If I were a naturally thin person, would I have ever found my way to living healthy? I’d like to think so, but I just don’t know.
I have been overweight almost my whole life. I have been on diet after diet after diet. Weight Watchers, Atkins, Slim Fast, Sadkhin, home delivery diets, diets where you ate nothing but 7 bananas a day… you name it, I tried it! I’ve counted points, calories and carbs… NOTHING worked! I was beyond frustrated!
Right before New Years I decided to look more into my “healthy” diet. Because I was eating what I believed to be healthy foods. I got them all at a health food store. Shouldn’t they be healthy? I wasn’t going over my points either. But I wasn’t losing weight.
I found a book called “Never Be Fat Again”. That led me on a whole food journey. I eventually adopted a Paleo lifestyle after reading “The Paleo Solution” where I gave up sugar, wheat and grains and I have never felt better! Not to mention processed foods and GMOs! For breakfast, I have bulletproof coffee (coffee with grass fed butter and organic virgin coconut oil) organic, uncured bacon and pastured eggs. I’ve never felt less restricted. I have more energy, feel less stressed, and I don’t get those pesky sugar cravings. My skin is completely clear and glowing. I’m much more regular, and I’m soooo much happier! My “dark cloud” that I used to feel followed me is now gone. I feel fantastic. And the heel spur that had me limping terribly is finally starting to go away.
People think i’m crazy for giving all that up. They don’t believe they can do it. But I don’t miss it much, if at all. And i’ve never felt better! And even more convincing…. i’m losing weight!!!! In 6 weeks I’ve lost 14 pounds! Without counting, weighing, or feeling guilty about what i’ve eaten.
I refused to weigh myself when we started on New Years Day. It was almost a full month before I would weigh myself. I just didn’t want to face the scale. But I noticed pretty quickly that my clothes were fitting so much better. And I have to admit, the ONLY exercise I’ve gotten in is just housework and grocery shopping.
My goal right now is to educate others about health. Next month I will be starting my journey to become a Health Coach in the Dr. Sears LEAN program. I’m hoping to educate others on reading nutrition labels, how to avoid GMOs, and why our bodies need to eat whole foods. Let me help you get healthy.