As a New Dad Weighing in at 530 lbs (240 kg), Sammy Rebooted to be Healthy for His Son

By: Success Stories

Name:  Sammy Kautz
Age: 33
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reboot:  60-Day Reboot followed by juicing twice a day

How did you learn about Reboot with Joe?
My mom, Cheryl Kautz, played Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead for me on Christmas 2012.

What inspired you to do a Reboot?        
I have been overweight my entire life. At my heaviest I weighed over 530 pounds/240 kg. In November my girlfriend and I had a baby boy. It was at that moment that I decided that I needed to do something about my weight so that I wouldn’t have a heart attack before I got to see him grow up. I looked into a few diet options but nothing peaked my interest. In December my mom played the video for me, and after seeing Joe and Phil’s success I decided to give it a try.

How did the experience go for you?
The experience has been great! It was a little tough in the beginning, but it was very worth it. I wish I would have known about this years sooner.

How much weight did you lose (even if that wasn’t your goal!)?             
To date I have lost 230 pounds/104 kg and I continue to lose each day.

Did you have any notable health or physical improvements?
I have suffered with sleep apnea for years. The weight loss has allowed my pressures to be lowered tremendously. Hopefully I will be able to improve to where I no longer require the bipap machine to sleep.

What was the toughest part about the Reboot experience?
The toughest part was not eating. I started during the winter. This was a challenge because for me there is nothing better to do on a cold day than to stay indoors and pig out!

What habits have you maintained and kept a part of your everyday life?
I eat nothing fried. I monitor and limit my caloric intake. I buy only fat free or low fat foods. I stay away from red meats. I don’t eat after 6 pm and I don’t stuff myself at meal time.

What is your lasting impression of the Reboot experience?      
The Reboot has changed my life forever. My quality of life has improved so much throughout this experience. I recommend it to everyone I know.

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