Saturday, 6 June 2009

Family Diet Success

Original Carb Junkie

I have mentioned before that I have insulin resistance and stubborn fat. In fact I am certain that it runs in my family as my Dad has been diagnosed with glucose intolerance, and my older brother has been overweight for a number of years (mainly in the belly). His belly is in fact abnormally large for the rest of his body.

He is 10 years older than me and weighs in excess of 20 stone (132kg) and I have been saying for ages that he needs to change his diet. Analysing what he was eating I found he was just like me and craved sugar, carbs, bread, biscuits etc another carb junkie!!

It was clear to me that he would experience great success followin an Atkins style diet. I had been explaining this and lending him books for the last 6 months but he had not taken the plunge until now!!

I am delighted to say that in almost 2 weeks he has lost almost 2stone (12kg) following this plan! Bloody brilliant! He also said he feels more energetic throughout the day and wakes up in the morning instantly without feeling groggy. I have to say I am delighted because I was becoming concerned about his long term health as he hits his fab 40s.

This series of events show that people need to be ready to change before they can . As desperate as I was to get him started on the Atkins, he needed to want to do it himself and make the first steps. All I did was show the facts, lend books and of course give support to his wife and now he is on the road to recovery.

Well done him!!!


  1. This is brilliant news for your brother! Glad he took the advice you gave him.
    How are you doing with your "diet"?

  2. He is bloody lucky to have had you to point him in the right direction!

  3. Well I am back "on the wagon" :-)

    I am back on the Anti Estrogenic Diet and I feel great! I went for a run this morning and I was full of beans, so to speak.

  4. He has lost an amazing amount of weight in such a short period of time. Excellent!