3/29/2011- 18 months ago I cleaned out my pantry and logged on to this site. I
my first post on the FAT TO SKINNY free reader
and declared I was going to change my life. I am proud to
say 18 months later and 230 pounds lost FOREVER, that I am very glad
I made that change.
I have gone from a size 32 to a size 12 in a little over a year. That is
more than HALF my size!
THRILLED to be a size 14!! I have made some amazing friends
on this site, learned about eating correctly and changed my
life for the better. I want to thank all the forum members
for listening to me complain, bitch, moan, threaten to bury
the scale, laugh and be amazed when it all works out. You
are all great friends and I thank you for supporting me
through this past year.
life changing story here-
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reaches her goal! LET THE SHOPPING BEGIN!!
IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I reached my goal weight plus took
off an extra 1/2 a pound. That is a 41.5 pound
weight loss since July 19th
when I started FAT TO SKINNY. Those last 5 pounds came off
slowly but I was determined to not "diet" to lose the last
little bit of weight. I just followed along with my regular
FTS eating and did what Doug keeps saying "only eat when you
are hungry". I still eat 3 meals a day, with breakfast and
lunch being my lighter meals and a larger supper (on an 8"
plate), and cut out my mid afternoon snack, with no evening
snack either. I guess that was just winter boredom eating
that I didn't need. As soon as I cut out those snacks, the
last couple of pounds came right off. So it has actually
taken me 11 years of yo-yo dieting to take off 58.5 pounds
to reach my goal. I had been struggling all of those years,
fighting urges and then getting stuck on a plateau having
only taken off about 25 of those pounds. Once I started FAT
TO SKINNY and those urges were gone and my favorite "fat"
food was replaced with FAT TO SKINNY friendly alternatives
it was smooth sailing. This has not been difficult at all.
I am so happy that I saw the article about Doug and his
book in my local newspaper last summer, it has changed my
life!! So thank you Doug and your wife Umpa and the FAT TO
SKINNY forum family for all of your support and
encouragement! I am looking forward to a healthy slim
future!! LET THE SHOPPING BEGIN!!
life changing story here-
finally "gets it" for the first time in her life and melts
off 62 pounds with no effort!
My name is Doreen and if it wasn't for FAT TO
SKINNY Fast & Easy by my wonderful friend Doug Varrieur I'd
never be down 62 pounds in ten months. It was the absolute
easiest and enjoyable year losing weight and gaining
confidence and just plain being comfortable in my own
skin...To be told "I'm a inspiration" simply gives me more
happiness then anyone knows. I'm not on a diet. Its a
lifestyle for me, now that I finally Got It!!!...
life changing story here-
loses 85 pounds in 6 months eating only McDonalds food using
FAT TO SKINNY system!
I love your book! I started my diet January 1st and by June 1st I had
lost 85 pounds. Thanks it means allot to me. I applied what I learned
from your book and lost all my weight just eating at McDonalds. People
can not blame fast food for there weight issues now. I'm living proof !
Sincerely, Andrew H. Mcminn, Hendersonville NC
FAT TO SKINNY is amazing!Shawn lost 107 pounds in 15 weeks!
Iím so proud of you for beating your child hood problems with your
weight. If you had not gone through that, we wouldnít be reading your
book would we? You saved my life and I owe you so much. I was about to
give up and have never quit anything in my life. I bought your book on
Feb 14th 2009. I lost 119 pounds of fat in 96 days! Fifty
people from the club have bought your book !
I will continue to recommend it to everyone I meet. God bless you and
your wife.!!!! Shawn
Goble Safety Harbor, FL
I am feeling especially thin today:) so i decided to take some pic's,
seeing is believing!!!! Do you
want to read Katary's story? Click here to visit the reader forum thread
where he's documented his weight loss-
pounds in 19 weeks!
Andrea Patenaude loses 90 pounds and is
finally able to have her baby!!Hereís my story; All my life, I've
struggled with my weight. I've been big since I was young but BLEW UP
in Junior High. My parents began arguing allot and the
house was full of tension. The only thing that made me happy and feel
good was food. By age 13 food became my drug of choice. When I was 26 I met a
wonderful man and became pregnant but sadly miscarried. The
doctor said my weight was a big factor in my miscarriage. This
convinced me I needed to start being serious about losing weight. At
4'11" I was 250 pounds. I've felt trapped but just couldn't figure out
how to lose the weight. Then I learned about your book and read it. Doug,
I just wanted to say
thank you for writing a great book,
you made it so simple!
I'm now 28 and weigh 160 pounds. I feel great! I feel like a new woman.
My doctor is so excited and I am too. My boyfriend thinks I'm super sexy
so now; hopefully soon we will have that baby!
I am so grateful, my life is so different now, FAT TO SKINNY released me
from my trap.
Thank You So Much Again. Andrea Patenaude-
's baby is on the way... I'll keep you posted :)
I lost 80 pounds and my wife
lost 60 pounds!
I'm so excited I reached my first goal of
losing 50 pounds! I'm now at 177.... coming down from a
whopping 228 pounds! so I'm feeling good- and ready to
take off the last 40 or so pounds. It's only been six
months and I eat all the food I want. Thanks for the
AJ and Jay, Harrisburg-
I was a 30 year old mother of twoweighing in at 153, shopping for "old
lady" clothes. I was convinced, ďI'm married and have kids now; this is
what I'm supposed to look likeĒ. It's pretty depressing if you think
about It, I was only 30.
Three years later I heard Doug Varrieur
on the radio talking about his book, The radio DJ, Steve Austin lost a
bunch of weight on Dougís program so I decided to get the book and see
what it was all about.
I found FAT TO SKINNY really
easy to follow and required
just a little discipline and simple changes.
I lost 31 pounds!!
I now weigh 122 and
it only took 90 days!
Now I just maintain my weight which is very easy with FAT TO SKINNY. I
have things with sugar in them here and there, but I've totally changed
my life and my routine. I have so much more energy and feel so much
better about myself; it's a really easy "weigh" of life. Now my motto is, "I want to be hot, not fat!!"
and my husband definitely approves!! The feeling I get when people tell
me how great I look and what I've done is irreplaceable. Thank-you
Doug!! Laura Kay Barron Dunedin FL
I have lost about 90lbs
in the past year thanks to Doug's
book & information. Thanks Doug! Anyone who has a serious weight problem
& wants to do something about it will absolutely change their life by
reading this book! This REALLY works, take it
from someone who has been doing what Doug's book
Your FedEx Guy"
stunned at the amount of weight I have lost!
Doug, I've been on your program for less than a
month and I've
dropped a whopping 25 pounds AND balanced my blood sugar! YOU HAVE MADE
A BELIEVER out of me, amazing."
Austin, Morning Show Host WQYK, Tampa FL
I went down three jean sizes (12 (almost a 14) to a large 6) in just
Guess what? I love the new skinny me and all the compliments constantly
coming my way! My knees are rejoicing, no longer giving me grief and I
feel so much younger and nimble! There is a skip in my step that I
didn't even realize was missing. I am a firm believer and everywhere I
go I share the eating plan that has given me back a more youthful
experience and great enjoyment.
Diana L. Flegal PA
90 days later the same dress is
swimming on me and my diabetes is in check!
When I went to this wedding I just squeezed
into this dress. I was hovering at 270 pounds and my diabetes was out of
control! 90 days later the same dress is
swimming on me and my diabetes is in check!
I've lost 75 pounds on the FAT to SKINNY program
and my energy level is through the roof!
I feel better now than I have ever felt in my entire life
thanks to my husband's program. I've watched this program
work miracles for people all over the world.
Sherri Varrieur, FL
still startles me when I see myself in a reflection or a
mirror and I have to take a double take!"As
of today I have lost 25 lbs and I have never felt better. I
have lost 5" off my waist and 3" off my hips. I went from a
size 16 to a size 10 in 5 months. I am full of energy,
vitality and happy for the first time in years. Doug and
Sherri (Dougís wife) take a very personal interest in your
health, weight loss and success. They are there to support
you ever step of the way on the
forum with great recipe ideas, recipe conversions and
dealing with the issues that go along with weight loss. It
still startles me when I see myself in a reflection or a
mirror and I have to take a double take. LOL I still can't
believe it....thanks to Doug and FAT TO SKINNY!
Doug, thank you for
writing this book.
After a lifetime of "yo-yo"
weight changes, on my 55th birthday I decided to do
whatever it took (no matter how drastic) to find a
way to sustain a reasonable weight without the
drama, agony and wardrobe costs involved in sliding
up and down the scale. I was getting myself
motivated by reviewing procedures for the morbidly
obese when I found your book. I downloaded and read
it in one hour. I was stunned (and very glad) to
finally find an explanation of why calorie counting
alone, and all the bizarre diets I've followed over
the years, failed to help me manage my weight after
I had lost a certain amount. If I've been eating the
equivalent of 150 lbs of sugar a year, maybe I don't
simply have a "slow metabolism". It was greatly
empowering to know how to avoid sugar "hiding" as
carbohydrates, starches, and fruit. For the first
time I feel like I have control over my weight based
on understanding, and not simply will power. This is
an incredible gift. I will be sending many friends
and family to your website. Again, my thanks and
congratulations for putting into "plain speak"
information that so many of us need to improve our
health and happiness."ó Regards, Carol Willett
Doug, I want to thank you for your book. It is amazing how great the
K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid ) works.
Thanks to you I have lost 36 pounds in 6 weeks.
Thank You, Steve Smith, Bradenton FL
I LOST 45 POUNDS IN SHORT ORDER!
We downloaded the book six months ago after being diagnosed as having
type II diabetes.
My wife and I travel full-time and eat out very often. My recent blood
test results that my Doctor had never had anyone get their sugar under control so fast.
16 year old David Schmidt lost 100
pounds in 11 months, hereís his story told by his Mom;
I wish to share with those interested to lose weight, the
success my son had. His name is David and he was 16 and
weighed 240 lbs with a height of 5' 8". Obviously, with a
weight so high, he was heading for health issues down the
road such as diabetes and high blood pressure, not to
mention low self esteem. He started researching ways to help
himself and saw Doug Varrieur's Fat to Skinny's book and
told me he wanted to try it. I phoned Doug with the number
he provided and he promptly phoned me back ready to answer
my questions. He was most helpful, friendly with a genuine
concern. After feeling 100 percent confident, we purchased
the material needed to start David on this new road. Iím not
big on reading sadly to say, but I found this material to be
very interesting and put together in such a great format to
understand. His knowledge of losing weight made so much
sense and easy to do. The recipes he provided were awesome
and you donít feel like your dieting. It has now been 11
months and David now weights 142 lbs and because of what he
learned with Dougís material, will never, ever get to the
point that he was before. I would encourage anyone with
interest as David did, to consider the road Dave chose. With
so many weight loss methods these days, Iím so very glad we
went with Fat to Skinny! Unfortunately, I donít have before
and after pictures to share, but I hope that me taking the
time to share with you his success story is enough. You owe
it to yourself to get healthier with knowledge that will
carry you through the rest of your life! Thanks Doug!
I wanted to let you know that I heard you on WQYK in
Tampa back in December. Everything
you said made senseso I took a look at your website and purchased your
book. I started the lifestyle change on 1/2/09. I'm
not terribly overweight. I am 5'9" and was 180
pounds. I have mild asthma and had been taking my
inhaler quite often as I was over-eating regularly. I
always had a full feeling and I know this sounds gross
but I had been terribly constipated for the past 2 years
and had even consulted my doctor of which he was
apparently no help. It is now 2/4/09 and I am down to
172 pounds. I haven't taken my inhaler in over a month
and my constipation is gone. I feel great and even have
much more energy. Thanks
for writing this book and opening my eyes to eliminating
sugar from my diet.Thanks
again - Mike Field.
I am still losing 1 pound per week since we spoke last. I started at
about 180 on 1/1/09 and I am now at 166 as of -
3/16/09. Thanks - Mike Field
I started my sugar free journey, three weeks ago and
I have lost 10lbs.!
I cannot believe how well this works. My brother told me about your
book, he is a diabetic and he is losing weight also. He's a truck
driver and doesnít get much exercise so this is working great for him. I
have tried diets and couldn't lose very much weight.
My son has also lost 25 lbs.
Your book is a blessing. I thank you. Sincerely Rita
I have currently
lost 50 pounds
since I got the book.
Hey Doug, Just
dropping a line for an update on weight loss. 10 weeks have passed
and I'm down right at minus 65 pounds. People are noticing and I'm
encouraged. Its good to have some observation to add
motivation. Thanks my friend...you are a lifesaver.....literally in
my case coming from a family prone to diabetes and heart problems. Oh.. did
I mention this weight loss was without any exercise...problem is now
I have all this energy and I've got to find something more to do
with it. Might incorporate that "E" word just to spend some excess
energy! Thanks again!!! This works!!!!!
Allen Jenkins, NC
"I am ordering your hard-cover book because I have had great
success with your method that I downloaded in September. It will be
very convenient to have the book at hand to refer to when I need to.
I was overweight (OK, obese), had been diagnosed with Type II
diabetes and was taking Metformin, which really hurt my stomach. My
HBa1c was above 7, even with medication. On Sept. 10, I began to eat according to your plan. It was fairly
easy to stick to the plan, since I didn't get as hungry as I used to
when I would be on a "diet".I have now, on December 8, lost 30 pounds and am keeping my blood
sugar level below 100 with no medication. At
my last lab visit to my doctor, my HBa1c was 6.2 and my cholesterol
levels were all great. I am very pleased at how much better I feel
(and look.)I had
tried to cut down on sugar before, and had even taken the course at
the diabetes center at the hospital, where they crafted a meal plan
for me. Somehow, I never had the self control to stick to it, so my
weight and blood sugar went back up. After reading your explanation
of where all the sugar in one's diet comes from, I was appalled at
the amount of sugar I had been loading into my body! All the while,
I was kidding myself that I didn't eat many sweets. After reading
your book, I am now able to go out to eat at a restaurant and find
something on the menu that is low sugar. Of course, there is not as
much variety, but the good feeling that I am sticking to my plan and
helping my body to be healthier is worth it. Thanks for sharing your
experience through your book." Sincerely, Clarine
Got some news for you.
Week 4 just weighed in.....drum roll please.....I've lost 20lbs!!!
Those clothes in my closet that I've
kept for that "someday I'll wear these again moments"
are now starting to fit again. It's like I went shopping for new
clothes but spent no money.
I'm not having any cravings for foods I shouldn't eat. In
fact, when I'm around people eating that stuff it almost turns my
stomach. (weird cause I use to love it) And every time I see a
French fry I can't help but see a pack of sugar instead of potato.
(and I'm not kidding) A bunch of us went to Burger King Sunday
night and I just watched them eat that food (not eating myself cause
I wasn't hungry) and thought yuck...that doesn't even look good
Thanks allot and have a wonderful day!"ó
A quick report: 30 days I'm
down 3 belt notches and 21 pounds. I'm beginning to see
my feet and other "old friends" again!! My energy level
is going out the roof!!! I'm eating balanced good
meals, and at this point I am repulsed by
anything derived of sugar aka society's treats and the
label hidden "goody" fructose corn syrup. Thanks for
the new lease on life. I plan on beating the high cost
of health care by only minimally needing it!!! Hey I
can take care of me and stick it to the man!! A two fer!
My primary problems with this lifestyle are finding
things to do with the energy and keeping my self in
clothes!!! I tell you after the initial period of
educating myself and discipline myself, this is a
breeze! Thanks Doug , You're the Man!!!"
made it to the 40 lb. mark.Iíve gone down several clothes sizes. I had
gotten to the point where 26ís (yuck!!) were feeling
goodÖnow Iím wearing a lot of 18-20ís.
Iíve also gotten some new competition. Iíve
always been larger than my best friend by SEVERAL
poundsÖbut 2 weeks ago I came within a hair of
weighing less than her. So sheís jumped on
this no sugar band wagon and has already lost 7 lbs
on her first week & a half. Iím very pleased with what Iíve lost thus far.
Iíve set several reachable goals throughout this
time, that I think is very important, and so far
Iíve met every goal. Meeting goals encourages
you so much to just keep pressing. My next
goal is losing a total of 50lbs by Christmas EveÖ.if
not before. Itís totally possible too.
Iíve got an awesome suede jacket that Iím wanting to
wear to our Christmas banquet. In order for
that to happen I must lose 10 more pounds.
Iíll be sure a send an update once Iíve reached that
Misty Smith, Waynesville NC
Hi Doug, my name is Ken. Since reading your book my
blood sugar readings are great. Fasting blood sugar
readings prior to your plan were 170, (low end) to 260,
(high end) They are now 100 to 115 and two hours after
eating are 82 to 88.I just wanted to let you know that I
have been a diabetic for over 20 years and even taking
all the meds my doctor has given me, my reading were
still that high! Since I started your plan I have been getting the lowest
readings I have had in 20 years.
This is the easiest life change I have ever
done. Atkins worked but it was hard to stay on. I
think one of the reasons is some of the products you
tell about in your book. Thanks, Ken
Hi Doug, We met on a flight out of Asheville SC. You
handed me a copy of your book because, you saw I needed
it. Not only do I love the book but it is my story
too. I, however, went to Marshís Menís Store in
Huntington Long Island, not only for my special (spelled
husky) jeans, but for my special (spelled husky) boy
scout uniform. My mother also told me I was not fat,
just big boned! I did manage to knock off 50 LBS at the
age of 18 with the help of a diet pill and a 1200
calorie diet. I kept the weight off for several years
thanks to Uncle Samís idea of daily activity and the
sweat boxes called San Antonio and Amarillo Texas and
then Alexandria Louisiana. After the Air Force I was 6í
1Ē and 215 lbs. of muscle. Imagine my shock when I was
turned down for a job with Addressograph Co. because I
was ďobeseĒ! The doctor, by the way, weighed in over
300 lbs and had a pint of Jack Daniels in his desk
drawer to keep his red nose from turning pink again.
Anyhow, I got another job and a second and third job
(short order cook) to support the wife, new baby and new
mortgage Ė I was working too hard to put on weight
-----. I found that I did not play well in the sandbox
with others so I went into business and developed a
commercial roofing company with a friend. THAT kept me
thin too. I could eat whatever I wanted and not gain an
ounce. As soon as we were big enough to get me off the
roof I slowly started to gain. The less exercise I
got, the more I gained. After a series of other non
athletic businesses I ended up weighing over 375 lbs,
with type 2 diabetes and a distinct aversion to exercise
Ė it was painful, sweaty and more unpleasant the fatter
I got. Add a detached ACL on one leg and a ruptured
Achilles tendon on the other and I had 2 more good
excuses not to exercise. I bought into the BS that my
body had a natural set point for me and it was 350+
lbs. Isnít denial a wonderful thing?
I tried a couple of diets (even the half grapefruit Ė
black coffee etc and soon decided that it wouldnít make
me live any longer Ė it would just feel that way. Weight
watchers did work but for personal reasons I dropped out
and within 3 years put back the 42 Lbs. I lost.
I donít believe in coincidences. When you handed me
that book it was just after a conversation with my
girlfriend that if I wanted to live I HAD to do
something about my weight FOR ME. I was totally at a
loss as to what to do. Well, along came Doug and handed me a book which has changed
For the first time I
understand WHY I wasnít losing weight. Now, everything
I look at that is edible I convert to spoons of sugar
and am beginning to gag at the thought of eating that
much sugar. I shared the book with a close friend and
we both attacked the system.
I am down 36 Lbs. and Paula is down 18
Yesterday I weighed in at
346.2 = that is lower than the lowest weight watchers
mark that took a year and a half to hit.
It is not difficult
and I still have not implemented your full plan. Just
eliminating the carbs and sugars is getting it done. It also dropped my daily blood sugar from the 130s Ė to
140s down to between 80 and 115.
Doug, I know it
was not a coincidence, but I want to thank you for seeing my
distress and giving me your wonderful gift of weight
control. I will stay in touch to keep you up to date. May
your book hit the NY Times ďBest Seller ListĒ and stay there
for a year! Best wishes and a thousand thanks. Neil Roberts,
Hello Doug, My husband and I purchased your book,
absolutely love the recipes!
Some of the best food I've ever eaten, even the kids
My husband is a diabetic and about 40 pounds
overweight. I started him on your plan about 2 weeks
he has lost 15 pounds and his sugar level has
dropped a lot without insulin!
Hi Doug, Thank you so much for your reply AND
reassurance. I'm so glad I got your book
it helped me
realize that this can be a lifestyle instead of a diet.
Thanks again Amanda
Many thanks Doug for your help and
support, it was a success! My wife and I are now reading
this very interesting book and
cannot wait to start
this change of lifestyle ,
again many many thanks! Kind
saw Doug on the
700 club in April...it made sense to buy the book.
My blood sugars are now within normal
range, and I'm enjoying food more, and have even
cooked meals for myself instead of processed packaged food
which is just junk really...if you want to eat right and
lose some weight you would not go wrong buying this book.
come on change your life... Beverley G. Stackhouse,
This program really works!
The book is a great read and it really gets you motivated. I
have lost 36 pounds so far in just two months. I can eat
when we go out, I get snacks and I even get a couple of my
favorite diet sodas during the day. My son even is getting
into, loosing weight and he doesn't he know he's eating
healthier. If you think you have tried everything and
nothing works...get this book...you will be glad you did...
believe that my "accidental" viewing of Doug's interview on
the 700 Club was a Divine Appointment. I had recently been
diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and my doctor's advice was
"eat a lot of lettuce, drink a lot of water, and stay hungry
all the time....oh, and take these pills for the rest of
your life!" I was not happy with this at all and had prayed
for a solution that I could understand and live with. I am
only 40 and I want to live a long and healthy life. By
getting rid of this poison (sugar) that I was putting into
my body, my blood sugar within a
few weeks dropped from a fasting level of 244 to 110.
I have lost 12 pounds so far, too. This is a lifestyle and
mindset change that I can and will live with. There are
substitutes for everything that you think you will miss or
give up! I am eating better now than I ever did before when
I put no restrictions on myself. Donna Owens NC
WOW!....i have been
following the FAT TO SKINNY lifestyle for exactly
4 weeks as of today, and have lost
32lbs!. My energy
levels have skyrocketed, and my life has improved
immensely...i still have a ways to go but the success so far
has made it very easy for me NOT to bail out!!! if you have
tried and failed...try again and succeed:)
good luck, Gary Katary, Ohio
Fat to Skinny book and the support provided on the Forum is
a useful tool for anyone looking for a healthier lifestyle.
You do not starve yourself. Using the Fat To Skinny plan,
you learn how to replace foods that have hidden sugars with
equally delicious food that have no or low sugars. This way,
your body burns fat for fuel instead of the sugars that used
to flow through your body. I highly recommend this book and
its member forum. Joanne Eklund, Mass
am a type one diabetic and could never control my blood
sugar or my weight. FAT TO SKINNY
has changed my life my blood sugars are great and
I've lost 27 lbs. This really works because it's not a diet!
am a diabetic and this is the best
book I have ever bought, and I have a shelf full
of most that have been highly advertised. It is simply
reading and easy to follow. I am almost completely off my
diabetic meds. thanks to the info in this book.
I have also lost weight and feel great. I will be 70 this
Have ordered 5 so far.
Guess that's a good enough review!! It even impressed my
grandson & son & nothing nutritional does that!!
you can change your life, this is not about a diet, but a
new lifestyle, shaking off your addiction to sugar and
becoming a thinner and healthier you, this is a book of big
print. lots of pictures and tells you exactly why and what
you need to lose weight! Me 32 lbs
lost in less than 60 days! Kyung Clarke
son bought this book at the Florida State Fair in 2008.
He lost 100 lbs with this book! It is
the most comprehensible diet book ever! I bought
two more copies for my brother and my nephew. Every diabetic
should own this book! If they did, there might be a lot less
diabetes! My son was not diabetic but just wanted to be
healthier. He did so well with this book that he is now
featured on the back cover! Proud Mom.... D. Turscak,
Safety Harbor, Fl.
purchased this book, and found it to be a great book about
weight loss, I bought so many diet books but, none were like
this one. I already lost 70lbs and
learn through this book the proper way to eat, lower blood
sugar, and the inches just came off. I recommend this book
to everyone who wants to be and stay healthy in 2010....
Thanks Doug you change my life!! Catherine Sonenbeg
am proud to be able to contribute in a small way to Doug's
efforts to enlighten people as to the true cause of weight
gain, diabetes, high blood pressure, high-cholesterol and
that thing called "metabolic syndrome". You should have been
a doctor. In many ways what you're doing now will make a
bigger impact on the country's health than anything a doctor
could dream of accomplishing. I am so so pleased to have
found a book that coincides with everything I have been
telling my patients for years. Now I can talk briefly with
patients and hand them a book knowing that what is put forth
in the text is everything I believe and transcends the
stalled stale conversation of low carbs and exercise. This
is a seminal work that awakens us to what is all around us
but yet invisible. Like water to a fish we have been unable
to see what has been in front of us all the time. Water?
What water I don't see any water! Sugar? What sugar? I don't
see any sugar! Unfortunately our bodies do see all the sugar
and respond with obesity and "metabolic syndrome".
This book is a must read for anyone
interested in taking their health to the next level.
Sincerely Dr. Paul Cump, D.O. Family
I've tried many different diets, but never stuck to them. I
was already attracted when I saw people I know use this diet
and lose the weight, but when I received my book and read
through it, I knew this was one diet I could do. Doug not
only explains how, but why. He gives you delicious and
simple meals that are filling and help keep those nasty
hunger pains at bay. He shows you in simple terms why what
we normally eat and consider good for us, isn't, if we want
to lose weight. I love the book
and look forward to continued success in my own
goal of losing weight. C Brown
Yes, there are tons of diets out there, but sometime in
January, my friend bought your book at the Florida
fairgrounds and didn't think she was ready, so I inherited
the book! My husband and I both started slowly with your
ideas and steadily became believers.
I have lost 31 lbs. so far with
another 19 to go! He has lost about 40 so
far. Thank you for your book and this is the first diet we
have been on that we are able to stick to. Evelyn and
Dear Doug, Iíve lost 24 pounds and
still dropping. It is a great book and it
was easy for me to change my way of eating. I have to admit
that when one is addicted to candy and sweets it is a little
bit difficult to stop right away but the way you explain in
your book what sugar will do to you on a long term was a
stimulus enough for me to stop eating sugar. Your program
works for me and I know it will work for many other people.
With Kind Regards, Debby Martina (from Holland)
Dear Doug, because of you I lost 3
stones (42 pounds) in 3 months and Iím so happy!
Thank you so much! I feel good about myself because you
changed my life! Luke, United Kingdom
Your book fired up this old Marine to
get back in shape one more time....I was really
sucking wind and gaining weight Doug. Up to about 260 and no
end in sight till I read your book. I have only been with
the program a few days and I can already feel the
difference. Hell yes I miss that sugar and fight the feeling
but my vision has cleared up allot and also I am beginning
to feel the fat parts of my appendages shrinking. Yep I can
actually feel it. Much more vascular already. Tried on a
pair of pants that were a bit snug just last week when they
arrived. NOT any more. Had to cinch them up a bit. I am
going to knock this lard off once and for all Doug thanks to
your by the numbers approach to what has been a mystery up
till now. You know in the Marine Corps we do everything by
the numbers due to lack of brain activity in your standard
issue Marine. That's part of the allure of your system.
Simple....Finest kind, Thanks Doug - Jack Connor
DOUG: I am very thankful that we met! I have been promoting
your website & book. I haven't actually weighed myself
lately. But my belt is 3 notches
smaller now. I have not needed my nitroglycerine
spray. But more important, I do not have cravings. I gave up
soft drinks for seltzer & juice. My wife & I love spaghetti
squash now. BOB Sparkes
I read your book. Thanks, it is simple to understand and explains in
why many people are over weight and how they can successfully lose
their fat. The fact that it is short and to the point makes it easy for
someone who is motivated to follow. Congratulations to you and your wife
on your long term, successful weight management...you have profoundly
improved your health and your ability to enjoy life."
Dr. Wright , Ashville, NC
your book. It caught my eye on the book store table
because of the words "lower
blood sugar without exercise". When I
looked inside and saw the large print, easy to read,
no tech stuff I did not understand & real menus that
are easy, I bought it right away. Not because of
the weight, which is a bonus, but for lowering the
blood sugar. My husband is a diabetic and has
always run real high no matter what time of day, 170
to 180, even in the morning. It should be 100 to
110. He had given up & decided he could not get it
lower. After 3 weeks, 2 of them on vacation in Fl,
he tested 114 this morning & has lost 7 lbs. No
exercise involved because he has a really bad back.
Several times he has been in 100 to 110 area. We
will tweak this food & I now have no doubt he will
get to & stay at a right level. Just wanted you to
know this is wonderful and how much we appreciate
your book. My husband is 67 & may be around a lot
longer thanks to your way of eating. THANK
YOU, Lucy & Dean Eby, Columbus, Ohio
Your book changed my life.
All other weight loss books were useless compared to
this one. I've lost tons of
weight and so has my wife. Ketosis is
powerful. I love it. I could go on and on about it, but
I'm preaching to the choir here. Thank you for stepping
forward and telling the truth because it seems no one
else does. All the other weight loss companies like JC
and WW etc, don't tell you about Ketosis because if
everyone knew about it, they'd go out of business.
Anyway, thanks, between your books and the PBS special
called Food Inc, my life has changed 100%. Got another
book in the works? If so, please email us happy readers
of your last 4 books when it's ready. Take care and God
bless you, Tim
I know you haven't heard from me and I don't know if
you remember me, but I started eating FAT TO SKINNY 2/5/10 and
I e-mailed when I had lost my first 10 pounds.
Anyway, I just wanted to give you an update. As of
I have lost 42+
pounds and I am still being an incredible shrinking
person without any exercise.
this ALL to you and I have found that because I am
not starving all the time I have found this to be
my "way of life" because of how I feel. I have a
long way to go, but I wanted to let you know. I
have taken pictures all the way along also and I
need new business clothes.
My sister is also still
losing and we both feel gr8.
Thanks!! Lori Mews
has been on this diet or should I say change of eating
habits for around ten weeks and
has lost 37 pounds. I am so excited and he is
also. He has eight more pounds he wants to lose. Not to
mention both my daughters, two of my friends and my
brother and sister in law are also on it. My husband
says this is not a diet as he
is never hungry he has just changed what and
how he is eating. Thank you, Betty Miller
Doug, You are a life saver for
several I know. My friend and I went to the
library here in our town of Bradenton, Fl. She said,
while standing in the row of diet books and such, your
book just jumped out and grabbed her. She started your
program and miraculously lowered the #'s of her blood
tests tremendously. She says she was strictly wanting
to lower them and get off some of her medication, the
weight loss with it was a definite plus. Her father had
diabetes during his life. She has been successful. She
lowered her cholesterol 100 points. I was amazed. I
lost 40 lbs 2 years ago with my docs help but was having
a difficult time keeping it at bay. It is a battle. I
could see the fat creeping back in places particularly
in my stomach and waist area. I too started following
your program and have seen those areas go back to what
they were and in better form. My gut has gone down more
then it did with the doc's weight loss program. My
husband and my friends husband are following it with us
and have lost weight as well. All of this from a visit
to the library so my friend could get a library card.
My friend has since bought your hard cover book. Again,
thanks to you for showing us the answer to better
health. Lyn Ernst, Bradenton, Fl.
Doug, Hello My name is Angie I want to write you to tell you
I started the same eating change as I just read in your
AMAZING book 1 year ago. I started
at 253.6lbs and now am at 155.6. 98 lbs GONE!!!!
I just woke up one day and realized that sugar and flour was
killing me. I have been so amazed reading your book it is
exactly the way I have been eating right down to the
sugar-free Jello and whipped topping. I have been at a
plateau now for about 3-4 weeks and so glad I read your book
it should really help me continue to lose the 12-15 lbs that
I have left to lose. I'm a little nervous to try to stop
losing. I don't want to gain any back. You also have helped
me understand the NET carb thing. Now it all makes sense to
me. My mom and sister have seen my success and are trying to
change their way of eating. I wanted you to know your book
is so easy to understand I bought one for both of them.
Congratulation and Thank you!!!
Angie Handa :-)
for taking the time to write this book! I struggled with my weight all
my life and I tried everything to help it, but nothing worked for me....
I found your book online and said
well lets give it a try ... Thank GOD I did
!!!!! I started March 16th 2010 at 230 lbs. today is June 8th
2010 weight is 192.5 ... I can not tell you how much this book means to
me. My goal weight is 170 I have no doubt I will reach it with in 2 or 3
months thanks for the Life Change . You are the man I turned a few of my
friends and customers onto your book and they already lost 10 or more
lbs already to ... So just wanted to say thank you very much ....
Varrieur, I bought your book,
Fat to Skinny
Fast and Easy, on around January 2nd of this
year. I have lost a total of 57 pounds since then.
Thank you for writing this book -
it has changed my life!! I have so much more
energy than I used to, and my blood glucose numbers are
much lower. It amazes me how much sugar was affecting me
- I think it was even making me hungry more often. Now,
that I am eating 20 or less net carbohydrates a day, I
am less hungry throughout the day. My weight loss last
week was 9 1/2 pounds - the most I have ever lost in a
week ( and I did not starve myself.) Actually, I
cheated a few times and ate more carbs than I should
have per day. I am also looking into whether I have a
possible lactose intolerance. My diet was almost
completely dairy free last week which might have
something to do with the unusual weight loss. It is my
goal to lose at least a total of 110 pounds or so . . .
I am confident that I can get there on this eating plan!
Thanks again for the Extremely Informative book, Kristin
My husband Steve is about 80 pounds overweight and has Type
2 Diabetes. I read Fat to Skinny last month hoping that I
could learn how to help him lose weight and combat his
glucose problem. Steve was skeptical and despite my
prompting did not read the book. Three weeks ago he
developed sudden severe pain in his right leg, which sent us
to the ER. It took a couple weeks to diagnose the cause
(which turned out to be a torn meniscus, requiring surgery).
To treat the symptoms the ER doc prescribed steroids but
warned that since he is diabetic that he'd have to be
extremely careful of sugar and carbs while on the steroids.
Now he was totally dependent on me as all he could do was
lay in bed or in the recliner. So I put him on the Fat to
Skinny plan. He had plenty of tasty food to eat and he did
nothing but lay around for three weeks, meaning he was
burning almost no calories during this whole time. Well, he
has lost seven pounds in the past three weeks. Imagine what
his weight loss would have been if he were actually active
and burning calories. I think we'll find out because now he
is a convert, gladly sticking to the Fat to Skinny plan.
His blood glucose now measures in the
nineties! it had been running about 130.
If this keeps up he'll be able to go
off of his diabetes medication. By the way, I
have lost five pounds in the past three weeks while roughly
abiding by the Fat to Skinny Plan. 73 pounds to go for Steve
and ten pounds to go for me! Sue Ciulo
I knew I ate too much sugar, but Doug Varrieur's book and
appearance on 700 Club opened my eyes to HOW much. This new
awareness has enabled me to cut back on sugar intake and
lose some extra weight. Doug's ideas are not fads--they are
simple words of wisdom from the Lord and practical methods
based on research. Thank you, Doug, for sharing your
insights. And thank you, CBN, for having Doug on the
program. I'd love to see and hear more from him. Sincerely,
My husband and I have been on Atkins and South Beach with
very little results and never could stay on it. The biggest
difference with FTS is education. The book explains why this
way of eating is so important for a lifetime of health in a
way that is very easy for almost anyone to comprehend. You
truly begin to look at certain foods as poison for your body
and they lose their appeal. We have made gradual changes and
probably are not eating less than 20 carbs everyday and in 2
months I have lost 10 lbs and my
husband has lost 20. The best part is he no longer has to
take insulin shots. His blood sugar is now staying within
normal range and sometimes even too low. We do
eat only the foods that Doug recommends. Our goal is to get
to 20 carbs or less every day and I am working on menu
planning to help out with that and be consistent. It is a
lifelong change and it takes commitment and time. But it is
SO worth it
It's been a while since we've posted here.
The results continue to be
unbelievable and I wouldn't believe it if it hadn't happened
for us personally. Since our last post back in July, our
weight loss has continued steadily. Now here's the news:
I have lost more than ***70**** pounds in less
than four months!!!! My wife has lost 30!! She's finding all
these fabulous clothes in the back of her closet that fit
again. At the end of August my doctor gave me the results of
a routine blood test - Cholesterol (about 1/2 of the
formerly high, bad numbers), blood pressure in very healthy
range, blood sugar - excellent. Dr. said if I keep it up I
should be able to get off meds completely soon. I was two
hamburgers and an order of french fries away from 300
pounds, I have a long way to go yet, but I did weigh in at
225 the yesterday. My wife is looking better than ever. We
know of 4 couples who have purchased the book after seeing
Thank you, Doug and Umpa for what your book has done to
improve our health and lives!! :-)
Leroy & Robin
old man loses 52 pounds in 6 weeks, now feels like he's 30
again! YES YOU CAN change your life Fast and Easy with FAT
TO SKINNY :)
thought I would let you know that since the 2nd week in
January I have lost 52 pounds. The thing that you didn't let
me know is how much money I will be spending on new clothes
even my shoes are getting too loose. Dr is not believing it
either that a person that will be 60 in June is doing this
without starving. He is wanting to do a blood profile on me.
Is this necessary? Thanks Doug you are saving my life. And
in the last 3 weeks I have gotten 4 other people on this
life style change. This weekend I worked on the farm like a
30 year old. No joke my wife had to stop me. Having a ball!
doctor proclaims "Whatever it is that you are doing; keep
doing it! "
Doug's way of eating in June of 2010. I was almost 250
pounds! I really had no idea how I looked, almost didn't
even care. I was on all kinds of meds from Coumadin, to
blood pressure meds, to anti-depressants and thyroid meds.
my blood chemistry panels were horrible, low thyroid, high
cholesterol. I was miserable. One day, I saw a picture
of myself from behind and I was like WHOA! that has GOT to
change. I was 35 with two kids to raise on my own. I felt
ridiculous, hopeless and not to mention helpless.
I started this "diet" ~totally a lifestyle change~ with the
attitude that it probably wouldn't work, but desperate for
ANYTHING to help me. By the end of September 2010 I had lost
over 50 pounds!!!! I couldn't believe it, I still had the
self image of a fat girl. I went shopping with my sister for
work clothes for my new job...she got REALLY mad at me
because I kept going to the plus-sizes. She finally FORCED
me to try on smaller clothes...and when some were too big I
cried. Then she FORCED me to take some ~~GASP~~ full body
photos, and I cried again...there was a person looking back
at me that I hadn't seen in years.
Since September of 2010, I have not been on Doug's plan,
maybe 70% but I HAVEN'T GAINED ANY WEIGHT BACK! I went
through a very trying time since then. I have lost 2 close
family members, a couple of dearly loved pets, dealing with
my special needs son and a rebellious teenager. I have also
moved, changed jobs, and bought my own home! (nothing fancy,
but it's MINE and PAID off!) In the back of my mind this
whole time was to get back in the program, and finish the
transformation of my lifestyle. I have 45 or so til my goal!
I went to the Doctor for the first time since starting this.
I had labs taken on Monday, and today 4/20/11 my Doctor
called me with my results, and yes, (I'm a girl) I cried yet
again: My cbc is PERFECT, my liver and kidneys are
NORMAL, my metabolic panel is NORMAL, my thyroid is actually
functioning in the NORMAL HIGH range, my blood pressures are
running in the low range, and last, but certainly not least
my cholesterol levels are exactly what they should be, with
my good higher than my bad, and I am still overweight! My
Doctor told me quote: "Whatever it is that you are doing;
keep doing it!" He also has switched me to a different blood
pressure med, and told me if it stays low with this one,
that I will be able to come off of meds COMPLETELY! (I
haven't been on antidepressants or thyroid meds since
September, I was having crazy side effects) I honestly never
thought I would be able to do this, especially after my
pulmonary embolism in '07
I thank God every day for Doug sending me a MySpace
request...and our continued friendship on face book, and
this forum where Doug and Sherry are REAL people actually
helping those they are doing this for!!!!
It truly has done a HUGE change in this single mom's life.
Please don't get discouraged, don't EVER give up on
yourselves, if I can do it...ANYONE CAN!!!
TO SKINNY reader reports over 100 pounds lost in 6 months!
I am never hungry, everyone at work is
complimenting me and a lady at my workplace that I hadn't
seen in months today came up to me hugging me tearing up.
I've got the attention of some ladies, which I must say I
do enjoy. I got a promotion at work as well. Everything is
falling into place, I'm going to keep this up and hopefully
drop another 100 lbs. I've turned a few friends on to the
book and the lifestyle and they are all about it. They are
hesitant at first because they don't want to give up some of
the things they love but if I can do it surely they can do
it. I am no longer miserable, I can walk up stairs without
problems, even jog at times without problems. I walk at the
park here and there just for fresh air and exercise. My
roommate has started on this lifestyle and is already down
around 30 lbs in the last couple of months. This should be
the way for everyone no matter how big or small they are.
You feel great, eat great, and love life!! Thank you FTS,
you are saving my life one day at a time.
Doctor said "Buy a FAT TO SKINNY Book" She did and the rest
I would like to thank you for sharing this
amazing diet. I have been over weight sense I was a
teenager. Not because I have ever had an eating problem. I
actually got sick and gained weight almost overnight. I was
95 pounds when I got sick and the medication they gave me
caused me to gain weight I went up to 160 in one month. I
have been trying to lose it every sense then. I went to my
doctor and asked him for help loosing the weight and to
maybe tell me why I could not loose. I don't have an eating
problem, I eat healthy not consuming a lot of junk foods.
He suggested that I buy your book he said it was an
excellent diet and may help me. I did buy it on October 10,
2012 and started the diet. I have lost 24 pounds sense then
and I suggest to everyone that wants to lose weight to try
this and follow it. I am very excited to have finally
started succeeding in losing the weight that I have so
wanted to lose. I still have several pounds to lose but it
is coming off slowly but surely. Thank you again for
sharing this knowledge and helping me to finally succeed in
getting back the body I once had.
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