I lost all my cravings for the food that made me so overweight and sick”

karen

Before and after

Here’s simply an amazing success story! After failing many times, Karen finally beat her sugar addiction and lost weight with a low-carb diet:

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First of all I wanted to thank you for your website, I found it while desperately searching for a way to lose the weight I had carried around most of my life.

My name is Karen and I am 50 years old. I am, and always will be, a binge-eating sugar addict. I could not control my eating and binged on sugar and processed junk food until I was ill for most of my life. I was overweight, depressed, lonely and felt terrible all the time. I tried several weight-loss diets over the years only to gain it back… And then some.

On my 49th birthday I decided that by 50 I wanted to be healthy again and enjoy life. I started searching for diets that I could do to make that happen and came upon the Diet Doctor and realized it was all in what I was eating. I researched what sugar and high carbohydrates do to your body and it hit me why I was so overweight. I decided to change my way of eating and eat real healthy food for a change.

It was amazing to see the weight fall off me while still enjoying steak using real butter to cook it with. I learned to substitute potatoes for cauliflower rice and mashed potatoes. I realized I could still eat and not feel deprived like all the other diets I had been on before.

I always will have a sweet tooth so I do allow myself sweets on occasion but not made with sugar. I learned to use low glycemic flours such as almond and coconut, and I lost all my cravings for the food that made me so overweight and sick.

On my 50th birthday I was down 102 pounds (46 kg) and never felt better. I will always eat this way and do not miss my old way of eating one bit.

Thank you!

Karen

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Congratulations Karen – this is a truly inspirational story!

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6 Comments

  1. Anabela
    Congratulations, you're brave and such an inspiration!
  2. Diane R
    Wow, awesome and so inspiring!
  3. Debbie Wood
    I am on my 4th day and your story is encouraging.

    You are amazing! You will continue to inspire people with your story, thank you.

  4. Cindy
    Wow I am so happy to hear your story. I was looking for someone who was similar to my age and also my background. You have inspired me to give this plan a serious try. I have done it for a couple weeks here and there and always fall off the wagon. Now that I see your success I am going to do it and stick to it. I am 47 years old and need to lose about 100 lbs. I am also a sugar addict and binge eat sweets & junk food carbs, which is usually why I fall of the wagon. So your story is truly inspirational and gives me hope that I can accomplish the same things you did. Thank you for sharing!!!
  5. Susanne
    congratulations, what a great inspiration for myself and others
  6. Diane
    Karen, thank you for sharing your story. I have struggled all my life with the rollercoaster of weight loss too. I have been reading about this "diet" and have been thinking about starting it. I saw your photo and clicked on it. Your story is my story starting out. I will be clearing out my cupboards today and hitting the grocery store. Thanks again and I hope you are well.

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