Losing 92 lbs and a Sugar Addiction with LCHF

Before and after LCHF

Before and after LCHF

I recently got an e-mail from Tania Palagas, Australia about what happened when she switched from being a sugar junkie to eating an LCHF diet.

Dear Andreas, a.k.a Diet Doctor!

Greetings from Sydney, Australia!!

This morning I read your latest success story on FB, regarding weightloss with LCHF…Sofia Schiller’s story!

I thought it was high time to put myself out there and share my own personal story. Funny how my story is so similar to Sofia’s.

My name is Tania Palagas and I’m 41 years old.

I was a sugar junkie of the worst kind for most of my life, never understanding the metabolic disaster that was going on inside my body. I always fundamentally believed that I was simply eating too many ’empty calories’, and that I just needed to put a zip on my appetite and do more tiresome exercise. This got me absolutely nowhere and by 2008 I weighed 144kg’s. (about 317 pounds).

Later in 2008 I decided that my only solution to losing weight was to undergo Lapband surgery. Within 18 months, (2010), after starving myself and exercising like a lunatic, I lost 60kg’s…yes, very impressive.

Unfortunately, by January 2012, I successfully regained 35kg’s…..it left me asking the question: How on earth did this happen and why was my body so intent on remaining obese??

I decided that these questions needed to be answered once and for all…so I threw myself into the world of nutritional science and soon found Dr Robert Lustig’s video: Sugar, The Bitter Truth. Wow, what an eye opener! I soon discovered Gary Taubes, Christine Cronau and of course yourself, the Diet Doctor himself, and many, many more experts in the field of true nutrition for metabolic health. I realized I had to let go of ALL mainstream dietary guidelines, and have a little faith to embrace dietary fat once again….while letting go of my insatiable sugar addiction.

In January 2012 I weighed 119kg’s. After fully embracing the concept of LCHF, today I am 77kg’s ( a loss of 42kg’s or 92 pounds in less than 2 yrs) and feel like my life is now ready to be lived and enjoyed!

I am including a photo of myself at my biggest (144kg’s) as I have no photos of myself from January 2012, when I was 119kg’s. Frankly, I didn’t look much different between those two weights :) The second photo was taken just 2 days ago.

2008 - 2013.... me and my husband, someone who has been my biggest supporter and embraced LCHF with me!

2008 – 2013.. me and my husband, someone who has been my biggest supporter and embraced LCHF with me!

A big ‘Thank You’ to people like yourself, who have spread the message of LCHF very boldly and courageously. Keep doing it, because people around the world are truly starting to pay attention!!!

Sincere well wishes from an Australian LCHF follower!

Tania Palagas

Congratulations, to both of you, on your very impressive health transformations!

PS

Do you have a success story you want to share on this blog? Send it (photos appreciated!) to andreas@dietdoctor.com. Please let me know if it’s OK to publish your photo and name or if you’d rather stay anonymous.

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17 Comments

  1. David Hogan
    Well done Tania, i'm very happy for you :)
    Reply: #2
  2. FrankG
    LCHF looks good on ya Tania.. and your husband too! Many congratulations :-)
  3. Marion
    You look beautiful Tania, and the picture of health!
  4. Zepp
    Always nice to hear from down under and about the good outcome.. spread the word down ther!

    And we got our pupils all over the world.. even in Adelaide, Australia!

    http://miaringsparr.com/weight-loss-low-carb-adelaide/

  5. Barb
    You look wonderful, so glad you shared your story.
    Reply: #12
  6. Jo-Anne
    Please can someone who has lost a lot help me with a 7 day eating plan example. it would really help me, i have tried so hard to do Low Carb diets with very little weightloss results so obviously doing something wrong! Will be much appreciated.... thank you
    My email is joanne@wrapacar.co.za
    Reply: #8
  7. Olga
    Hi Andreas,
    Did you see this?

    http://www.medicaldaily.com/time-lapsed-video-shows-womans-transforma...

    She made a time lapse film of her progress on a ketogenic diet. Amazing.

  8. Zepp
    Look at our expert here in sweden.. he have writen a book about it.. and what to think about, mealplans for different persons and soo on!

    http://www.amazon.com/Lose-Weight-Eating-Scandinavian-Diet/dp/1908018003

  9. Aansy Stone
    Wow, Truly amazing and a superb motivational story for all of those who are same as you were before loosing all that weight.

    ~Aansy Stone
    http://www.solunamiamil.com

  10. Orit
    great! wonderful!

    i wanted to ask you - Tania - about stalls.

    did you stall when losing weight, for weeks or even months? what did you change to start losing weight again?

    i am stalled and despairing :)

    thanks!!!

    Reply: #11
  11. Tania
    Hi Orit,
    My weightloss has stalled many times throughout the process, for a few weeks at a time. I have found that intermittent fasting always helps with this, a couple of days at at time. I actually do a form of fasting every week. Hope this helps! :)
  12. Tania
    Thank you Barb, LCHF is very rewarding! :)
  13. Tania
    If you are interested in following my weightloss journey, please come and visit me here:

    https://www.facebook.com/tania.journey

  14. binhang
    LCHF is a good methods for losing weight and stopping craving sugar. thanks for your sharing. I will try it right now.
    http://vkool.com/stop-sugar-cravings-with-21-day-sugar-detox/
  15. Karen Scribner
    At first just try to cut out wheat only. Since modern wheat is a lab created food it has more of a effect on blood sugar than other grains have.
  16. Dan Mofett
    That's great. I know what you have been through myself.
    I've lost 160 pounds.
    You can see my story and see pictures here
    http://www.DansLowCarbJourney.com

    Keep at it.

    Dan

    Reply: #17
  17. Tania
    Dan!!! I left a comment on Diet Doctor's facebook page in the comments section of your story, you're an inspiring man! 4 years, that's so amazing! I've been at it for 2 years with LCHF and haven't looked back. It's like having a real life now, and not just existing! I wish you all the best, you look like a picture of health! :)

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