From Sugar-Burner to Fat-Burner: A Transformation Story
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Blueprint Real Life Story from a Marks Daily Apple reader.
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As a chiropractor,
I thought Id been taught everything I needed to know about
nutrition. The studies prove it, right? Whole grains
are king, arent they? My vegan nutrition professor who was
so incredibly thin couldnt be wrong. I have a strong background
in nutrition, yet as I aged, I felt crappier every year.
After my doctorate
program was over, I was left with the gifts of bad eating habits:
healthy carb-up and caffeine-up through exams, regular
sickness, chronic fatigue, migraines and mental fog that made working
out like I used to almost impossible. It was a worse version of
what I remember feeling as a teenager on the tennis court. Horrible
low blood sugar after the first set, poor focus, SUGAR BURNER! Yikes!
And I had a doctor for a dad who I still argue with over the new
rules that you promote. (His belly and visceral fat has been an
issue since he was 40 on his Mediterranean diet).
happened to me in my late twenties. I even went raw vegan for a
few months to try and fix it to no effect. I felt lighter and clearer,
right before I got worse. After years of worsening symptoms and
the introduction of GERD to that list for the first time in my life,
I started doing my own research.
The short version
is, I had no clue about Primal living, so I conducted my own extensive
and unbiased nutritional research. Everything seemed to point to
carbohydrate and grain as a significant problem in our culture.
(Besides processed foods in general, I have major MSG sensitivity.)
The big pill to swallow was the wrongful demonization of fat. But
every time I tried to find causal evidence, not just correlative
evidence, it didnt exist. Once I saw the truth, I changed
my diet. I lost 23 pounds in two months while adding no fitness
of any kind, but for occasional walking with my wife. The results
were, in all honesty, so fast to make me giggle hysterically on
the scale when I weighed in. My personal experiment was also tracked
via blood work. Then, I kept digging and found your book
among the rest of the pack once I realized that many others already
knew this incredible way of doing things. I personally believe,
based on the evidence Ive seen, your specific approach appears
to be the best when examining the entire paleo trend
as a whole. Your early focus on emphasizing fats is way ahead of
its time. Fat can only clog arteries if you have inflammation, and
grains and excess glucose are the cause of that for sure. And we
are now just scratching the surface on how important a cholesterol
of at least 200 is in combating stroke and improving immunity. Also,
I probably went too low on the carbs, maxing out at no more than
50 g a day and I now weigh around 190. I think your charts
say, I feel 18 again, never ever have headaches, fatigue, or stomach
issues. I havent been physically sick at all since switching
over, possibly due to the immune benefits of HDL and LDL cholesterol.
Some fundamental shift occurred in my body. I dont even get
cold sore viral outbreaks, which were rare, but happened a few times
a year. No more.
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to Lew's recent podcast with Mark Sisson
September 24, 2012
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