I’m not an expert at losing weight. I’m a guy who lost 130 lbs through Whole30 and Paleo. I lost an additional 20 lbs through exercise and Paleo. That means I unlocked the keys to understanding how my body reacts and responds to different foods, and what it takes for me to lose weight.
I’m not a fitness expert. I’m a 51 year old man, former active duty Marine, and current National Guard Soldier who exercises 3x a week to stay in shape (and yeah, I should do it more often than that!).
I’m not a health guru. I’m a guy who eats healthy because I want to give my body a chance to stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible.
I don’t write this blog as any authority figure. I write it to motivate those who are either still looking for the right combination of factors to get healthy, lose weight, and/or get fit, or for those who are already there but like to read about others who, like them, fight the good fight to stay healthy, to stay lean, and to stay fit.
Beware of anyone who says they have the one true plan that works for everyone. CICO didn’t work for me. South Beach didn’t work for me. A shit ton of exercise coupled with bad eating habits didn’t work for me. Whole30, Paleo, and exercise did. Find what works for you, and do it to the best of your ability.
If I am the expert of anything, it’s perseverance. I kept trying until I found what worked. I’m lucky I never gave up after all the failures. If you’re still trying to find your path, keep looking. You will find it. Sometimes, it’s buried behind bushes or under a waterfall.