Phil: Cured Irritable Bowel Syndrome & Took Up Competitive Cycling

Updated August 27, 2019

I spent my childhood overweight and was always teased at school for being fat.

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Phil Before

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Phil After

My name is Phil and I’m 28 living in the UK. I spent my childhood overweight and was always teased at school for being fat. I also suffered with stomach issues, which was later discovered to be IBS. This would give me extreme pains in my lower abdomen.

By the time I was 18 years old, I was 6 ft 5 and 280 lbs. I decided to try and lose weight with all kinds of crash diets, and therefore my weight yo-yoed for a few years.

I finally discovered The McDougall Program after seeing a few people on YouTube following Dr. McDougall’s advice with great success. I took up cycling and completely changed my lifestyle by following The McDougall Program. I got my weight from 280 lbs. down to 200 lbs. which I stayed at for some time.

I recently had issues with IBS again, so I decided to clean up my diet once more and get on The McDougall Maximum Weight Loss Program. My IBS has completely healed itself and I have lost an additional 16.5 lbs.

I race my bike competitively and take part in time trial racing in the UK. My best results are 13th place in the 10-mile time trial national championships and in 2018 I won nine time trial races.

Thank you for all your help via various online resources such as YouTube videos and podcasts.

~Phil