As I reviewed my website recently, I realized that I have posted lots of science but I’ve never posted any success stories. So, as patient’s are comfortable & willing to share, I will begin posting these experiences here on the blogosphere for the world to witness their successes and the power of the KetoDynamic Antidote.
The first success story is my own. This picture of me and my wife, were taken after I had been following a ketogenic lifestyle for about 4 years. I dropped 60 lbs, normalized my cholesterol and blood sugar also normalized. I couldn’t and wouldn’t recommend these lifestyle changes unless I was willing to follow them for the long haul myself. I call people following a ketogenic lifestyle for longer than a year “Ketonians.”
Not only mine, but hundreds of patient’s having similar successes have become the greatest reward to my career as a physician over the last 15 years. They are truly the “KetoDynamic Moments” that etch themselves into my memory and have made me such an advocate of a ketogenic lifestyle. Therefore, it is with great honor and excitement that I have been allowed to share Michelle’s story below.
Michelle started seeing me in October 2015. She has struggled with weight all her life and, now in her late 40’s, weighed 201 lbs with a waist circumference of almost 36 inches and a body mass index of 32. Her “before” picture was taken just before a Halloween activity in 2015. Her “after” picture was taken in late March 2016.
A simple ketogenic lifestyle change ( <20g of carbohydrates, moderate protein for her ideal body weight & increasing fat to > 60% of total calories) has produced almost 50 lbs of weight loss and 6 inches off her waist in just 5 months. This was with dietary change only (Michelle doesn’t exercise) and she’s still losing weight. What is dramatic, and I see it every day, is that Michelle looks younger by at least 10 years (she actually added 20 years to her life span with this weight loss already). She feels fantastic. Blood sugar and cholesterol are now under control and she has tremendous amounts of energy. Her picture in March is at a body mass index of 29.
Michelle doesn’t calorie restrict. She just eats until she is full. Congratulations, Michelle!!! And, keep up the great work.
If you’d like to share your KetoDynamic successes with me and my audience, please let me know.
If you are interested in the low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat, ketogenic diet, then this is the podcast for you. We zero in exclusively on all the questions people have about how being in a state of nutritional ketosis and the effects it has on your health. There are a lot of myths about keto floating around out there and our two amazing cohosts are shooting them down one at a time. Keto Talk is cohosted by 10-year veteran health podcaster and international bestselling author Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” and Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from “Doc Muscles” who thoroughly share from their wealth of experience on the ketogenic lifestyle each and every Thursday. We love hearing from our fabulous Ketonian listeners with new questions–send an email to Jimmy at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you’re not already subscribed to the podcast on iTunes and listened to the past episodes, then you can do that and leave a review HERE. Listen in today as Jimmy and Adam answer more engaging questions about nutritional ketosis from you the listeners today in Episode 17!
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I get this question almost daily. Sorry to burst your bubble, but there is NO exercise program that will give you “six-pack” abs.
Really. You can do sit-ups, leg lifts and crunches ’till the cows come home and it will do nothing other than give you abdominal cramps. It will also make you hungry. I don’t care what Men’s Fitness, Bodybuilding.com, Muscle Magazine, Shape or even Doctor Oz said. There are no “6 Best Exercises for Ripped Abs.” There is only one exercise . . . throwing the carbs in the trash (or giving them to the neighbor you don’t like.)
The “12 Step Ab Program” really only has ONE STEP . . . cut the carbs. Let me repeat that. There is only ONE STEP to “six-pack abs,” . . . cut the carbs. Cardiovascular exercise does nothing for amazingly toned abdominal muscles, other than make you hungry. Resistance exercise improves insulin resistance, but doesn’t build the abs. Avoiding the milk, rice, wheat, oatmeal and fruit allows the abs to appear. Yes, I’m serious. What do bears eat? Berries.
When did you last see the a bear with “six-pack abs?”
The only way to see your “six-pack” is to remove the fat covering your “six-pack.” The only way to get rid of fat covering your “six-pack” is to stop drinking it and lower the carbohydrate content to less than 20 grams per day. Seriously . . .
So you’ve done 100 crunches a day for six months? Do you see your “six-pack” now? Exactly.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
Staying in ketosis and adding 2-3 days of resistance training will melt 2-5 lbs of abdominal fat away each month. Yes, I know it is slow . . . but that is weight (fat) that will stay off. Use whole foods high in fat, moderate in protein and low in carbohydrate. Use supplements like Keto//OS & Adapt bars to help when you don’t have access to a good meal or as a snack when you are hungry. Look at the list of Low Carb Links above to get great ideas for meal preparation and sweeteners that you can use.