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!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Great analogy.

Hope analogy is the right word. LOL.

I was trying to explain to a co-worker the problem with
simple carbohydrates and a bulb went off over my head.
I used how a car works to help him understand the problem
with consuming large amount of simple carbohydrates (in
the form of processed sugars and processed flours)

Here was the analogy I used. A car has a gas tank and it's
only so big. As the car drives along it burns fuel from the gas
tank at a certain rate. The gas is the fuel and when you start
having an excess of fuel, the car still cannot burn it any faster.
So, once the gas tank is full (your stomach) then you have to
put any excess fuel into gas cans (love handles, budankadonk butt,
big belly, etc) and store the gas cans in the truck, back seat,
floor boards and anywhere else you can find room.

Since simple carbohydrates have very little nutrition, there
is nothing else your body can do with them except burn it
immediately..or store it as FAT! Complex carbohydrates (in the
form of whole grains) are better because your body can use them
for other stuff rather than immediate energy. They have vitamins,
minerals and other nutrients that can be sent to our cells to help make
us healthy. Very little, if any, will be left over to be stored as FAT.

My rant for the day...have a great one everybody!

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