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October 2016: The update I never posted

What Happened man? I followed the McDougall plan religiously for about 2.5 years. I lost weight, reversed my diabetes, my blood pressure and cholesterol dropped to normal levels. All of this progress was made with diet and exercise and no pills. I ate foods I loved like potatoes, beans, rice, squash, oatmeal, bean burgers, polenta, pasta….you get the idea. Backstory to the back story Growing up, I had horrible self-esteem issues. In 3rd grade when they started requiring us to wear Speedo swimsuitson the swim team I was too I quit instead. I considered myself fat by the 4th grade.  I believe I went to my first weight watchers meeting before I left elementary school. Looking back at photos of myself I know this was total and complete nonsense. But I believed it and I used food as a source of comfort until eventually I was overweight. little benjamin with ribs showing (at this young age I was already convinced I was overweight) Fast forward to 2012-after