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“LCHF Has Changed My Life”

Before and after

Before and after

Kunal tried several different diets to lose weight and improve his health. But he could never stick to his new habits as they made him feel hungry and cranky all the time.

Here’s what happened when he found Diet Doctor and LCHF.

The Email

Hi Andreas,

I’m Kunal. I wanted to thank you for running DietDoctor.com

LCHF has changed my life for the better and here’s my story:

I’ve tried several diets over the last 3 years; everything from calorie restriction (read starvation) to juicing. In recent years my cholesterol had become a problem and my doctor put me on statins, I was diagnosed with high blood pressure so I needed to take medication to keep my blood pressure under check.

I visited DietDoctor.com/lchf upon a friend’s request and thus began my journey of transforming my health.

I had tried everything before the only problem was I couldn’t stick to the new habits since I was hungry and cranky all the time so I decided why not? Let’s try one more thing??

I started LCHF in May 2015 and have been on it for the last 9 months. Within the first month of being on LCHF I lost 4 kilos (9 lbs.) of weight around 1 inch (2 cm) of waist. In the second month I lost another 4 kilos of weight and another 2 cm of waist. Also by the end of the second month my blood pressure was dropping to the lower side (110/60) and my doctor had to reduce my medication (he stopped the beta-blockers) by 50% to keep my blood pressure normal.

I did a blood test after the first 6 months and found out that my cholesterol (triglycerides to be precise) were also dropping quickly. They went down from 249 units to 123 units.

In the last 9 months, I’ve achieved the following:

– I have now lost a total of 25 kilos (55 lbs.)
– My waist is reduced by 25 cm (10 inches)
– My blood pressure medication is halved (hoping to get off it completely)
– I feel more energetic and focused when I wake up in the mornings
– I no longer depend on having breakfasts (thank you Dr. Jason Fung for your IF lessons)
– I am heading towards the goal of being and staying, healthy

My doctor still insists I should take statins to combat “high LDL” (190 units) but considering all the adverse effects they come with, I choose to knowingly ignore him. I am continuing my LCHF journey and will do a blood report end of this year and prove it to my doctor that fat is not the evil, carbs are!

I also use intermittent fasting in combination with LCHF to get the maximum results.

Thank you Dr. Andreas and Dr. Jason Fung for helping me become healthy by eating food, the right food that is ;)

PS: I recently became a father and I am looking forward to enjoy my fatherhood by being healthy! :)

Thanks,
Kunal Shetye

Comment

Congratulations to your newfound health, Kunal! Thank you for sharing your story with us.

PS: Big congratulations on becoming a father!

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10 Comments

  1. Sean K
    Thank you for sharing your story, Kunal! It is very inspiring. You look fantastic!I would be very interested to know what type of intermittent fasting you used? 16:8 or 5:2 or 24 hour fast?
  2. Kunal
    Hi Sean,

    Thank you for your kind words. Out of seven days a week, I do a 16:8 for 5 days and 24 hours for 2 days.

    Recently when I hit a plateau (was stuck in 2lbs range for 2 months) in weight I did a whole week of 24 hours fasting each day to break it.

  3. Mitch
    Congrats

    BTW I don't think any macros are inherently bad (or 'evil') - though highly processed carbs and fats probably are bad.

    IMO whether a food is bad or good depends in the person's current health/condition along with other factors including history, genetics, activity, lifestyle, stresses, age, gender etc and the amounts/frequency eaten (and possibility) timing of eating it.

    I enjoy LCHF meals and also HCLF with good health - everyone is different.

    Anyway, LCHF seems to be working for you - good luck and keep up the good work.

  4. usman
    Hi Kunal ,
    Congratulations . i too am from India and have been on LCHF sine a year but not loosing much weight. could you run me through what you ate through the day.
    thanks
    usman
  5. Dhruv Gadhvi
    Congrats Kunal .. my story is also very similar to yours.I lost 10 kilos weight and 4 inches waist line in 3 months. More amazingly I also lost my type 2 diabetes! I live in London and regularly hold talks within Indian communities sharing my experience and whatever I learn from
    Andreas, Jason Fung, Prof. Noakes and Aseem Malhotra!.
    Reply: #10
  6. Kunal
    Hi Mitch,

    I agree. What I meant to say was that fat consumption should not be demonized for obesity. Different people have different sensitivity towards carbohydrates and there is no generic diet that works for all. For me strict LCHF worked for others they can be lenient with their carbohydrate intake and still achieve the same results.

    Regards,
    Kunal

  7. Kunal
    @Usman,

    http://www.dietdoctor.com has been my only source of information and I followed the guidelines, recepies here to get the results. Perhaps you can take a look at Dr. Jason Fung's guide on Intermittent Fasting here: http://www.dietdoctor.com/learn-intermittent-fasting-new-video-course

    @Dhruv,

    Congratulations on your accomplishment! I stay in Netherlands and I hope to make people aware about LCHF way of living there.

    Regards,
    Kunal

  8. Maria
    Congratulations Kunal on the birth of your baby and for your successful weight loss
  9. Gill
    I have been doing LCHF for nearly two years and still struggle with sweet cravings and I have only lost about ten kgs. I only really have sweet things when I go to my children for a meal. I just can't say no. So it is a slow process for me. Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
  10. Arvind
    Hi Dhruv,

    Congrats on your transformation. I have type 2 as well and other issues like CKD and high cholesterol. I want to try LCHF. Could you provide details about your diet. Thanks. Arvind

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