-Big Daddy Bigz-
-Big Daddy Bigz-
EAT MORE BUTTER!!! Yeah, you don’t hear that from weight loss guru’s. Well, I’m here to tell you that eating more butter is exactly what I have learned to do, and it WORKS!!!
Now hang on…don’t run out just yet and start floating your biscuits in butter thinking that is what I’m talking about, because it is not. There is a method to the insanity. Yes I eat a ton of butter. I eat it every time I sit down to eat a meal. And I eat LOTS OF IT! I’m not going to tell you hear how this method is working for me. What I am going to do is first of all show you my results since April 20th of this year, and then I’m gonna show you how you too can learn how eating butter can turn on your built-in fat burning furnace. To put it plain and simple, if you want to burn fat, then feed your body fat and starve it of sugar. Thats only the basics though. Check out my results so far below, then read on to learn how you can start your built-in fat burning furnace.
25.5 inch neck on 4-20-17 (above)
23.75 inch neck on 8-9-17 (above)
58.75 inch chest 4-20-17(above)
57.75 inch chest 8-9-17 (above)
60 inch waist on 4-20-17 (above)
58 inch waist on 8-9-17 (above)
I have also lost 32 pounds so far. Yes, I know that these are not earth shattering numbers, BUT….I have done this without taking stimulants, vitamins, potions, meal replacement shakes, eating salads, counting calories, exercising, or any of the other traditional stuff that is usually associated with “dieting”.
Let me tell you what I have done. I eat as much as I want, when I want. I even get to enjoy the kinds of foods I like to eat. And my blood pressure was 122/84 when I checked it yesterday. I’m here to tell you that this plan WORKS! It is so easy! I FEEL GREAT!!! Want to learn how to do it? Follow the link to Amazon and order Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet. If you prefer listening to the audiobook, an Audible Membership is really the way to go. Get 1 book a month for you $14.99 monthly membership, and other books throughout the remainder of the month at Audible Membership discounted prices. It is a great deal that I take advantage of myself. Try it out!
Yep, it’s true! 6 Pounds in 5 days this past week. No lie, no kidding around! But, before I get into how, let me explain what has distracted me from my weight loss over the last few weeks.
If you’ve been following my weight loss journey you know that it’s been a little while since I have posted anything about my weight loss. The reason being is that when I stopped using the AdvoCare products and decided to do this by eating in such a way that has helped me shed fat FAST, I ended up taking a few days off of the diet because we were about to go on vacation. You know how hard it is to diet while vacationing! Well that was the plan anyway, but the night we left for our family vacation my 86 year old dad ended up in the hospital with a ruptured appendix. According to my sister he seemed fine, so we continued with our vacation for a couple of days.
Around the third day dad was not recovering so we decided to cut our vacation a few days short and began driving home. While enroute home I began having pains in my left lower abdomen. I ignored it as long as I could, but eventually I told my wife and kids that I needed to find a hospital. We found one, and low and behold I had kidney stones that were trying to vacate the premises. After a few hours in an out-of-state hospital (and some good IV painkillers) I got to ride the rest of the way home while my lovely wife drove.
Well we finally arrive home only to find out that dad is doing tremendously better. So much better that they decide to move him to rehab shortly after our return. So between a mini-vacation and dad’s issues among so much other stuff going on in my life I decided until everything settled down before trying to start back up with my diet.
Well I finally got started this past Monday and determined in my heart and head that I was gonna stick to it. So I made it through week one. Now I want you to keep in mind that at this point in my weight loss journey I am only working my program Monday thru Friday. We have Sabbath Services in our home on Saturdays and everyone brings a covered dish. Yeah, I ain’t even trying to be good on Saturday. Then on Sunday is usually our Family Feast Day where my local clan all get together and cook and eat and visit. You guessed it, I ain’t even trying to be good on that day either.
So, Mon-Fri it is for me. At least for now anyway. I know that as I continue to lose weight I will probably come to a point in my journey where I will need to be more careful on the weekends as well. When that time comes (if it comes) I will do what is needed in order to get down to my goal weight.
You may be asking what my goal weight is, and if you are new to my website you may also be wondering how I plan on getting there. First off my goal weight at the moment is 250. I currently weight (as of my last weigh-in on Friday) 331 pounds. I started at 357 in May 2017. As for how I am doing it just keep reading.
Let me start by saying that I am a tow truck driver. I am not a nutritionist, nor am I a doctor. I am not qualified in any way to tell you that how I am losing weight is a good way for you to lose weight. I am not even saying that I know it is healthy. All the information I give you on my website is purely my experience and me sharing with you how it helps me, and how I feel through it all. If you decide to pursue this type of weight loss program, I HIGHLY suggest that you talk it over with a medical professional….do not just take the word of a tow truck driver. PLEASE!
Ok, now that all the preliminary stuff is out of the way let us move on. Here is what I am doing. It is basically a modified Adkins Diet. If you have never read it go ahead and get a copy of it HERE! If you have read it, then you pretty much know how it goes. Though he took much criticism for his approach to weight loss while he was alive, he is now revered as a pioneer in the much medical field as far as health and human nutrition are concerned. Many are now saying that his concept was groundbreaking and that he was WAY ahead of his time in terms of what it really means to eat healthy.
I am currently 49 years old. I have seen so many programs come and go in my life. I won’t even waste my time trying to name them. I’ve seen everything from low-fat/no-fat diets to counting calories, and even horribly extreme things like weighing your food/weighing your excrement or even purging. In some of the most extreme cases I have even heard of people purposely infecting themselves with tapeworms in order to lose weight. Are you grossed out yet?
Well don’t leave just yet because I am not going to suggest you try any of these! What I will share with you is for me, the easiest way that this fat man has ever lost weight. It is really simple. Here it is in a nutshell. I am following a low to no carb, high fat, moderate protein diet. That’s it! I eat as much as I want. I eat until I’m stuffed if that is what I want to do. And the weight falls off. The really fantastic thing about it is this, I never feel lethargic. I don’t get winded just walking to the mailbox. I’m seldom hungry, but when I do get hungry I am free to grab a snack whenever I want it, as long as it is low-no carbs. Now, there is way more info on eating this way. There is no way that a simple short blog post can do it justice. Here is what I want you to do. I want you to first of all subscribe to this blog so that you can get my weightloss updates, then I want you to order the book Keto Clarity by Jimmy Moore. The information about this type of diet will blow your mind. Can you believe that doctors are now studying the effects of a high fat low carb diet on cancerous tumors. There is the possibility that it can be an extremely effective way to treat and cure many forms of cancer. Read the book to learn more about that. The medical industry has gone from criticizing the Adkins diet to actually studying it as a cure for many diseases. Diabetes, dementia, heart disease and much, much more. A very close friend of mine has even been able to stop taking his diabetes medication after only a few weeks of being on this diet. So what the heck are you waiting for? Order the books and get started today.
I’ll be sharing with you what kinds of foods I am eating and how my weight loss is coming along, but I also want to hear from you. Leave a comment and tell everyone how you are doing with the diet. It will encourage myself and others. The feedback you get will help encourage you. Let’s go!!!! Let’s LIVE!!!
I’m gonna say goodbye for now, but I’ll be back soon with a new update and a bit of info on the foods I’m eating and maybe give you some snack ideas. Maybe even a few sweet treats that I’m discovering along the way. Until then remember that I love you, and God loves you.
Back around 2005 to 2006 I had reached a new high in my weight. I had gone to the doctor for an unrelated issue, and as usual the office staff took my vital signs before sending me to an examination to wait for the Doctor to come in and see me. My blood pressure was a perfect 120/70 and it normally is even to this day. My temp was fine. My respirations were normal. My weight was…..well…it wasn’t that great for someone 35 years old and 6ft 1inch tall. I had hit a new high in my weight. I was now at a whopping 335 lbs.
I knew that my pants had been starting to fit a little more snug to the point I was needing to go up one size, but I had no idea it was this bad. You see, just a couple of months before this I had weighed on that same scale and I was only 312. How did my weight climb so quickly??? Well, I never found the answer to this question. My Doctor came in checked me out. Listened to what was going on at the time. Told me what to do to fix it, then began to scold me about my weight. I shrugged it off, but when I got home and told my wife about my weight gain she began telling me about this diet.
Long story short it all sounded great to me. So much so that I began to wonder if it would really work. Why? Because everything about it sounded like something I could do. It was simple. Not a lot of extra stuff for us to buy, and it was something that I could fit into my job at the time. I was a truck driver in those days and I did quite a bit of sitting as well as eating a ton of junk food from the truck stops. Normally my food intake came from a hotbox in a gas station with the occasional burger and fries from the Golden Arches. Are you kinda getting a mental picture of why I was so big?
So, we purchased this book that she had heard about and she began telling me how it all worked. Now to say it was all easy would be a lie, BUT it was the easiest thing I had ever done to lose weight. I started making the changes to my diet that I needed to make. At first it was really just a matter of changing a few habits that were indicative to my work environment, but these habits really would not be too hard to change if I had a normal job at home like most folks have. Being on the road for weeks at a time makes for some difficulty in eating habits, but I did manage to make the changes. The only other hurdle for me was learning what types of foods I could eat from gas station shelves if and when I were in a situation where I needed to just find something to get me by until I could stop somewhere and buy real groceries. Once these challenges were me it was all downhill from there.
It was not long before I started losing weight. Honestly it was just a couple of days before I began to feel different. There were things going on in my body need not be discussed here, but yeah, strange things happening. Good things I later realized, but strange nonetheless.
Now I don’t really remember how much weight I lost the first week, month or any other time frame, but what I do remember is how much I lost in the 5 months I was doing this diet. In five months time I went from 330 pounds to somewhere in the 250’s. Sorry I don’t recall the exact number.
HOW IT HAPPENED AND WHY I QUIT
When I first started this diet there was an initial phase, a program of eating certain types of foods that got your body working for you and kickstarted your weight loss. Well let me tell you, it did just that! I literally thought that when I was sweating that my body was sweating pure fat. I know it wasn’t, but I just couldn’t figure out how I was losing so much weight if that wasn’t what was happening.
After a few weeks of that you were supposed to go on to another phase of the diet that was more for maintaining your weight. I wasn’t at all interested in going to that phase after just a few weeks, so I opted to stay on phase 1 for awhile longer.
Somewhere around 280 pounds and probably about 3 months into the plan I decided to go to the maintenance phase. To my surprise I continued to lose weight. I couldn’t believe I was losing this much weight at the rate I was still losing. You see, on the maintenance side of this plan you get to add back some things that you had done away with in the beginning. It had become “easier” to lose the weight because I could have certain foods again. No counting calories, no weighing food, no taking handfuls of supplements everyday. Just simple eating. THAT’S IT!
So, why did I quit if it was such a great way to lose weight? You’re gonna think I’m crazy, and you just might be correct. After a couple of months of eating the way I was completely comfortable with, I began to think that there must be something wrong with me. Seriously, I thought I was sick, because there was no way that I should be losing weight this fast eating the way I’m eating. In my mind it just wasn’t possible. So instead of going to the Doctor to get things checked out, I did the more sensible thing(sarcasm). I went right back to my old ways of eating….and…never…looked…..back.
What a fool I was to do this. Was it something I really wanted to do deep down? Maybe, but I don’t think so. As crazy as it sounds, I felt I was actually eating in such a way that I could make it a lifestyle. But I sabotaged myself. It was as if I was afraid to lose any more weight. I blew it! All that weight came back in just a few months. In the years following I gained back more. If you have been following my progress on this weightloss blog, you know that my weight got up to nearly 360 pounds recently. Well, I’m back down into the 330’s thanks to using Advocare, but from this point on I am returning to a healthy lifestyle I found years ago.
What is this “healthy lifestyle” I’m talking about? It has nothing to do with prescription drugs, support groups, meetings, fistfuls of supplements, magic pills, potions, elixirs, or any other nonsense that only covers the symptoms and doesn’t address the problem. There is only one way to truly deal with obesity, and that is to eat the way God designed your body to eat. Anything less than a healthy lifestyle is not going to be a lasting fix. YOU MUST CHANGE for your body to change. That is the only thing that will be permanent!
Before I tell you how I was able to lose so much weight so fast by only changing a couple of things in my diet, let me explain something to you. I am in no way promoting a single product. I will share with you this book, but there is so much more to it than what the book covers. There is a ton of new information on the subject matter of the book. Honestly, the author of the book was actually a pioneer of something that has gone from being criticized by the medical field to being researched by many in the medical field and by our own government. Yeah, it’s that big of a deal now. If you want to order a copy of the book that can transform your body CLICK HERE! It is time to revisit what the good Doctor prescribed.
I will be changing the content of this blog somewhat. The weight loss journey portion of Product Review Dude will be more focused on information about using this technique for healthy eating and weight loss. Tips, recipes, and ways to defeat certain cravings. It is my goal to not only get my health under control, but to be part of your inspiration along your journey. I wish you good health.
And as always, God loves you, and so do I. See you next time!
Hello everyone! Yes, I know….It’s been awhile since I last posted anything. My apologies, but I have had many challenges recently, and quite frankly this blog comes in fourth place behind my family, ministry, and business. Now that that is out of the way let us continue on to my final word on AdvoCare.
This is a review website. It is my intention to give you my complete and honest opinion of any and all products and services that I use. Please remember that my opinions are just that…MY OPINIONS. They do not necessarily reflect what your opinion would be in the same situation. It is all a matter of personal taste, goals, and what your needs are at the time. My goal with AdvoCare was to find out if what everyone around me was saying about the product was true. I have many friends on facebook who seem to have had tremendous results with the product. My experience with most products sold through Direct Sales is that YES…..they work…YES…there is a compensation plan….and YES this effects the price. BUT there is always a system in place to balance the expense. AdvoCare is no different. If you choose to start using their products, please, by all means get in touch with the person whom you are purchasing your products through and get them to get you plugged into their team so that you can benefit from all of the coaching that is offered. It is free to participate in the local coaching networks and support teams. There is no reason for a person to fail in their weightloss OR in the income opportunity if they will only get active.
Now, since my goal was not to generate an income with AdvoCare, I cannot comment much on that part of it, at least not from a personal standpoint. I have however, seen many of my local friends and acquaintances who tell me about how much AdvoCare has changed their life financially just by losing a little weight. Do I believe it even though I have not experienced it? Yes I do. I believe it because I have seen it many times in the past with other products. You truly can get paid to lose weight, with AdvoCare, Shaklee, Amway, or even with starting a blog site like this one. It is all referral based marketing, and many people that do it become very wealthy. There are only three requirements if you want to be healthy and wealthy. Start off fat, pick a program, and get busy.
Now lets talk about the product.
COST-As mentioned before, the expense is only a slight problem. Let’s face it, unhealthy is cheap and easy, but healthy takes money and effort. Just keep in mind that the expense of the products will be offset after you make a few referrals. You will make referrals if you just lose some weight and tell people about your success. So in reality, the expense is only a problem if you do not plan on using the product as a vehicle to create a second stream of income as well as lose weight.
DOES IT WORK- I used the products without really plugging into the local support team, and I didn’t ask many questions….BUT, I did manage to lose 25 pounds in two months without really trying very hard, and without feeling hungry. I simply read the plan that comes with the 24-day-challenge and BOOM, the weight vanished. I think it was 19 pounds my first month. As a side note I need to mention that I was only working the plan Monday thru Friday. On the weekends I still did what I wanted to do as far as eating goes and was still able to lose the weight just by taking the products during the week days. I said that to say this, if you will use the products as directed and follow the schedule every day(unlike me), think of the results you will have.
PRODUCT LINE-Incredibly extensive product line. They have it ALL! Just click here to check out the incredible webstore! If they don’t have it, you don’t need it LOL!
That’s pretty much it. If you have any questions about AdvoCare that I didn’t cover please feel free to ask me in the comments section below. Myself or someone on the local team will answer you.
In my next post coming up, I’ll be sharing with you the future of my weightloss and why I needed to change. God loves you, and so do I!
That is exactly how I felt a month ago…and, it is h
ow I still feel. I have had a GREAT first month while using the AdvoCare products. I am very pleased with my results thus far. I really can’t find any downside to using these products. I mean really, if you struggle with weight loss and with keeping it off like I do and have in the past, then you really must try these products. They are literally designed to get your body chemistry in working order so that you will start processing the things you ingest the way God intended for your body to process them.
So, how much exactly did I end up losing in my first
month? Well, exactly 18 pounds. It should have been more, but I cheated….every weekend….A LOT! Lol. But Monday thru Friday evening I was dedicated to using the products, allowing them to work, and keeping very mindful of what I should eat. Advocare made it very easy to do this. Why? Because when your body chemistry is correct you lose nearly all sugar and carb cravings. Sugar and carbs are my biggest problem. I am addicted to sugar like an an addicts on pills. This stuff has literally taken most of those cravings away. Do I still eat sweets? Yes I do, but it is rare (only on weekends), and when I do I don’t feel the urge to go back for second and overdo things.
Ask yourself this question. “Do I really want to lose weight an
d get my body chemistry corrected so that it will not seem like a struggle and a chore to do so?” What was your answer? If it was yes then I’m gonna ask you to let me be your coach. Let’s you and me join together and win this fight. Let me cheer you on, congratulate your successes and encourage you when you fall. I will be your partner. I’m getting it done. I’M SO EXCITED ABOUT IT TOO! If you are ready to get started CLICK RIGHT HERE!
And if your answer was NO, not yet. Then please, just keep coming back here and let me give you tips and encouragement on how to get things right mentally so that you can get started. By the way, watch the video here because there is a bit of a secret to weight loss that I talk about. See if you agree. Leave a comment, or ask a question please. And thanks for stopping by!
Ok y’all, it’s the end of week three and when I got on the scale this mornin’ my initial response was “THE DEVIL IS A LIE!”
Get on this AdvoCare TRAIN!!
Good morning folks. Sorry I’m a couple of days late with the update on the weight loss journey. Better late than never though.
Before we get into this weeks weight loss and why the results are what they are, I want to fill you in on the truth about AdvoCare.
Truth #1: AdvoCare is a top-rated health and wellness company. They provide their customers with world-class energy, weight-loss, nutrition, and sports performance products. Also as a part of their product line they offer their customers a great opportunity to earn a significant part-time or full-time income via referring new customers to try their products. Your health success could turn into financial gains for you and your family. Live longer, and enjoy life better with AdvoCare! How cool is that?
Truth #2: AdvoCare is not magical! Yes I know, I’m not a great salesman am I?! AdvoCare products are not products of hype. This is what I’m finding from my own personal research and experience. AdvoCare is a complete training system to get you on track healthwise so that you can live strong and healthy for the rest of your life. The products that AdvoCare creates and markets for it’s customers are not full of harsh stimulants. The products they create are full of elements that work with your body to help curb your appetite by reducing food cravings. This is exactly what is happening to me. Through the program I am finding that I have gotten nearly all sugar cravings reduced or gone in just a couple of weeks. My carb cravings/intake has been nearly zero this entire week. I am a huge carb addict, so the fact that I’ve not even been craving carbs is a big deal to me. This is a direct result, I believe, of the nutrition-correction I have been introducing my body to with the AdvoCare products.
Truth #3: AdvoCare works like no other weight loss program because it is not focused on just selling a product to create fast weight loss results. It works because it retrains you and your body to reach you health goals and maintain those results with proper eating and nutrition. It actually tricks you into being healthy. I’m not going to sit here and hype it up by telling you that “I’m 2 weeks into this AdvoCare stuff and MAN I FEEL GREAT AND FULL OF ALL THIS AMAZING ENERGY”!! Lets face it, I’m still 140+ pounds overweight. I’d be lying if I told you that there is some miraculous change in the way I feel right now. That’s not to say that the people who are just trying to lose 25-35 pounds are not feeling instant changes in their bodies. They most likely are feeling great boosts in energy and overall well-being. I’m just not there yet. I promise you this, when I do start noticing those types of changes in myself I’ll tell you. It may happen tomorrow, next week, or next month, I just don’t know, but when it happens I’ll be sharing it with you right here.
Truth #4: If you are tired of weightloss products that will take off a whole bunch of weight really really fast and not change your metabolism by helping you attain good nutritional wellness resulting in you putting all the weight back on in just a few months of you not taking their potions, then I recommend trying AdvoCare and getting into their health training nutritional products, revamping your body’s metabolism, and living a stronger, healthier life by reigniting the natural processes God instilled in your body.
Now onto my current weigh-in. If you go back to my first video blog in this journey you will see that my initial weigh-in was 357lbs. That is 13 pounds in 15 days. Keep in mind I am 49 years old. My metabolism is much slower these days, hormone levels are probably a bit out of wack from what they should be in a healthy person, yet still 13 pounds in 15 days!
If you ask me, it is nothing short of amazing. I must admit that last night I was a bit disappointed. I asked my wife to get the tape measure out and lets see if I have lost any inches or fractional inches. Guess what! The only loss in inches that was measurable was around my neck. The loss there was about half an inch reduction there. Not bad considering how big I actually am right now.
Now, here is what I want you to do. First of all, if you would please leave a comment or question about this post. Second, please share this post on facebook, twitter, or wherever you socialize online so that I might be a positive encouragement for others who, like me, have reached that age where losing a few pounds is incredibly tuff. Third, even if you are not yet ready to start your weight loss journey with me, at least look at the product line that AdvoCare offers by clicking HERE. I will make you one little promise before you go. I promise that if you will start using AdvoCare products today, the only regret you will ever have is quitting. God loves you and so do I.
BIG DADDY BIGZ (soon to be Big Daddy Smallz)
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Well here we are at the end of my first seven days of using the AdvoCare products, and let me just say that overall I do feel somewhat better as far as my energy levels are concerned. For me, even a slight improvement is very noticeable since my energy levels have always been naturally low.
One thing that I didn’t mention in the video that may be pertinent to my weightloss this week is the amount of water I’ve been drinking. My support team with AdvoCare has suggested that I take my weight in pounds, divide that by two, and drink that amount in OUNCES everyday. DO THE MATH! Starting at 357 pounds the total amount of water intake per day came to 179 ounces. I tried my best to maintain that amount, and was able to accomplish it a few times, but I must admit that I’ve not done it everyday this past week. Do drink plenty of water because, as I understand, it helps to flush out the fat that your body is trying to get rid of. The more you drink, the faster you will lose (I’m no expert on this).
Enough said. Please watch the video to the end and see my results. Understand, I’m 49 years old and I don’t loose weight like I did when I was younger. The amount I lost may be a big deal to some, but for you younger folks it may not seem so great.
Big Daddy Bigz AdvoCare Weight Loss Journey #1
I’m gonna DO IT! I’m 49 years old and I’ve been fat all of my life. Today, April 20th, 2017 will mark the first day of my own weight loss journey. My hope is that I can inspire someone else to get with the program and get healthy.
Watch the video, then scroll down to see my measurements. I’ll be updating this under blog category “Weight Loss Journey”, so check back often or follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube.
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