Interview with a nutritarian: Anthony B.
This past December, Anthony, a recent high school graduate, was 67 lbs heavier than he is today. He was given a copy of Eat to Live and the rest is history! You will be inspired by this young man’s passion and determination to get his health and life back. Welcome to Disease Proof, Anthony.
What was your life like before discovering Dr. Fuhrman’s nutritarian eating-style?
My life was not how I wanted it to be at all. I was obese and felt horrible, and I couldn’t participate in any physical activities. My emotions were thrown off, I had no self-esteem, I had no confidence, and I was mad that I had let myself get so big. I was eating fast food at least five days a week, and I didn’t have a clue what was good or bad food. It was extremely hard for me to accept the fact that I was fat, because I was thin until age 14. Then I started to get the nickname, “Pudgy,” and I hated it so much. Although I had zero self-confidence, high school wasn't too bad because I had an outgoing personality. However, I discovered that peers view fat people differently.
The last month of my senior year we had a Government project where we had to take pictures, and I was stunned when I saw images of myself. At 6’1” I weighed 263 lbs and had a triple chin. I was so heartbroken and disgusted that I joined a gym and tried to lose weight. During the month of June , I started dieting and worked out five days a week, and only lost 6-7 pounds . . . so I quit.
How did you find out about Eat to Live?
This past December 17th, my aunt gave a copy of Eat to Live to me and I committed to follow it. I’ve lost 67 lbs so far, and recently I began sessions with a plant-based wellness coach, and I’m continuing to lose weight.
How do you feel now?
I’m loving life and have a 360 degree attitude change! I feel amazing; it literally feels like a completely different life!
Beginning weight: 267 lbs
Current weight: 196 lbs
Beginning shirt size: 2XL (tight)
Current shirt size: XL (roomy!)
Do you have any success tip(s) to share with others?
Do it for yourself. Do it for your family. That’s all the inspiration you need. Don’t do it for the people who judge you.
Don't be afraid to go to a gym, because everyone there is doing the same thing.
I like Dr. Fuhrman’s words, "If a motor is running at full speed compared to a motor running at half-speed, the engine running at half-speed will last longer." Basically, if your metabolism is slow, and you are healthy, you will live longer!
Have a support system. I am so thankful for the support of my father, mother, brothers, and aunts; all of them have made the journey so much easier and I couldn’t have done it without them.
In a nutshell, what has Eat to Live done for you?
It has completely changed my life!
Congratulations Anthony ~ we are so proud of you for choosing to eat for health at such a young age! Keep up the great job!