Quaran-healthy: Transforming Your Health the Healthy Way
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Quaran-healthy: Transforming Your Health the Healthy Way

Quaran-healthy: Transforming Your Health the Healthy Way

Fitness & Wellness | August 11, 2021
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With the proper diet, exercise, and guidance, this father took control of his health and lost 100 pounds. Here’s his story.

Miguel Jardin has always been on the plump side. What started as being a chubby kid eventually led to obesity issues in adulthood—a problem that soon began affecting his health.

With last year’s Enhanced Community Quarantine, Miguel’s health and weight took a tailspin—frequent attacks of gout despite maintenance medication, weight gain, and a number of other health concerns. Not wanting to live like he is in his 60s when he is actually in his 30s, Miguel sought the help of the Baron Method team to transform his health. 

Here’s a conversation with Miguel and how he was able to take control of his health—with the added benefit of losing 100 pounds to date. 

What made you realize that it was time to transform your health? What were your health concern/s or issues that made you undergo the Baron Method’s full program?

I am medically classified to have extreme obesity with various underlying conditions such as pre-diabetes, pre-hypertension, high cholesterol, and high uric acid. [In fact], my uric acid level was for people less than 60 years old! At 37 years of age, I am taking various maintenance medications for those conditions.

During the height of the lockdown, our family’s food intake was very unhealthy. That caused frequent attacks of gout, despite [me] taking maintenance medications. [And then], I saw an interview with Harvie on TV about nutrition and healthy eating. It prompted me to check out their Facebook page and saw a lot of testimonials of people who got better by undergoing the Baron Method.

What were the significant changes you had to make in both your lifestyle and mindset?

The knowledge that was passed on during the program was very helpful, life-changing, and life-saving.

At what point did you start to see the effect of these changes?

When I approached Baron Method for the initial consultation, my objective was not really about weight loss. I was really emphasizing [to them] that I just wanted my blood test to have normal results. I was so fed up with the gout attacks and the maintenance medicines that I have to take. [Overall], I was tired of being fat and unhealthy

Before Christmas of 2020, Harvie and I agreed to have my blood chemistry checked because we want to see my progress. [That time], we were about to cross the 3rd month of the program, and [I had already] lost about 40 pounds.

And I was totally surprised by the results! [Everything] was normal [and] my doctors were also [just as] surprised that results were a product of consistently eating clean and healthy food.

What was the most monumental moment in your health journey with Baron Method?

The impressive blood results, [which] led to my doctor not prescribing any medications anymore—only on [an] as-needed basis.

What are the benefits you’ve experienced as a result of undergoing the Baron Method?

The program made me more energetic. Aside from the significant changes in my blood chemistry, I was able to lose almost 100 pounds without getting hungry and without getting tired—just by consistently eating clean [and] healthy. I never felt deprived, which made me enjoy and appreciate the program.

How did your family get involved with the process or journey?

The program changed our household’s way of eating—from the selection of the produce [to the] ingredients, condiments, preparation, and timing of our meals. We [also] became more conscious [of what we] eat by reading the food labels first. We now totally appreciate that you eat to live and not live to eat.

What is your life like now that you have experienced the Baron Method? How did it impact your overall quality of life?

At this stage, I would say that this is the healthiest that I have [ever] been. The weight loss was secondary, but the main takeaway was the 180-degree turn of my overall health.

Do you see yourself doing this for a long time? Why?

The Baron Method’s way of eating is now my way of life. The program did not just give me meal plans and checklists to do, but they [educated me] on sustainable and healthy eating.

What sets the Baron Method apart from the other diets you have done?

I have done diets before and I’d consistently failed because it was not sustainable. The majority of [the] diets available are very restrictive and you [end up being] physically tired and hungry, [so you] eat more. I never got hungry or felt deprived [doing the] Baron Method and I enjoyed it because there were a lot of clean recipes that you can enjoy.

What are the main reasons why you would recommend us to other people?

I will highly recommend it because I was able to transform my health—just by eating a lot of clean and healthy [food] and by being consistent. It worked for me, [and I think that] it will definitely work for others, as well.

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Harvie’s Sports Nutrition knowledge came from a Diploma in Sports Nutrition from Oxford College with high distinction. The practice evolved and became a source for nutrition information notjustfor athletes butfor anyone who wanted to improve their quality of life. Harvie also holds a Certificate III in Fitness from the Australian Fitness Network. Harvie lives by his principle “Transform your Health through the Healing Power of Food” He believes that, as a nutritionist, he has to be credible in terms of his health, lifestyle, and eating habits. At present, Harvie specializes in working with individual clients, focusing on improving the conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, adrenal issues, and high cholesterol. He is the founder of the Baron Method.
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