Joined October 2009
Weight History

Start Weight
280.0 lb
Lost so far: 46.6 lb

Current Weight
233.4 lb
Performance: gaining 0.9 lb a week

Goal Weight
195.0 lb
Still to go: 38.4 lb
46 year old husband and father of two sons, 15 and 12, and husband to the most amazing woman ever. I am just trying to get healthier for my family.

I am a Christ follower, husband, father, veteran of US Army(1990-1994) and local police department. I have an A.A.S in Radiography, B.S. in Religion, M.A. in Religion emphasis on Biblical Studies, and a MDiv in Professional Ministry.

My Diet:
1. Absolutely no sugars or sweeteners.
2. No bread or processed grains.
3. No snacking.
4. Eat sensible meals of items I have to cook.
5. I drink water. Sometimes I put in lemon slices for flavor.
6. Not even exercising yet.

That is it. That simple. I eat pretty much what I want. I stay full and rarely feel hungry. For more info on the ideas and process of this diet please refer to:
The Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung

I modified my diet based on this plan. I am not a vegetable type guy so I have modified to include foods I still enjoy. Please reference my daily eating information to see what I have and am eating.

Good luck and thinks for stopping by.

mdh918's Weight History


on diet Atkins
last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: gaining 0.6 lb a week Up
last weighin: gaining 0.3 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 1.0 lb a week Down

mdh918's Cookbook

cals: 207kcal | fat: 11.01g | carbs: 2.13g | prot: 25.33g
Broiled Parmesan Tilapia
Flavorful recipe for farm raised fish that is quick and easy.
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Keto is no different than any other caloric deficit diet for fat loss and inferior for those that ex
Britt1975 wrote:
Darnit... where is that like button??? Two thumbs way way up, mdh918.

Thank you Britt1975. Just putting away my soapbox now. Time for work.
posted 08 Nov 2017, 12:06
Keto is no different than any other caloric deficit diet for fat loss and inferior for those that ex
persuasions wrote:
Hey mdh918! I am happy for you. Congratulations on your progress so far and I wish you the best results this week! Good luck! When I have time, I will check up your book too.

I am really curious since, regarding insulin resistance and not only, I have also just found a very enlightening Youtube channel, namely
Please check it out if you have time as Dr. Berg explains very well the connection between hormones, stress, diet, sleep etc.

Starting from finding one's body type (hormones based distinction here):
one could learn so much about their right diet, exercise regimen and so much more, i.e.

I am very happy with my finding as he explains so well so many things. Even proteins spike insulin (I have just found out)! And hormones and stress can really undermine good diet and exercise regimen. For now I am hooked since, from my own experience and knowledge, I tend to agree with most of his scientific explanations. I take the rest with a grain of salt.

I finally got to check out the links you have provided. It has great information and follows similar to Dr Fung's "theory" (as others have stated) on how weight loss and gain is effected in the body. Our body's chemical balance is essential to our health. This information helps one to understand true weight loss and how to maintain success. Exercise and gyms do not work for everyone. People, individuals, must find the root of the problem that lies within them (be it hormones, illness, exercise, etc) and address the issue. the one stop shop mentality for weight loss must stop and has caused more damage than good over recent decades. It is not all about activity and calories. We must find the internal causes and address them for long term health and wellness.

Dr Berg and Dr Fung are seeking these causes instead of treating symptoms. They are attempting to educate people of the issues internally and correct the problems there.

What good is it to train for and run marathons if you die of a massive heart attack even though you are "healthy"? None. You can work excessively to pursue health to the point of killing one's self. If the internal issues are not addressed it is all useless and the yo-yo begins again.

Thank you for your encouragement and the wonderful information. I will add it to what I share with others so they may look at all the methods and choose what is best for them.

God Bless.

posted 08 Nov 2017, 12:04
Keto is no different than any other caloric deficit diet for fat loss and inferior for those that ex
You found success via a calorie deficit, excellent job. I mean that sincerely. Also, you do realize books make people a lot of money, they don't need to sell supplements to make an enormous profit. The only way people differ is personal preference and adherence as far as fat loss is concerned. Yes, I know some have celiac or diabetes, I am speaking of the normal healthy people. Choose the diet that allows consistency in your plan.

This forum is for spreading knowledge and the truth as well as support. I didn't know people wanted blind support with no facts.

Yes I have a caloric deficit. I have had caloric deficits in many eating plans and not had the success I have recently experienced. I do now have a sugar deficit. I have followed the general information provided in the book (a staggering cost of $9.50 USD). Do not know how I could afford such an investment but I did my best to save up that exorbitant cost of the information.Smile

As @persuasions noted, not all of us are able to pose at a gym (monthly membership and travel costs to/from vastly greater than my investment of $9.50 USD) to display our weight loss.

But wait... you are here lecturing us, who have limited successes and may not be as physically able as you, on how to lose weight. So when I check your profile it states you have actually gained weight from your starting weigh in.
From your profile page:
Start Weight
182.0 lb
Lost so far: 5.6 lb

Current Weight
187.6 lb
Performance: losing 0.9 lb a week

Goal Weight
175.0 lb
Still to go: 12.6 lb

Again, please do not come here spouting "your opinions" on how everyone should follow "your plan." We are all different and have different methods that work best for us. I have struggled with weight issues for over 20 years. Now that I have found a method that works I am pleased with it and will share my testimony with anyone who asks. I tell them repeatedly that what works for me will not necessarily work for them and in no way attack their methods because I "feel" they are not supported. The support I need is that I have lost 52 pounds since July 31, 2017. My A1C levels went from almost diabetic 6.2 to well within the normal range 5.1. My fasting insulin levels have dropped from a staggering 41 to a 15.

Please keep your attacks against others plans to places where you have your supporters and stop attempting to tear down and degrade the methods others are using in their own struggles.

Again, I see this as a place for support and encouragement where we can walk along others in their journey to better health. Degrading and attacking others methods because you do not agree with the method does not provide support or encouragement in any way. These actions only produce more negativity and stress to people who are already struggling.

And lastly, I work in a hospital. The many medical providers (cardiologists, internal medicine, oncologists, hospitalists, practitioners, etc) I work around have all noticed the changes. When I have explain the process and method to them they are all supportive. If this was so detrimental as you have tried to express, why would all of these medical providers encourage me to continue in my methods?
posted 08 Nov 2017, 11:47
Keto is no different than any other caloric deficit diet for fat loss and inferior for those that ex
persuasions wrote:
Hey mdh918! I am happy for you. Congratulations on your progress so far and I wish you the best results this week! Good luck! When I have time, I will check up your book too.

persuasions Thank you for the wonderful words of encouragement. Also thank you for providing this information. I will take a look at it today.
posted 07 Nov 2017, 06:03
Keto is no different than any other caloric deficit diet for fat loss and inferior for those that ex
Diablo360x wrote:
Fung is making a lot of money on his theories. He even has people working for him and promoting his books(see above) that have no scientific citations. Good for him.

Last I looked all one has to get of Dr Fung's program is the book. Unlike many other diet plans, one is not required to join or buy any food/supplements from him. I paid for the book only and have enjoyed great success.

And I thought this site was to provide support and encouragement for others in their journey with weight loss. Why are you attacking things that provide success for others because you do not agree or like the program/theory? Each of us is unique. What works for you does not necessarily work for me. Let us help one another and be positive in this battle. We have enough to struggle with in our own bodies and society without getting negativity from those we hope to encourage and support us.

God Bless.
posted 07 Nov 2017, 06:01
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