“I feel great and I am full of energy”


Can you lose 161 pounds (73 kg) in just a year by following a strict low-carb diet? John says yes!

In addition to losing weight, his blood pressure has normalized and he no longer suffers from sleep apnea. Here’s his story:

John’s story

My name is John and I am 52 years old from Brockport, New York.

I started a low-carb diet exactly one year ago. I have been doing 25 g carbs or less a day. I have not had a cheat meal or cheat day at all.

I started at 370 lbs (168 kg) and am currently 209 lbs (95 kg). My high blood pressure is gone and my blood pressure is great. My sleep apnea is gone as well as my snoring. I feel great and I am full of energy. You absolutely can share my story.

Thank you!


Congrats, John! Thanks for sharing your story. So many people suffer from high blood pressure and sleep apnea, and you are a prime example how we don’t need medications and CPAP masks to “manage” them. We can cure them!

/ Dr. Bret Scher

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