Hello everyone, William here. As I mentioned in the “about me” page, I was once a very unhealthy junk food junkie.
Healthy eating was definitely not a part of my life back in my early 20’s – I’m now 55.
How did things change for me?
Well, when I was in my late teens and early 20’s, I didn’t have many girlfriends because “I thought” Oh, I’m too fat – no ones going to want to be with me.
I was always eating burgers, fries, hot dogs, pizza, etc. I was never eating salads or healthy foods. Hence, as a 6-foot tall American guy (French/Italian descent) I was an unhealthy 230 pound guy who didn’t get any exercise. About 50 Lbs. overweight.
Then, a warehouse job I had when I was 23 forced me to go from sedentary, basically a BUM, to active, walking around the warehouse picking orders, shipping out orders, and unloading and putting away stock trailers. Remember, I was about 230 pounds when I started my warehouse job in 1987.
After a few months, co-workers started to ask me, “are you losing weight, William?” Well, I just ignorantly said, “I don’t know?” because I truly didn’t know, I never got on the scale to weigh myself back then cuz I didn’t want to know what I weighed.
Well, I though about what co-workers were asking, so, I went home and got on the scale, knowing I was previously 230 pounds. To my amazement, I was down to about 185 pounds now – without “trying” to lose weight!!! I was still eating a lot of junk type foods but it didn’t matter, the warehouse activity changed and increased my metabolism automatically. Bonus!!!
This is a tip to you, if you don’t exercise and you start to walk lets say, 30 minutes, 3 to 4 times a week for example, your metabolism will increase.
So what did I decide to do next?
Remember, I said I didn’t have many girlfriends as a young guy, but I really wanted to have a wife and a happy marriage.
I said to myself, “if I lost all that weight without trying, I’m gonna start eating a lot more healthy and start to exercise to lose a little more weight and be a healthy guy, then I can find a wife.” Well, I was walking, jogging, doing NordikTrack, etc. 6 days a week and eating a lot more salads, healthy fruits, whole grains, and cutting out sugar a lot and I went down to around 165 pounds. Of course, junk food became only an occasional treat – not a 3 times a day lifestyle. I mean death style that is!
30 years later and I have maintained my healthy weight!
So, how do I do it? The goal of this website is to show you what I did and what you can do too!
I simply ate, and continue to eat mostly whole foods in their natural form. Organic or grass-fed meats, pastured eggs, organic fruits and vegetables, whole gluten free grains, nuts, lots of water, fiber supplements for regularity, and lots of clean filtered water throughout the day. Mostly unprocessed packaged foods as nature intended. Not all these packaged, full of toxic preservative loaded foods lining the grocery store aisles!
It’s a simple as that – along with some form of exercise you enjoy to keep your metabolism going. Make exercise every week a part of your life…
Yes, I have maintained around a 165 to 170 pound weight for 30 years now!
So, that’s my story – I don’t believe in “diets” – I just believe in eating more of the healthy stuff and only occasionally eat the pizza and burgers as a reward or treat for just one meal, then go right back to healthy eating again. Add exercise and that’s all you need.
Learn to feel good about eating good and being good to your body! Learn to not be interested in foods that destroy your health.
By the way, I have been happily married for 28 years now to my sweetheart, Jacquelin…
That is my story about how I lost weight and have kept it off for over 30 years now – I hope this simple path will help you to be healthier and maintain a healthier weight in your life as well.
I think it is very important to supplement your diet with key supplements targeted to your health goals whatever they may be for you.
By the way, I am almost 56 years old now and I take no prescriptions at all!!!
You must think of it as a lifestyle, not as a diet I’ll do for 2 weeks only – this is for life, for your good and more abundant life.
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If you found this article inspiring or helpful to you, please leave a comment below.
Here’s to your health…