Jason Fung: Everything this guy does is worth reading or watching! He changed my life and will provide tools to help you. His book The Obesity Code is available on Amazon and I highly recommend reading this
This is the YouTube video by Jason Fung that started my journey and changed my perspective: Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss
Dr. Fung runs the Intensive Dietary Management (IDM) program in Canada with Megan Ramos...Their Website has great info and his blog is a Must Read! ---Click Here to check it out
Here are a couple of videos of me discussing this stuff with Jeff Kotterman from TriSystem Nutrition: Keto Talk 1 and Keto Talk 2. I am consulting with Trisystem Nutrition for their medically supervised program in San Diego, CA--Here is their Link
Podcasts: 2 Keto Dudes, The Obesity Code, and The Boundless Health Podcast by Bret Scher MD. Dr. Scher was Chief Resident the year before me and is a practicing cardiologist in San Diego who focuses on wellness. His book is called Your Best Health Ever. His website: DrBretScher.com
I also like The Alternate Day Faster on YouTube --click here to see him
I LOVE DietDoctor.com It is a great resource with free recipes, blogs, testimonies and educational videos from many of the world experts. Well worth checking out!
Another great resource is LowCarbUSA.Org These guys are working hard to build the community in San Diego and put on conferences around the country (including San Diego) to bring together the greatest minds in the Low Carb/Ketogenic arena.
The Ketogenic Bible: The Authoritative Guide to Ketosis by Dr. Jacob Wilson and Ryan Lowery
One of the first YouTube videos to impact me: Dr. Robert Lustig--Sugar the Bitter Truth
Ivor Cummins---Youtube Video click here--The Fat Emperor Website
Dave Feldman---The Cholesterol Code Website
Brilliant Scientists and Doctors
Dom D'Agostino---Ted Talk on Starving Cancer--Everything he does is great! (Head Researcher for Navy Seals/NASA)
Sarah Hallberg--Ted Talk on Reversing Diabetes
Peter Attia--Ted Talk: What if we're wrong about diabetes?
Dr. Jeffrey Gerber, MD
Dr. Ted Naiman, MD---Here's his site
Dr. Jeff Volek and Dr. Steve Phinney of Virta Health
Gary Taubes (Good Calories, Bad Calories; Why We Get Fat And What to Do About It; The Case Against Sugar)
Nina Teicholz (The Big Fat Surprise)
Jason Fung/Jimmy Moore (The Complete Guide to Fasting)
Dr. Tim Noakes---The Lore of Nutrition (A MUST read)
Preface to weight loss: I am 450 plus pounds. I don't really know because I haven't found a medical scale to weigh me (most only go to 400 lbs). I've done every diet on the planet. I know a lot about what's in food but I can never find success at dieting.
Hey everyone! This was my beginning! I was actually 456 pounds when I got creative and discovered that I could weigh on a pallet scale at a shipping warehouse facility. Yes I was nearly a quarter of a ton.
I had tried every diet on the planet and I failed them all! I was accused of being a glutton and of lacking the will power to change.....even my faith was questioned!
I was handicapped! I suffered at my job and was afraid of losing it and knowing no one would hire a man that weighed nearly a quarter of a ton.
My weight limited my shopping to a big and tall store. It limited my seating options in a restaurant. I couldn’t go out shopping anywhere that Involved walking. I broke virtually every chair I sat in, including recliners metal folding chairs etc. Most cars and trucks were too small for me to drive including Ford F-250s and even U-hauls and other larger trucks. My back hurt the minute I would stand or walk. I have a maximum distance of roughly 150’ before I had to sit! I could not get off the ground hardly without an assist from a piece of furniture or something. I was actually exploring the possibility of an electric wheelchair! How had I gone from the height of fitness in the Army to this?
The fact is, I tried everything! Weight loss clinics, drugs, personal trainers, everything and here I was! I literally was praying to GOD to help! It was a Monday morning in August and I get a call that would change my life! Dr. Brian Lenzkes was on the other end of the line.
He said the most important words to me! “Hey Chuck, I want to help you get that weight off and I’m going to walk along side you every step! “
This was the beginning! Dr. Lenzkes told me the truth about nutrition that had been missed by the medical community! He sent me a video to watch and he led me to some resources that helped me immediately begin a journey that would be life changing.
I discovered that I can live this way my entire life and love it. I have lost more than a 100 pounds and have more to go but I’m totally content in this new life. I am enjoying a more active lifestyle of walking around without pain! I’m exploring San Diego and am really enjoying time with my family. I must mention that my blood work is nearly perfect and I have no issues with hypoglycemia or diabetes.
I used to think that I would die of kidney failure, hypertension, heart failure, or cancer. I had lost all hope of a "normal" life. In fact, I was at significant risk of all of these conditions!
I never thought it possible that I could drop weight successfully and not fail but thrive. It is said that 'the truth will set you free'! Today, I am helping others on their path to a healthy and blessed life. Regardless of what mountain we have to climb we can succeed with the right tools. My future goals are to climb a local mountain and run a marathon. I desire to get certified to help others achieve a healthy blessed life. I will be sending more updates about my journey soon.