I was in denial about my weight
By: Shane J
Around this time last year, I weighed in at 242lbs, the heaviest I've ever put on a scale. To top it off, I had climbing cholesterol and triglyceride levels and was told I was then pre-diabetic and pre-hypertensive. A lot of things have changed in the past two years since my health and weight spiraled out of control, but grateful nonetheless for the support of my family and close friends that constantly encourage me to be the best me. Today I've lost a total of 52lbs, got rid of my high cholesterol and triglycerides and am no longer pre-diabetic or pre-hypertensive. I've learned how to be good to my body but most importantly be good to myself. I grew up in a Filipino household so that meant a lot of starchy foods and there were always leftovers, which I usually ended up finishing. From a young age I was really overweight until about college, where I changed my eating habits and became highly active, running and weight training. After college, the weight training and running had stopped, and I quickly found myself at 242 after about a year of graduating. I gained about 60lbs in that time frame, and my mental and physical health paid the price for it. During this time I had been following Dr. Berg's videos on the ketogenic lifestyle as well as intermittent fasting, but I was in denial about my weight so I didn't attempt any of it until last year when my doctor told me my health was in jeopardy.
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