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70 Pounds Lighter and Medication-Free: How Going Primal Changed My Life

real_life_stories_stories-1-2I’ve been the chef/owner of a couple of restaurants for the past 23 years. When I started in the biz I was kind of like a kid in a candy store! I gained on average about nine pounds a year for 10 years and found myself weighing in at an impressive 317 lbs! I was told by my then doctor to “do” something or bad things were going to happen! I was pre-diabetic and borderline high blood pressure. No specifics on diet or exercise or anything were mentioned. I was left on my own to lose weight and get better.

So I went on a no starch diet and joined a health club! I’d go to the health club between lunch and dinner shifts. I lost 30 lbs and got in aerobic shape through lots of hours on the treadmill and elliptical machines. Emphasis on the word treadmill. Not much fun involved at all. So of course, I gained some weight back and stopped the health club. My weight yo yo’d for the next ten years, I became Type II Diabetic and officially had high blood pressure.

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In July of 2014 I weighed in at around 296 pounds, was on a Type II diabetes medication called Glipizide, taking a pill called Losartan for my high blood pressure, and was just prescribed a pill called Omeprazole for my constant queasy stomach and acid reflux. I didn’t eat bacon anymore and couldn’t even stand the smell of it! So I took all these pills and still felt terrible! But I had good blood pressure readings, my blood sugar was “under control” and I wasn’t so queasy anymore. So from the medical community’s standpoint, I was “cured”, see ya, and that couldn’t have been further from the truth! What was the root cause of all my problems? I took it upon myself to do some research.

Step 1 – Fix the Gut!

I zeroed in on fixing my gut first, the thought being that everything starts in the gut! I read some books by Dr. Alejandro Junger and proceeded to sign up for his 21-Day Clean Gut Repair program. I did a protein shake for breakfast, ate a salad with some protein for lunch and had a second shake for dinner. No gluten, no sugar, no dairy, no alcohol and no caffeine! There were a lot of other no’s too, but these were the major ones. Lots of supplements including digestive enzymes, probiotics, liver support and blood sugar support taken at each “meal.” By the middle of the second week I felt great! Stopped the Omeprazole! By the middle of the third week I asked the coaches “what do I do next, the program’s almost over! What do I do for the rest of my life?” One of them said “Go Primal.”

Step 2 – Go Primal!

20151227_151823Best move I ever made (besides marrying my wife of course)! Bought the books and started reading. The food is great and just by eating Primal, I started losing weight! I couldn’t do the Primal Essential Movements (basic workout), sprints, not even jumping jacks to warm up! Just too out of shape and too much stuff jiggling around. It hurt! I really thought I’d never be able to run again. And I was just 62! But the weight kept coming off and little by little I started getting in better physical shape. Then I did 14 online 21-Day Primal Intro Programs over 14 months (slow and steady is the best!) which I now host on this website. That really helped. I continued to lose weight, my blood sugar was under control and my high blood pressure was coming down! I run, I sprint, I play! I became a mentor for the online challenges then in October of 2015 I took the online courses to become a Primal Blueprint Health Coach!

The results are in, but they are not final

I still have some way to go! But I’ve lost 70 lbs, I’m off ALL my meds, my blood pressure is normal and my A1C is going down. My doctor (who knows nothing about being Primal) is impressed! I’m back to eating bacon!  Life is good! And I owe it all to turning Primal! Unlike the other “diets” I’ve been on, this truly is a way of life and something I’ll be doing for the rest of my (hopefully longer) life!

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That’s one of my old chef coats above. I lost so much weight and belly circumference that I could fit my wife inside my coat with me!

Doctor Update

This was a momentous occasion! I went to see my doctor after I lost the weight. So here’s how my doctor summed up my visit: “You are no longer diagnosed obese. You are no longer Type II diabetic. Your blood pressure is perfect. Your cholesterol numbers are that of a 20 year old. And you are officially off all medications!” I’m getting a little choked up writing that. Why this Primal lifestyle is not mainstream is crazy!

 

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21 Day LCHF Intro/Reset – Just $3 a day! $63

This 21 Day Reset will introduce you to the Primal, low carb, high fat way of life with emphasis on what you eat, exercising, stress reduction, sleep improvement and weight loss! Or use it to get back into LCHF and reset your metabolism! I did 14 of these in 14 consecutive months and lost 70 pounds and got off all my meds!
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21 Day LCHF Fun Foods – Just $3 a day! $63

This 21 Day LCHF Fun Foods meal plan will bring back the fun foods many people miss when they start to eat Primal/Paleo. Enjoy Burgers on buns, Tacos, Pizza, “pasta” and even desserts again, all while staying LCHF! Plus there’s lots more! Daily Food for Thought tips, cooking videos, recipes, shopping lists and informative guides to help you know the reasons behind the plan!
You get access only to the 21 Day LCHF Fun Foods materials for 21 days from the date of purchase.

21 Day LCHF Ketosis Focus – Just $3 a day! $63

This 21 Day LCHF Ketosis Focus meal plan is designed to get you into deep ketosis. Lots of fasting and not too much eating. We want you to go back to the basics of LCHF eating so simple fast meals. Plus there’s more! Daily Food for Thought tips, meal suggestions and informative guides to help you know the reasons behind the plan!
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Chef Harry’s LCHF Fun Foods 21 Day Meal Plan

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Food for Thought – Social Media

Food for Thought – Harry’s Primal Food and Social Media
I love Bacon and Eggs and that’s a good Primal Meal. Be sure to check out my Facebook page and Twitter and Instagram accounts.  Follow and let’s keep in touch! Also, check out my Harry’s Primal Food closed group on Facebook. If you do Facebook, send a request to me to add you to the group. That way we, and others, can talk and share pics!  Happy bacon and eggs face!

Benefits of Eating LCHF, Keto, Primal or Paleo?

Benefits of Using Chef Harry’s 21 Day LCHF Fun Foods Cooking Meal Plan

  1. No Hassle Cooking – See how easy it is to cook Primally. After you’ve been doing this a while, it will become second nature!
  2. See Exciting New Ideas – Take the boredom out of your current eating routine by expanding your repertoire. I was a restaurant chef for 25 years and thought I saw it all until I made a pizza crust using cauliflower!
  3. Get Off Meds – By following a low carb, high fat diet I lost 70 lbs and was able to get off my Type II Diabetes and High Blood Pressure Meds. As always, check with your doctor before beginning any weight loss program.
  4. New Dairy Free Options – All recipes are gluten and grain free. Plus, all recipes have been modified to give you dairy free options!
  5. Get Expert Help – Get expert advice from a restaurant chef and Primal Blueprint Certified Health Coach!
  6. Become a Fat Burning Beast – As you begin to eat high fat, low carb meals, you will retrain your body to burn fat instead of sugar!
  7. Low Carb Meals – We’re going to be eating low carb, high fat meals. Keep carbs under 50g a day and you could lose weight! I did!
  8. Share with the Community – I just started a Facebook User Group that you can join and talk to me and other people looking to become fat burning beasts! Share and posts pics of the food you’re eating. You’ll see what the community is doing for an endless supply of ideas to get you out of that routine boring pattern and to make eating Primal fun and exciting.
  9. Flexible Meal Plans – Yes we have 21 days of recipes, but you can hold off on some if you don’t have time. And feel free to look through my recipes and substitute to your heart’s content. Just keep in mind, I do big meals on Sundays with the extra food being used for quick meals during the week!
  10. Ketosis Prerequisite – If you’re looking to get in to ketosis, do this challenge following the dairy free options. Then take my Ketosis Focus challenge to get in to Ketosis!