As anyone who has attempted to lose weight or regain control of their health knows, maintenance is often the hardest part. That’s why one of the best parts of the Always Hungry plan is its sustainability. There is no deprivation here. That makes maintaining this way of life manageable, delicious, and fun!
We wanted to post an update on Brian G., our first one hundred pound weight loss success story. We first shared Brian’s story in March of 2017. Nearly a year later, he and his husband, Michael, have continued with AH and kept the weight off. We couldn’t be more proud!
Read this sweet note from Brian about their journey together:
“Michael was by my side after my snowboarding accident in 2005, and says he never noticed my weight gain (hmmmmm, I think he is just being kind). He fully supported my decision to dive head first into AH. Michael has lost 35lbs and has kept it off for a year now. The before photo is from my 45th birthday, January 2016 (a couple of weeks before starting AH) and the after was taken last week. 135 lbs between the 2 of us!”
The Road To One Hundred Pounds
Aside from weight loss, Brian has experienced several positive non-scale victories while following the AH plan. One of which, is lessened pain. After a severe snowboarding accident, Brain suffered prolonged, intense pain. He has since seen a significant reduction in pain that he attributes to his weight loss and the anti-inflammatory properties of the AH plan.
To read Brian’s full story, including which Phase of AH he feels most comfortable in, please click here. You can also interact with Brian, the Ludwigs, and our entire community for questions, support, and even recipes on our Facebook Page.
A gentle reminder: Go at your own pace! Every outcome will vary. Weight loss of one hundred pounds in one year is fast! Keep an eye on your non-scale victories (NSVs) and how your clothes fit as you continue your journey. These are even more important indicators than the scale. Remember, slow and steady wins the race. The fact that you can take off the weight and keep it off is remarkable. It means no more yo-yo dieting and no more deprivation. This is a lifestyle and a time to make peace with your body as it becomes more trustworthy and works with you rather than against you. You can do it AND love the journey at the same time.