Testimonial from: Jeremy H.
I grew up an athlete, a pretty good one even. I made it into my 20’s fairly lean and strong. Like most, I got wrapped up in every day life, work, stress, eating and drinking. I’m 5’8″ and in my 20’s got up to 245 lbs. At age 27, I decided to get “active” again.
This was the typical new years resolution. A hardcore diet + treadmill + weights + everything I had ever learned about the importance of whole grains, blah blah blah… I dropped almost 50 lbs in 6 months, but was miserable. Not to mention, I was starving and irritable all the time too.
Fast forward to age 34. I’ve fluctuated between 190-215 lbs. over the past 5 years. I’ve had a persistent headache, stomach aches, irregular bowel movements, high blood pressure, high cholesterol. All the while, I’ve stayed active. I’ve ridden a couple-three century rides. I took up kayaking. I hit the gym 3-4 times per week.
Last September (2011) someone in passing conversation mentioned CrossFit. From there, the owner of a CrossFit gym here said “hey, you gotta check out this book…” Low and behold, what he wrote on that scrap of paper for me that day changed my life; “the paleo solution, robb wolf”
Three days into eating Paleo, that silly headache I had went away. No more drugs, acupuncture, chiropractor or massages. I’ll miss the massages though.
No more problems with feeling bad after eating either. I started sleeping better and feeling better. No more mood swings (diagnosed dysthymic). More energy, though I still enjoy my morning coffee.
Here we are 5 months later. I weighed in at 183 lbs. today. That puts me at 32 lbs. lost. I recently had my blood work done. Cholesterol 140, with proper ratios (even had em check my particle density, looking good). Blood glucose 75. Triglycerides 49. Blood pressure 110/70.
I get asked about it and stick to saying 75% of all of this is diet. The 25% from exercise just gives me sweet guns that impress the ladies!
Robb’s book and the site is invaluable. It’s like someone put together a magical book of secrets on how to eat and be healthy. Not to mention, Robb’s writing style is pretty awesome too.
Thank you Robb. Thank you everyone that has helped contribute to the Paleo community and lifestyle.