Dan Cave readily admits that he has ever lived a rather sedentary life. As an IT specialist, his days were sitting in front of the computer and did not end on his business day. Instead, he went home and relaxed at his computer to play video games as well. This whole session leads to one: weight gain. In its heaviest condition, Cayre weighed 325 pounds. After years of struggle to conceive a child with his wife, Cave knew he had enough, and released a huge 125 pounds on the way to become a father.
"I was heavy on adolescence, but it actually got out of control when I got into adulthood," he says. Keiver found that most of his socialization revolved around eating. Even at home, his world focused on food.
"Controlling my portions and snack was a problem," he says. ̵
"There was a very clear moment of the light bulb for me," said Cavour when he decided to become healthy. "My wife, who also struggled with obesity, and tried to have a child for years without success. Finally, we had success through IVF. "
But the couple did not decide to have children until later. When his son was born, Cave was 39 years old and his wife was 41 years old. At that time, Cave could not help thinking of his own father, who also struggled with obesity and died of heart disease at age 53.
"When my son was born, I could not fail to understand mathematics, and that scared me. If I got to my father, I would have left my son at the age of 14. I had to do something better than that, "he says.
To begin a new, healthier life, Cavour begins with his diet. He was inclined to try some whims that felt unsustainable. Instead, he used good old-fashioned calories, a calorie model, and tried to eat a balanced diet of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
"I keep track of everything I eat, MyFitnessPal ," he says. Keiver also uses a food scale at home and one at the workplace to effectively monitor its nutrition. While losing weight, he sticks to a diet between 1700-1800 calories a day and aims at weight loss of about 2 pounds per week. "When I started, IQ of my diet was pretty bad," he says. "I knew I had to keep my calories, but for a time I did not know how much protein, fat, carbohydrate and sugar I should have every day. Since then, I have learned to maintain higher protein intake and be more careful with carbohydrates, sugar and saturated fats. I do not restrict carbohydrates, but I am careful not to go overboard and accumulate all their calories with them.
Then add to a routine workout. He joined a local rectory and started working three days a week just by doing cardio. He later added three days a week, and then twice a week to cardio. This, he explained, helped him gain more muscle while he was still weakening. "The results on the scale were immediate, but the first changes I noticed were my clothes," Cave said. "In fact, I think my wife noticed before I did, and told me my jeans were hanging on my ass."
The need for a new wardrobe, along with its massive success, became his new favorite game. "It felt great," he said. "I was looking forward to every day's draw."
Finally, at the age of 41, Keiver hit his 180 pound target. But more than the burden, he was excited to hit his goal to stay healthy.
"Honestly, I did not intend to exceed 200 pounds, so for the first time I saw that" 1 "in front of my weight on the rock felt unbelievable," he says. "I do not think I'll ever think I'm going to be in the 100s of my life, I'm convinced to shoot this" 198 "for the offspring Now I feel fantastic at 180.
Another memorable moment came, when he came back to the same doctor who warned him about his upward fatty liver. "" Last summer I had a physical test and my blood pressure was in place, my blood looked great, and my doctor struck me with the news, "well … … you're fit. "I was tempted to make him repeat it to write it down," he says. "At the age of 41, I'm in the best shape I've ever been to, and I'm still going."
Now Keiver works and plays with his active two-year-old, and continues to enjoy running and cycling. As for what is next, he draws his attention to his first half marathon this summer. His success inspired his wife to give up 95 pounds; this support system is something that Keiver believes can help others find success. As he says, "I will tell everyone who wants to lose weight in order to find support." (And perhaps you will find a cool, supportive partner ready to fight you too.)