What's a Youatarian? It's my own phrase I have used when people ask me how I have lost my excess weight. I'm a Youatarian and live the youatarian lifestyle. Simply put, a Youatarian is someone that follows YOU On a Diet. For any YOAD followers out there that would like to adopt the phrase
for themselves, please feel free.

- Marshall (aka Orlando Tek)

Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to my blog!

My Story

In July 2006, I visited the doctor for a multitude of
ongoing medical problems and when I weighed
in I remember being 305lbs. That was the heaviest
I could ever remember weighing on any scale in my life.

My wife, also overweight, started some small changes
in her diet at that time and those changes made its way
through into my diet as well.

In September 2006, I watched my mother undergo
triple bypass surgey. And I always believed her
to be of modest health although she had passed
on a few of her problems to me including high blood
pressure and acid reflux issues. In her early 20's,
unaware of her high blood pressure problem, she
actually had a stroke, although not very severe.

My dad is a bit healthier even though being
12 years older than my mom, but he has borderline
adult onset diabetes and he had a stint put into an
artery a few years back.

Taking in all this information, It was then I decided
I needed to make some serious changes in my life
or I will be the next one on the heart ward not too
long from now.

It was Novemeber, 2006 and I was already following
the few changes my wife had made to her diet and we had
both lost about 15lbs in the last few months. Any
change at this point was a good change. We watched
a Discovery Health special called YOU: On A Diet featuring
the YOU docs and a few families incorporating YOAD
into their daily lives and showing their amazing progress.

The very next day, November 7th, 2006, my wife and
I went through every cabinet and cupboard in our
house and got rid of ALL the bad foods. We then
went to the grocery store and bought foods that
met YOAD and from that day we have not looked back!

We could not find the book at any local store so we
ordered it off Amazon. It took a few weeks to arrive
but we started cooking with only YOAD approved foods
using YOAD approved methods and we WERE seeing
results even before the book arrived.

From there it has been all downhilll. I have lost 110lbs
since starting on YOAD in November but about 125lbs
over the last 18 months total. Wahoo!

And most of my medical problems related to my weight
have now vanished including high bood pressure, acid
reflux and sleep apnea. I have much more energy and
I feel better than I can ever remember!

And its all thanks to YOAD!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Science sometimes ain't so...

It's really difficult to do the best thing for your body
health wise when you read so may conflicting and changing
views about so many things day to day.

Margerine is good for you..wait, its bad for you. You
read one study that says coconut oil raises HDL and
lowers LDL and another that shows HDL is lowered.

Salt is bad..salt is good..

Makes you want to scream!

It is so hard to make educated decisions about
things. So, how do you wade through all the
"experts" and their own version of the "real truth"
and try to be as healthy as you can be?

Sometimes its a stab in the dark. Many times I'll
read as many articles as I can and try to find
the median truth and go with that, which means
whatever the majority of them agree with. LOL.

And sometimes we might still get it wrong. But, at
least we're trying :)

Hang in there guys.


Chari said...

I hear ya there Mr., I put an article in my blog about soy, I am still on the fence about this one and someone anonymously wrote I had my info all wrong...sheeesh, can't anyone just have a blog now days. I researched it and decided to try and buy organic if I can and don't worry about it.

Spam in a blog...why?
Glad you understood it.
Found a new YOAD blog today, bet their are lot's of YOAD bloggers out there.
Have a great day Marshall!

Orlando Tek said...

Yes, there are A LOT of YOAD
bloggers out there.

I asked my wife to find that
Dr Rozen blog again and she's
been too busy with work to get
to it.

Spam is spam. It's everywhere
you don't want it to be :) At least, that was my educated guess what the heck all that was.

I'm stuck @ work today. Wife is working late so I am eating alone tonite. Gonna have a soy burger.

Have a great weekend.


Chari said...

You like soy burgers?
I love Morningstar Farms , Pizza burger, mushroom lovers burger and spicy black bean burger, on ww english muffin and with veggie cheese. If the stuff don't kill me (wink wink)


Orlando Tek said...

Well, Psuedo-Soy burgers. LOL.

They are called So' Lean and they
are like 50% lean beef and 50%
soy. I have tried the full soy
burgers and don't like them. So,
this is a good solution for me.

And I don't like black bean anything..Yukk...LOL.