"The Low-Carb Chef" is thankful for the miracle of low-carb
It's so much fun telling other people about how livin' la vida low-carb has changed my life for the better. People can hardly believe it when I talk about all the wonderful foods I am permitted to eat while on a "diet" and that I NEVER get hungry. There's such incredulity about the healthy low-carb lifestyle because people think if it's too good to be true, then it must not be. Well, this is the exception to that old adage!
But I'm not the only one who has been successful at losing weight and improving my health. I've highlighted several amazing low-carb transformations recently, including Manuel Uribe, Randy, Phill Novak, and Jo Heeley, just to name a few. There are many more stories out there even if the media chooses to ignore them and today I have another one to share.
It's from someone who calls herself "The Low-Carb Chef" although she admits to being neither "a chef who has any official training nor have I been a life long great cook." But what she has been is successful--VERY SUCCESSFUL!--on the low-carb lifestyle. And not just her, but her husband, too! She's lost an amazing 140 pounds while he has shed 100 pounds in response to eating low-carb to ward off pre-diabetes. Mission accomplished!
Wanting to help educate others who think this way of eating is boring, "The Low-Carb Chef" created this web site for sharing the basic principles of low-carb living, including the rules for doing low-carb, this helpful low-carb shopping list, and this sample 30-day supper menu. This is an invaluable resource for anyone looking for information about how to get started livin' la vida low-carb the right way.
She also set up this blog called "Low-Carb Miracle" to talk about the outstanding turnaround in the life of her and her husband. I just love the motto of the site: "To Eat Great And Lose Weight." That's livin' la vida low-carb in a nutshell! We see in this recent post as well as in an e-mail to me, "The Low-Carb Chef" was so excited about the changes that have happened in the health of her husband.
In early 2007, her husband weighed over 300 pounds and she weighed in at 290. A visit to the doctor gave him the grim news about his health--his cholesterol number and fasting blood sugar were through the roof! They both decided to live the low-carb lifestyle beginning in June and the health results culminated in the following letter from the doctor after his visit on February 1, 2008:
I'm writing about your lab work and am extremely pleased that the total cholesterol is 112 which is down from 180. The good cholesterol has increased from 39 to 44. The bad cholesterol has dropped from 111 to 58. The fasting glucose was down to 95 which is where it should be.
Needless to say, they are "jumping for joy at this good news" and celebrated by having an amazing meal with protein and veggies. YUMMY! CONGRATULATIONS "Low-Carb Chef" and George! We are proud of the weight loss and just as proud of the health improvements. Keep on shining as a bright example for the low-carb life and never stop sharing about how your life is forever changed. THANK YOU for all you are doing to spread the positive message of livin' la vida low-carb!
You can e-mail "The Low-Carb Chef" to congratulate her and her husband for sharing their incredible low-carb success story at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2-17-08 UPDATE: Well, file this one under the WHOOPS department because I made a boo-boo in telling the story about "The Low-Carb Chef" and her hubby. Here's the part I messed up:
I want to honestly confess that Jimmy got one little bit of our story ahead of itself. My weight loss goal is 140 pounds but I’ve “only” lost 80 pounds so far. George hopes to lose 100 pounds but has ”only” lost 65 pounds. We will get to our weight loss goals some day soon but we just could not wait to tell the good news about a healthy way of eating to others. I felt I had to make sure you knew the real numbers.
I guess I was trying to wish that goal on your quicker...but you're gonna get there because you happily livin' la vida low-carb! THANKS for the correction and I wish you well as you continue on in this journey. KEEP IT UP!!! :)