• Years of unhealthy habits raised Greg Woods' weight to nearly 230 pounds.
• After experimenting with a number of diets – including the ketogenic diet, carnivorous diet, and intermittent fasting – Woods began to lose weight and regain shape.
• Woods now has a much healthier weight of 160 pounds and won a $ 700 stake with a friend for successfully completing his weight loss transformation.
Greg Woods, a 31-year-old from Colorado Springs, Colorado, was the life of the party in his 20s. He gave in to his every whim, no matter how harmful it was to his health, including everything from fast food to drugs and alcohol. Only when a friend challenged him to a $ 700 New Year bet, Woods decided to change his life forever. He won the money ̵
As a younger man, Woods' diet consisted primarily in "overeating a very unhealthy American standard diet with bad carbohydrates, sugar and processed foods". His lifestyle allowed him to gain weight 230 pounds on his 5 "7" frame until his death, but just because he appeared to be in a downward spiral did not mean he did not want to get out.
" I had built up my mental game for a while and was definitely ready for change, "says Woods. When a friend of his started the New Year's Day 2016 with a challenge to lose weight and had the chance to win $ 700, he was looking forward to it. "This was exactly the catalyst I needed to get. My life is back on track Road, "he says.
In 2016, as he approached the age of 30, Woods began his transformation with a three-day fast and updated things by committing himself to the ketogenic diet ] That meant sacrificing carbohydrates and instead increasing its fat and protein intake.
"I've made drastic changes too for my lifestyle at one time because it was easier to get a clean start," says Woods. I changed my diet, stopped drinking alcohol, stopped taking drugs, began fasting at times, stopped eating in restaurants, and started exercising, all of these changes were necessary if I wanted to succeed. It was socially challenging, but I found comfort and pleasure in taking care of myself. "
Woods lost ten pounds within the first week. "It was an incredible feeling and a great confidence boost," he says. Within three months, Woods had lost a total of £ 60 and won that $ 700 bet. He could hold that weight for two years. However, he still struggled to be "low-fat " in his midsection "no matter how much he trained. So he decided to change his diet – this time no more keto. Instead he tried the carnivore diet.