I have been battling obesity since I was a small child. I was 230 pounds as a 12-year-old. For years, I have yo-yoedmy weight up and down on conventional diets with no success, and I eventually reached an all-time high of 370 pounds. When I finally decided to listen to my best friend Nathaniel, he broke down to me why the Nutritarian diet-style was the only way a person with low-metabolism such as myself, could lost weight and keep it off for good. I purchased all the books he told me to, and I listened to health talks over and over. But the personal one on one support I received from Nathaniel was critical to me losing 100 pounds in just 16 weeks, and eventually reaching a weight of 206 pounds, a number I have not seen since I was in the 5th grade!