Reader Real Results

Well this one thrills my heart. Back when I decided to go all out and leave the politics and other ramblings to others, one of the things I did was to send out an invitation to essentially my entire email contact list. I included descriptions of some of my own results and offered that people to receive an email notice with each post. All but about four have opted remain on the list

One gentleman, someone I've not seen in a few years, replied to say that my notice was very timely, that he has breached the 300 pound barrier, and feels both physically and mentally awful. We exchanged a couple of emails where I gave a tip or two, and then I haven't heard from him. Just the other day I was wondering if he was sticking with it, but decided I'd leave it to him to let me know. I woke up to this wonderful email this morning.

Well, I emailed you one month ago… and I have been rock solid, I still need to increase my workout, but I have not “cheated” on carbs for 4 or 5 weeks, and I am down about 30lbs! I finally dropped below 300lbs. Your blogs and emails have been fantastic. I felt you should know that your time spent HAS been useful and helpful to others. So thanks. What is funny is how much better I have felt. The carb rich diet was making me feel horrible.

It really is possible, folks. This is real. It's not diet and weight loss delusions, fads, and scams like green tea and acai berries (nothing wrong with either, but neither is any more particularly special that any other real food).

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  1. Keith Norris on October 10, 2008 at 10:15

    And, since this is a lifestyle change that is easily maintained, he won't have to worry about any boomerang weight gain we he "goes back to eating normally".

  2. Patrik on October 10, 2008 at 17:35

    Hi Richard,

    Great blog. I too have seen ridiculously good results from the De Vany prescribed diet/exercise philosophy. In fact, much like yourself, aside from losing tons of weight, my face has completely lost all inflammation.

    People constantly comment on it. Quite flattering really. One of my wife's colleagues didn't even recognize me at a recent work party.

    Sadly, my own family who see the results day after day, struggle with cognitive dissonance.

    They see me thinner and happier, but warn me of my supposed elevated cholesterol levels. And how I need to eat carbs, and avoid eating lard.

    I continuously point out that I eat huge, honking salads with berries, bacon, avocado, carrots, almonds etc etc —- but alas, according to them, I need to eat bread, potatoes and rice.

    C'est la vie….

  3. Patrik on October 10, 2008 at 17:38

    One more thing — any chance you could enable a comments RSS feed all encompassing site-wide?

  4. Richard Nikoley on October 10, 2008 at 19:43


    Yea, it's really amazing. You can have the same breakfast of bacon & eggs, but they think you're eating unhealthy because you have tomato or fruit instead of the hash browns & toast.

    Cognitive dissonance, indeed.

    I'd love to have an all-comment RSS, but TypePad has not seen fit to provide one (only per entry, and even that is a recent addition). I work with WordPress on a company blog. More flexible, but a lot more work. I could do custom CSS here, too, but then it would be just as much work. In all, te tradeoffs keep me with TP.

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