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100 Pounds Lost

Men Before And After Weight Loss: John Drops 130 Pounds With The Help Of A Paleo Diet

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Name: John M. Brown
I lost 130 pounds! Read my weight loss success story and see my before and after weight loss pictures at the website The Weigh We Were. Hundreds of success stories, articles and photos of weight loss diet plans for men, tips for how to lose weight for men. Build muscle and lose belly fat with healthy male weight loss transformation pics for inspiration!Age: 30
Height: 6’1″
Before Weight: 370 pounds

How I Gained It: For as long as I can remember I have been overweight. As a child I never thought I was inactive. I played baseball, rode bikes. I was always outside with my friends. It was my diet that led me to be overweight. I would consume pizza, fast food, chips, cookies and everything else under the sun. It really got out of control when I got my license. I had a job and a car, so I could buy anything I wanted to eat. It was like this through high school and college, and continued after I got a job on a tugboat, which can be a very sedentary lifestyle. There is not much walking around on a 100-foot boat. With access to all of the boat’s food, I was eating a lot with not much exercise. I work on the boat for three weeks, and then I am home for three weeks. I spent my time at home sleeping, eating and drinking. That was all I did.

Breaking Point: I had always thought about losing weight but never gave it a fair try. I thought about it every day. The hardest part for me was trying to find clothes. I would have to order them online or go to big and tall stores. There are only so many styles at those stores, and I definitely didn’t like many of them. On January 1, 2012, I decided I needed to change, not just to be able to buy nicer clothes, but for my health. The U.S. Coast Guard has been cracking down on BMIs in the industry. I had my annual physical coming up in March 2012. I figured if I jumped into a healthier lifestyle I would have three months to shed some weight.

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How I Lost It: My close friend Ryan suggested I read a book by the name of Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson about the paleo lifestyle. I figured I could eat meat and veggies and be happy with it. After diving headfirst into the book, I adopted a paleo way of eating. I found it to be very easy, and read every paleo book I could get my hands on. By my March physical, I had lost 40 pounds with little effort. In fact, my doctor and nurse were shocked when I walked in. I decided to hold off on exercise while I focused on my diet. By September, I was down 100 pounds! I started to exercise after that.

The first two weeks were the hardest, when I didn’t know what exercises to do or what machines to use. I started to watch all of the trainers and how they used the equipment and started reading every magazine and website I could find for workout tips. After two weeks, I got a good routine down, one that I could use on the tugboat as well as at home.

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The weight loss slowed down, but hey, muscle weighs more than fat, right?! I go to the gym every day and mix in cardio and weightlifting. I really enjoy it now. I never thought I would enjoy going to the gym. I schedule days off now because if I don’t I will keep pushing myself and the body needs rest. Now, I live for working out and doing cardio. I never thought those words would come out of my mouth.

My biggest joy of losing the weight is helping other people. I love talking paleo and I have even started a blog to help my friends. I can’t tell you how happy I am. It truly is a life-changing event. My new goal is to get to 220 pounds and go from there. My even bigger goal is to help people with losing weight.

After Weight: 240 pounds

Source: Huffington Post

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