Welcome to The Low Carb Experience!
In the last year I’ve managed to drop over 120 lbs … and I’m still losing weight.
(UPDATE: I’ve now lost over 150 lbs)
I started this at 57 years old. I lost weight without exercise, while working a completely sedentary desk job, and living a totally sedentary lifestyle. All I did was change what I was eating and when I ate.
I know the pain of obesity. It’s real. I’ve been there. Morbidly obese.
But I finally found a sustainable, simple way to lose the fat and keep it off.
I want to share the knowledge I’ve gained, and experiences I’ve had, while losing weight by adopting a low carb/Keto lifestyle. I’ve still got a ways to go, so I hope you’ll join me on my journey.
PLEASE Believe me when I say If I can do this … you can do it too!
THE STRUGGLE IS REAL
I’ve battled with my weight my entire life. I grew up as a fat kid. I had a growth spurt in my teens and enjoyed a short period where I was a fairly normal weight. From about age 16 to 28 or so, I weighed in the 190s!
But during that time, I was still growing, full of hormones, and working physically demanding jobs. I partied like the world was ending and burned the candle at both ends. Eating was not a priority, or a hobby, during those years. But once I settled down, got married, hit my 30s, and settled into my current, cushy technical engineering career, the weight piled back on.
Over the years I tried many weight loss diets, fads, gimmicks, and programs. Nothing worked long term. Sure, sometimes I lost weight, but I always ended up gaining it back, plus some more, until finally, at one point, I just gave up.
I accepted being fat, and then got fatter. I completely gave up and justified the way I ate by telling myself life was too short to deny myself the things I enjoyed, meaning food. By 2017 I was up to 385 lbs, and at 6’3″, I was too short for my weight!
At this point I was classified as morbidly obese.
I could write several paragraphs on what that was like, and how it affected every part of my life, but if you’re like me, you know that story.
I SEE THE LIGHT!
Towards the end of 2017 I decided I wasn’t ready to give up and go to an early grave in my 60s. I was ready to try to lose weight one more time. Retirement isn’t far away … and damn it, I want to live long enough to collect my social security, have some fun, go places and do things in my retirement years.
My daughter was also struggling with her weight around the same time. We decided to try losing weight together. I went down one diet path and she went down another. About six weeks later she had lost 30 lbs. I had lost, well, we won’t go there.
I asked her what she was doing and she told me the Keto diet. I did a little research into this diet and decided if it worked for her maybe it could work for me. It did (and it still is).
Little did my baby girl know that by telling me a few things about Keto, she saved my life, and I hope that maybe I can do the same for somebody else. It’s kind of become my calling in life.
SOMETHING CRAZY HAPPENED
Once I committed to the keto/low carb way in early February 2018, the weight started dropping pretty fast. The first few months were like magic as I lost a total of 50 lbs!
I was amazed, my wife was amazed, even my doctor was amazed. I had more energy. I had more stamina. I had more mental clarity. I slept better. The heartburn I had dealt with for years was gone. My blood pressure normalized, and I could almost walk up the stairs without getting winded! What in the hell was going on here?
This led me to start researching why/how this Keto/Low Carb thing was working so well. My initial research led to more research, and more research, and before I knew it I had a new-found passion for nutrition and physiology. I have become completely fascinated by the science of weight loss. I can’t go day without learning something about diet, nutrition, or physiology.
Now I have a passion, and truly feel compelled, to share this information in the hope of helping others.
A HELPING HAND
A few friends have reached out to me along my journey, asking how I’m losing the fat, what I eat, what I do, and if it would work for them. I was excited to pass along my knowledge and tips. Two of them have experienced great fat loss and other, even more significant, benefits. They have actually put their diabetes into remission, lowered their blood pressure, and gotten off a variety of medications.
These people have changed their lives by changing what goes in the old pie hole. That’s pretty powerful stuff right there! There aren’t many things better than getting off a medication you were told you would have to take the rest of your life.
The third person, well, they just couldn’t get past giving up their favorite carbs … and that’s OK. It’s a mind, body, spirit kind of thing. Like most things in life, if you don’t really want it, you’ll never get it.
BEING FAT IS OPTIONAL
I don’t want to hurt any feelings here, I’m just telling the truth. Being obese really is optional.
I understand the pain, struggles, and hopelessness of being obese. I understand how difficult it is to give up certain foods. But, I’m here to tell you that it is possible to change it all. You don’t have to be fat if you really don’t want to be fat.
There is a way out.
It’s not about eating less and moving more. It’s not about your genetics. It’s not about all the lies you’ve been told by the weight loss or pharmaceutical industries. It’s not about counting calories or restricting the amount of food you eat.
TOGETHER WE CAN GET BETTER
I’m not a doctor. I’m not a dietitian. I’m not claiming to know everything about weight loss, keto, or low carb.
I’m just a regular old guy that’s lost a helluva lot of weight.
I have a burning desire to help other people lose weight, and feel great, by sharing what I’ve learned, what is working for me, and how I do it.
I will be sharing my experiences, my tips, my how-to’s, my struggles, and my successes with low carb.
If you find anything here that helps you on your journey, I’ve achieved my goal.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,