

Prior to adopting the keto lifestyle, we were having little to no success. We were on this aimless path of always trying something new.

We finally learned that there were no shortcuts to achieving the real transformation we desired.

It was no longer about doing a gimmicky diet. We realized we needed a complete lifestyle change and made a commitment to each other as a couple that this time would be different.

Why? Simply put, the path we were on was always after a quick fix.

It wasn’t until we chose to make the low-carb diet a lifestyle that we found ourselves on the course that would eventually transform us.

Every measure we took to eliminate sugar, bad carbs, etc. from our diet was laced in prayer. We didn’t just toss a bunch of food and decide to try something new.  

This time was different because we genuinely included God in the process.

What’s more, we decided that to really see results, we had to give permission to each other to be accountable to one another. 

We were confident that God had led us down the best path and that it was something we both had to do.

With each passing day, our commitment grew, and our bodies responded favorably to this newfound lifestyle. In addition, our relationship even grew stronger.

Doing Keto As A Christian

small group with folded hands in prayer
Small group with folded hands in prayer

What we quickly learned when we first combined our Christian faith and the keto diet was how much it reminded us of how we felt when we would fast.

We were experiencing spiritual benefits along with physical ones. Not only were we able to consistently say no to the junk food we ate on a regular basis, but we also noticed that our faith and trust in God were growing.

We were really intrigued by it because we didn’t fully understand what was happening. Could combining our Christian faith with a keto diet have more than just physical benefits?

We discovered that, indeed, there was more to this ketosis-inducing diet. There was a bit of science behind what we were experiencing.

For one, when you are in ketosis, your senses are heightened, and you’re able to focus better. So it made sense that this also gave us the ability to hear from God more clearly as Christians.

Our bodies are quite complex, and we believe that there is a spirit, mind, and body connection that affects all three areas.

Keto Reminds Us Of Christian Fasting

When a person does any form of fasting, guess what rises? That’s correct, our ketones. Do you think this rise in ketones when fasting is a coincidence?

I, for one, don’t believe this to be the case. To me, it simply points to our creator’s perfect craftsmanship. Being in a state of ketosis allowed us to be less distracted.

When the brain fog from all the junk we used to eat finally lifted, we were able to deal with the root problem that was affecting our health.

We began to address years of food addiction effectively by combining our faith with that of a keto lifestyle.

Is it any wonder that God would lead us to the discipline of prayer and fasting to see a real transformation? I don’t think so.

The Bible clearly states that there are some instances in which the only way we will be delivered is if we fast and pray. But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting. Matthew 17:21

I believe that combining our Christian faith and the keto diet was the key to our deliverance because being in a state of ketosis allowed us to make better choices consistently.

Keto A Fasting Mimicking Diet

The Ketogenic diet mimics the benefits of fasting. In fact, in some circles, keto is referred to as Fast Mimicking Diet.

The major difference between food fasting and a ketogenic diet is that on a ketogenic diet, you don’t abstain from food entirely but rather reduce your carbohydrates to levels that force your body to produce ketones for energy.

Being in ketosis means your body is burning fat for fuel rather than glucose (sugar).

Could any diet that focuses on clean eating work? Sure, to a certain extent. You can have similar side effects by eating a very low-calorie diet. But to enter ketosis, your carbs must be quite low.

However, what we have found, and others too, is that because a keto diet is very satiating, it makes staying compliant so much easier. Plus, it’s a very healing and muscle-sparing diet.

A recent study took a look at type 2 diabetics who undertook either a 3-day fast or a zero carbohydrate diet for the same length of time.(1) The study was done to try to elucidate the mechanism of the beneficial effects of a low-calorie diet on blood glucose in diabetics, which could be due to a) weight loss; b) low-calorie intake; or c) lower carbohydrate intake.

After 3 days of fasting, glucose and insulin dropped dramatically in these diabetics, by 49% and 69% respectively. But they also dropped on the low-carbohydrate diet, although not as much, the researchers calculating that 71% of the glucose response to fasting was due to the absence of carbohydrate. Rogue Health & Fitness 

Jesus And Keto

The more we understood being in ketosis, the more we saw it as God’s tool to help us heal.

For the first time, we were indeed able to crucify our flesh and address a lifetime of food addiction.

Finally, Randy and I found the answer we were looking for.

Losing Weight With Jesus

Randy’s keto transformation has been nothing short of a miracle. He was able to lose over 80 pounds and no longer suffers from type 2 diabetes and hypertension.

Today, many of the symptoms I dealt with are mainly in the past. With each passing day, I see how my body is transforming.

That one act of obedience started us on a journey to becoming whole in spirit, mind, and body, where we would aim not to neglect any of these three areas.

Gone would be the days when we would only focus on one aspect to the detriment of others.

Christians In Ketosis

What the Lord did with our decision surprised us. But why should it surprise us that our words need to match our actions?

Although we both were faithful in declaring the word of God over our lives and trusting in the power of Jesus to heal, our faith was without works.

If a person chooses to follow Christ yet never takes the steps to live free from the stronghold of sin, wouldn’t we know it’s not God’s best?

Shouldn’t it be a natural flow from our hearts to want to obey God? Somehow, we fall into the trap of thinking there is an exception when it comes to our diet.

It is as if God cares about our choices but doesn’t mind how we feed our bodies.

Thankfully, being in a state of ketosis as a Christian has made it possible to stay on the path to healthy eating consistently. And we can say that our walk now matches our talk.

Jesus Isn’t Your Genie; He’s Your Lifeline

I’ve had people tell me, “Hilda, this is why I pray for my food so that God can clean it up.” They say it with a chuckle and a wink to somehow make what they just blurted out okay.

Can I tell you it’s not okay? It’s NEVER ok.  I know because I tried that rationale, and it didn’t work.


Because it’s the equivalent of ingesting the poison and pleading with God not to let it affect us, didn’t Jesus explain this perfectly when he was in the wilderness and tempted by satan? Matthew 4:1-11  

Jesus told satan, “It is also written: “Do not put the Lord your God to the test.”  We must be willing to ask ourselves how often we test God with our actions.

How far do we stretch the envelope to see what we can get away with? Do we really think that our poor diet choices will not eventually catch up with us?

For years,, Randy and I felt we were the exception to the rule because we refused to take responsibility for our dietary habits.

It was always that tomorrow I would change, but tomorrow would come, and we wouldn’t budge from our position.

Because I genuinely want you to see real transformation, too, I implore you to realize that there are no exceptions.

There was no exception for us, and there will be no exception for you.  Sooner or later, we all have to account for our actions.

Faith without works is dead. This is true in any area of life, including our dietary choices.

We can’t expect God to be our genie in a bottle. Our confession must mirror our actions.  Facing this brutal fact was the first step to fundamental transformation for us.

If you desire similar results, then I encourage you to stop pretending that you can get away with your poor lifestyle choices and begin to take the necessary steps to change.

A Radical Diet Change Was Needed

Various Foods that are Perfect for the Keto Diet
Various Foods that are perfect for the Keto Diet

It wasn’t until we began to combine the promises of God’s word about healing and change our diet to a low-carb keto one that we finally began to see our health turn around.

Could God have miraculously just stepped in and healed us? Sure, and trust me, I have seen him do this many times.

However, sometimes, we are healed as we go. In other words, it’s not an instant but gradual healing. I believe this has been our case.

As we gave our bodies the nutrition they needed, our bodies did what God designed them to do: to heal themselves. This is what we believe it means to live in divine health.

The bottom line is that Randy and I had some growing up to do in this area. And because God was more interested in our character than our comfort, he had us on the long road.

What we’ve learned is that when something has the potential to change not just our lives but that of others, he usually includes us in the process.

He invites us to crucify our flesh and build our character for the blessing of many.

What resulted in an act of obedience on our part birthed the ministry of Fittoserve Group. Today, we see thousands of lives impacted, and it’s humbling.

The ripple effect of our decision to combine our Christian faith with the keto diet is making a difference in ways we may never know this side of eternity.

Consider Combining Keto With The Christian Faith

Hilda and Randy Profile Picture owners and founders of fittoservegroup
Hilda and Randy, the owners and founders of Fit To Serve Group

We make no apologies for our Christian faith because it takes center stage in our lives. Without Christ, we would not be who we are today. Without a doubt, we can’t separate our faith from what we do or who we are.

People are choosing to come to us not only for our keto recipes and lifestyle tips but also to put their faith in Christ as their eternal hope, all because of our decision to be obedient and bold with our faith.

If you want to combine your faith with the keto diet and would love some assistance, feel free to reach out to us.  It would be our honor to support you.

You can follow our journey on Instagram and Facebook 

Consider joining our Private Facebook Group, where others are combining their Christian faith with that of a keto diet. 

Join Our Jesus And Keto Movement 

Looking for an online support system to help you stay on keto? As a family, we came to the keto diet, looking at it from a Christian perspective. As believers, we live our lives supported by God’s grace.

So when the Holy Spirit led us to combine our Christian faith and the keto diet, we did so, hoping to find lasting transformation. Following the Holy Spirit’s prompting, we got on the path to real transformation. 

Knowing firsthand the benefits of this decision, we have created a closed Christian group that is using the keto diet to transform their lives.  We invite you to join our Private Facebook Group and see if it’s not the key you have been missing.

Be sure to request our FREE Jesus and Keto E-Book (First 7 Days). We hope it blesses you.

Faith-Ignited Keto Devotional

Consider getting our Faith-Ignited Keto 30-Day Devotional, where you’ll discover how to combine the Christian faith with the keto diet and learn how to lean on your faith for maximum transformation.

Through daily reflections, Bible verses, and practical tips, you’ll find strength, joy, and fulfillment in your journey toward wholeness and wellness. Whether new to the keto lifestyle or a seasoned veteran, this devotional offers insights and inspiration to support your path to a healthier, more vibrant life.

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