I’m just going to tell it like it is. I was overweight my whole life as far back as I can remember, was sloppy overweight. I remember wrestling at 167 lbs in the 7th grade, and playing on the heavyweight football team with kids 2 to 3 years older than me because I was so big. My whole adolescent and teenage years was the same exact thing. The fat overweight guy that never went to a single dance or prom due to being so self conscious. I was a likeable guy, and had friends in highschool, but I was depressed and the biggest reason was because of my weight. By sophomore year I realized that I could numb my pain by alcohol, soon being able to drink a fifth of whiskey and a 12 pack by myself over the weekend as a 16 year old. I continued this way pretty much my whole highschool years, trying different diets all the time, you know, the ones that I was told about in school. The food pyramid that was given to me by my doctor recommended I follow a low fat, high carb diet, with 6-11 servings of bread, cereal, rice, pasta, etc.. After graduating high-school and landing a pretty good job I met my now ex wife at my place of employment, before I knew it I was married with a kid on the way before I was 21 years old. Fast forward a few years I had 3 kids, and my step-daughter before I was 26. The stress of everyday life on top of being obese, and a continued battle with alcohol was a disaster combination for me. I pushed through the years trying every yo-yo diet imaginable until a routine office visit at my doctors office turned into a team of doctors and nurses rushing me into exploratory surgery to save my life. They had me upside down to keep blood in my vital organs and were squeezing units of blood into both arms through IV bags. I was hemorrhaging out units of blood quicker than they could squeeze them into me. I remember asking God before I lost consciousness to spare my life. I had 4 kids at home at the time that depended on me and I couldn’t imagine them having their Dad dead at 34. When I woke up that was the begining of me changing everything about my life. I realized we can be taking out in a moments notice. One week out of the hospital I started a low carb Atkins diet dropping 20-30 lbs in 3 months. I began to be hooked on low carb dieting then finding Paleo and dropping another 30 lbs, but I was stuck in a plateau with Paleo. Soon after, I stumbled across a Facebook video of Brandon Carter that’s when I started the ketogenic lifestyle, and have been that way ever since dropping a total of 105 lbs with an occasional Keto-Carnivore experiment which I like to do as well. By God’s grace and the ketogenic lifestyle I was able to quit all my addictions including food. You see the ketogenic diet definitely helps you lose that scale number, and lose your stored body fat, but it’s the internal things that are more important to me now. The ketogenic diet has helped me in so many ways I’d be here forever explaining them all to you, but here’s a few; the Ketogenic lifestyle has improved my energy, brain function, sleep, strength, confidence, and self esteem. I would talk to anybody that would listen about how the ketogenic lifestyle could change their life. I have made a commitment to help people. My obsession with this lifestyle and personal experience inspired me to start this online Keto coaching business to help everybody I possibly can. You can find information or contact me on my website  https://primalvoyage20.wpengine.com/ ,and on Instagram, Facebook business, Snapchat, and Youtube @primalvoyage, or on the best Keto Facebook group there is haha it’s  called “Keto Freaks” there’s no mid level marketing, and nobody’s going to push supplements on you.

God Bless Jason J

6 Comments

  • Cecilia Allen

    Your story is very inspirational Jason. You have helped me and I know many people will positively be impacted by you! Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do!

    • Jason Jurmann

      Thank you so much Cecilia! I’m so happy that I can help you!

  • AnaSki

    Jason,
    I have no words for your honesty, I’m inspired and in awe of your journey to date.
    You are a blessing to many, you will make a difference and impact lives for the better, you’re an example that the human spirit can overcome with God’s Grace! Thank you for sharing your story, I’m honored to and blessed to know you!

    • Jason Jurmann

      Ana thank you so much, really appreciate such kind words! God’s grace is an amazing thing!

  • Janna

    Thank you for sharing your honesty!! I know personally, you have been a true inspiration for me, and keto freaks are amazing, and keep me going through my keto lifestyle, and I thank you for that. May God continue to bless you throughout your journey

    • Jason Jurmann

      Thank you very much Janna for such kind words I really appreciate that. God bless!

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