Rami and Vicky Abrams (formerly Rami Abramov and Vicky Ushakova) are two entrepreneurs based in Brooklyn, New York. They first discovered the keto diet in 2014 and were initially (and understandably) a little skeptical about a diet that allowed more butter and bacon intake than it did whole grains. Never ones to live with unsatisfied curiosity – they dug deep into the diet’s background. They were impressed by its foundation as a peer-reviewed medical treatment and weight loss tool and decided to give it a shot. Within just a few weeks, they were steadily moving toward their goal weights and had never felt better in their lives.
Seeing the scale move in the right direction, seemingly effortlessly, was great, but the two biggest advantages they noticed were a steady energy state and increased mental clarity throughout the day. Best of all, Vicky’s PCOS cleared up and hasn’t returned to this day! The further they traveled on their keto journey, the more consistent benefits they felt; what started as a short-term experiment turned into a complete life transformation.
Both Rami and Vicky are self-professed “foodies” who love to try new dishes and genres at every opportunity. Although enthralled with their new way of “fat-focused” cooking with all the flavors it provided, the couple found that they were missing many of their old favorites. Determined to have their cake and eat it, too, they began to seek out new ways of re-creating established conventions in the kitchen.
It involved a few trials and errors, but eventually, they experienced a breakthrough. Vicky is fond of saying that there is always a way of re-creating almost any favorite “conventional” food, including dessert. For a diet that revolves around eliminating sugar and other harmful sweeteners, that’s quite an achievement!
At the beginning of 2015, Rami and Vicky developed Tasteaholics.com and focused on writing research-heavy articles while also developing and photographing recipes and blogging about their progress. The site rapidly became renowned as an expert source for both keto information and tantalizing recipes. By the second year, they began publishing their popular series of cookbooks called Keto in Five. The cookbooks are centered on three basic principles: every dish contains five or fewer grams of net carbs per serving, is made with up to five ingredients, and can be prepared in just five easy steps. In 2016, they both quit their jobs and begin to focus exclusively on Tasteaholics.
In 2017, the Abrams launched So Nourished, Inc., a company dedicated to creating quality low-carb products, such as sugar replacements, low-carb brownie mixes, pancake mixes, and syrups. They also expanded their sites to include keto meal plans, news articles and launched the Total Keto Diet mobile app (now the #1 keto app in the Android store with over 2 million downloads!).
Today, the Abrams are experts in the keto diet industry and are authors of bestseller, Keto Diet for Dummies. They are focused on growing their companies and branching out into exciting keto products that they would have loved to have when they first started their keto journey. In her spare time, Vicky volunteers to help animals get adopted using her acquired photography skills. She enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors and working with her hands. Rami enjoys producing music, working out and coming up with the next crazy idea.
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