Billy joined the Wellness By Little family in 2015 on a quest to shed some weight, feel better and ultimately stop putting his health on the back burner. Billy is a devoted father to four children, husband and runs a thriving environmental law firm with his wife Amanda in Seattle. Yes, they are badasses.
In addition to our weekly workouts Billy started a food log to track everything he was consuming. The feedback he got from me was to cut out the morning lattes and reduce his wheat intake. He happily took my feedback and from there, nothing was going to stop him.
We did the math on the caloric intake of just the lattes alone per week and it added up to over 1,000 calories. Something so routine and mindless, yet over the years can take a toll on our bodies. It's one reason why even writing out what we eat can force us to pay attention. Eventually, as he got comfortable switching to drip coffee with almond milk he started to make the shift towards no dairy altogether and a wheat free eating regimen.
Billy lost 40lbs in the course of 10 months and has maintained his healthy eating habits. Slow and steady realistic changes lended itself to where he is at today. He reports way less pain in his knees, ease of moving through exercises like squats and ab exercises and has ran a 1/2 marathon and now a full marathon too!
When it comes to losing weight, it really is 80% nutrition and 20% exercise, especially as we get older and our metabolism slows down. The small day to day food choices that seem insignificant and often go unnoticed can either set us back on our journey towards better health or lead us forward to positive changes that bring us closer to our purpose.
Looking fly for a white guy Billy ;)