Can you maintain an 80-pound (36 kg) weight loss in the long run on a low-carb diet? If you ask Julian, the answer is a definite yes.
He wrote to us three years ago. At that point he had been on a two-year transformative journey towards better health. Now he has gotten back to us, and it still sounds like he is doing fantastic:
Here is a brief follow up on my story.
It is now five and a half years since my decision to go LCHF. I want to say that in spite of a small number of indulgences, I have stuck with the plan. If I party one day, I take it very easy on food the next day. The weight has stayed off. I feel great now, and there is no way that I will go back to my old ways.
It was a bit scary at the time, because when I made the decision because I wasn’t sure how it would all play out. With 80 pounds (36 kg) to lose, I knew that drastic measures were called for. So I went for it, full speed ahead. One thing that I had to get past, was the idea of “eat less, move more.” What we have believed for a long time tends to stick with us! Ironically after the weight loss, I became much more interested in physical activity.At the time when I was losing a lot of weight, I did worry about how my body would know when to stop. That turned out to be an irrational fear, as our bodies are smarter than we realize. We just need to give them a chance! If I could make one warning, it would be that one can only alter clothes so far. You need to plan for a new wardrobe.
I would like to see the medical community doing more study on the LCHF participants to build up some statistics for people who go on, and stay LCHF. I have read so many compelling stories of people on the Diet Doctor website, and I do wonder how are they doing, down the road. Some stories are so amazing, I am curious to know how they are doing.
I am so grateful for my renewed health and I have an optimism about life in general. I feel tremendous gratitude for what I have received, and it is humbling yet empowering. I feel that I can be an agent for positive change in other aspects of life, too.
I feel for people around me, friends and family who might be helped by going LCHF, who do not want to try this way of living. Even more for those professionals who are defiantly opposed, and spread misinformation to their patients. You shouldn’t have to fight your doctor to get healthy.
The fire of this positive change still burns within me, and I am so happy that there is an online community like Diet Doctor.
I am so happy to hear that you’re still doing so great with low carb Julian! It is inspiring to read :-)
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