NAME: CHRIS YELLINA
STARTING WEIGHT: 212LBS
CURRENT WEIGHT: 188LBS
While browsing Twitter in late December 2011, I saw a post by Frank Trigg about The Dolce Diet book. I am the world’s worst critic when it comes to the new “fad” diets and techniques.
I got extremely sick in early December with what was later diagnosed as Legionnaires Disease. While laying up on the couch and bed for almost a month I went from a soft 195lbs to an extremely soft 212lbs. My clothes were not fitting, I was sleeping horrible, snoring, everything your wife hates! It was then I decided to order Living Lean.
When it arrived, I read it and was instantly hooked. The “healthy food” I thought I was eating when I went to Wendy’s or Chic Fil A and ordered the grilled chicken was indeed almost as bad as eating the fried versions of the same thing. Of course things are more easy to do when you have a partner so I convinced my wife to do this lifestyle for one week and not stray from it one time in that week. We did it and we are now almost 4 months into it and never looking back on what we use to be. Living Lean is such a good lifestyle that my picky 6 year old daughter eats everything on it and requests it at almost every meal. My 1 year old son devours everything on it and we have never felt better.
The hardest part was giving up the sodas. After about 3 days you don’t even notice it at all and water is all you crave. I drink right at a gallon of water a day and workout between 1 to 2 hours a day depending on our schedules. I did the diet for 30 days before I started working out to get my body primed and correctly fueled before I devoted my full attention to the gym. Without lifting a finger at the gym I lost 15 lbs in the first 30 days. The other 7 lbs were lost within 2 weeks at the gym. I have put weight on but it is the better kind; MUSCLE! I have muscles I haven’t seen since I was in the Army over 12 years ago! The best part of seeing results at the gym is knowing that it is completely natural, no supplements, no powders, drinks or gels, just water and The Dolce Diet!
I started Living Lean at 212 and I am proud to say I am down to 190 and the side effects of the lifestyle are amazing. Here are my side affects from LL: No more snoring, perfectly clear skin, not one headache in almost 4 months, no stomach aches, waking up rested, sleeping through the night, hydrated all day, and the list can go on and on. We were drinking almost a 12 pack of diet sodas every other day, eating processed foods loaded with chemicals and other junk that was killing us. Everything in the market today is grossly over marketed that you don’t even notice or pay attention to the dangers right under your nose. I am a firm believer in the Dolce Diet and what Mike has gone to great lengths to put this information into our hands. If you stick to this program and don’t cheat, you will notice results in no time at all. Thank you Mike for the lifestyle change, we are never going back to the death trap of processed and chemical laden foods!
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