Sam’s SANE Story: Former NFL Player Drops 85lbs and Beats Diabetes in 3 Months *Updated

 

*Update – 9/20/2018*

We were so thrilled to hear from Sam on his incredible update! Sam has now lost an astonishing 168lbs!

Read Sam’s original story:

The best news came from his doctor who proclaimed him cured of diabetes and took him off metformin immediately. “In 35 years of practicing medicine, I have never seen anything like this,” said Sam’s doctor.

One of SANE’s most powerful case studies regarding diabesity is Sam, 67, a construction manager and former NFL player with the San Francisco 49ers. Sam had been overweight all his life, except during his stint in pro football. But throughout the rest of his life, he struggled with obesity and was the classic yo-yo dieter, going up and down 100 to 200 pounds at any given time. Like most dieters, Sam tried everything, including lapband surgery that failed and almost cost him his life. By early 2016, he was obese again, nearly 120 pounds over a healthy weight.

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In May 2017, Sam received what he referred to as a “death sentence:” type 2 diabetes. Sam knew the consequences; his older brother had his leg amputated as a result of diabetes. Sam’s was a classic case of diabesity: diabetes brought on by obesity. He was immediately put on the oral diabetes drug metformin.

Sam was determined to defeat his diabetes – and lose weight once and for all. He embarked on a calorie-counting diet that included oatmeal, grapes, watermelon, fiber bars, and occasionally packaged food from Nutrasystem – all of which he thought would help him lose weight and get healthy. Well, he was losing weight, but only at the rate of a pound or half a pound a week – extremely slow for a man. It was frustrating.

Enter his fiancée, Maggie Greenwood-Robinson, author of Control Diabetes in 6 Easy Steps and Foods That Combat Diabetes; a series of Biggest Loser books; and a collaborator on countless diet books. To say that she is familiar with most diet plans would be an understatement.

Maggie started working with the SANE team in September 2017. She was instantly amazed by the program.

“I thought I knew just about everything there is to know about food and weight control, but SANE opened my eyes to new information … strategies and concepts such as standard carbohydrates and how nonessential they are; the importance of wholefood fats, setpoint science, hormonal influences on weight; the fallacy of calorie counting; and so much more.”

Maggie put Sam on SANE right away. Pretty soon, Sam was dropping 4 to 5 pounds a week – consistently. No more oatmeal for breakfast – it was egg white and veggie omelets. Gone were the high-sugar grapes and watermelon; in their place were blueberries on occasion. Sam never strayed from SANE. He felt so good about the plan that he told everyone, “I love losing weight on SANE.”

By February 2018, he had dropped 85 pounds. But that’s not all. The best news came from his doctor who proclaimed him cured of diabetes and took him off metformin immediately. “In 35 years of practicing medicine, I have never seen anything like this,” said Sam’s doctor.

“Most people who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes take their medicine but never really change their diet,” Maggie added. “As a result, they often escalate to taking a second drug and sometimes have to go on insulin. None of this has to happen. The SANE nutritional plan has the power to stop diabetes and diabesity completely. It should be the standard, first-line approach for treating these twin epidemics, in my opinion, not drugs. It is miraculous in its effect, and Sam is living proof.”

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Carrie’s SANE Story: Turning the Clock Back 30 Years*

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In just a few months I’m back to my slim self despite having crossed the 45 year mark. I’m never hungry. My friends have no idea how I eat so much, exercise so little, and stay so slim. My LDL cholesterol also fell 100 points!

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Carrie started her career as one of the best pastry chefs in England. She also started her life as a naturally thin person. She could enjoy all the inSANE treats she liked while staying slim and without even thinking about joining a gym.
Carrie before and after
Then she hit her late thirties. Nothing about her lifestyle changed, but her body did. She watched in horror as the same body that had automatically kept her slim for over three decades became her enemy.

Now I know that just like everyone else’s, my hormones and set-point were changing with age. But, I had no idea about this at the time and got depressed. My worst moment involved a trip to the doctor.

I visited my doctor to get help with my weight issues. My doctor told me to drink only weight loss shakes and exercise as much as possible for two weeks. He said this would prove that I could control my weight. What followed were two horrible weeks. I was able to “find” 15 hours per week to exercise, but they came at the expense of relationships and my career. I was constantly hungry, tired, and in a mental fog. You can imagine how that impacted my personal and professional life. But, doctors know best.

After two weeks of misery, I went back to my doctor and hit an all-time low when I found out my weight hadn’t changed at all. I fired my doctor and started to look for alternatives.

SANE eating appealed to me because it was diverse enough that I could continue to make delicious dishes, and it was food friendly enough that I could swear off hunger forever. Smarter exercise was a no-brainer, as anything more than 30 minutes of exercise per week simply doesn’t work with my schedule.
In just a few months I’m back to my slim self despite having crossed the 40-year mark. I’m still creating culinary treats with simple SANE substitutions. I’m never hungry. My friends have no idea how I eat so much, exercise so little, and stay so slim. My LDL cholesterol also fell 100 points.

I’m now dedicating a large part of my life to sharing delicious SANE dishes with everyone I can. I know first-hand that eating lots of delicious food and being healthy and slim doesn’t have to be an either/or decision. I know that not eating and doing a lot of exercise “works” for some people, but I’m not one of them.

PS Carrie has since gone from a size 8 to a size 2 (the same size she wore 30 years ago!)

 

* Testimonial Disclaimer: All of the testimonials were written by actual members of SANE Solution. Individual Results may vary. Please consult a physician before beginning any exercise or diet program.

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Jerri’s SANE Story: Down 29 Inches in 3 Months! UPDATED!

I realized that I needed to make a change in my life after gaining 20 lbs from an arm injury. The injury rendered me inactive and I just didn’t feel good.  I was fortunate enough to be able to quit my job and focus on healing and my health in general.

Since I joined SANE, I am feeling better, and, after measuring in 15 different locations, I have lost 29 inches!  My sugar cravings are almost completely gone. I didn’t think the day would ever come when I didn’t want sweets. And when I do have something sweet, it’s in a much smaller quantity and is very satisfying.

SANE is different from anything else that I have tried in the past in that it includes technology which I have learned to use.  Also, I am not struggling with the program; I am much calmer.

The advice that I would offer someone who is just starting out on their SANE journey is to go through all of the steps, consume as much information as you possibly can, and really listen to what is being said.

Update – July 2019

I started the SANE Program in September of 2018.  I did really well starting out with the program, even though I have had many medical issues that I have been working through for quite a few years.  In fact, the inches came off so quickly that I needed to slow it down. The rest of me needed to catch up with my new size.

Now that I have tried to stabilize, I am ready to lose some more inches.  I have spent many years ignoring what my body has been telling me, and now I listen to it better.  I am not saying that I am perfect but I am much more in tune with my body than I have been in the past.  The food issues and physical issues have been quite a challenge and I am still working with my doctors. But with everything I am doing and working the SANE Program, I am feeling better.

Next month I will turn 64 years old and plan to be at my goal before I turn 65.  I don’t know what I weigh because I got rid of my scale but some of my clothes have gotten way too big for me and some of the clothes I couldn’t wear are loose on me as well.  I’m looking forward to being able to get into the smaller clothes and cleaning out my closet.

Shirley’s SANE Story: Down 34 Pounds and Easily Making Wiser Choices

 

I have lost 34 pounds since God sent Jonathan Bailor into my life.  

He has taught me so much and I am passing my knowledge about SANE on to my friends who are also fighting the battle of the bulge.  

To stay SANE, I have learned to make wiser choices in the foods that I eat.  I enjoy delicious green smoothies in order to ensure that I am eating enough vegetables.  And I’m using erythritol in my SANE baked goods, and Chia and Flax seeds for my fats. I feel like I am finally equipped to handle my weight issue.

I have received so many compliments about my weight loss; even my husband has noticed!   And my doctor is so pleased with my progress because my blood pressure has gone down. I feel so much better.  Thanks to Jonathan Bailor, I am finally equipped to sanely conquer this Goliath of obesity once and for all in my life!

Kathy’s In Progress SANE Story – 45 Pounds Gone in 3 months!

I’ve been on diets literally since I was ten years old, and that’s not counting the doctors telling my Mom to watch my food intake at six years old. Then last December, I turned 56 and realized I was heavier than ever. I retired at 55 rather than take permanent disability because I couldn’t stand for ten minutes or walk more than a block without extreme pain. That was when I realized that I needed to make a major change in my life.

My life is better since discovering SANE in that I am much stronger and have cut my insulin by more than half. I was even able to mow the yard this year. I have more confidence than I’ve had in years!

SANE is different than anything else that I have tried in the past because it works. I have lost 45 lbs in three months and have 55 more to go. Also, nobody makes you feel guilty or like a failure if you slip up, but I don’t even want to “cheat” because I feel so much better.

The number one piece of advice that I would offer someone who is just starting out on their SANE journey is to be patient with yourself. You didn’t gain the weight overnight and it won’t come off that fast, but YOU ARE WORTH THE TIME AND EFFORT! ~ Kathy P.

Doug’s SANE Story: Dropped 25lbs and His Risk of Diabetes FAST!

“My A1C, the dreaded measure of long term glucose in the bloodstream, dropped for the first time from 6.5 four months ago to 5.4 just last week.”

Doug Morris: A work in progress

I’ve completed nearly 70 orbits on this planet, and I have struggled with my weight for most of them. Yet, in spite of my weight, I’ve led an fairly active life; hiking, kayaking, camping, flying airplanes, riding horses, and motorcycles: Pastimes that are more suited to an individual carrying a lot less “adipose tissue” than I do.

However about five years ago, it all got real when my doctor diagnosed me with; high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and then told me I was pre-diabetic. He put me on eight different meds, including metformin, which I’m still taking.

Looking at this old photo of me at Chandler Field I wondered how it was possible my Champ’s little 90 horsepower engine could lift my portly 250+ pounds off the ground, let alone climb to a higher altitude. And if that wasn’t enough, last spring I saw an old photo of me riding a horse in the Hollywood Hills and I cringed. “Just look at that poor animal,” I thought, “why doesn’t that fat guy lose some weight?”

But I have lost weight. In fact, I’ve been losing the same hundred pounds over and over again since I was about 19 years-old. Unfortunately, I was never “disciplined enough” to keep the weight off for any extended period of time.

Only time will tell if I can continue to lose and weight and maintain it or not, but this time it feels very different. Why? Because earlier in 2018, when I was asked to draft some scripts for a SANE video series for Jonathan Bailor, I got to read an early draft of his book, “The Setpoint Diet.”

That was an eye-opener for this old guy. What had I been doing all these years? Yoyo dieting? Certainly. But it was when I learned that it wasn’t how much I was eating but what, that the proverbial light went on and I started to make a significant change in my lifestyle.

That was in the spring of 2018 and since then I’ve lost about 25 pounds, which makes it a lot easier on my knees and ankles to hike and ride my bicycle, adding even more value to my newly found “fitness” lifestyle.

The most significant change however wasn’t in losing weight but in my lab results: My good cholesterol? Up! My bad cholesterol? Down! And best of all? My A1C, the dreaded measure of long term glucose in the bloodstream, dropped for the first time from 6.5 four months ago to 5.4 just last week. My doctor says he’s proud of me so I told him what changes I’d made in my eating habits, to which he said, “I wish more of my patients would read “The Setpoint Diet.”

So I’m on my way, and without having to starve myself. I still want to improve my lab results, and with any luck, I’ll keep my weight below 200 pounds and be able to ride horses again for the rest of my life!

Thank you Jonathan Bailor!

Patricia’s In Progress SANE Story – Feeling Energized

After purchasing a piece of exercise equipment only to watch it sit unused in the room, I realized that I needed to try something different and chose to use the SANE approach.

My life is better since discovering SANE; I have more energy and am generally feeling better. Also, SANE eating has had a positive impact on my family’s eating.

SANE is different from anything else that I have tried in the past in that although the results take longer than traditional methods, I can achieve long term results, am eating more food and exercising less.

The number one piece of advice I would give someone who is just starting on their SANE journey is to learn to love your vegetables. ~ Patricia B.

Patti’s SANE Story: Taking Charge of her Health

I realized that I needed to make a change in my life as I approached my 60th birthday; I wanted to stop feeling like I was 70.  

Since discovering SANE, my life has improved;  I sleep better, move easier, and I have a feeling of accomplishment because I have taken charge of my health.

SANE is different from anything that I have tried in the past because it is derived from Jonathan’s research which is based on science.  I enjoy double digit servings of vegetables and I love the “what’s in your fridge” search area in the recipe section.

The number one piece of advice that I would offer to someone who is just starting on their SANE journey would be take baby steps and try not to get overwhelmed by all of the information; learn something and then try it out in your life.

Sandy’s In Progress SANE Story – Kicked Cravings and Deprivation Dieting

I realized that I needed to make a change at the end of 2018 when I started looking more intently at making health changes and I wanted something with practical and long term results.

Three significant ways that my life is better since discovering SANE is that I have lost 6.5 pounds making my clothes fit better, I feel better about eating healthy with fewer cravings and I feel that I am successfully moving in the right direction.

SANE is different from anything else that I have tried in the past in that I can get full on veggies and I no longer feel deprived or guilty, nor do I have strong cravings.  

The number one piece of advice that I would give someone who is just starting out on their SANE journey is to stick with it because it works, especially when you work it.  Trust the process. ~ Sandy H.