Adam Bremen was born with cerebral palsy, a condition that requires him to use an electric wheelchair. Even though traditional exercise wasn’t an option, he was determined to live a healthier lifestyle.
Adam discovered the ketogenic diet at the age of 42 and quickly shed 65 pounds. More importantly, he learned the value of a can-do attitude. Today, the founder of CanDo is helping and inspiring people everywhere with his delicious and nutritious Keto Krisp bars.
From Chocolate Mint to plant-based flavors like Almond Butter & Blackberry Jelly, every bar is protein-packed with just 2g of sugar. It all adds up to the ultimate treat for low-carb dieters, on-the-go snackers, and people with CanDo attitudes everywhere.
Recently, we caught up with Adam to learn more about his journey and hear his advice for fellow entrepreneurs.
01 Why did you start CanDo Keto Krisp?
I was born with cerebral palsy and have used an electric wheelchair my entire life. From an early age, my parents instilled in me that life is about what I can do, not what I can’t do.
At the age of 42, I was overweight and I needed to make a change. I transitioned to a keto-based diet, began exercising daily, and lost 65 pounds! During my weight loss journey, I couldn’t find an on-the-go snack that tasted good.
So, I created Keto Krisp, the protein bar with the perfect combination of unrivaled flavor and premium nutritional ingredients. We bring you the most delicious snack bar on the planet, because life’s too short to eat $#*!ty tasting bars.
02 What obstacles did you face along the way?
What obstacles has a startup like ours not faced? Like every company during COVID, we dealt with an endless string of inventory issues. Even today, we find ourselves out of stock every now and then. That is a problem, but it’s really the best problem to have. People want our bars!
03 What lessons do you have for other entrepreneurs?
You can’t be everywhere all at once. Do what you do best in a few areas and don’t stretch yourself too thin. Hustle, hustle, hustle!
04 What’s on the horizon for CanDo Keto Krisp?
Our team has been growing and I couldn’t be prouder of everyone involved! The best is yet to come with more flavors and more great innovation. We have a lot up our sleeve, and we can’t wait to show everyone when it’s time.
05 How do you keep work/life balance? What drives/inspires you?
I don’t think I can give much advice on a work/life balance. It is hard as a founder to shut off from work. But, if you can, leave your phone aside and get out into nature every now and then. I love to go for a walk on the beach or in the mountains. Still, if I’m being honest, it’s hard to turn my brain off no matter where I am.
The people inspire me. We have a strong focus on CanDo and the CanDo attitude. Everyone has a CanDo story. Hearing their stories and sharing our experiences drives me to keep doing what we’re doing every day. We can’t say it enough — “Life is about what I CanDo, not what I can’t do.”