Vic Basmadjian is an advocate of low carbohydrate and ketogenic diets after recovering his own poor health. At 55, he was obese, weighing in at almost 300 lbs., and had high blood pressure and sleep apnea.
Over the past few decades, Vic had repeatedly attempted to lose weight through calorie restriction, and although he had often lost significant amounts, he had never been able to sustain the weight loss.
It finally occurred to him that cutting out refined carbs- such as rice, potato, and pasta- seemed to help with his weight loss efforts. Soon after, his son asked Vic if he knew anything about the ketogenic diet and that led Vic to start doing his own research on the internet.
Vic used the ketogenic diet to sustainably lose one hundred pounds, while improving his health and quality of life, and he has now turned much of his attention to helping others. Vic recently spoke with The Society for Metabolic Health Practitioners about his life-changing transformation and plans to earn the Metabolic Health Practitioner accreditation!
Vic’s Top Tips
- Address satiety – see which foods give you the highest satiety.
- Identify your trigger foods – know your Kryptonite.
- Get involved in community, find your tribe and keep yourself accountable.
Connect with Vic Basmadjian on social media
Facebook Profile: https://web.facebook.com/viken.basmadjian
Quotes by Vic Basmadjian
“I would always be successful in taking the weight off but the problem was to keep it off.”
“My focus and my why has shifted to helping people.”
“Exercise is important however when it comes to weight loss it is not worth much.”
“But your doctor’s advice doesn’t seem to be working very well.”
“I think set menus are a trap for failure.”
“That feeling of deprivation is a terrible thing.”
“Life’s got to go on, we have to have a social life.”
“What we do 330 days of the year is what counts.”
“I tell all my clients – find your tribe, find your community.”
“If you are going to treat keto as a diet and not a lifestyle then it is no better than any other diet.”
“It’s never too late.”
“It is better to be the oldest person in the gym, than the youngest person in the old age home.”
“Calories do matter, absolutely they do matter but the reality is, if you are eating the right foods, they don’t matter. They are going to matter when it’s the wrong foods.”
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