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“KARA! You can’t eat that!” That’s how my interview with Jamison began last week. Jamison was the only one from our host of testimonials who I was fortunate enough to meet in person. He had just moved to Pittsburgh and I took him to a coffee shop where I purchased…a Chai Tea Latte.
The barista was phenomenal. He offered to make me a latte from scratch, using only tea leaves (not the typical concentrate with added sugar) and combined it with whole milk. Jamison seemed satisfied.
“For me, it’s all or nothing.” He told me. He has every reason to be. Jamison didn’t make the switch to Paleo because he suddenly felt enlightened or decided to make good on a New Year’s resolution. His change happened while lying in a hospital bed, recovering from a heart attack at only TWENTY-SIX YEARS OLD. Having lost his older brother to a heart attack as well, Jamison made a major life change. With a friend serving as a personal trainer and a “get-that-crap-outta-here” attitude toward any donut, soda, or brownie standing in the way, he lost 100 pounds in just half a year.
The word “diet” has a negative connotation to it, especially in social gatherings. One of the biggest lessons I learned from Jamison is that you should never let anyone make you feel guilty or embarrassed for making your health a priority. Celebrations are about people, not food; office meetings are about ideas, not donuts; birthdays are about one more year together, not cake; and no, actually it’s NOT about dieting, it’s about leading a healthy life. Thanks for your story Jamison-and for the reminder! Kara