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MagicBus
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Any FCMers out there want to join me on a "Keto" diet? A tremendous amount already written about this particular diet, check the subject out at any Barnes and Noble bookseller. The book I am reading through/using is "Keto Clarity" with internist, fellow and professor Dr. Eric C. Westman, MD of Duke University. I have been convicted about this as if I want to effectively do Gospel magic for another decade with all the energy it requires, can't do it as well 100 pounds overweight... Any fellow sojourners with me?
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Best wishes on your weight loss journey.Seven years ago (1/1/2011) I took steps to reduce my weight.
I weighed in at 153.7kg (339 lbs)- no wonder I found doing shows tough going!
Things got so bad that I would get down on my knees seemingly to get on the same level as my kid volunteers but actually it was to rest my sore back during the show! Several of my magic friends after seeing me work shared their concerns about my weight...probably figured the shows would kill me.

I didn't do any special diets. I thought to myself "I am twice the size I should be - so I'll eat only eat half as much as I have been.Later, when I got healthier I started to eat more fruit and vegetables. My taste buds started to appreciate other tastes other than sugar and fat. My guiding principle was "all things - in moderation". All the food groups had something to offer.

When I started exercising (second week), I could only walk for ten minutes (then the back would kick in). I had a stomach hernia so most of my exercise was leg based. Walking (later running), swimming (good for those with bad backs) and exercise bike were my weapons of choice. I ended up exercising for hours - and enjoying it. My guiding principle there was "push but don't break".

The main thing is to get your head in the right place. Sort out the muscle between the ears and the rest will follow.
In 60 weeks I went from 153.7kg to 66.6kg (147 lb) losing 56% of my original weight. All up I lost 87kg (192 lb).

Here is the address of a youtube video that a local television program did on my to inspire you to success!...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_rmXufq6tY

Go for it!...grab that better future!
Kim
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Thanks so much! I realize now that simply wearing all black or loud Hawaiian shirts for my magic programs really is not addressing my root costuming issue. 🤗 Fantastic video link story above, wow! Very much appreciate your encouragement/success.
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You will find that not only will you dress more stylishly, your performance style will change too. Also people will relate to you differently. I've found that I'm doing more grown up shows rather than kid shows even though my advertising hasn't changed. You're taken more seriously rather than just dismissed as a clownish kids entertainer (not that there is anything wrong with that - I've built my career on it).

The added bonus is stylish skinny clothes are a darn sight cheaper than the tents I had to have made or bought at the "Big Men's" store. Smile

Someone asked me today why I decided to lose the weight. My reply was brief..."Death". Facing up to the fact if don't look after the temple God has given us - then that temple ruin will fall down sooner than later. Smile

Believe...and change your life friend!
Best wishes
Kim
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Great decision. I can't journey with you, because I already used the Keto diet to lose about 40 lb a few years ago. It happened very quickly - maybe 4-5 months. Since then, I have not put the weight back on. I'm just very careful to consume as little sugar as I can, and keep the carbs limited to vegetable and fruits, rather than breads, pasta, etc.

Go for it!
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I am down 7 pounds already, "Keto" diet really does work. Well worth the effort. It is a "boring" diet I will admit- my eating hot dogs and hamburgers for most of my meals is not exactly thrilling. But having green olives for lunch today, so that is exciting Smile Give it a try, this simple diet has already started to loosen up my clothes a little bit.
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Hope the green olives weren't in a cocktail L-O-L -forgive me - felt ha ha
MagicBus
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That's funny. Lots of nuts (almonds) on this diet. Sidebar: By the way, if any FCMers will be at the IBM convention in July in Grand Rapids, check out Baker Books bookstore on E. Paris Avenue just north of 28th Street. Best Christian bookstore on the planet including having a massive used book section.
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The wife and I have been doing the keto diet for just over 100 days now and we love it!

I haven't found the diet to be boring, lots of vegetables (in butter!) Hamburger, steak, pork chops and fish (frequently in butter!)

My wife makes a great treat consists of whipped cream mixed with sugar free instant pudding or jello (think of an awesome replacement for ice cream).

She got a lot of her ideas from a YouTube channel called keto connect(a little rough language and they play rap music during the shopping segments) So far I've lost about 25 pounds and stayed in ketosis for the whole time. Hope to see you at Indianapolis.

Jim
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I hope to drive to Indy for at least one day at the upcoming FCM convention for sure. Looking forward to it!
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I'm very happy to see this subject come up, particularly in this forum. I see many Christians who are in denial about this subject, even joking that "Christians like to eat". Overeating is just as destructive to the body as smoking or drinking.

We are currently on a combination of the Keto diet and the OMAD (one meal a day) diet. However, someone said above, if you're head is in the right place no diet will succeed.
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