I sat down and talked with Chuck Hicks who tells his stunning story of how he took his life back through weight loss on a Keto Diet and Intermittent Fasting. He is down 125 lbs from his heaviest weight of 465 lbs in just 6 months. This unfolding story of the huge benefits of the Low Carb Diet warms the heart! Listen to the full interview in the video below.
He talks of the humiliation of needing to find a warehouse and asking if he could weigh himself on the palette scale in order to determine his starting weight as he started on this journey. When he told me that he could hear people down the passage laughing at him I couldn’t help thinking that he handled it a whole lot better than I would have.
I’ve done every diet on the planet”, he says. “I couldn’t drive in most vehicles because the seat belt wouldn’t fit around or my stomach and I had to give my F-150 to my daughter. I just couldn’t fit behind the steering wheel anymore. Eating in restaurants was tough. I couldn’t fit in a booth so I could only sit on a chair at a table with enough space. And the chair had to be strong enough too because, man, I broke a lot of chairs! Walking as little as fifty feet was difficult and using the bathroom was very unpleasant as I had to sit down to use the toilet and try not to break the seat. Sweating continuously, I couldn’t tie my own shoes or put on my own socks.”
“Then I got a call from my friend, a doctor of internal medicine here in San Diego, telling me he wanted to talk to me about getting the weight off.” Dr. Lenzkes had just returned from the LowCarbUSA® San Diego Event. Armed with the information that controlling insulin was the key and that weight loss on a Keto diet was the answer, he called Chuck as soon as he returned to his office. He explained the science behind the argument and Chuck was sold. He devoured all the information on the Ketogenic diet that he could and embarked on his journey. I believe we will find him as a leading educator and motivator as his story continues to unfold.
You can learn more about the amazing work Dr. Lenzkes is doing in the local San Diego community in this Blog Post. He is joined in this effort by local cardiologist Dr. Bret Scher who addresses the concerns surrounding cholesterol with this way of eating.
[Doug Reynolds: Founder – LowCarbUSA®]