Forget The Media, Jo Heeley Tells Her Own Low-Carb Weight Loss Success Story

Filed under: Atkins Diet — @ February 11, 2008

The media missed the story, but Jo’s here to set ‘em straight!

If there’s one thing we can always count on almost automatically from most media coverage of people who have lost weight on the low-carb lifestyle is they’re just gonna get it wrong. The great Dr. Mike Eades blogged about this very subject just last week with a low-carb success story named Phill Novak appearing on CNN recently (they only gave a cursory mention to his diet and focused almost exclusively on his exercise–I interviewed Phill about his DIET for my podcast show today). It’s just a sad reality in mainstream media coverage these days that we have to come to terms with.

As a writer myself, I try to make sure the information I provide is as accurate as possible according to the research and knowledge I have about that subject. With that said, sometimes there is pertinent data missing from articles I have written and I respond accordingly. Such is the case with this December 2006 blog post about a low-carb weight loss success story named Jo Heeley. She lost a total of 84 pounds following a low-carb eating regimen and her story was featured in a popular British newspaper called The Sun.

Unfortunately, the author of that article (apparently no longer available online) took judicious liberty to make up and embellish the story to appear as if UK nutritionist Amanda Ursell had something to do with Jo’s success. Well, in a word–WRONG! I recently heard from Jo Heeley herself and she said the column was fraught with so many “errors” it wasn’t even funny.

Click here to read Jo Heeley’s incredible Atkins diet weight loss success story IN HER WORDS so there will be no doubt about the truth. It’s truly incredible!


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