After one year of low carb: “I am 70 years old today and have never felt better”


Thanks to low carb, everything has changed for Maria in only one year. She has reversed pre-diabetes, improved her fitness significantly and lost 76 lbs (34 kg).

This is how she did it and what she eats:

I started my journey on March 13th, 2017 and as of March 13th, 2018 I have lost 76 pounds (34 kg). I am 70 years old today and have never felt better.

A year ago, everything in my body ached… my hands, my knees, my hips. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, on numerous medications and also pre-diabetic with an A1c of 5.9. I couldn’t walk 50 feet (15 m) without stopping for a breath. Today my A1c is 4.8. I’m not on any blood-pressure medications or statins.

Now at 70. I can walk three miles (5 km), without stopping to catch my breath. I purposely park at the far end of the parking lots and walk as much as I can.

I still work full-time, so meals are quite simple. Eggs, meat, cheese, butter and some vegetables. Have tried recipes on this site and I do enjoy them when I have time to cook.

I would still like to lose at least 10 more pounds (5 kg), so I am now fasting, drinking only bone broth, for 48-72 hours.

Above is a picture taken one year apart.

With regards,


Congratulations and thank you for sharing, Maria! :-)

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  1. Karen
    Congratulations. You look healthy, strong and beautiful.
  2. Keith
    Great work Maria an exceptional success story and an inspiration to others. So glad you found the DietDoctor.
  3. Mary Boles
    Congratulations, you look great. You're dedication paid off.
  4. WarblingLisa
    Congrats, Maria! What a wonderful birthday present to give yourself. You look fabulous. No doubt you'll reach your weight goal!
  5. janet
    Well done! It's never too late to become healthy. This is a great inspiration for us older folk! I'm late 60's and also never felt better.
  6. Andrea
    You go girl! You look fantastic and are radiant. You can really tell from the pic how good you are feeling. Such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing
  7. Terri
    Maria you are an inspiration, and I have the luck of being inspired daily! ;) t.
  8. Sue
    Did you have problems with loose skin? If so, did you find a solution? Thanks
  9. Kathy
    Omg! You look fabulous..I just turned 60 and only 12 days into this awesome way of eating and are a true inspiration..thank you for sharing and congratulations!

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