Fasting While Furious: How I Turned Anger and Sadness into Motivation for Weight Loss
June 17, 2021
My name is Dr. Kevin R. Gendreau, and I lost 125 pounds in 18 months with a low carbohydrate diet and intermittent fasting. I am a practicing Board-Certified Obesity Medicine physician who reversed my diabetes, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, hypertension, and fatty liver disease with dietary changes alone. I did it without surgery, medications, or a personal trainer. Yes, I am a medical doctor. But, this story will not include crazy medical jargon or intricate details about randomized controlled clinical trials. There are other books for that. I’m simply here to share my story and help you get started. I recount all of the obstacles I faced that led to my excessive weight gain. I detail every step that I took to lose weight as well. Some of you may have seen my weight loss story featured on The Today Show, MyFitnessPal, Instagram, or People Magazine. I was a 306-pound doctor after all! But not everybody knows the full story--until now. Between my own weight loss journey and my experience practicing obesity medicine, a few important rules and secrets have come to light. This book is more than just my own personal story. I also included a 3-step guide to start your own journey, a sample meal plan, a chapter on common dietary supplements, and some of my favorite recipes! If my writing motivates or inspires even just one reader, I'll consider it a resounding success. Happy reading!