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Jack Testimonial

April 12th, 2018 | Testimonials

The only thing I regret about these past 30-days is that I did not take a before and after photo.  However, I can share my Health Mate scale results and how I am feeling. I’m a 67 years old male who lives outside of Baltimore, MD.  I stand 6’0″ tall, workout 3-4 times per week and besides Celiac’s disease (allergic to wheat, rye, and barley), I am in excellent health.  My main goal over the past 30 days was to attempt to lose some body fat.   

As a backstory, I was what I call, a “fat” kid and grew up a bit overweight. At my highest weight, I was 211 lbs. 39 years ago, a lady was visiting my home and said, “You are FAT and really should lose some weight”.  I immediately started dieting and exercising and got my weight down to 170 lbs.  Over the years my weight has fluctuated 5-15 lbs.  I have tried every diet out there!!  I have a tire of fat around my waist that I have ALWAYS wanted to get rid of!!

January 1st, I was on a mission to get my weight back down by finding a new way of eating/dieting. Through my research, I came across the Paleo Secret! It intrigued me and I decided to give it a try.  On day 1, my weight was 181.1 lbs, 38.5 lbs of fat and a BMI of 24.6.   

So I decided this “Paleo Secret” approach may fit my lifestyle perfectly. With Celiac’s disease, the only bread I can eat is horrible and therefore eat very little bread.  I typically don’t eat much sugar and I love protein, fruit, and vegetables.  I already drink about half my body weight in ounces of water each day. This may work. 

30 days later I am happy to report I feel the best I have felt in years.  My wife said I look the skinniest I have looked since knowing me for 20 years. I weighed in at 168.1 pounds (down 13 pounds), my fat weight was 35.1 pounds (down 3.4 pounds) with a BMI of 22.8 (down 1.8) and I feel amazing!!!

Who knew… getting up drinking the lemon/ACV concoction followed by my favorite “bulletproof” coffee (man that is good) could help me lose weight? Then have a 1/3 lb hamburger with a plate full of kale with organic butter cooked in a little coconut oil was good for me? As a snack, I would have an orange or grapes with a few nuts. I have gone totally organic in our eggs and meat.  We eat as many organic fruits and veggies as we can find. 

I truly feel I have found a way of eating that I can maintain for the rest of my life. I don’t want to lose any more weight, I just want to continue to eat healthily and work to get my body toned.

All I have to say is… Thanks and Great work Chad and Brenda!!!

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Gyongy Testimonial

April 12th, 2018 | Testimonials

Kichi

When I started this challenge, I was a little skeptical because of my health problems. I have nephrotic syndrome and thyroid problems, I’m also on heavy steroid medications for my kidney and didn’t think it would work. I gained lots of weight over the years and I was 5’2” weighing 170 pounds.

I read the manual and I did everything by the book

I also went to the gym and worked out about 3-4 days a week

I loved it because I started feeling better, I slept better and I had more energy. I started noticing changes in my weight, my clothes were lose and I was a lot happier.

Just about a week ago I had lab work and my doctor told me that my health improved about 90%. My kidney function was great, blood pressure normal, and thyroid normal.

After the 30 days, I finally weighed myself and I couldn’t believe it.
I Lost 23 pounds and now I weigh 147 pounds.

I knew at that point that this is going to be my new lifestyle!
Changes made, I’m a paleo person from now on.

I love my new look, I dropped 4 sizes and lots of inches.

Very happy

Thank you, Paleo

Sincerely, Gyongyi

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Rebecca Testimonial

March 15th, 2018 | Testimonials

Rebecca
Age 72

Day 30;
I am overwhelmed with the amazing results of this way of eating.
The following is GONE;

  • 10 lbs
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Joint aches
  • Digestive issues
  • Brain fogI have 15 bs to go but I have not felt this great in years. My energy, feeling of well being, clarity have returned..this I cannot believe. Prior to Paleo, was resigning myself to accept much of the way I was feeling as simply symptoms of reaching 70. Doctor’s over the years could not figure out the fatigue.


I Love the Paleo food, and actually enjoy planning for and preparing it. Previously,  thought the kitchen was a form of punishment and one needed to get in and out as quickly and as painlessly as possible. Love Chad’s comments about consciously making food prep an enjoyable experience. I am a sugar addict, did not think I could manage this program. However, I was so desperate, so I figured I could at least try to fully comply for a couple of weeks, then modify my intake of the forbidden foods. But after the dramatic results of the first week and a half of full compliance, I realized the sacrifice and discipline were more than worth it!

I do not want to return to my previous state. My husband loves the food. I give him more carbs, however, as he is a 73 year old Triathlete, training for a half Iron Man this summer. I am not an athlete, but I now have the energy to return to my routine of slow yoga stretches at home and return to the YMCA on a regular basis for reasonable exercise. Love the feedback of the Paleo Community. Has been invaluable in my journey. I will take on another 30 day challenge for weight loss purposes, then continue this amazing life changing way of eating.

Chad and Brenda, your program and presentations are excellent. Your efforts are an amazing public service, and you are among my hero’s. Thank you.

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Sandy Testimonial

March 15th, 2018 | Testimonials

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Hey Chad and Brenda,

My name is Sandy Crow and I am from Manassas, VA. I’m 56 yrs old, 5’10” tall,  and started this journey at 215.1 lbs. I am comfortable at 170-175, and look great at 160. I will be happy anywhere in that range. 

I am permanently disabled due to a plethora of back problems. This, and quitting smoking 4 months ago (yea me!!!) have taken their toll on my weight. As you can see, I was too embarrassed to take a before picture in anything form fitting, so this is the best I have for a starting point. 

When I sleep, it’s only for 3-4 hours at a time as I wake up due to pain. I have HBP controlled by medication, and take prescription strength Nexium for terrible acid reflux. I also have begun to feel the pangs of arthritis in my hands and my knees. 

Onto my results, I am thrilled to give you the following info post 30DC:

– 9.5 lbs gone!

– 11.5” gone!! (4 around my waist!!)

– HBP lower, but not ready for no meds

– NO MORE NEXIUM!!!

– Arthritis pain in hands & knees gone!!!

I feel my bubbly, happy self again with more energy than I’ve had in years!

Am sleeping 7-8 hours at once at least 3 times a week. (Huge improvement!)

Added bonus, my skin feels fantastic as while I’m cooking, I rub coconut oil on any skin that’s exposed!! 

Thank you, thank you, thank you for my new lifestyle!!  This next 30days I’m going to work harder on portion control, and I am adding collagen! I cannot tell you how great I feel!!!

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Deborah S Testimonial

March 15th, 2018 | Testimonials

Chad and Brenda,

I began Paleo, not to lose weight, but rather to improve gut health after diagnosed with Ulcerated Colitis nearly 2 years ago.  Initially, my doctor said that “with medication” my Colitis should remain “under control.”  Not so true.
As the symptoms continued to worsen, I began looking for alternatives, and logging everything I was eating.  I read anything I could get my hands on, and one publication suggested a Paleo Diet.

I did not take before and after pictures, concentrating more on feeling better than on weight loss.  Instead, I consulted my doctor, and had her monitor my results.  From her records, I know I have lost 26 pounds, going from 154 pounds to 126 currently. At 66,  I certainly look much more healthy, but more importantly, I am feeling much better.  I am once again able to enjoy everything about life, with no restrictions.  The Paleo Diet has NOT cured my Colitis, but has given me confidence to keep the Colitis under control, and allowing me to get back to life as usual.

The education I received from you two and Paleo has put me on a new course that I am certain will be life-long.  And in that effort, I have found a local “Paleo Chef” who prepares individual meals when I am unable to cook, and have googled my local favorite restaurants to learn which serve a Paleo Menu.  Much to my surprise, nearly half list Paleo options.  Who knew??

So thank you, both, for showing me how easy this can be.

Very truly,
Deb Shigouri
Fairway, Kansas

P.S. My husband and son have followed the diet with me, and both have shed at least 20 pounds each.  Their comments have been that they’ve never followed any diet where the food fills you and tastes so good.

 

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Karen D Testimonial

March 14th, 2018 | Testimonials

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Hi, my name is Karen Dickey.

I am from St Louis and I am 55 years old. In 30 days I lost 5 lbs. I ate really healthy and exercised on a regular basis before the challenge. I also wanted to get off wheat and sugar because I don’t want Alzheimer’s (my Mom died from this 3 years ago), I want to feel better and hopefully get off medication for my neuropathy. I have reduced my dose of medication and am very happy about that.

I am planning on continuing the paleo lifestyle and hope to continue to lose 10 more lbs. After menopause, the weight has slowly been creeping on, especially around my midsection. Thank you Brad and Brenda for all the great information and encouragement to change my life!

Blessings,

Karen

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Jeff Testimonial

March 14th, 2018 | Testimonials

Jeff

Here are my results from the 30 day challenge:

Name: Jeff Hickman Age: 62
Starting weight: 257#
Ending weight: 243#
Weight Loss: -14#

Summary: I was very diligent with the challenge with regards to the meals. I also took the Probiotic recommended and I am continuing with this product. I had no negative effects that I was aware of after making this lifestyle change and I will stay on this eating method for the rest of my days. Benefits to date, other than the weight loss, were:
1) elimination of headaches
2) neck pain (which was significant)
3) all around joint pain.

I did not feel hungry between meals. I loved the food and I got a lot more enjoyment from shopping and cooking. My wife has always shopped and cooked healthy however, our focus is better. I sleep better. I have not checked my blood pressure but, when I do I will pass along that information. I think it is down. More energy and less procrastination.

That’s all for now. THANK YOU FOR THE NEW LIFE!

 

Jeff Hickman

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Karen Testimonial

March 11th, 2018 | Testimonials
Hello,
My name is Karen Rodriguez, 47 years old from Iowa.  I just finished my 30 days and am starting a second 30DC.  I have lost a total of 14 pounds and am no longer plagued with the severe swelling I had been struggling with.  For me these are amazing results because in addition to a full time plus career, I am working on my PhD and spend a large majority of my time in front of my computer sedentary with a fairly large amount of stress right now.  SO to lose 15 pounds by diet alone with virtually no movement is wonderful.  I will soon me finished with the coursework portion of my education journey and move on to the dissertation focus.  I will be adding in exercise and daily walks to boost my progress even further.
I am very thankful to have gotten on this program and be taking control of my health again.  Other programs required hours of exercise regimes promoted by full time professional trainers who spend their life in the gym, or constant tracking and counting of various aspects of food intake that is just not realistic for most people and was highly discouraging for me.  I simply did not have time and when I tried, it took my focus and attention away from other things which added to my stress.
This paleo plan is getting back to how we ate when I was a kid and grew our own vegetables, eggs and meat.  The principles are so simple and easy to follow that I do not have to put much thought into it.  It only took a few changes in staple items and habits and I found that nearly everything I normally eat can be modified to meet the guidelines including eating out.  I am looking forward to having more time to experiment with recipes, add some variety and make more staple items from scratch.  I cannot see myself ever eating differently again.  This just makes sense for my life.
Thank you,
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Debbie Testimonial

March 10th, 2018 | Testimonials

Hi Chad and Brenda,

I want to start off by thanking you guys for all you do.  I believe our Lord has blessed you with the desire to search for the truth, this knowledge of healing through food, and you are doing His will by sharing that knowledge with others … so may God bless you abundantly!

I have to tell you I have NEVER lost weight on my own without the aid of diet pills.  It’s truly hard to remain thin and continue to feel good about yourself in this country.  As I’ve read in some of your emails, this country is the worst in the world in regards to our typical diet.  It’s shameful.  However, you taught me that eating well doesn’t mean eating junk!  I am truly embarrassed to realize how addicted to sugar I have been all my life!  As a 51-year-old mother of 7, I embraced a life of sweets.  I have always been conscious of my weight, and at 5’2, I have remained in the 124-128 lb range since having my first baby almost 28 years ago.  But, if I wanted to eat desserts, I’d happily skip a meal and thought nothing about it.  Calories are calories, was basically my motto.  I’ve learned from you in these past 30 days that that’s so not true.  Quality foods, real foods, are what our bodies crave, and if we cook and eat whole foods, our cravings for the crap actually DO disappear!  It’s Sunday during Lent, my 30-day challenge ended yesterday and I thought I’d celebrate with a little piece of chocolate … but I DON’T WANT IT!!!  That’s amazing for me to not only admit but to actually mean!

So, I started at 126.7 with the hope that I’d get to my Wii-Fit encouraged weight, lol, and when I weighed at 30 days, I was down to 119.4 … I hit my goal!  I really didn’t think I’d lose much, considering I really didn’t have a whole lot to lose, but the inches came off, my jeans are no longer tight around my waist and are now loose in the legs.  I didn’t measure because I didn’t want to admit to myself how much fat I was carrying around, but I know with certainty that I’ve lost at least 5 inches of fat from my body.  And 7.3 pounds of weight.  I am thrilled and am going to continue eating as if on the Challenge through the rest of Lent … then I will continue eating Paleo to the best of my ability for the rest of my life.  I feel WONDERFUL!  Also, two weeks ago, in the middle of this Challenge, I gave up coffee, something I’ve NEVER been able to do since I was 18 years old.  I had my first cup of coffee this morning, and I really enjoyed it, but will limit myself to having it as a treat on Sundays.  This challenge has proven to me that I have the strength within me to reach goals that I thought were out of reach.  I’ve proven to myself that I CAN live without sugar and dairy … and bread, pretzels, chips and crackers, and quite happily.  I never felt deprived in these past 30 days … and I even made it through Super Bowl weekend, a couple birthday parties where I had to bake brownies AND cupcakes, TWICE!  It’s unbelievable, really.  Keep doing what you’re doing because this is truly an Apostolate!

With heartfelt thanks,

Debbie W.

Charlotte, NC

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Mary Testimonial

March 10th, 2018 | Testimonials

Dear Chad and Brenda

My name is Mary March; I’m 70 years old and live in Renton, WA.

I stumbled on the 30-day Paleo Challenge on Facebook the week of January 22.  The timing was perfect!  I’d just had a pre-op physical in prep for a knee replacement scheduled for January 30.  The results of the physical were an unpleasant wake-up call.  In addition to being over weight, my cholesterol numbers were dicey and my blood pressure continued to elevate.  I’ve always tried to stay in shape and be active.  I’d been spoiled with blood pressure of 110/80 for years, great cholesterol numbers and a limber, healthy body.

Between a stressful job, multiple surgeries and some personal trauma – I’d neglected my body and pretended to not notice the negative changes.  Knowing that I’d be home on medical leave for 6 weeks (with few distractions), I decided to focus on your program.  I have LOVED the daily emails from you both and have learned so much.  The diet changes were not difficult to do and the results were amazing!  Eliminating sugar, gluten and dairy was so beneficial!  I’m sleeping better and my healing process has been awesome.  Even my doctor and PT person have commented on how well I’ve done during my knee replacement recovery.

I wish now that I had taken pictures.  I can tell you that I weighed 210 at my pre-op physical and weigh 194.5 today.  Bear in mind, other than PT – I’m not yet exercising…more like lots of elevating and icing.  To have that much weight drop off is incredible.  Can’t wait to see what will happen when I start adding daily walks.  But more important is the way I feel

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