Daisy Brackenhall is a Brit who has been living in rural France for the past 17 years. She lost half her body weight with weight loss surgery and low carb eating and has since maintained a healthy weight with keto. Keto has also helped her significantly reduce depression and migraines. She is a part-time gardener and lives with her three dogs and cats.
Daisy is a podcaster and produces two weekly podcasts. In the Keto Woman podcast Daisy chats with extraordinary women and shares their inspiring stories with listeners. Monday Mindset is Daisy’s newest podcast and a collaboration with her friend and psychologist Terri Lance, who works at The Fasting Method. Each week they share with each other and their listeners something that they’ve found inspiring or motivational.
A few years ago Daisy created and continues to run a successful Facebook group for women called Kickarse Keto Bitches. With almost 3000 members from all around the world, the group functions as a safe and inviting community for women to find and offer support to one another.
This crossover episode is the first of two episodes with our KetoWoman and Monday Mindset podcast host Daisy Brackenhall. We had a wide ranging conversation over various topics around various life issues. Louise and Daisy are kindred-keto spirits as their respective weight gain and weight loss journeys were very similar, which they found out when they met through the 2KetoDudes group. Louise was lucky enough to visit Daisy at her acreage in rural southern France when she was living and working in the UK. Daisy was instrumental as host of her KetoWoman podcast which introduced Jackie and Louise. As they say, the rest is history.
Public Health Collaboration Ambassador program
M&S Pork Scratchings
Rodda’s Clotted Cream
Alter Eco chocolate
Quotes by Daisy Brackenhall
“I have a French Bulldog who snores and the snoring is getting louder, and I'm gonna have to start listing her as a co host!”
“I started gaining weight, probably early double digits, round about 12, all sort of things that impact me started happening around about that time. That with hindsight, I think set me up for certain pathways that ended up with weight gain and probably then rolling on with depression and migraines. I can remember starting to feel quite unhappy for periods of time when I was quite young. So those are the things that just sort of set up and accumulated over time.”
“I was healthy, reasonably healthy, still on the inside, but it was really having an impact on everything externally. ”
“I tried like everyone else, I tried all sorts of different diets from the age of about 14, I think my first one that I tried was Herbalife and tried all sorts of different things. ”
“As a lot of us have experienced during this lockdown periods, how important those connections are, and how it impacts on our mental health and how when we find our tribe as we have done and experienced with our low carb, keto community, they how we feel, they you understand me, they get me. You do? Don't you understand this experience? Yeah, so finding our tribe is really important. Now, I'm used to most of my tribe being online.”
“It’s been an interesting experiment to observe what’s been going on. It reinforces that I need to generally keep sweeteners out of my life. But it’s ok to come back in limited amounts or special occasions or some kind of treat in some way.”
“So that is my new normal now that's the way I live without having dessert.”
Connect with Daisy Brackenhall on social media
Keto Woman podcast
Social Media: @KetoWomanPodcast
Monday Mindset podcast
Social Media: @MondayMindsetPodcast
KKB Facebook group
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