Georgetown residents who are looking to shed pounds ahead of the upcoming summer season have a weight-loss hero…right in their hometown! Assistant Police Chief Cory Tchida recently made himself a role model for his community by dropping over 100 pounds to better serve the people he has devoted himself to protecting and serving. His secret weapon? The ketogenic diet!
Protector of the community
As a law enforcement professional, Tchida was originally inspired to get to a healthier weight to set a positive example for the men and women of his community. Tchida recently set himself on the path to a healthier lifestyle in order to perform well in the Marine Core Marathon, as well as set a positive example for the members of his unit who depend upon him for both guidance and direction.
In an interview with his local news station, Tchida spoke about his hope that other law enforcement professionals would follow his lead “to model behavior for [their] troops and the people that work for [them].” He also noted that he was beginning to notice that men and women around his age were seeing more and more health issues related to their weight, and he wanted to avoid falling ill for the sake of his family.
“I also realized I’m in my mid-40s and I see people in my age group starting to have health problems, heart attacks and a lot of it is related to diet and exercise,” Tchida said. “[I want to be] around for my family for a long time.”
Dropping the weight with keto
Tchida had a tough challenge ahead of him when he first started out on his weight-loss journey. Tipping the scales at 323 pounds, Tchida needed a diet and exercise plan that would complement his stressful and demanding job on the police force. He chose to start the ketogenic diet, which places a large emphasis on consuming healthy fats and quality proteins while cutting out empty carbohydrates. For Tchida, this diet was a perfect choice; with keto-approved selections like juicy grilled chicken, leafy greens, and rich fats like salmon and bulletproof coffee, he had the energy to make it through a long day protecting the people of Georgetown while also watching the pounds melt away. Tchida's favorite treat on keto? Bacon!
“Any diet where you can have bacon is a great diet,” he said.
To supplement his diet, Tchida also found a new passion to help keep his heart pumping– long distance running! Though he started off slow, he slowly built up his endurance to run longer and harder. After months of training, he says that he is now able to clock an average of 32 miles a week.
A keto success story
Today, Cory Tchida is healthier and happier than ever before. This public servant dropped over 100 pounds, and now weighs 219– less than he did in high school! Truly a keto success story, we're saluting this police officer, who is as devoted to his family and his health as he is to protecting his community.
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