“The weight fell off”

Before and after

Before and after

Vern had been overweight for most of her life, but it was when she was given a diabetes scare that she started to investigate lifestyles.

Here’s what happened when she found what worked:

The Email

Good Morning,

I have been very privileged to have the help from your site and others that have enabled me to lose the 32 kg (70 lbs) that dogged me for 35 years!

After being given a diabetes scare I investigated lifestyles and LCHF was the lifestyle that stood out for me. I went into the lifestyle full on, had no problems sticking to it, did not have cravings, and the weight fell off. I was asked questions such as “AM I SURE I AM HEALTHY” to “DO YOU HAVE HIV” and a lot of people thought I was anorexic. I definitely was not, I was eating a lot but I was eating the correct foods that my body craved.

One year later I went for a full medical with a cardiologist and totally contrary to before I now had great cholesterol levels, a HbA1C of 4.1%, low blood pressure and the list goes on. I have maintained my weight now for 3 years and in fact don’t need to weigh myself anymore as I am a constant 60–62 kg (132–136 lbs). I am 56 years old, never did any exercise whilst losing weight, never stopped drinking dry white wine and now LOVE LIFE! I have included pics of before and after, feel free to use them. Thank you for all the good research, recipes, blogs and unfailing support that you give us in our quest for a healthier life.

Vern de Klerk


Congratulations on your great health and weight success, Vern!

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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.

Below, find out what you can do if you want to try LCHF for yourself, as well as stories from others who have tried.


  1. BobM
    That's fantastic, Vern! That's also an incredibly low HbA1C.
  2. Bernard
    Hey Vern - you are looking just great. Keep it up!!
    Way to go Vern !
  4. Tamarah
    way to go Vern,, you look so much younger as well . Blessings to you .
  5. Rus
    Vern, I wouldn't have known it was the same person. What a transformation! I've recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I hope I can resolve my health problems as well as you have.
  6. Elven
    Absolutely amazing transformation. You look fantastic. Enjoy your new life.
  7. K. Hart
    Wow, Vern, that is so inspiring! And you still drank white wine (my favorite). It gives me hope! Thanks for putting your story out there. :)
  8. Delia
    Vern you look fantastic.
  9. Marianne
    Fantastic Vern. Really inspiring and you look fabulous. Thank you for sharing.
  10. cynthia
    Way to go Vern. You are an inspiration and encouragement to me. im very happy for you.

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