An Introduction to The Galveston Diet

I created The Galveston Diet after my brother died a few years ago. Through my grief process, I was filling myself with an unlimited amount of processed carbohydrates. As a result, I gained 15 pounds. I have been active and fit for most of my life, so when I had trouble fitting into my clothes, I knew I had to make some changes.

I was determined to get back into shape, so I did exactly what I had counseled my patients for years: Eat less, exercise more.

I ate less and exercised more; I would lose a pound or two..... and that was it. I was frustrated that I was starving myself and not seeing any long-term results. I realized I was struggling just like some of my patients, who fought against stubborn weight gain for years.

As a physician and scientist, I knew there had to be a better answer than the "eat less, exercise more" mantra. It had not worked for so many of my patients, and it was not working for me. It was then I realized I must be doing something wrong. I stopped feeling sorry for myself and hit the books. I started researching, and what I learned truly astonished me.

In my research on current dietary trends that have the most impact on human lives, four themes kept recurring:

[1] hormone changes that work against our best health

[2] inflammation

[3] fasting

[4] fueling fat loss 

I was fascinated. Once I read the data and understood what powerful tools they could be, I became convinced of their effectiveness. My plan started taking shape. Why not have more than one component in my plan? Why not incorporate ALL FOUR?

Based on my research, I then created The Galveston Diet and tried it out on myself. Once I saw the amazing results, I enlisted a few girlfriends, and they also had the same fabulous results. Then, I introduced it the world.

The Galveston Diet has worked beyond our wildest dreams! We have more energy, slimmer waistlines, and are sleeping better. 

I named it The Galveston Diet in honor of the beautiful island my family calls home. What began as a way for me to get my body back on the track to good health has quickly grown. There are thousands of people that are following the plan, and they love the results. You will, too!

The Galveston Diet includes three components that, going forward, we will refer to as Actions:

  1. Intermittent Fasting (IF) for the multiple health benefits.
  2. Elimination of Inflammatory Foods, which will make your hormones work FOR you, not against you.
  3. Fuel Refocus for fat loss. 

Some of you will want to jump in right away, but I caution you to take at least a week to focus on your education. Take this time to slowly empty your pantry and start changing your mindset -- prepare to change your life for the better.

I love this article from HEALTHLINE.COM. It contains results from obesity studies, demonstrating trends that may answer some of the main reasons why obesity has become such an epidemic. You may recognize a habit or two of your own in the article.

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