I suffered from similar metabolic conditions that many people may have today. I ate everything in moderation and exercised regularly. I struggled to keep my weight down. My weight goes up and down over the years – yo-yoing. It was extremely frustrating. I developed bilateral plantar fasciitis, a painful foot condition, as the result of repetitive injury from running. I needed foot surgery "fasciotomy" for excessive foot pain in 2014. Despite my best effort, I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes in January 2016. At that time, I weighed 170 lbs with a BMI at 26.6 “TOFI or slim-fat”.
Because of ongoing foot problem even after surgery, increase running to lose the excess weight is out of the question. I substantially reduced the portion size of my food, and I even bought a scale to weigh the amount of food before eating – trying desperately to cut down the amount of food calories to lose the weight and treat my pre-diabetes. I started a nightly routine with using an elliptical machine to reduce the impact on my poor feet. It was one hour nightly, five times per week, and I kept the routine going for one year. How much more weight did I lose? What about my HbA1C lowering?
My name is Dr. Andy Phung, I am a board-certified family physician. I lost 25lbs, losing 3 inches off my waistline and reversed my pre-diabetes by adopting and living low-carb ketogenic lifestyle along with intermittent fasting. I want to help you do the same WITHOUT medications, procedures or surgery through effective intervention strategies.