“The only way to feel comfortable about your body and successfully keep off lost weight is first to become aware that being overweight and chronically unhealthy is a symptom of lifestyle imbalance. It is time to balance the system.”
– Leiane Brebner, head of content, Real Meal Revolution
On these posts I celebrate success stories from achievers who have turned their life and health around.
First up is Minnaar Fullard from Pretoria South Africa:
Before weight: 103 kg
After weight: 85 kg
“Before I started Banting, I had been a runner and inclined to fitness all my life.
I have a compulsory fitness component to my life in that I am a Special Forces Operator that need to stay at a minimum level of fitness.
I was an active participant in road running and ran several marathons, including twice the Two Oceans and twice the Comrades.
I have always had a ‘sweet tooth’ and fond of pastas so the idea of carbo-loading was naturally appealing to me.
Despite my best efforts at staying and keeping fit, I had to experience my thighs “love handles” growing away from my body especially after reaching the forties.
I also started picking up quite a stomach.
I started experiencing discomfort while sleeping, my legs seems to have lost their feeling and I often woke up with pins and needles.
The sensation after eating a lot of bread or potato or in general a high carb meal really started becoming problematic. Discomfort and heartburn as well as deadly tiredness became regular symptoms of mine.
I started picking up weight despite my best efforts to train hard and run or exercise it off.
The worst part is that I often found myself over indulging when I consume a lot of sugar and carbohydrate rich foods. The craving for more and the lack of a feeling of being satisfied often got me in trouble with my wife. Compulsive eating habits were part of my daily regime often taking a second or a third helping during the evening meal.