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Grace says dedication key to losing big

Jason Ferguson
Published: Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Michael Grace lost 38 pounds during the course of the Custer County Chronicle’s “Biggest Loser” competition. The 38 pounds meant Grace lost 12.9 percent of his original weight during the six-month contest.

 

Aâ��couple years ago, when Michael Grace entered the Custer County Chronicle’s “Biggest Loser”â��Contest, he started out well, but was quickly sidelined by knee and back problems. He said the injuries forced him to become more sedentary and it was “all down hill from there.”
This year, Grace joined the contest again, partly to support his wife. Thirty-eight pounds and 12.9 percent less of his body weight later, he was this year’s contest winner.
“It was kind of a shock, but it feels good,”â��he said of his win. “I knew I was going to be in the top three.”
Since the time his back healed, Grace said he has been trying to lose weight, “semi-committing” to an exercise routine. Once the contest started, however, he took things more seriously, committing to an exercise regiment despite having a job as an equipment operator at a coal mine in Wyoming that sees him work odd hours. He also began the Paleo Diet, which focuses on meats and vegetables while cutting carbs. He says the Paleo Diet has been a diet that gets results while being more easy to sustain.
“My attitude going toward it is I need to do something I know I can sustain, not just for the six months to lose weight,”â��he said.
When Grace would come home from work he did his best to work out for 20 or 30 minutes, usually working out to DVD programs. He said he had no expectations of actually winning the contest, but after placing first one month and second a couple of other months, he started to believe he may be able to win the whole thing.
“Iâ��saw more loss in the first months than I did in the later months,”â��he said.â��“It was always a challenge.”

Aâ��couple years ago, when Michael Grace entered the Custer County Chronicle’s “Biggest Loser”â��Contest, he started out well, but was quickly sidelined by knee and back problems. He said the injuries forced him to become more sedentary and it was “all down hill from there.”

This year, Grace joined the contest again, partly to support his wife. Thirty-eight pounds and 12.9 percent less of his body weight later, he was this year’s contest winner.

“It was kind of a shock, but it feels good,”â��he said of his win. “I knew I was going to be in the top three.”

Since the time his back healed, Grace said he has been trying to lose weight, “semi-committing” to an exercise routine. Once the contest started, however, he took things more seriously, committing to an exercise regiment despite having a job as an equipment operator at a coal mine in Wyoming that sees him work odd hours. He also began the Paleo Diet, which focuses on meats and vegetables while cutting carbs. He says the Paleo Diet has been a diet that gets results while being more easy to sustain.

“My attitude going toward it is I need to do something I know I can sustain, not just for the six months to lose weight,”â��he said.

When Grace would come home from work he did his best to work out for 20 or 30 minutes, usually working out to DVD programs. He said he had no expectations of actually winning the contest, but after placing first one month and second a couple of other months, he started to believe he may be able to win the whole thing.

“Iâ��saw more loss in the first months than I did in the later months,”â��he said.â��“It was always a challenge.”

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jc
August 1st, 2013 at 09:30am

In recent years, the “paleo diet,” a diet based on the perceived eating habits of prehistoric people has become wildly popular. But, says paleontologist Christina Warinner, this diet is based on an incorrect view of how early humans lived. Using modern day research, Warinner traces the roots of the human diet to discover what we can really learn from the food of our ancestors. http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Debunking-the-Paleo-Diet-Christ

Science Debunks the Paleo Diet—Again
http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/07/16/science-debunks-paleo-diet-again

If the Paleo Diet fad is so healthy and responsible for brain growth, then why didn't the Neanderthals survive and thrive? They had 300,000 years in Europe following the diet to make themselves into "Einsteins!" Speaking of Albert Einstein, this is what he had to say on the subject of health and survival: "Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet." http://www.veganfitness.net/viewtopic.php?t=723 & http://nutritionfacts.org/.

You get better results with a vegan lifestyle, without the risks of cancer and heart disease which most cavemen didn't live long enough to experience. It's eliminating processed foods and eating veggies that make you healthy!

Michael
August 1st, 2013 at 18:28pm

From Vegan To Paleo


http://robbwolf.com/2012/10/15/vegan-paleo/

http://robbwolf.com/2013/04/04/debunking-paleo-diet-wolfs-eye-view/

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