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Getting Back in Shape on LCHF

Before and after

Before and after

Getting back in shape is so much easier when the food does not make you hungry and/or miserable. Here’s another email from a regular reader:

Hi Andreas,

I have been a member of your website since the beginning and a big fan of the lchf lifestyle. I have helped many friends and family to lose weight and get healthier. I am obsessed with learning more and more about this and have done extensive research and reading. Thank you for the website and sharing your knowledge.

My husband’s story:
Steve was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2011 and had part of his colon removed. He has been cancer free since. After the surgery, Steve, who has always been very athletic, kept exercising almost every day of the week doing cardio, TRX, hitt, fitt, yoga, bike riding, whatever. He did it all. Of course he wanted to eat healthy so every morning he had protein shakes filled with berries, oranges, bananas, kiwi, and fat free flavoured yogurt. He would make a crockpot full of steel cut oats and eat huge bowl fulls of cereal because it was healthy right? Bagel sandwiches, panini sandwiches, skim milk, low fat sour cream…all recommended by me. Ugh.

He spent a lot of time in the bathroom having to go 2 or 3 times a day. That’s changed now.

Steve eats some kind of egg meal every morning with bacon, sausage, cheese or veggies. Sometimes granola with 10% far plain yogurt. He only puts whipping cream in his coffee and usually adds coconut oil. Basically he has cut processed carbs from his diet.

Steve reports that going to the bathroom is a breeze, he is regular and everything is working better in the colon department. His eczema which he has had his whole life is gone. Plus he has lost at least 15 lbs., his clothes fit way better. He used to be hungry all the time but is not any more.

– Mariane Cunningham

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Congratulations to you and your husband, Mariane!

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Your Story

Do you have a success story you want to share with others on this blog? It’s a great way to inspire other people to change their lives, like you perhaps have done.

E-mail your story to me at andreas@dietdoctor.com. Before and after photos are great for making your story concrete and relatable to other people. Let me know if it’s OK to publish your photo and name or if you’d rather remain anonymous.

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7 Comments

  1. Pierre
    "Of course he wanted to eat healthy so every morning he had protein shakes filled with berries, oranges, bananas, kiwi, and fat free flavoured yogurt. He would make a crockpot full of steel cut oats and eat huge bowl fulls of cereal because it was healthy right?"

    With this kind of diet, he's lucky he did not become diabetic.

  2. Anthony
    Go Steve ! What a great partner ... the truth reveals all . best wishes.
  3. Edward Dickey
    I would like more detail of fasting. When to fast? What to eat? What Vitatim to take. Still take insulin on fasting like for 72 hours? How long till sugars come down normal? Understand that insulin stops fat burning and enhance fat storage. Could this be the reason why I can not make Ketsos?
  4. Mariane Cunningham
    Edward, check out Dr.Fung's posts, he gives all the details about fasting. Diet Doctor has lots of info regarding Diabetes.
    I used to eat just like Steve myself except in smaller amounts. I have lost 15 lbs and am the same weight I was when I got married 24 years ago (118lbs). My mom and maternal aunts all have inflammatory diseases such as congestive heart failure, diabetes, and arthritis, high blood pressure. I hope by changing my diet now I will avoid a similar fate. My dad was on dialysis for 7 years and had old age onset diabetes and high blood pressure. He lived to 91 but I wonder how much a low carb diet would have helped him. Thank goodness we are learning the truth about food now and science will prevail.
  5. Muhammad
    Bro how much time it take to get results??
  6. David
    OK, your husband has been very lucky to survive and recover from cancer, congratulations. I love to read the latest scientific research data and the conclusions to the clinical trials.

    Sadly consuming plenty of animal protein, and also protein in general together with plenty of calories seems to help cause cancer.

    Trials prove that vegetable protein is overall more beneficial for us, as it lowers certain growth hormones, the body will in turn be under less stress. Also plenty of calories cause the body to be in a 'Grow,grow!' state. These two factors..High protein and calorie rich seems to a risk factor for developing cancer.

    I hope you adapt these new facts together with your husband, together you are a winning team.
    Thanks.

  7. Diana
    Wow he looks so healthy in the after photo! Great job. He is an inspiration!

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