‘I finally have my life back!’ – Elain Steinberg
How did you become overweight?
I started dieting after I stopped smoking. I was 36 years old and weighed 53 kgs but put on 2 to 3 kilograms every year. When my weight got to 63kgs I started dieting according to the latest diet at that time. For 25 years I tried every diet on the planet. I tried every doctor, specialist, blood tests, hormone treatment, tablet, course, read every book, did every exercise and bought every exercise machine. I spent a fortune on controlling my weight and even underwent brain surgery to remove a small tumor off my pituitary in the hope that with lower prolactin my weight would stabilise. My weight got higher and higher until in 2014 my scale nearly hit 90 kgs.
I went to a doctor in August 2014. He had been Banting for 3 months and looked so amazing. I left his rooms, emptied out my fridge and pantry and started: NO SUGAR, NO GRAINS, NO COMPROMISE for one month. I lost nearly 5 kgs effortlessly.
How did you lose weight?
For the first month i stuck to the rules of no sugar, no grains, no compromise. This allowed me to lose 5kgs effortlessly without feeling hungry or deprived. Then, I bought the <em>Real Meal Revolution</em>, printed the lists and started seriously on my LCHF journey forward.
How much weight did you lose?
Between August 2014 and mid December 2014 I lost a whopping 19.8 kgs. Then, I went on holiday for a week and put on .1 of a kilogram. This was clearly a lifestyle and no diet because even on holiday I managed to not balloon. kg's
How did it change your life?
I was a miserable, type 2 diabetic with blood glucose levels of 9+ that would go much higher when I was under stress. I hated that I felt like a failure and looked so gross to myself. I spent so much money making myself feel better. I had no impulse control with food and money. I was a mess. Today, 5.5 months later, I have blood glucose levels of 4.5 to 4.8. My weight is stable at 70 to 72kgs. I want to wear my small sized winter clothes before losing the next 7 kgs. I am ecstatic! I love my life. I love the way I look. I love the phenomenal energy I have. I am a Banting fanatic! I have 13 committed Banting followers. I am madly, crazily passionate about being a Banting ambassador. I finally have my life back and promote Banting to whomever will listen! It changed my life – it might be the change someone else is looking for, too. kg's
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