“The weight loss has given me a new life”


Lee struggled with his weight throughout his whole life, even though he followed the conventional eat-carbs avoid-fat advice. He weighed 207 kg (458 lbs) when he finally came across the low-carb diet in February 2017, and since then he has lost an impressive 112 kg (247 lbs). Congratulations, Lee!

Here he shares his story:

My name is Lee, I’m 44 years old and throughout my life from baby to boy to teen to man when it has come to me there’s always been an elephant in the room… ME!

I’ve struggled with my weight all my life, and when I say struggled, I do mean struggled. It wasn’t something that just happened or that I let happen (well for the most part). It was something I never really understood, just sadly accepted. I was born big, and have always been BIG.

I was advised by doctors I could never lose weight after I turned 35. I worked with a dietitian who put me on a Low Fat High Grain diet causing my weight to go from 192 kg (423 lbs) to 207 kg (456 lbs) in under 6 months.

After years of failed diets including starvation, calorie counting, over the counter weight loss products, 3 and a half years of gym workouts with zero success, I turned to the LCHF Lifestyle in February 2017. My starting weight was 207.6 kg (458 lbs).

One year and 2 weeks later I hit my goal weight of 95 kg (209 lbs) meaning I had lost 112 kg (247 lbs) in the process. It was an incredible year and I learned to love myself, something I have never been able to do.

The weight loss has given me a new life. I am now doing things I had always wanted to do, I have lots of energy to play with my children and I get to wear nice clothes as I always dreamed of.

This year I will compete in two marathons and and doing cross-fit three times a week as I loo to now improve my health to higher levels and gain some real fitness.

I no longer have an unhealthy relationship with food or obsess over my weight. I no longer weigh myself. I have reverted to using my clothes to guide me.


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What a fantastic journey Lee, and a big congratulations to your success! I’m certain you’ll be an inspiration to many people out there :-)

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  1. Kathleen
    Congratulations, Lee. What a tremendous effort and success!
  2. Migo
    Lee u look great! Yes clothes are better indication than scale, agree. pS you should sue that first ‘doctor’!
  3. Fabiane
    Thank you for sharing your story Lee!?????? Very inspiring and how wonderful to see you happy!??? You look amazing! Congratulations and keep inspiring people!???
  4. Thomas
    Great job Lee, you look great it gives me hope that I can do the same. One thing I worry about is the loose skin afterwards.
  5. Nay Dunnaway
    Kudos too you!!! You look fabulous Lee ?
  6. Carolyn Butcher
    Lee congratulations to you you are an inspiration to myself keep up the good work my friend!!!
  7. Shannon
    Holy crap, gain some of that weight back will you? You almost look like a skeleton.
    Reply: #15
  8. Karen
    Congratulations Lee. You look great and you're an inspiration.
  9. Victoria
    You are inspiration. Congratulations and thank you for demonstrating that it can be done.
  10. Andrea
    Shannon, if you can't say something nice...
  11. Andrea
    Congratulations Lee! Very impressive!
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  13. Sunshine
    Wow.. how amazing.. Good job!!!
  14. Angie Davis
    Great job!!!! That's something to be very proud of!! I had Gastric Bypass 11/2016. Almost died of staph infection. Was in hospital 2 months & had to learn how to walk again. I lost 137lbs total in a year. Right after that my Dad passed away and I've gained back 40 lbs back & im so depressed over it!! I ask myself did i go through all of that for nothing? But like you I've struggled since I was an early teenager. I dont have a car so i cant get out and go places to take my mind off of eating like others. Anyway, very proud of your accomplishment!!! Keep it up!!☺
  15. Lee Rogers
    Hahaha you're not he first to say that :D
  16. BEachHAPPY
    Lee, congratulations on your new you! This is HUGE! Happy for your success, enjoy your life :)

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