It’s the food and not the exercise that allowed me to lose weight

bigejwine20142017Look at that picture. I mean really look at it. Those are the same person. That’s me.

What separates them besides 2 years of time? About 130 lbs.

130 lbs

I have now lost over 144 lbs in less that two years through diet, and I don’t mean some sort of starvation or deny yourself food diet. I eat well every day, I am not hungry between means, and I don’t have to take any pills, powders, shakes, or subscribe to any programs or pay any money to anyone. I didn’t have surgery or any other procedure. I did one simple thing: I CHANGED WHAT I PUT INTO MY MOUTH.

It doesn’t matter how much you work out, how much you walk, what your workout plan is, or that you hit the gym twice in a day. Unless you change your diet long-term, you will not lose weight.

Weight loss is 90% diet and 10% exercise. I know this is true because I lost 90% of my weight before I started running. Since I started running, I have only lost about 15 lbs. I used to weigh 312 lbs. I now weigh 164 lbs.

I gave up processed sugar, artificial sweeteners, grains, legumes, dairy, and soy. I may still have food with trace amounts of these things in them from time to time, but for the most part, I no longer eat foods that contain those ingredients. Why? Because they act like poison to my body. When I eat those ingredients, my body swells and I gain weight very quickly. There’s a reason pigs and cattle are fed grain to fatten up; it works.

If you want to lose weight, stop eating whole wheat or oatmeal. It’s not doing you any favors. Look into Whole30. Look into the Paleo Diet. They work. I’m living proof, and so is my wife, my son, and nearly all of my friends. We’ve all adopted Paleo, and we’re all losing weight. It’s not rocket science; it’s actually older than science itself.

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