Not everyone who experiences success with a low carb diet starts off hugely over-weight. Over at Ancestral Weight Loss Registry they have a great success story from a 24-year old medical student, Samantha, who has now achieved a goal of becoming a model after losing 37 pounds and improving her skin on their programme…
I am a 24-year-old EMT-B and pre-med student. I recently received my Bachelor of Science in Biology from San Diego State University in San Diego, California. I have worked at the Salk Institute in the genetics laboratory of Dr. Fred Gage studying the cellular phenotypes and molecular mechanisms of Schizophrenia and Autism. I have taken the MCAT once and am in the process of studying to take it again. I’m currently reflecting heavily on where I would like my medical education to go. To make a long story short, I went through the majority of my teenage and young adult life overweight and unhappy. I would diet relentlessly to the point of starving myself and never acheive results. I suffered symptoms of chronic fatigue, I had acne and I retained a lot of weight in my midsection.
It wasn’t until I was encouraged by my friend Ryan to start reading your website and some scientific articles on nutrition, sustainable agriculture, and evolutionary medicine that I started to get clues. I started to eat only nitrate-free, preservative-free, humanely- raised meats, grass- fed beef, organic chicken, raw organic fruits and vegetables, seeds, nuts, wild-caught fish, olive and coconut oils, and vegetarian protein such as organic chia seed and hemp seed. I cut out gluten, grains, dairy, and genetically modified organisms such as soy.
It was effortless from there: I lost 37 pounds, my moods changed, my mental health changed, my skin changed, and my quality of life changed. Not to mention, I finally fulfilled my dream of becoming a model. It was not until very recently that I decided I wanted to incorporate my passion for nutrition into my medical career. If you have any insight as to how I can make that happen, let me know.
I truly believe that Hippocrates was right when he said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”.
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