I spent most of my life being fat. I don’t mean I was a few pounds over weight. I mean man boobs fat. I got super fat as a kid starting around 8-ish. There’s pictures of me when I was about 6, happy, skinny, healthy, but something went horribly wrong. I gained a lot of weight. I was really healthy otherwise until I was in my early to mid twenties, when other parts of me started to go. I started getting arthritis, colitis, heart murmurs, crippling back pain.
My mom found this tv show called, “Know the Cause” hosted by Doug Kaufmann – a seriously informed citizen. He has a way of eating that he recommends to people and has people on that have tried his recommendations and had great success. So we tried it and I had great success! I went from 300 lbs down to 235 lbs, but not only that all of my other problems dried up and went away. Since then I’ve not had any of those symptoms return. I’m thirty-two years old while I’m writing this, nearly a decade of not having any major issues.
Since then I’ve put some weight back on, currently I’m sitting at about 248. I’m comfortable here, but I am definitely trying to lose a bit more. I spent 6 months with a personal and I’m in great shape now, I just have some poundage to drop and skin to tighten up. Recently I’ve been using myfitnesspal, a website and app that allow you to track what you’re eating so you can focus on where you’re putting your calories. It helps me focus on what I’m actually eating, like is the majority of my food healthy, raw, vegetable based, or is it meat, dairy, sugar, and grains?
Sam has doing a cleanse called, “The Whole 30.” I really commend her for doing it; it’s rough. Let me tell you. I haven’t been doing the cleanse with her, but in a sense I really have. It’s not like we’re going to cook two separate dinners, and we don’t really keep anything in the house that’s unhealthy anyway, so for at least part of this cleanse I’ve been doing it with her.
Once you understand what food is, eating healthy is actually really easy and tasty. Food is anything you can digest that doesn’t adversely affect your body. For instance, vegetables are food. Oreos are not. It’s really kind of common sense. Another example of food is what I had for dinner the other night. Pan seared chicken breast cubed, half an avocado, and roasted Brussels sprouts halved. Delicious. Healthy. Food. Good balance of fat, carbs, and protein.
What healthy food do you like to eat?