With the keto diet continuing to grow in popularity, we're seeing more and more people sharing their keto journeys and success stories on social media. And nowhere is this more the case than on Instagram, an online photo-sharing platform with over 1 billion active users.
Following keto Instagram accounts can help you stick to low-carb eating, especially when you just start thinking about giving up. Let's face it – the keto diet is difficult to stick to, and it can also seem quite complicated to beginners. That's why getting inspiration from others who've been there helps, especially when you get to see the transformative results.
Below are some keto Instagrammers to consider following for inspiration and motivation. Many have a huge following and post their daily journey, meals, struggles, and advice.
Katherine Salom, aka Ksalom and Ksalom_Fitness, is a social media star from Baytown, Texas. She has over 40k followers on Instagram, and she also makes YouTube videos on all things keto related. Kat started the keto diet to manage excess weight caused by her hypothyroidism. Her Instagram features mostly homemade keto meals and fitness inspiration.
Alexis is the owner and creator of 100ketodays. Based in Pittsburgh, she started her keto journey in 2014, and while she did experience ups and downs in her weight, she has managed to lose 63 lbs since. What's really great about her is that she diligently posts every day (sometimes multiple times a day) on the world’s most popular photo-sharing platform.
Stephanie is a wife, mom, and owner and creator of Keto in Texas. She's lost 84 lbs since she began the keto diet in 2017 and is sharing her success on Instagram. Her excess weight was caused by PCOS, a hormonal condition that often leads to insulin resistance and weight gain in women. Follow Stephanie to see her motivational posts, before and after pictures, and lots of keto food and meals.
Oh My Keto features mostly posts of delicious homemade keto meals. The creator of this popular Instagram account with over 135k followers is Nicole. She's been overweight for most of her life but has managed to lose 92 lbs in 1 year. Nicole swears by keto saying that the diet has saved her. Definitely check out her Instagram for recipes invented and made by Nicole herself.
From overweight, self-conscious, pre-diabetic, and suffering an eating disorder to healthy, confident and in the best shape of her life, Lauren's keto story is truly remarkable. Lauren Berryhill is a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer who specializes in Keto. She was recently featured in Women's Health Magazine for losing over 100 lbs on a low-carb diet. Her Instagram is a great source of before and after photos, inspirational quotes, fitness updates, and keto products.
Dr. Ryan P. Lowery, PhD is a sports science expert and researcher. He is the CEO at Ketogenic.com and author of The Ketogenic Bible. His Instagram features updates on what's happening in the science of keto, inspirational quotes, keto food, and more. If you need a source of info from a true professional in the field, then give Ryan a follow.
Moshe is based in California and he's the creator of the Ketokosher Instagram page. He posts about keto food he made himself. His own keto journey started just a year ago after an ankle surgery during which he kept flat-lining on anesthesia due to his weight. Now, he's much healthier, happier, and is sharing his enthusiasm for keto meals online. Moshe has lost 79 lbs on a keto diet and is also an avid cyclist.
Megha and Matt are the power couple behind KetoConnect, a global hub for people who want to transform their lives with the keto diet. Besides Instagram, you can follow Megha and Matt on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. They share the latest ketogenic research, recipes, and answer questions about the keto diet on all their social media. Every morning on Instagram at 9am EST, you can tune in for their Live Q&A and listen to the Keto for Normies podcast.
Julie Smith is the founder of Keto Made Simple, a blog for all things keto. Julie was diagnosed with PCOS in 2017 and decided to try keto to lose weight. Since then, Julie has lost over 60 pounds and says she had gained her life back. Her Instagram can help you understand and follow keto with less effort since her approach does not include macros tracking.
Leanne Vogel of Healthful Pursuit is also known as the Keto Queen. She's a best-selling author, has a highly rated popular podcast, and has developed many programs to help people reach optimal health with a keto diet. Follow her Instagram to get updates on her podcast, books, and life. There, she also shares keto food, products, and keto inspiration.
Jeremiah Peterson, aka The Keto Fitness Coach, was 40 years old and 100 lbs overweight when he realized he needed to make a change. He went on to lose 92 pounds by following the ketogenic diet and working out. Jeremiah loves the great outdoors and he shares captivating landscapes on Instagram Stories. Other than that, his Instagram page, which has amassed over 77k followers, contains lots of inspirational before and after photos, keto meals, motivational quotes, and family life.
Besides posting regularly on her Instagram page that has attracted over 140k followers, Jen Fish manages a blog and has released three best-selling keto cookbooks: The Easy 5-Ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook, The Big Book of Keto, and Keto In 30 Minutes. Her keto journey started in 2016 when she decided to treat her psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis with low-carb eating. Follow her Instagram to learn about her life story and see photos of delicious keto meals.
Kyndra D. Holley is an author of best-selling keto cookbooks such as Dairy Free Keto Cooking and The Primal Low Carb Kitchen Cookbook. She’s based just outside Seattle, Washington with her husband and 5 pups. Kyndra knows quite a lot about keto and food in general since she's spent 15 years in the restaurant industry. Check out her Instagram to see her weight loss transformation on a keto diet and for amazing keto meals inspiration.
Suzanne Ryan has been overweight for most of her life and has tried many different dieting methods to no avail. Her transformation began in 2015 when she started the keto diet and has lost a massive 120 lbs since. She shares a lot about her journey on her Instagram but also her YouTube channel where she posts her weight loss updates, recipes, product reviews, grocery hauls, and other things keto-related.
In case you didn't know who Vinny Guadagnino is, he starred in The Jersey Shore back in 2009. These days he's known for transforming his body on a keto diet and he shares his success and advice on Instagram. His keto-themed Instagram has over 708k followers and features keto meals, keto products, bit of advice, takes on the keto diet, and Vinny himself.
Another celebrity who's living the keto lifestyle is Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry. She originally started eating low-carb to manage her type 1 diabetes. She also relies on the keto diet for fitness and attributes her youthful looks (at 52 years young) to this lifestyle. Halle occasionally shares keto meals and her keto story in her Instagram posts, but you can also visit her Keto Cooking and Fitness Stories for inspiration.
Luis Villasenor is the founder of Keto Gains. If you want to get advice and guidance from someone who's truly a seasoned keto dieter, Luis is your guy. He's been following the ketogenic diet for over 17 years and has really optimized his body. Follow his Instagram for words of wisdom, insightful tips, fitness advice, the best keto products reviews, and Luis's adorable pupper – Darth Benito.
Joanna is a mother of two from Southwestern Ontario, Canada. She's suffered from emotional eating and sought help in the fall of 2016 only to receive nutritional advice. By the end of that same year, she decided to take her health into her own hands and began her keto journey. She's lost over 60 lbs since, and you can follow her success on Instagram.
Tristan Haggard lives in Ecuador with his wife, Jessica and kids since 2010. He works as an entrepreneur exporting and wholesaling high-end organic foods and herbs from Peru and Ecuador. He also coaches clients for weight loss and leading a healthy lifestyle. Tristan has released a keto diet cookbook, has a YouTube channel, and talks about keto and the carnivore diet on his Instagram.
Michael is a fat dad getting less fat on a keto diet. His Instagram features homemade keto meals, his favorite keto products, his slimming frame, and lots of good humor and emphatic swearing. If you like a more lighthearted approach to talking about losing weight on a low-carb diet, then this Instagram account is your go-to.
Kellie Foster is a chemical engineer from Toronto. She been following the ketogenic diet since August of 2015 and has lost 100lbs since, reaching her ultimate goal weight. Kelly swears by the keto diet, saying that she will continue to eat keto for the rest of her life. Her Instagram is filled with valuable keto advice, food, products, and her weight loss success.
The keto diet is garnering the attention of social media users, and, now, many successful keto dieters and experts are using this platform to share their wisdom and stories. If you need something to keep you motivated in reaching whatever is your goal on keto, then Instagram is a great place to start. The 21 accounts listed here are just some of the most active and engaging you may want to consider.