…and that’s where this sad story with certainty of a doomed ending would turn around.
That morning at church, I met Kyle Cooper, a retired United States Marine Sergeant, who would eventually be the one that saved my life.
Unbeknownst to me at that time, Kyle was at church on his way to speak to our pastor, when he saw me sobbing uncontrollably. Being the big hearted, caring person he is, he came up to me.
“Hello. What’s wrong?”, Kyle offered.
I stared blankly at Kyle, and for a moment, I wanted to tell him to get lost. But when I saw him in his marine uniform, everything came pouring out:
“My doctor told me that I’m going to die, real soon, if I don’t lose 40 pounds quickly. My cholesterol level is high, my blood pressure is high, my arteries are clogged and my body’s already showing signs of Type 2 Diabetes. I have to lose weight yesterday!”
I continued to tell him about how I had tried every fad diet and did every gut wrenching workout but none of them had helped me lose any weight—nothing worked!
I started crying again and let out softly, “I don’t want to die this young. I want to see my children grow up. I want to travel the world with Tyler”.
Kyle looked at me for a few seconds, smiled and put his hand on my shoulder,
“I’m Gunnery Marine Sergeant Kyle Cooper. I just got back from Afghanistan where I’ve been fighting and training soldiers for the last six months. I have helped over 200 middle aged reserve soldiers transform their overweight bodies and recapture their youthful health. If you’re willing to try, I’d like to work with you too”, he said with a very convincing face.
I looked at Kyle with disbelief and sarcastically and angrily retorted,
“What does a Marine Sergeant know about weight loss? Isn’t it a requirement for one not to be overweight in order to get into the marines? Are you kidding me? Please, just leave me alone!”
Kyle continued to smile and did not seem to be one bit affected by my rudeness.
For the next 15 minutes, Kyle proceeded to tell me everything he had discovered in the last six months— about how a disastrous mission in the mountains of Afghanistan led him to Sam Pak, a Korean medical student who would share with him an amazing weight loss discovery that have kept regular people in Asia with youthful energy and healthy bodies.
I sat in silence, mouth agape, in a trance, listening to every word…
He continued to tell me that he’d spent the last few weeks intensely planning on how to bring Sam’s remarkable weight loss method to the world.
The biggest revelation from Sam’s method was that women in their 30s, 40s and even 60s don’t lose weight and are storing fat because of metabolic acidosis. Metabolic acidosis occurs when your kidneys can’t get rid of food acid properly. It makes your body store fat and throws your fat burning cycles out of whack.
No matter how much you work yourself to death in the gym or restrict your diets as much as you want, metabolic acidosis makes absolutely certain you never lose an ounce of fat.
He continued to explain metabolic acidosis might very well be the main reason why I haven’t been able to lose any weight.
Kyle passed me a folder with 21 pages of Sam’s notes. Those notes outlined a fat loss program that tells you exactly what food to eat and when to eat each food.
I was still very skeptical, especially when the notes included eating foods that I thought were not ok on a diet, and excluded foods that I thought was ok on a diet.
But I owed it to Tyler and my children to at least give this program a try—I had nothing to lose but everything to gain.
I apologized to Kyle for my rude behavior and thanked him for coming up to me in my neediest of time and for sharing with me Sam’s program.
The next morning, I jumped out of bed like a girl on a mission. I headed to the grocery store and purchased every food listed in Kyle’s notes.
I remembered thinking “This seems a bit too easy, will this ever work?”
But I was desperate and ready to try anything.
Plus, Kyle obviously knows that Sam’s program works for fat loss since he had used it to transform the bodies and health of over two hundred overweight reserve marines, just a year earlier.