About Dr. B

Hi, I am Dr. Alan Barnes. Or Alan, or DB or Barnes or whatever you decide to call me. I answer to all of those. Use whatever you want, or make something else up. It is not something I really worry about :-)

Someone recently asked me why I was blogging about my weight loss, when it is kind of a personal thing.

To answer that, I am trying to help other people find ways to overcome their own battle with obesity.

I do not claim to have the perfect answer. Far from it. But I have found something that has helped me when nothing else did.

I have struggled with my weight all of my life. Growing up in England, I was heavy as a child, with some periods of weight loss. My best was in the mid-90s, just before I married my wife Holly. When I came to America, I weighed 168 pounds. I had a 34-inch waist, boundless energy and enthusiasm.

At my heaviest, I weighed 340 pounds. I had a 50-inch waist, no energy, and no enthusiasm.

All of that changed in May 2016. I weighed 330 pounds, and I had no plan for losing weight, I was just trying to be “more careful about what I was eating. Then I went through a couple of changes in my life which provided the motivation that I needed to push me over the edge, to change my life.

I started eating to what is called a ketogenic diet. You will find more information about that on this blog.

What you need to know is that as I write this, on November 13, 2016, I weighed in at 247 pounds. That means since my heaviest time, I am down 93 pounds, and since starting the ketogenic diet in May, I am down 83 pounds.

Yes, that is basically 80 pounds in about six months. It has been easier than I thought it should be.

So if you are interested, spend some time on the blog and look around. If you find something that inspires you, let me know. If you have any suggestions, feel free to make them.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope it was worth your time.

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