Andrew Dunn has struggled with his weight for many years. When he was 12, he was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that causes severe joint pain, and just when that condition lessened, his weight gain began.
“At 25, I was free from pain but started to struggle with weight loss,” said Dunn. “At age 30, I had jumped to 242 pounds (110 kg); at age 40, I was 264 pounds (120 kg); and by June 2018 at age 50, I reached 297 pounds (135 kg) and was battling pre-diabetic symptoms but had no idea why.”
After he fell down the stairs and required his son’s assistance to get back up, Dunn began doing research about gut health on the Internet.
He was sent the link to Dr. Berg’s YouTube channel by a friend and he subscribed in March 2019. This friend became Dunn’s initial support system, having lost 110 pounds (50 kg) himself. Dunn said these results “amazed” him. His family was also supportive throughout the keto journey.
Dunn claimed that once he overcame the hardest parts of this lifestyle — which were to simply start and, furthermore, to understand why it worked — he found himself feeling good; in fact, he had never felt so good before.
The first Dr. Berg video that Dunn watched made a lot of sense to him. It was the Dr. Berg statement, “You must get healthy first, then you will lose the weight” that was the major lesson he learned and this motto stuck with him during the weight-loss process.
“I feel amazing,” he said. “[The best part is] understanding what created my issues and not [being] addicted to carbs and sugar, feeling in control, [and] no longer being depressed.”
In less than a year of living a keto lifestyle, Dunn lost 127 pounds (58 kg). He was motivated by Dr. Berg’s videos and by focusing on showing his kids — for the first time in their lives — that he can be healthy.
If he could do things all over again, Dunn said he would avoid all sugar and carbs. But, to anyone thinking about trying keto, he advises them to go for it. “You will get results,” he said.
Favorite Way to Exercise: Walking his dog
Favorite Keto Recipe: Omelette with ham, salt, eggs, butter, tomato, kale, mushroom, and chili