About the Coach, Chef Harry Olson

The pic on the left is my “before” pic and the ones to the right of it are my “after” pics a year and a half later! As you can see, I was quite the puff daddy on the left! I was a chef in my restaurants for 25 years and I was like a kid in a candy store! I gained a lot of weight and then yo-yo dieted for a long time. But then I found the Primal/Paleo diet and I proceeded to lose 70 lbs which helped me get off my Type II Diabetes and High Blood Pressure Meds! If you’d like to read more about my success story as published on the Mark’s Daily Apple website, click this link 70 Pounds Lighter and Medication-Free: How Going Primal Changed My Life.

Here’s a couple of comments on that article…

From Lara “Thanks for the inspiring story, Harry. It’s crazy, right? Why don’t we see Primal posters at the doctor’s? I wish my mom’s doctor would encourage her to try this for her type 2 diabetes, which she has “managed” spectacularly – all the more reason I believe that she could go off all meds by adopting this diet/lifestyle. We become attached, in some strange way, to the cycle of carbs and meds thrown at us by the medical profession. Congratulations to you! I need to make changes myself; maybe that will inspire her.

Chris says “Wow! That is incredible! You are amazing, Chef! I got choked up too when I read about your straight A health report. It is never too old to start taking care of yourself and having the best life. What an inspiration you are.

In a nutshell…

  1. I stopped eating the wrong foods
  2. I started eating the right foods
  3. This helped me lose some initial weight so I could start exercising again
  4. I walked, hiked, swam and started playing tennis, frisbee and biking (I was 62 years old!)
  5. In total, I lost 70 pounds in 14 months and got off all my medications!
  6. I then became a Certified Primal Blueprint Health Coach to help others in their journeys!

Well, enough about me, How ABOUT YOU!?

If you…

  1. are Type II Diabetic, Insulin Resistant or prediabetic, you are in the right place!
  2. have High Blood Pressure, you are in the right place!
  3. are a little overweight to a lot overweight, you are in the right place!
  4. are having gut problems and want them fixed, you are in the right place!
  5. want to live a healthier life to spend more future time with your spouse, kids or grand kids, you are in the right place!
  6. want an Intro to the Primal/Paleo lifestyle, you are in the right place!
  7. are a seasoned Primal/Paleo Pro and want to add some new recipes to your repertoire, you are in the right place!
  8. want to turn yourself from a sugar burner into a fat burning beast, you are in the right place!

No amount of exercise can fix a bad diet! Why is that so important? Because 80% of your body composition success is directly attributed to the foods you eat. You have to eat the right foods so your body starts burning the fat that’s on your body. So you are definitely in the right place! Its all about the food baby!

About this site

Most of the content on this site is marked as premium. So you will need to purchase an access plan to see it. Many of the premium content posts are recipes and cooking videos. Most of these are organized into Meal Plans that may take 5 to 30 days to complete. The Meal Plans are the first items listed on the left hand column under the “What’s Out Here” heading.  The 21 Day Intro/Reset is one of them. Use these as an organized approach to being Primal. Or you can just go through the content by selecting the topics that interest you from the rest of the left hand column. Happy cooking!

If you need a more one on one approach, be sure to check out my personalized coaching services.


Christine says
Thank you for a wonderful challenge!! I’ve tried a lot of new things, got a lot of inspiration from you and the other challengers, and a super introduction to Primal. I’ve learned some great info in the past 3 weeks, and picked up some new habits to carry forward. Thanks for being such a great coach!

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Eat Primal/Paleo Foods to Get Healthy, Reverse Type II Diabtes and Get Off Meds Like I Did! You can do it too!