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Susan Testimonial

September 21st, 2017 | Testimonials

Dear Brenda and Chad,

Due your daily emails, recipe suggestions and detailed explanations completing the challenge was easier than expected! I must admit it did require spending more time planning, more time in the kitchen and more money in the grocery store. However, the positives definitely outweighed the negatives. You were right when you said “you have eaten this way, just not for thirty days straight”.

Within the 30 days, I didn’t have sugar, grains, dairy (besides eggs) or alcohol (with the exception of one glass of red wine on my husband’s birthday and on the day of my daughter’s engagement).  And I didn’t miss it at all!

  • I was never hungry when I didn’t miss a meal;
  • Felt more satisfied after each meal;
  • Did not crave sweets or snacks at any time of day, especially at night when I often snacked;
  • Did not have an energy crash in the late afternoon as I often did;
  • Lost 4-5 pounds;
  • Lost fat around my waist, stomach and back where I needed it most. My clothes fit more comfortably;
  • Ate foods I’ve never eaten before including bok choy, swiss chard, parsnips, and shallots;
  • Learned to make bullet proof coffee (could never drink coffee without cream and sugar or honey)

My husband also benefited from my effort since he ate the food I prepared and didn’t eat some food that he normally ate on a regular basis that I thought was healthy enough, like his daily morning yogurt.

I’ve always been an active person. I thought I could eat what I wanted because I was going to burn it off. This worked for most of my life from a weight perspective. My last employment was managing a fitness club where I worked out using weights at least 3-4 times a week. My weight has been a steady 127-132 lbs. for 30 years. However, upon leaving the gym (the owners decided to close) I was also diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome after a series of seemingly unrelated issues. After a couple of years, it became evident that the incidents were connected. I refuse to label myself as someone who suffers from an autoimmune disease. The conventional doctors say there is no cure. It’s clear to me that the food choices I’ve made have lead me to where I am today. I would like to try to feel better and to improve my health by changing how I view food.

I haven’t lifted weights in over a year (although my weight was still 131) my waistline and belly began to expand. I’m a 51-year old mother of two from Massachusetts and continue to walk, run and exercise, but not with the same intensity, enthusiasm and commitment. After the 30-Day Challenge I lost only 4-5 pounds. More importantly, I lost inches and feel much lighter.

In addition, I’ve suffered from anxiety and depression for as long as I can remember. I decided to take medication when my daughter and son entered High School so that we could all endure the teenage years without me adversely impacting their experiences. My only regret is that I didn’t learn to cook this way sooner so that they could have benefited from the example. My daughter graduates college in May 2018 and my son in May 2020. They’ll be thirty years ahead of me if they can embrace better nutritional practices early on, so I intend to provide the kitchen basics when they move out of the dorm and into their own homes.

Thank you, Chad and Brenda, for presenting the 30-day challenge in a way that was easy to follow and execute. I looked forward to the daily email and seeing the inbox recipe of the day. There are a few recipes I look forward to making again! Also, Chad’s weekly recipes helped to demonstrate how to prepare meals intended to be consumed in more than one day. We always eat leftovers in our house so it’s great to have food to eat at another meal or even in between if necessary.

One important thing I learned is that all fats and oils are not equal. I’ve always used butter and olive oil, just not the right kind! I’m now buying the healthier versions, and have added coconut oil to the mix. I also plan to minimize carbs and sweets forever!

Thanks again for your guidance. I really appreciate it!

 

Susan from Massachusetts

 

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Judy Testimonial

September 20th, 2017 | Testimonials

 

To the other Paleo neophytes:

I was looking for a way to lose weight only. Luckily I had no other stomach issues.

The reason for my weight gain was this: 20 years ago, a back surgery left me a paraplegic. I have the use of my arms, but I cannot walk.  For at least 15 years, I was a swimmer and used an arm bike, so I stayed the same size. Then I was told that my shoulders were so arthritic that I could no longer swim or use an arm bike.

Of course, I began to gain weight because I now could only do stretches and some strengthening exercises. But two years ago, my shoulders got much worse and I began to lose strength and gain more weight. In May of this year, I had to buy six size16 shirts to get by until I could get back in the closet full of size 14 shirts that I wore for many years.

Paleo was the lifestyle I chose as the healthiest while the hope of losing weight was realistic! I had a hard time starting because I had to convince my husband that the meals were not too different from those we were used eating.  We ate protein and vegetables but added a starch.  We did not have junk food in the house anyway.  So I have now just completed the 30 days.

I was at first concerned that I had no way to weigh myself. And looking in the mirror, I didn’t see much difference.  However, when I thought to put on a size 14 shirt, I rejoiced!! Although I need to lose more weight, I have made real progress.  I can actually wear some of the size 14 shirts and I feel sure that I will be able to wear all of them in another 30 days!!

I never felt hungry in my first 30 days. And I never felt cravings! I ate almond butter for a treat and continued to nibble on 85% chocolate!

I will continue as a Paleo enthusiast and encourage other first timers to do the same!! ☺

 

Judy Denny

 

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30 Day Challenge

Pam Testimonial

September 19th, 2017 | Testimonials

I have just completed my 30-Day Challenge. It was very inspiring.

My name is Pam Barclay, I am 49 years old from Texas and at that time in life when weight doesn’t just drop off like it used to. So I really needed a boost to get started.

I worked very hard to make the many changes in diet and your daily messages were helpful. I was able to drop 9 lbs. in 30 days. I am hopeful to continue losing weight as I plan to continue with these lifestyle changes.

When I first started out, I really did not think I would like any of the foods. But really, I like most of the choices I have found!  I did not really find a big jump in my grocery bill, as you were right, not purchasing some of the “junk” food snacks makes a difference. I can feel my intestinal tract is more in balance and after the first week it felt pretty good. The first week was very challenging as I was very much addicted to soda and sugars.

I am trying to also incorporate Yoga, which I believe is a great adjunct to the dietary changes.

Thanks for all the tips – they were helpful!

 

Pam Barclay
San Antonio, Texas.

 

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Janet Testimonial

September 18th, 2017 | Testimonials

Brenda and Chad,

I just want to say… THANK YOU!!!

I have attempted to get healthier on many occasions over the years, but inevitably fell back into my old, unhealthy habits. After finding your program, I have been able to embark on what I consider to be a PERMANENT life change.

I am 60 years old, living in Eastern North Carolina. During the 30-Day Challenge, I have lost 8 pounds and a lot of inflammation. I feel so much better, and no longer have that insatiable, “eat the wallpaper off the walls” hunger that I invariably had previously. As a matter of fact, sometimes I’m not even hungry at mealtime!

I have to say, that I have not really seen this as a ‘challenge’, but more as an introduction. I was not able to totally clean out my kitchen and re-stock with proper foods, but I continue to replace as I can, and have done the best I could.  I have totally changed my shopping habits. I had house guests, then went on vacation during the last week and a half, and again, wasn’t perfect, but made what I thought were the best choices.

And the best part of all… I did not feel guilty!  So my program was not sabotaged.

A side note… A couple of items on my original “why” list included wearing some of my favorite clothes that I had ‘outgrown’, and being able to run up my stairs – something I used to do routinely which I had not done in a long time. Well, today I comfortably wore a pair of slacks that I could barely button before the program, and over the past few days I have once again begun running up the stairs! YAY!

Why has this program worked for me where other programs haven’t? The online support group is hugely responsible. I am a pretty private person, never comfortable joining the Weight Watchers type programs where you go sit at meetings and share stories. But this group has been a huge help to me. I was heartened to learn that others were not ‘perfect’, but still successful. I love the recipe sharing too. I look forward everyday to see what new ideas someone may have come up with. So thanks to all the members as well!

Thanks again for all you do.  I look forward to continuing my Paleo lifestyle and enjoying my healthy, “golden” years!!

 

Janet Montero
New Bern, NC.

 

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Sharon Cole Before and After

Sharon Testimonial

September 17th, 2017 | Testimonials

Hello,

My name is Sharon Cole and I am from Ridgely Maryland.

Before starting the Paleo Secret 30-Day Challenge, my weight has always been up and down (mostly up). I would lose a few pounds and quickly gain it back with a couple of extra too.

I have had stomach issues that have gone on for years. I had gone several years with these really bad and extremely painful attacks in my abdomen, only to have my doctor tell me I had Irritable Bowl Syndrome. Finally, in 2010, I went to another doctor and they found that my gallbladder was “sludge” and it had to be removed. Then in 2014, I lost my appendix and still had issues with IBS and sometimes-severe diarrhea.

Just before deciding to start the 30-Day Challenge, I was going through some really horrible days where I could barely walk. My doctor thought that it was caused by arthritis in the spine and a fall I had in March. After months of therapy, which was not helping, I sought out another doctor. She ran some tests and discovered that I had H. Pylori – which is a bacteria in the stomach. I decided that was enough and once I was through the treatment for that I was going to try something different. That is when I found the 30-Day Challenge.

My weight at the beginning of the challenge was 236 pounds. I ran into some problems during the challenge (gastroenteritis) but at the end I weighed in at 223 pounds. Now my exercising was not so much cardio as it was walking, physical therapy, and yoga, however, I am still very happy with the results. I am going to continue with this way of life and am planning to order a much better quality of probiotics. I am now a firm believer that our health issues come from the gut! Thanks you so much for the encouraging emails and the recipes!

 

Sincerely,
Sharon Cole

 

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30 Day Challenge

Jackolin Testimonial

August 26th, 2017 | Testimonials

I wanted to try the Paleo Secret 30-Day Challenge not only because I wanted to lose weight but also because some of my fasting glucose tests have been higher than normal!

I do not want to fall victim to adult onset diabetes. Doctors are checking my HG and A1C and I want to make sure that number is lower than the normal.

I also take a number of blood pressure medications, which cause my ankles to swell. I think they make me dizzy as well! And I am also taking medication for elevated lipids.

I decided to make a lifestyle change – to eat healthy, naturally grown, whole foods and no processed foods or added sugars.

After 30 days, I have lost 10 lbs. I increased muscle mass and reduced body fat – something, I didn’t believe would happen on this diet.

I have seen a change! I feel better and I have more energy than ever before. I just turned 75 years old this August, and am still working – many people think that I am in my 60s!

I feel good, and I want to educate others – even my spouse, who can eat anything and not gain weight!

I plan to continue this lifestyle, beat those tests and hopefully get off those medications that people have told me I’d be on forever.

Thank you Brenda and Chad for introducing me to this way of thinking and living.

I don’t have before pictures, but if you’ll be patient, I might come up with one in about a year! I would also like to follow-up with you about those lab tests.

 

Thanks,
Jackolin Swart

 

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Jacqueline Before and After

Jacqueline Testimonial

August 25th, 2017 | Testimonials

 

Hi, my name is Jacqueline Tillar, I’m 49 years old and I live in Durham, NC.

I have struggled with my weight for over 22 year, since my oldest son was born. I have a torn meniscus in both knees and arthritis in both knees as well so exercising has always been a challenge. It required icing my knees after each workout.  So I usually would not stick to any kind of diet or exercise routine for very long.

I have tried every diet out there over the year – Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, South Beach, green smoothies and on and on. When I read about the Paleo Secret 30-Day Challenge I thought it may be just what I needed.

Over the last 30 days I have felt great!  I’ve lost 12 lbs.! I’m exercising but not having knee swelling so I have not had to ice them. My joints feel great all over. I don’t have any stomach issues at all. I do miss my desserts, so I ordered your Paleo Treats Dessert cookbook. I plan to continue this diet as a way of life.

 

Thanks so much for your knowledge and guidance!
Jacqueline Tillar

 

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Kathy Testimonial

August 24th, 2017 | Testimonials

I went into the 30-Day Challenge with the decision to “do my best” to eat Paleo knowing that I am not much of a meat eater.

This was the easiest “diet” I’ve ever tried.

I lost 11 lbs. in the first 14 days and then just maintained that loss because of a few slips here and there. I had my biometric screening at work and my:

  • Blood pressure was: 98/64,
  • Heart Rate = 74
  • Cholesterol = 153 (HDL = 69 and Triglycerides undetectable Fasting Blood Sugar = 78)
  • BMI = 23.8

The nurse doing my blood work had to rerun the triglycerides because they weren’t detectable, then she asked if I was following any sort of special diet. She is now looking into Paleo.

Everyone is so surprised at my progress. I definitely feel better eating this way. I have less joint pain and an overall better feeling of health.

Thank you for the emails and group support.

 

Kathy Aponte
Liberty Township, Ohio

 

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30 Day Challenge

Nancy Testimonial

August 22nd, 2017 | Testimonials

Hi,

My name is Nancy. I did not take photos of myself but would like to share what going Paleo has been like for me the last 30 days.

I returned from a trip to Brazil with 17 friends. As I looked at the pictures I saw a 50-year-old women who needed to make a change.

After getting back to the states I knew I needed to change my eating habits. Diets work, but never last. The next summer I am back to the same weight I was before.

I researched different ideas on the web and came across your video for the 30-Day Challenge. I was ready. I knew sugar was a big part of my diet that needed to be eliminated. I have tried to limit my gluten already and my dairy. That part was not as hard as the sugar.

In the 30 days I have tried new recipes that are great (kale chips, egg dishes, cauliflower rice, etc.) I buy more organic produce, and more proteins. I drink the morning drink and the evening drink. Also I have added green powder to my morning routine. Yippee!

My weight loss is not significant. My goal is 20 pounds. I lost 7-8 in the 30 days. But I feel my body is healthier. I have more energy and feel the weight will continue to come off.

I am excited about my new way of life and grateful to have taken the sugar out of my diet. I still eat fruit, but mostly blueberries. I have a banana occasionally, but I make sure it is green more than yellow to avoid too much sugar.

I loved the emails every day and will miss them. They were a huge help.

Thank you for your commitment in helping people become healthy!!

 

Blessings,
Nancy Smith
Idaho

 

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Diane Testimonial

August 21st, 2017 | Testimonials

Hi my name is Diane Evans and I am 62 years young. I work for the guidance counselors at a very busy Jr. High School during the school year.

I used to be that person that could eat what ever I wanted and never gain a pound – you know the person that everyone hates.  Well, that has all changed as I have gotten older and I couldn’t satisfy the hunger.

Having the summer off is such a benefit as it has given me time to think about what needed to be changed. I was beginning to have health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and depression. I was craving sugar and carbs constantly.

Since starting the Paleo Secret 30-Day Challenge I cannot believe how much better I feel. The protein and good quality fats keep me feeling satisfied much longer.  My blood pressure has improved. I think the timing was right for this challenge to come along. I was mentally ready.

When I began the Challenge I weighed 162.2 lbs. and I now weigh 152.3 lbs. I am very pleased. The one thing that was hard for me was giving up iced coffee because of all of the milk and sugar.

I am certain as my journey continues I will stick to this as well as I can.  There are certain times that it isn’t possible, but it is worth the effort.

Thank you for the emails and suggestions to help me stay motivated.

 

Sincerely,
Diane Evans
Elkhart, Indiana

 

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