My low-carb success story with Dr. Nathan Wiens

My low-carb success story with Dr. Nathan Wiens


Once I committed it was really easy
particularly for the first few months. Later on it got a bit more challenging. If I did decide to have a burger
or some fries or whatever I found that the best thing for me to do
was just kind of forgive myself and say, “Okay, no problem. “I didn’t make the best choice,
but it wasn’t a horrible choice and it’s not anything that I can’t change,
so I will start again.” My name is Nathan Wiens, I am a family medicine physician assistant
in Spokane Washington and I’ve been doing LCHF
for almost exactly a year now. I’ve had great success,
I’ve lost about 50 pounds and I feel immensely better. I’ve discovered a real passion for not only
doing this for myself and my family but also sharing this with my patients. I was the heaviest I’d ever been,
I was 275 pounds. When I got home from work
I’d have just enough energy to make dinner and then I was done. I’d sit on the couch, watch TV… And what that meant was I didn’t have energy left over
to play with my children. That was heartbreaking to me,
it was horrible. I always felt sort of intuitively that
that was the right approach. I never felt like really connected
on a deep level with actually why it worked
and why it was important for my health up until really just recently. Understanding how it works
and why it works really shows me how wrong we as a medical profession
have been for so many years and how much well-meaning damage
we’ve inflicted on people. And I want to do everything I can
to change that. I work with patients
who are interested in losing weight and talk to them about LCHF. This is what I want to do
for the rest of my life. Is to treat people with obesity. I feel incredibly lucky to now be in a position
to help people in this really important way. And because of this journey
I know exactly who I am, so I know what to do.

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