Diabesity (Part 7): My Story

Diabesity (Part 7): My Story

At 158, I’m about 30 pounds less than my
peak weight which I reached in college. I actually started getting some high blood
pressure at that point. I got that weight off and kept it off for about 30
years using more of a plant-based diet. But as I got older and insulin-resistant
in my mid-50s, I started struggling with this. Decided
to cut my carbs. When I did it, became so much easier. In addition to cutting my
carbs, I then started closing that eating window, from 12- to 14-hour eating window down
to about 6- to 8-hour window. Then I added prolonged water fasts that I
do in most weeks. I’d do a 48-hour water fast. But guess what?
I’ve been very happy, I relaxed. So I thought I had stabilized and then I
crept right back up from 152 to 162. I’m back back down to 158. But here’s how I’m
doing it. I’m using a meal replacement program, replacing a couple of meals a
week. And it’s teaching me portion control. My dad was north of 350 pounds
in my height, so that’s way more than two of me. And I learned some bad eating
habits from him. If you’re interested in in trying this along with me, let me know.
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  1. Hi dr. Brewer. Thanks for this video. I was just wanting to view your weight in context. Do you mind sharing your height?

  2. I have a portion control issue for sure. I’m doing a lot of fasting as well, intermittent and longer. I would like to know more. I need a solution for in between fasts to maintain my weight losses. Sounds Interesting

  3. 16:8 has made it easy for me to keep slim. Low carb has helped. But im more concerned about inflammation. At 61, im lifting weights and gaining muscle is a lot harder than 10 years ago. I guess testosterone does make a big difference.

  4. I do a 36hr water fast one a week, intermittent fast 18/6 , 16/8, 20/4 , and once in a while throw in an OMAD, they say that your fasting blood sugar tends to be higher with OMAD ( dawn effect) so I don't do it to much. I always change things up so that the body doesnt metabolism has a harder time to adjust to what I am doing. I bounce in and put of keto to low carb and back every few days. I went from 250 to 214 do far and my goal weight is 180.

  5. I looked into Prolon but it seems to contain some questionable ingredients. Definitely interested in your meal replacement!

  6. Just wanted to mention I take glyemepride and Metformin. My last A1C was 7.8. I eat very low carb. My portion size is small. I eat a spinach or kale salad most every night along with an egg or meat. For lunch I eat sardines or salmon each day along with chicken soup. I also have a small piece of dart chocolate. I do close to 1.5 hours of exercise a day. Thats about it. I follow your advice, but get it threw my diet except for vitamin C and D3. Thats it.

  7. Can you share what you're doing for a meal replacement? Also, you say "do it with you" — join the fun and do IF, meal replacement and portion control?

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