Look at that sharp dressed stud who's livin' la vida low-carb!
After posting an interview with me at their web site last month, the people at WLTips.com solicited stories from people at every level of weight loss to submit their story to them for possible inclusion on their site, even if they are not finished losing all of their weight yet.
It looks like my friend and fellow Atkins weight loss buddy Dave Koch (aka "Low-Carb Dave") took them up on this opportunity to get his amazing story out there. The 30-year old Melbourne, Australia native began his weight loss journey at 473 pounds and currently weighs 338 pounds after about 14 months of livin' la vida low-carb. He hopes to someday get between 190-220 pounds (and HE WILL!).
WLTips.com conduced a fantastic interview with Dave that I'd like to post a few highlights from:
Why did you choose [the Atkins diet]?
Because in the end, all the other programs were getting harder to do. The bigger I got, the more that insulin and blood sugar was a problem. This is the only program that corrected my blood sugar, and therefore completely killed my hunger. I read a lot about the actual science and it made so much sense to me.
What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome or are still overcoming?
Well life was so difficult for me prior, so I was living the difficulties. But in terms of implementing the program - it was the dietary mental change in regards to carbohydrates. I was taught that low calorie and low fat was the only way to health. I had to get my mind around the fact that this was not correct. The world I live in is still crazy with junk food as well. We in the western world live amongst people that eat anything and everything. Trying to do any diet in the Western world is very difficult because it's so contrary to our junk food/processed food culture.
Do you have any weight loss tips for our readers?
- What you put in your mouth is the most important thing when it comes to weight loss.
- Don't simply look at calories. Look at how the food makes you feel.
- When you are going on to a low carb diet regime, remember that there will be at least 4 weeks of detox.
- Like the drug addict, you are going to go through physical withdrawal symptoms.
- In terms of weight loss - reduce your carbs as much as possible, but also try not to overeat.
- Don't obsess about making mistakes. It's a journey, not a destination.
CLICK HERE to read the complete interview. Dave, I'm so proud of you man. You ARE going to make it to your weight loss and health goals because you have completely changed your mindset 180 degrees in the right direction. Don't you wish the body would catch up to where the mind is? LOL!
Dave was kind enough to list my blog as one of his favorites (TY!) as well as several other excellent resources I have recommended before, including his fellow Australian Ray Kelly's new web site. SO GO CHECK OUT DAVE'S INTERVIEW RIGHT NOW! :)