Meet Joanie

Joanie Robach Founder MyKetoHomeI’m Joanie, the fourth of nine children, born and raised in Benton Harbor, Michigan during the 50’s and 60’s. My careers have run the gamut from home builder, to web show co-host, to English teacher. I’ve opened the door on a frozen gorilla (an actual, real gorilla) and survived a lighting strike. But my most thrilling adventures are with Mike, my high school sweetheart and husband of 47 years; our children, Amy Robach, co-anchor of ABC’s 20/20, and her husband, Andrew; and Eric Robach MD, and his wife, Michelle.  Oh, and eight terrific grandchildren!

I was raised by a Southern mama whose skills in the kitchen are legendary. Every night she prepared dinner for eleven. Our meals were scrumptious and carb-laden: potatoes, rice, noodles, pasta, bread. Mom made fabulous desserts. Every. Single. Night. Dad’s bedtime snack recipe for hungry kids: white bread with margarine, sprinkled with white sugar.

I was constantly eating but always hungry – Every few hours I had to eat something high in carbs or I’d feel weak – and HANGRY! My food choices didn’t change for over 64 years.

Mike and I started strict Keto (no more than 20 net carbs per day) in July of 2017. Although weight loss wasn’t my goal, I dropped a solid 12 pounds, and my weight barely fluctuates more than a pound or two. Mike has lost 15 pounds.

After a year we transitioned into a modified Keto diet, staying between 50-100 net carbs per day. I eat 2-3 nutritious meals a day and snack when I’m hungry. The difference:  now I eat and stay full. If you told me that a year ago, I wouldn’t have believed you.

I’m a teacher at heart.  I love sharing what I learn – including my mistakes – and hope you find this site informative and inspirational.  Welcome to My Keto Home, where you’re always part of the family.