Scott W

30 day results exceed expectations

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8/17 I weighed 298, I started cleaning up my diet in preparation for a 8/28 start date and in the 10 day period I lost 8 lbs weighing in at 290.5 on 8/27.

Today weigh 260.5 and have lost 3 in on my waist.

It exceeded my expectations

I am set to go another 30 days to make this a whole60.

I used to be in much better shape and have wanted to kick start my healthy living for the longest time.  After I read "It Starts With Food" I became convinced that, at age 52, I was heading for some serious medical issues which I have escaped up to now probably through lucky genetics and a previous background in being kind to my health.

What is really amazing for me is I am just eating 3 meals a day and hungry before each meal.  Up to this commitment, I had been drinking daily and now I am so glad to be rid of that habit.

I didn't count my calories but followed the program. I did track my eating through fitness pal so I can say I was eating around 2,000 calories a day the whole month.

 

All in all, I would recommend this eating program for anyone.

 

Cheers,

 

Scott

 

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Update

i just completed another 28 days to make it for the whole58.  I am intentionally breaking tonight to have a beer and some wings but I intend to keep going with this and only have cheat meals or treats just occasionally.

i feel so much better and can’t believe how much I don’t feel dependent on food or alcohol.  I lost another 14 pounds over the additional 28 days bringing my total weight loss to 52 pounds since 8/17 (10 days before I started my whole 30).

I can’t say enough good things about this program and would encourage anyone to try it and be sure to read the book “It Starts Wih Food”

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12/22 update

a little less than 4 mos after I started my whole 30 I am still 90+% Strict with it.  I haven’t eaten any sugar or processed foods.  No bread or pizza.  Today I weighed 218 which is 80 lbs less than when I started. I definitely had been suffering from systematic inflammation.  When I went to my dentist earlier this month, my hygienist told me my gums looked much better.  In addition, my morning resting HR is much lower sometimes as low as 48.

I definitely am very pleased with this eating approach.

 

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Update:  I weighed in on 1/16 at 209.  A total of 89 lbs lost in less than 5 mos.  The whole30 program has been phenomenal.  I am going to concentrate on lifting now and stabilizing my weight.

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1 hour ago, Scott W said:

Update:  I weighed in on 1/16 at 209.  A total of 89 lbs lost in less than 5 mos.  The whole30 program has been phenomenal.  I am going to concentrate on lifting now and stabilizing my weight.

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Good for you!!!  How do you feel? Your body composition and weight obviously are iimproved dramatically, but how do you feel now about food and the future going forward?  

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Truthfully, it was so hard getting to the point of making the positive change, I am apprehensive about reverting to any bad habits.  I will always stay pretty true to the whole30 philosophy but I need to add some calories so I may end up using a nutritional coach to help me optimize my eating strategy. 

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