This is part of an ongoing series of real life success stories from people all over the world who have been impacted by the Paleo lifestyle and The Paleo Solution. Read Chris’s story below.
My name is Chris Tower, I’m 20 years old and from London, Ontario. Ive been listening to your podcasts from day one, and have been following you for quite some time before that. I had played around with a paleo diet in the past, but have never stuck with it for a substantial amount of time. After reading your book, along with Dr. Cordain’s The Paleo Diet for Athletes: A Nutritional Formula for Peak Athletic Performance, i felt it was time to stick with a paleo diet. As the fresh new year came upon us i thought this would be the perfect opportunity to begin. So Monday January 3, 2011 was the kick off to my new paleo life.
I have documented every meal I’ve eaten, and every workout I’ve done since January, and I couldn’t be more pleased. I don’t block out any of my meals, I just try to balance good size portions of protein, with vegetables on the side, and a good amount of fat. I shoot for 1 g/lbs of protein, take 5000IU of Healthy Origins Vitamin D3 daily, as well as about 2 tsps of Natural Calm, and 5-10 g of Nutra Sea Fish Oil every day. I recently started taking NOW Foods 1000mg Tribulus about a month ago. I feel that since taking it i have become a little more defined, but I’m not sure if that’s the diet, or if the Tribulus is really doing anything.
On January 3, 2011 I was 5’10 and 185lbs. Today, just about 5 months later, I’m sitting at about 170 lbs, have seen improvements on all major lifts (deadlifts, back & front squat, clean and jerk, press, bench press), and endurance improvements in rowing, running, and WOD times.
Overall I just want to say thank you for making this information available to everyone worldwide, and i will continue to spread the word to everyone I know. I have turned a few friends on to your website podcast, and book, and they have also seen great results in just a few short months.
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