“Everybody tells me I look like I’m in my 30’s (I’m 69).”

Before and after

Before and after

How effective can it be to combine daily intermittent fasting with a strict low-carb diet? Well, this fantastic success story from Jamie says it all:

The E-mail

Dear Dr. Eenfeldt,

I can’t adequately express how grateful I am to you, both for inspiring me to try the LCHF diet and (through Dr. Jason Fung) getting me started on intermittent fasting.

Through a combination of the two methods, (which I outline below), I have, over the past 10 months or so, lost 30 pounds (14 kg), doubled my HDL, have a very low cholesterol and an ideal HDL/LDL ratio, very low triglycerides, and HbA1c in the middle of the desirable range. My internist is astonished at my results. Everybody tells me I look like I’m in my 30’s (I’m 69).

I’m within about ¾ stone (love that British unit!) (3 kg – 7 lbs) of what I weighed 50 years ago, when playing football at Yale!

My method is to follow very strict LCHF (less than 20 g carbs daily), no sugar or refined food whatsoever, and 14-20-hour fasts virtually daily. I walk (“power walk” ) with high intensity intervals daily for an hour. I do some resistance training with barbells and dumbbells. I sleep 8 to 10 hours nightly.

I’m a semi-retired physician; I now teach mathematics up through calculus and linear algebra to high school and junior college students (scroll down to near bottom right for brief bio under “Jamie”). I do this work for free, so that my little organization can help some scholarship students.

Thank you for changing my life!



Congratulations to your great success, Jamie!

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  1. gbl
    That's terrific Jamie. But are you sure you only lost 30 lbs? It looks like more.
  2. Melanie
    Well done Jamie, you look as though you've lost far more than 30lbs. Or 2 1/4 stones.
  3. Clare
    Definitely does look like more than 30lbs - congratulations!
  4. John
    Looking good - keep it up.... inspiring

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