Canadian actor, Toronto
Pounds dropped: 40
My turning point: In October, I saw a picture of myself in a shirt that had previously been large on me, and the buttons were being pulled on it!
Taping of the Royal Canadian Air Farce was approaching, and I thought I have to be on television in two months! Gah!
My method:I changed the way I eat, adapting a version of the Paleo Diet, which is a “precontact” way of eating. Being part Ojibway, this intrigued me.
I try not to eat anything that was introduced from Europe – no wheat, flour, sugar or dairy. I do eat a lot of fruit, veggies, game, fish, fowl, nuts and berries.
The only caveat: If a vegetable requires cooking in order to eat (potatoes, for example), you don’t eat it.
The important thing for me is not to be a zealot about it.
As long as you monitor and try to and eat this way 85 per cent of the time, it works. I don't think of it as a diet, either – much like vegans wouldn’t consider themselves on a “diet.” This is just how I eat.
I don’t try to concern myself too much with the actual weight: When I started this in October, I was wearing tight 36 pants with some 38s sprinkled in there.
Now I wear 34s and they fit loosely – I had to get two new holes punched in my favourite belt.
My kryptonite:Green Kryptonite would have to be chips. I love chips.
But my red kryptonite – the kind that’s really deadly – would be pizza. Pizza makes me crazy!
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