Feeling like your early 30s in your late 40s

Robin SS

Robin had been battling her weight her entire life and she had tried every diet there is without any long-term success. When her doctor wanted to put her on cholesterol medication she told him to give her time. She went home that day and started a low-carb diet:

Hello,

I figured I would share my low-carb success story. My name is Robin Anderson, I’m 47 years old from The United States.

I’ve battled with my weight all my life. I remember crying in dressing rooms as a teen because I could never find jeans that fit, was never able to fit in the “cool” clothes and faced ridicule at school. I tried Weight Watchers, Atkins, following a low-fat diet and more. The weight might come off for a while but would always come back.

Three and a half years ago, I visited my doctor and weighed in at 220 pounds (100 kg) – the most I had ever weighed. At 4’9 (145 cm), that was a lot of extra weight to be carrying around. I was having trouble climbing stairs, wheezing at night and my doctor was wanting to put me on cholesterol medication. I remember telling him to give me time. That day I went home and started following a low-carb plan, eating no more than 60 grams of carbs a day.

In the two and a half years, I was eating that way, I lost 40 pounds (18 kg). I was feeling good, but I was frustrated with the many plateaus that I faced and on January 14, 2017, I was venting to my husband about yet another plateau. He had been hearing a lot about keto and suggested I should check out the Diet Doctor website. Well, after reading about it, I figured why not. The lower carb restriction wouldn’t be much different from what I was doing.

The first week, I lost five pounds (2 kg), my energy level was through the roof and I felt great. 11 months in, I’m happy to report that I’ve lost a total of 40 pounds (18 kg) since starting the keto lifestyle for a grand total of 80 pounds (36 kg)! When visiting my doctor there aren’t any conversations about cholesterol medication and I feel better than I have in a very, very long time – I feel like I’m in my early 30s as opposed to 47.

Thank you Diet Doctor for helping me find a lifestyle that works for me!

Thanks,
Robin Anderson

Comment

Congratulations Robin, and thank you for sharing your story!

/ Andreas Eenfeldt, MD

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