Tony has lost an impressive 326 lbs (148 kg) following a low-carb high-protein diet and walking. Congratulations!
His weight-loss journey started in May 2016 after the wildfire in Fort McMurray. At this time, he had to use two airplane seats during the evacuation, delaying other people from getting to safety. This increased his motivation to attempt a big lifestyle change.
He shares a few words of encouragement for anyone who’s in a similar situation to where he was in 2016:
You used to think there was no hope. That it was just total despair that you were that big. That there was no going back. It was almost as if you were just waiting to die, as sad as that sounds, but that’s all your life was.
There is hope. I was 41 when I started this, almost 600 pounds. If I can do this, anyone can.
Note that while Tony was eating a low-carb, high-protein diet he was also “eating” hundreds of pound of body fat. So including that, the fuel to his body was actually more like a low-carb, high fat diet.
To keep up the same fuel mix and the same hormonal situation once a more normal body weight is reached, it becomes necessary to tweak the diet a bit. Specifically, you’d then need to increase the amount of fat eaten, to stay satisfied and not hungry after meals.
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