• No requirement for exhausting workouts: The ketogenic diet is a scientific protocol to enter automatic weight loss mode simply through eating. 
  • Lose weight comfortably: The goal of the keto diet is to enter ketosis, a metabolic state resulting in satiation, a relief from food cravings and a boost in energy.
  • Scientifically proven: Created in the 1920’s by US researchers, the ketogenic diet is long-established as an effective weight loss method.
  • Succeed through guidance and support: Alexia Bjarkan is your keto coach in Dubai. Her program reveals the exact steps for entering weight loss mode, together with offering support and accountability for you to succeed with your weight loss goal.
  • Assessment of your current diet.
  • Advice on what to eat and what to avoid to enter the weight loss mode ketosis.
  • A customized and nutritious meal plan, including a cookbook with simple yet delicious recipes.
  • A health drink kit to kickstart ketosis in your first couple of weeks.
  • A ketone meter to measure your ketosis, to ensure that you stay on track.
  • Grocery store visit: I’ll accompany you for your first keto food shopping and guide you on how to succeed. (For Dubai residents).
  • Home visit: I’ll asses the content of your kitchen cupboards, help you clean them out and replenish with your new keto foods. (For Dubai residents).
  • Weekly 1-hour coaching sessions to explore what strategies will make your new, healthy eating habits sustainable long-term.
  • Coaching sessions via phone call, video call, or in person at Dubai clinic.
  • A written summary of each coaching session with agreed action steps, to keep you accountable.
  • Daily support via email and WhatsApp for when you have questions or need a boost.

I’m your keto weight loss coach in Dubai. I help my clients empower themselves to be their best versions – and it all starts with healthy eating.

I used to think that I was a hopeless case, doomed to a lifetime of binge eating. My food abuse affected everything: it isolated me from people whom I cared about, destroyed my finances, killed my joy for living. It nearly ruined my life: I had depressions and mood swings so bad that I was misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Thankfully, I did not give up. Originally from Sweden, I traveled the world for ten years to find a solution. It all began with discovering the ketogenic diet, which took away my cravings and enabled me to enjoy food while feeling satiated. But that was only the start.

My long-term abuse of food was hardwired, and I needed to transform to change my behavior. I went to any length and finally, through a combination of natural hacks, my overeating ceased. The results were astonishing. My “bipolar” symptoms disappeared, I aced my career and tripled my income, improved my relationships, felt happier and better than ever… It was like being reborn to a new life!

My experience of how key a healthy relationship with food is to thrive in life gave me a mission of helping others on the same path. So much pain can be eliminated by learning to eat well! Therefore, I trained to be a coach and quit my corporate career to pursue my passion for coaching on the keto diet.

Today, I am happy and healthy and work both online and at a medical clinic in Dubai. I help my clients optimize their health and weight on the keto diet, so that also they can create the lives of their dreams. That is what The Benefactory is for: a space to create your best version.

Thank you for visiting, I’m looking forward to connecting!

Alexia Bjarkan

Transform Your Body and Life on Keto, like Varsha!


I Had Almost Lost Hope to Lose Weight

When I joined Alexia’s coaching program, I had almost given up on losing weight. I had tried pretty much everything that I could think of and spent a fortune. I hated my weight and the way it made me feel, and I was scared that nothing would ever work on me.

Hands-On Customized Solution

But I decided to make one last try, and thank goodness that I did: Alexia’s program changed my life! Following her simple guidance made me start dropping weight so quickly that it felt like a miracle. I would never have succeeded with losing weight on keto just by googling or reading a book: Alexia’s coaching is the reason why it finally worked for me. I love how hands-on she is, like joining me at the grocery store to teach me keto grocery shopping. I’ve passed on what I’ve learned to my family, so they are now healthier and happier too!

Daily Guidance

When I was on diets in the past, I gave up the moment it became difficult. I’ve had challenges also in Alexia’s program, but her support made me continue – and succeed. I could contact her anytime via email and WhatsApp with my questions and concerns, and she always responded promptly with the answers that I needed. 

Expertise and Loving Support

Alexia both answered my keto questions and gave me loving support to carry on through every obstacle. What I love about Alexia as a coach is that she’s not only a keto expert, but she’s overcome food difficulties herself. It’s not just business for her, but she is genuinely passionate about helping her clients improve their lives on keto. I’ve never felt any judgment from Alexia, but just understanding and positivity.

Reversed My Medical Conditions

Before working with Alexia, my life was held back not only by my weight but also rheumatoid arthritis, hypothyroidism, PCOS and insulin resistance. By the end of the program, I decreased my rheumatoid arthritis and thyroid medication, and came off my PCOS and insulin medication! I never thought that was possible. The freedom that I’m enjoying now by having reversed my illnesses is incredible!

Finally, I’m Confident and Loving My Body!

Losing weight is not only about vanity. Of course, it’s nice to feel attractive again. It’s a lot of fun shopping for smaller outfit sizes and dressing up. It has put a new spark in my marriage. But far more important is the confidence and self-love that my new, healthy lifestyle has given me! Before, I used to hide away. Now, I’m stepping into life again. I join social events, and I’m taking up the old hobbies that I love but gave up due to low self-esteem. I don’t want to waste another second feeling down about my weight. I’m going to enjoy my slim, strong, and healthy body and live life to the fullest!

My Life’s Best Investment

Alexia’s coaching program is the best investment that I’ve ever made. What I’ve learned and implemented completely transformed my life for the better in eight short weeks. I will continue the lifestyle for my happy and healthy ever after!

Varsha D., Dubai.

Transform Your Body and Life on Keto, like Mohammed!


Excess Weight and Diabetes

As an Arab, I’ve grown up on a diet excessive in carbs. It was not until my thirties that I, after some research, realized that this was the reason behind my escalating weight. My health was also suffering due to my diabetes. I’ve watched family members die way too early due to ill health and understood that this would be my fate too if I didn’t do something.

A Limited Life

Although death isn’t an exciting prospect, I was maybe even more scared of never daring to go to the beach again. For years, I’d felt too fat and uncomfortable to show myself in swim shorts. I was angry with myself: these were meant to be my best years and I was wasting them missing out on life!

Reduced My Insulin Medication

My research led me to keto, which I understood could help both my weight and diabetes. My doctor was not excited about the idea but agreed to let me try. I found Alexia to be the keto expert in the UAE, and I joined her program for safe and professional guidance.

What happened was incredible. By following Alexia’s advice on keto while my doctor closely monitored my health markers, I drastically reduced my insulin medication in a matter of weeks! I’d always thought that my diabetes medication was a lifelong doom, and now it felt like I was taking nature’s medicine.

Keto for My Arabic Taste

Most of the keto information online is catered for Westerners and their way of eating. I was worried that I would have to give up the flavours of my culture and not being able to find foods that I’d enjoy enough to stick with in the long run.

It turned out that this wasn’t an issue: Alexia helped me figure out how to adapt the keto meals to suit my taste buds. She taught me how I could make keto versions of most of my traditional Arabic dishes. It has helped me embrace keto as a lifestyle: I’m still eating an Arabic cuisine, except that this one is keeping me slim and healthy!

Losing Weight While Socialising

Before starting keto, I was concerned about how it would affect my socializing. I’m a social person, and a diet wouldn’t work if I’d had to sit at home counting calories. But what’s fantastic about keto is that it doesn’t feel like a “diet,” because it’s not restricting. I just need to know how to prepare myself or what to choose on the menu when I go out, and that’s exactly what I’ve learned from Alexia.

If anything, keto has improved my socializing since the slim version of myself is a lot more energetic, happy, and confident. And yes, I can go to the beach again – I’m finally free and making the most out of my life!

Mohammed A., Abu Dhabi

Transform Your Body and Life on Keto, like Soraya!


Doable Anywhere

I’ve spent a lot of money over the years on expensive weight loss treatments around the world. It wasn’t sustainable to continue paying and putting my life on hold to travel to other countries to chase results.

Alexia’s keto program was an entirely new experience since she taught me how to practice the keto way of eating to lose weight wherever I am. I even lived in a hotel and mainly ate in restaurants for the first half of the program, and I still lost weight every week thanks to Alexia’s guidance on where to eat and what to do!

No Complicated Requirements

It was such a relief not to have to fulfill any complicated requirements or make weight loss a part-time job, as it had felt like during my previous treatments. Instead, Alexia helped me customize the keto principles to suit MY particular life. I just had to show up and take some simple steps!

Results for Motivation

In other weight loss programs, I used to dread the weekly weigh-in. Not with Alexia – I looked forward to getting on the scales because the result was always exciting! Losing weight quickly and steadily every week was an amazing motivation boost.

After many years of feeling trapped in my body with little to no control, it was liberating and empowering to learn how to take charge of my weight. With each kilo that I dropped, I started to feel more like myself again!

A New Body AND Mind

I used to be obsessed with dropping the excess weight but working with Alexia has made me see the bigger picture of health. There is no point in achieving an “ideal” weight if I’m still miserable in my mind. Before, I had sleepless nights worrying and beating myself up.

Alexia introduced me to simple yet powerful techniques to change my inner dialogue. Not only do I sleep better now, but I’m happy with myself and my life. I’m the one in charge now, of both my body and mind!

Skills for Life

I had 30 extra kilos when I started working with Alexia, so obviously I have some kilos left to lose after finishing her 8-week program. But I’m ok with that because I now know exactly what to do to drop weight automatically in ketosis. And Alexia has helped me make my keto eating a habit, so I can easily continue my weight loss journey on my own. My target weight is no longer a farfetched dream – I finally have the skills AND confidence to achieve it!

Soraya C., Mauritius

Transform Your Body and Life on Keto, like Lemonie!


I Wanted a Healthy Lifestyle

I’ve never been a fan of dieting. I don’t see the point in going on a strict regime to lose a few kilos, and then putting it back on when not keeping up the diet. What I want is a healthy lifestyle where I don’t have to worry about weight at all.

Lost Control After Pregnancy

Weight was never an issue for me – until I had my first child. That’s when I lost control of my body! I tried the usual methods: controlling meal sizes, counting calories, working out. I pretty much worked myself to the ground, but it didn’t help: I only kept gaining! I was getting desperate.

A Quick and Safe Weight Loss Method

I had heard a lot of success stories about keto, but also how it can go terribly wrong when you don’t know how to follow the diet. So I joined Alexia’s program to get expert advice on how to do keto properly, to not risk anything. With Alexia’s guidance, I started losing weight my first week – I didn’t even have to go to the gym anymore!

Simple AND Delicious!

I was worried that doing keto would be tasteless or complicated since I had enough demands as a new mother. I was surprised to learn that keto was the opposite. Alexia broke down the science of keto into simple and achievable steps. She taught me easy recipes that take only minutes to make, and they taste fantastic, too.

I could hardly believe Alexia when she encouraged me to have a keto dessert every day (that was probably my favourite part of the program). So I started enjoying yummy desserts, and I continued to lose weight. I now know that it’s possible to treat myself without guilt or negative consequences!

Bonus: Energy and Mental Focus

I worked with Alexia to reach my target weight, but I was amazed by all of the other health benefits of achieving ketosis in her program. My schedule with my newborn was exhausting, so I was surprised by the incredible energy boost and mental sharpness on keto. It has allowed me to be present and active with my daughter in a way that I could never have in my old way of eating!

One Year Later, I Still Love the Result!

It’s been a year now since Alexia taught me how to achieve my dream body on keto, and I’m still benefiting every day. Enough time has passed for me to know that keto IS a healthy “lifestyle”: it’s not a restriction, but a choice because its effects are so amazing! My mommy kilos are long gone, and I don’t have to make an effort to keep them off – just continue enjoying the tasty food.

Lemonie G., Stockholm

Why the Be Your Best Version Program?


A keto protocol followed correctly is a natural and comfortable way to eat to lose weight.

The ketogenic diet has amazing health benefits: among them weight loss, energy, and optimized health. If you know how to follow the protocol correctly, that is.

At the events that I run, there are always people telling me that they’re “eating keto”, but are frustrated that nothing is happening. Well, the good news after hearing what they’re doing is that they’re not failing with the diet – because they’re not following it. Google is fantastic, but sometimes the wealth of information can cause confusion.

As your coach, I will teach you the exact steps to take to enter ketosis and reap the benefits. Since everyone is unique, we will together explore what will be the best strategy for YOU to reach optimal results.

Without accountability, it’s easy to fall back into old patterns.

Have you ever had weight loss as a New Year’s resolution? If so, you’re not alone: year after year, it remains the most common one. It’s also most commonly broken by the second week in February. Why? Perhaps because statistics show that it takes around two months to form a new habit. If we’re relying on our own willpower alone in that process, it will probably run out before we have made our new routine part of our lifestyle.

Research from The American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) shows that committing a goal to someone gives you a 65% probability of completion. Having specific accountability appointments with a person increase your success chances to 95%!

As your coach, I will be there for you to make sure that you don’t get back on the sofa eating junk food and telling excuses. Together we will figure out your best action steps for reaching your health and weight loss goals, and I will hold you accountable for taking them.


Bad breath is a possible initial and temporary side effect of ketosis. It’s one of the challenges my program will help you overcome to reap the benefits of the diet!

The goal with the ketogenic diet is to enter the metabolic state of ketosis, which results in weight loss and other health benefits. Ketosis is effective because it’s powerful – and that’s why it often comes with side effects in the beginning. These usually go away after a couple of weeks but can be so unpleasant that many people give up on the ketogenic diet. And never get to experience the amazing benefits!

As your coach, I will support you when it gets tough. I will guide you to overcome the obstacles. I will be there to congratulate you on the other end – the new, fit, and healthy you!

What’s the Be Your Best Version Program Philosophy?

Girl needs to finish her cake tempting as an orgy

What would be possible for you, if food wasn’t holding you back?

It’s impossible to create the life of our dreams if unhealthy eating is in the way. If you’ve ever had to cancel a hot date due to diarrhea, gone broke from binge eating bonanzas, or been called a “psycho” after a blood sugar meltdown, you know what I mean.

When we learn what foods to eat for empowerment instead, nothing is stopping us. Just imagine what you’d do on those hot dates, how you could spend your money, and the joy you’d get from thriving relationships!


What would it look like if it was easy?

You’ve probably tried a diet before. Perhaps you’ve even had some success. But if you’re reading this, I’m guessing that it wasn’t sustainable. Since most diets involve controlling portions, feeling hungry, and exhausting yourself, they tend to result in breakdowns and eating even more than before the diet.

The ketogenic diet is different. The goal with this way of eating is to enter the metabolic state of ketosis, which turns off hunger and cravings and gives a boost of energy. Your excess weight will drop off while you’ll be feeling great!

Skinny Girl Eating Burgers

How committed are you to take action to achieve your goal?

Visualizing the awesome things we want in life can be wonderful. But all of the positive thoughts in the world won’t help if we stuff our faces with junk food!

As your coach, I will help you with the most powerful combination: a positive approach coupled with action steps towards your goal.

Fat girl is scared of trying something new while laying on medical bed

What does a life that you truly love look like?

Change can be scary. But sometimes it makes more sense to be scared of doing nothing at all. Like, keeping a diet that is causing excess weight and ill health.

As your coach, I will support you on the scary, thrilling, and transformative journey of empowering yourself through healthy eating. From there, you can do anything!

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