I Knew a Change Had To Be Made
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Grains Equals No Migraines
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everyone! And that means another Primal
Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple
reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share
it with me and the Markís Daily Apple community please contact
Iíll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep
coming in. Thank you for reading!
1st of this year my sister challenged the family to a “biggest
loser” challenge. I was a little irritated since I felt this
was pointed at me. I’m also competitive by nature, and so
I decided to accept her challenge.
I weighed 299
lbs when I did the first “weigh in”. I was 35, in size
42 jeans, and had approximately 40% body fat. I hadn’t expressed
my frustrations with my weight to anyone, but I knew my family was
getting concerned with my health. As a father of two wonderful girls,
and husband to a beautiful wife, I knew a change had to be made.
I am also a
law enforcement officer, and not being in better shape was a safety
concern for me on the job. As an instructor in arrest control techniques
and firearms I felt that I was not setting a good example for the
other officers. I hated the fact I was becoming the fat doughnut
I was eating
what I believed was a healthy diet, and I felt I was active. I did
not eat out much, and ate home made meals everyday. I grew up with
a mother who baked bread everyday, and pastas and even our cereal
was homemade. My wife remained in good shape while my weight ballooned
over 11 years of marriage.
I paid a personal trainer, who was a world champion grappler, to
help me get in shape. The workouts were very intense, to the point
of vomiting after the workout. After months of this I had lost a
grand total of 5 lbs, and I eventually gave up the workouts.
One of my co-workers,
Greg, a 64 year old man who looks 50 and is ripped, explained the
paleo lifestyle to me when I told him about my family’s “Biggest
Loser” challenge. I was skeptical since nothing had been working,
but obviously it was working for him, so I thought I would give
it a try. Greg gave me the Mark’s Daily Apple website and
told me about getting cookbooks
and other resources.
to my wife the diet and I could not have asked for a more supportive
spouse. She changed the way she cooked and shopped for food. We
commented on the fact that our cupboards were becoming bare from
the lack of processed food, but our fridge was overflowing with
meats, vegetables, and other raw foods.
At the end
of 6 months the family weighed in to see who had won the challenge.
I had dropped from 299 lbs down to 206 lbs, and from 40% body fat
to 17%. I not only had won our little family competition, but I
was also one of the few that was able to stick to my “diet”.
I almost felt guilty with the victory, the weight had come off quickly
and easily, I ate when I was hungry, and I ate delicious food.
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