An amazing story from young Josh:
“My name is Joshua Weissman and I’m 19 years old, I lost more than 100 pounds at the age of 16. I am completely in love with the premise of your movie. I just wanted to share my battle with sugar, and how defeating the sugar “demons” helped my life explode with positivity in all directions.
All through my entire schooling career from Elementary to my sophomore year in highschool, I was constantly ridiculed and physically harassed for my weight. I was literally afraid to walk through the doors of the school because I knew that some form of emotional torture awaited me. I ate lunch in my moms car up until high school, constantly fell into deep depressive cycles, and felt broken as a person.
Then, one day I found myself short of breath after going up a couple steps of the staircase in my home. It was at that point I realized my health was being affected as well. Once all of these different signals began hitting me, I decided to change it all and my parents fully supported me all the way through it. At the ripe age of 16 years old I successfully lost more than 100 pounds with the use of real food and eliminating excess sugar (including the ones included in “healthy” foods). Following that I created my food blog slimpalate.com (which I write, photograph, and run the social media for) in hopes of helping other people with inspiration and delicious real food recipes. Only a few months after the creation of my blog I was contacted by a publishing house that was asking if I wanted to write a book, which I promptly and happily said yes to. Thus my very first cookbook was published (I wrote and photographed the entire thing myself) at the age of 17 while I was still in Highschool.
Now at the age of 19 I still hold onto my burning passion for REAL FOOD and want to help change the way the world looks at food.”
Inspiring stuff Josh, I am sure many other teenagers would benefit from your experience and wisdom. The website is www.slimpalate.com for those wanting to know more.