Dr. Kevin Gendreau: Lost 125 Lbs.
Dr. Kevin Gendreau’s motivation for losing weight was rooted in tradgey.
“When my sister was diagnosed with an aggressive, rare form of cancer, I decided to change my life,” Dr. Gendreau, who had reached 300 lbs. by consuming “a diet full of bread, pasta and chips,” told FIERCE. “For me, being obese was a choice. How could I literally eat myself to death while my poor sister was fighting for her life?”
The primary care physician began on a high fat, low carb diet and tracked his progress through MyFitnessPal.
“As my sister’s condition worsened, I became more motivated than ever to eat healthfully because I knew my niece [Sophia, now 7] and nephew [Henry, now 3] would need me to be at my best,” said Dr. Gendreau. Sadly, his sister passed away in June 2017.
On his new whole food diet, he saw “astonishing” results by eliminating processed carbs and eating more fruits, vegetables, nuts, chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and non caloric spices and seasoning.
After his weight hit a plateau, he turned to intermittent fasting. It helped him shed the last 50 lbs. of the 125 lbs. he lost. Now, he has his own diet plan that allows him to eat from noon to 8 PM every day. Outside of that window he allows himself black tea, black coffee, and water.
He even began recommending his routine to patients. “Intermittent fasting has been life changing for many of my pre-diabetic and diabetic patients,” Dr. Gendreau said. But he cautioned, “Intermittent fasting is safe for most people, but not everyone. You should definitely talk to your own doctor before starting any diet or exercise plan.”