The Latest from CarbSmart
This success story was submitted by Cheryl during the month of June 2000. Cheryl’s story was so fantastic, I decided to print it exactly how she wrote it.
In a revolutionary approach to weight loss and improved health, author Ray Audette presents his groundbreaking “caveman” diet—an eating program that stems from the notion that what we ate before agriculture and technology evolved is still what our bodies need to function effectively, stave off disease, and stay lean and healthy.
Why did everyone keep referring to Richard Hatch, the ultimate winner of the competition, as “the fat guy”? He didn’t look fat to me! He looked normal. Not fat, not thin – just normal. I kept thinking, “Did I miss something on one of the episodes I didn’t see? Where is this “fat guy” stuff coming from?
In the movie Castaway, Tom Hanks character is marooned on a deserted island where for four years he consumes a nearly perfect low carbohydrate diet of crab and coconut. On this Paleolithic diet it is no surprise that his body becomes sculpted, lean and strong.
Of course, we could all do that if we were in such a situation. If the only foods available to us were the healthiest of low carb foods we would never be tempted, would we?
First of all, have you read the book? It doesn’t matter whether you’ve chosen Atkins, Protein Power, CAD (The Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet) or any of the other low carb plans. Have you read the book? Reading the book is imperative. You need to understand how your plan works, and you need to understand why your plan works. Knowledge is power.
You’ve decided to give it one last shot. You’re ready to try a low carbohydrate diet. Even though your mother says it will kill you, you figure that NOT losing weight is going to kill you anyway, so what the heck? The only trouble is, you have no idea where to start.
Quick Tips – I have a suggestion for anyone who is drinking lots of water. Don’t throw away your water bottles!
This month’s success story is Scott Anderson. Scott is a teacher in Greece, NY and started the low carb lifestyle at the end of 1998. As of this writing, Scott has lost 42 pounds and is now at his maintenance weight. CarbSmart spent a few minutes with Scott to find out how he did it.
It is always a joy to meet new low carbers, and even more so when you meet couples who are not only partners in marriage but in low carbing, too. The Bickfords are from Maine, and have been married 19 years. Lori is 37 years old; her husband Ralph is 40. They have two children, Tori, 17, and Feather, 15. Lisa is a full-time MRI technologist. She also teaches and sells Creative Memories scrap booking supplies and gives classes.
Today is the day that I start the Atkins Low Carbohydrate Program (low carbs, high protein, normal fats). I have read most of the book and am ready to start the Induction phase.
Garlic Prawns (Gambas Al Ajilla) recipe by Tony Blakemore.