A couple of years ago, I was 60 pounds overweight and honestly I hated myself for it. I found myself avoiding all mirrors and pictures. At a higher level, I felt numb walking through life as I avoided the reality that I didn’t love my personal image. I convinced myself that I wasn’t that big even though I had to buy all new clothes and had stretch marks. Then, I got a shot of reality when I got my graduation picture back. Things sure can change fast when you see the same fat picture of yourself everywhere you go.
Since 1999, I’ve been obsessively reading about sports performance, bodybuilding and supplements, so I had a vast knowledge base to draw on when I started my weight loss journey. I still tried things that failed, wasted money on supplements and did workout programs that didn’t help, but eventually I figured it out and I’ve kept it off.
And now I’d like to give back, because from what I’ve seen in the last year in helping people with functional medicine is that I lucked out. Fortunately for me, I didn’t have certain risk factors that would keep me fat, but I did have others that kept the last 20 pounds stuck on me. So that’s why, after helping people of all body types, men and women alike, I’d like to help you figure out why you’re not as skinny as you’d like to be.