1. Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I’m currently 38 years old and live in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. I started working out in March of
2000 and 6 years later became a personal trainer. I’ve since moved on from training people and
have ventured into other areas of business, although if there’s someone that really wants my
help and I know that they are 100% committed and won’t complain then I will work with them
to help them reach their fitness goals.
2. What moment or event started your weight loss journey?
On Friday, April 24th / 2015 after a dinner of junk food I experienced heart palpitations and
shortness of breath so bad that I almost called the ambulance because I thought I was having a
heart attack (It was a symptom of my reactive-hypoglycemia but the intensity of the symptoms
were on a whole other level from before – my heart felt like it was pounding off of my ribcage
and I couldn’t breathe).
It eventually passed but that moment scared me so bad that the thought of ever eating
carbohydrates again wasn’t even in the realm of possibility. To say I was terrified was an
understatement. After that moment I knew I would be on easy street and wouldn’t have to
mentally fight my food cravings anymore. That episode changed my life.
3. How did you discover the Keto lifestyle and how has it affected you?
In the fitness biz I was training athletes and had the mindset of lift heavy and eat as much as
you can to get huge. Well that way of eating over time caused me to become insulin resistant (I
started noticing the symptoms in January of 2009). Over the years it progressively got worse
but because I was addicted to carbs just like everyone else I would try a low-carb paleo type
diet for a few days but then fall off the wagon.
I’d say it was watching Andreas Eenfeldt’s first interview with Dr. Jay Wortman that I learned going super low-carb like an Atkins induction type diet could cure insulin
resistance and diabetes.
As for the effects… in 9 months I’ve lost 90 pounds and cured my health problems. It’s kind of
surreal given the place I’d come from and it happening so fast.
4. What is your favorite Keto recipe / food?
5. If someone wanted to get into the Keto lifestyle what advice would you give them?
EVERYONE is addicted to carbohydrates! You started eating them at 2 years old in the form of
your parents giving you cake for your birthday, now you’re 35 and your health is
deteriorating…you’ve essentially been doing heroin (Sugar has been proven to be just as if not
more addictive) for over 30 years and now you have to kick.
Just knowing what to eat won’t help you one bit. You have to have a reason strong enough to
stick to the diet or that little voice in your head will say “C’mon, just one more bag of chips, you
can start tomorrow.” If you don’t have a reason strong enough that either compels you or
scares you to your core then the beast will always win, willpower is a myth.