Here it is:
My journey in a nutshell…..
My name is Marion, I will be 66 years old next week and I have battled with Hashimotos and, ultimately, my weight for 40 years. I have tried every commercial diet going. I even tried a few low carb ones like Maxwell-Stillman, Atkins, Sears etc. but couldn’t get into ketosis. Food has always fascinated me and I decided to get a qualification in Nutrition but I was shocked when found that my research and what was being taught were polar opposites. My lecturer agreed!
My weight continued to creep upwards and when I hit 225lbs (at 5’3″ every one of those pounds showed) I was in despair. I was eating ‘healthily’ – counting calories and keeping fat low. In 2009 I had a gastric bypass. Fantastic. The excess weight went and I felt so happy. But the honeymoon ended and my weight started creeping back up, albeit slowly.
What could I be doing wrong? I was eating tiny meals. I knew that my thyroid was still to blame for my not being able to lose weight. More research and I discovered that gluten is highly implicated in autoimmune conditions. I stopped all gluten and carried on searching the Internet for more information. This time I was looking at diet from a slightly different perspective – health.
I read Perfect Health Diet by Paul and Sou-Ching Jaminet and looked at Paleo. Most books are American and suggested foods that I had never heard of or couldn’t get. Then I read Low Carb High Fat No Hunger Diet by Canadian mother and daughter team Veronica and Laura Childs. Their book is very hands-on and takes you through the transition to ketosis.
I took the plunge. That was four weeks ago and I have lost 6lbs so far. Searching around the Internet I came across your lecture on lchf which I found fascinating. I immediately joined your website. I am so glad I did. I have about 16-20lbs to lose which doesn’t sound much but I’m determined to get to my perfect weight and heal my thyroid at the same time. Mxx
Congratulations on a good start AND winning our contest as well. This seems like a good omen and I hope your continued journey is at least as successful!