Testimonial written by: Stephen
Topping out at 350 lbs, I was surely on my way to type II diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and many other deadly conditions. The problem for me came down to one thing: Food Addiction. I was literally killing myself with food because I could not control my eating. I had successfully dieted before on some various calorie counting diets, but inevitably some major life change would happen and I would slip back into my old eating habits.
When I discovered the paleo community, I was definitely skeptical. The whole “eat like a caveman” thing was just too silly for me. I made jokes like “Does this mean I need to camp outside and hunt squirrels?” Even so, my loving wife was very persuasive and asked me to commit to at least 3 weeks. So, trying to be a good husband, I went along with it.
The first week was very hard, but with my wife’s help, I made it though. Once I got into week two, though, something amazing happened. Not only did I lose a significant amount of weight, but I also felt better than I have ever felt in my life! It was like I was coming out of a fog and entering a new realm of energy and mental clarity. By week three, I noticed that my intense food cravings were gone! No longer was I exerting willpower or simply trying to please my wife by staying on the plan…I wanted to keep going and I did not miss my old eating habits anymore.
So, I kept going….for two years! During these two years, I was met with many big life changes and reasons to go off the plan, but I was so happy with my diet that I didn’t need to revert back anymore.
As of right now, I weigh 243 lbs,meaning that I have lost a total of 107 lbs thanks to the Paleo lifestyle. I’ve lost 14″ off of my waist and gone from a XXXL shirt to a Large.
I’m currently coaching several others in their weight loss journeys and am chronicling my own journey at StephensWeightLoss.com.