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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