A Message from Dr. Andy Phung
"My weight goes up and down over the years – yoyoing. It was extremely frustrating"
I suffered from similar metabolic conditions that many people may have today. I ate everything moderation and exercised regularly. I struggled to keep my weight down. My weight goes up and down over the years – yoyoing. It was extremely frustrating. I developed bilateral plantar fasciitis, a painful foot condition as the result of repetitive injury from running. I needed foot surgery "fasciotomy" for excessive foot pain in 2014. Despite my best effort, I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes in January 2016. At that time, I weighed 170 lbs with a BMI at 26.6 “TOFI or slim-fat”.
Because of ongoing foot problem even after surgery, increase running to lose the excess weight is out of the question. I substantially reduce the portion size of my food, and I even bought a scale to weigh the amount of food before eating – trying desperately to cut down the amount of food calories to lose the weight and treat my pre-diabetes. I started a nightly routine with using an elliptical machine to reduce the impact on my poor feet. It was one hour nightly, five times per week, and I kept the routine going for one year. How much more weight did I lose? What about my HbA1C lowering?
"I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes in January 2016"
Sadly, my HbA1C only lowered from 5.8 to 5.6 only – minuscule return. As for my weight, I actually gained weight. I topped my scale at 172.6 lbs with "BMI = 27" in February 2017, my highest weight ever in my life despite cutting back of amount of food consumed and exercised regularly for one whole year.
I was resigned to the faith of developing adult onset diabetes mellitus type 2, just as my grandmother did, and her daughter (my aunt). I have inherited the “bad” genes, been dealt a “bad deck of cards” by mother nature, so I just need to “suck it up" and start taking metformin and other diabetic medications for the rest of my life.
I was following the conventional wisdom of “eat less & move more” and the food pyramid to the letter, and it had failed me. How did this happen to me if I was supposed to be doing everything right? If the conventional wisdom of nutrition and lifestyle had failed me, was it possible that it was failing “YOU” too?
If you struggle with any of these medical conditions such as central obesity, obesity, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), GERD, chronic migraine, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, heart disease, or metabolic syndromes or just wanting to avoid them, I will show you WHY following a low carbohydrate lifestyle is necessary for your health and well-being. I will teach you intermittent fasting techniques that you will want in your medical tool box with such benefits as autophagy and more. Ultimately, I find I am best able to help my patients because I understand what it is like, I have been through it, and I help my patients every step of the way. I succeed when they succeed.
"I will show you WHY following a low carbohydrate lifestyle is necessary for your health and well-being"
My name is Dr. Andy Phung, I am a board-certified family physician. I lost 25lbs, losing 3 inches off my waistline and reversed my pre-diabetes by adopting and living low-carb ketogenic lifestyle along with intermittent fasting. I want to help you do the same WITHOUT medications, procedures or surgery through effective intervention strategies.