My husband and I have just completed the 30-Day Challenge and have enjoyed, yes enjoyed the journey!
We have been married 43 years and so I had no doubt that we could do it together. He is 64 and lost 8 lbs and a significant amount of gut. I am 65 and lost 9 lbs and went from significant muffin top, more like mushroom cloud to very small muffin top.
He feels he sleeps better. I know his snoring is so much better (thank you)!
People all around us have had the flu and we have remained healthy. I can say, on a topic important to me, my digestion is under much better control! For me this is huge!!
We plan on continuing the Paleo diet the rest of our lives so I am hoping for more health improvements along the way. My husband had an office visit with his doctor at about day 12 and had already lost weight and had subtle improvements in his lab work. His doctor was very impressed.
All in all, this has been an awesome experience. I love all my new friends on the Paleo Secret Facebook page and will definitely keep that a part of my life.
Overall I would give this a thumbs-up and a big smile. I did not lose any weight but I have a marked decrease in joint pain of my hands, knees & shoulder. I assume that is a decline in inflammation of the joints and that was one of my goals.
I have always been active in a variety of sports and over the years the injuries that come & go leave a legacy of scar tissue, arthritis, & general pain. I am a regular user of advil because of that, so another goal was to eliminate taking them so often and that is beginning to happen.
When I go for my next blood profile, it will be another test of how well this works on cholesterol numbers. I have been on the high side (230) for several years & because of my high number on the good side, I have avoided statins. Hence the most important reason I am trying this way of eating.
All of the fat goes against everything I’ve ever read about heart diets but admittedly the coconut oil, Golden Milk, & pastured meat, all seem to agree with me. I will continue to eat this way for another 30 days & reevaluate at that time, because I would like to add some things back in to my diet, like cheese and ancient grains, that I really miss. Thanks for the emails too!
I’m Kristi, age 40 from Maine. I lost a total of 14 pounds and 5 inches off my waist during my 30-Day Challenge!
I have my endless supply of energy back and I feel great! I couldn’t believe how my digestive issues had vanished since week one of the challenge. Turns out the way I used to eat did not agree with me and I’m not going back to eating that way.
I plan on eating mostly Paleo as a lifestyle from now on. My clothes fit better and I even went down a pant size. I no longer have a muffin top and I’m pretty stoked about it! I also have noticed an improvement in my skin and lots of people tell me I look much younger than I am.
I’m so glad I did this. It’s changed my life.
Dear Dr. Brenda and Dr. Chad,
Your 30-Day challenge is well thought out and I am grateful for your guidance and daily support over these past 30 days.
I just turned 69 and knew the many various efforts I made over 25+ years to eat better and be healthier was not completely working. Specifically, each year I had a net gain of about 3 pounds and was before starting the challenge 75-80 pounds overweight.
Eating a grass-fed, hormone-free, antibiotic-free fatty lamb chop seemed so contrary to what I had always been told that I felt somewhat guilty eating it – like I was getting away with something. Yet the idea of high-quality protein and fat, low-carb, modest fruit and nuts and seeds were all foods I naturally liked.
I had shifted my thinking to real food – mostly plants – but could now add protein and fat for complete hunger satisfaction without the sugar craving. I was able to ignore the candy bar impulse at the grocery checkout and that was the real indicator for me that I could reverse the downward spiral I was on. Dense, nutritional foods allowing a steady fat burn in my body – emotionally and mentally – was right for me.
Now I feel like I know a great secret that has been staring me in the face amidst so much conflicting information over these many years and failed attempts.
It definitely didn’t start out easy, but the day I threw out or gave away all that was not Paleo in my kitchen was a huge psychological barrier that left me free to hit the reset button. Like after many years on the ocean reaching a new land, then burning the boat so that the option of going back was not an option any more.
I can say for me this path is verifiable and TRUE. My whole being is responding positively and to get back to right living a real blessing.
I can’t go back, that ship is gone and I truly feel I am on solid ground.
Warmest personal regards,
Hi, I’m Annie. I’m a 38-year-old single, working Mom. My life has been a weight gain/loss rollercoaster… taking my emotional health up and down with it. I recently completed the Paleo Secret 30-Day Challenge and I can’t say enough positive things about this experience!
I didn’t lose a dramatic amount of weight – only 6 pounds – but I feel better. And best of all, I feel 100% positive that this is the lifestyle that will get me to all my health, physical and mental, goals! It’s even working for my kids as well. I feel confident that the Paleo Diet, along with some emotional lifestyle changes I’m making, will bring an end to that terrible rollercoaster ride I’ve been on all my life.
I feel this Challenge came to me at the right time and spoke to me in the exact way I needed. I’m taking charge of every aspect of my life now and the Paleo Secret has been a North Star for my journey!
Hi, my name is Catherine. I am 64 years old, I live in Harrison, NJ, and on February 11, 2017, I finished my 30-Day challenge. I took the challenge because my daughter is getting married in October, I am over weight, and tired of looking and feeling unhealthy.
At 5’5″ my starting weight was 196. At the end of the challenge I weighted 183. I am going to continue this challenge as my goal is to say goodbye to 20 more pounds. With 13 lbs gone there is a noticeable reduction in my belly fat.
In addition to weight loss, my left ankle doesn’t swell anymore, digestive issues I’ve had for years with IBS are greatly reduced, and there is much less stiffness in my joints.
I will be making an appointment with my doctor soon to have blood work done and discuss going off meds I take for high cholesterol and triglycerides. She always tells me to watch my carb intake. Now that I’ve eliminated the bad carbs I’m confident future blood work will reveal good results.
There is no way I’m going back to the way I use to eat. The lifestyle changes I’ve made in diet and exercise are my insurance to staying as healthy as possible for as long as possible.
Thank you Chad and Brenda for giving me the tools, support and encouragement I need to take this journey.