I’m a Mom. Wife. TV & Film Maker. Landscape Freak. & Writer.
Since age 10, I’ve wrestled with being overweight.
Eventually, I tipped the scale at almost 250 pounds. It was a painful awakening and I decided it was time to get radical. Over the years I’ve done every diet program imaginable. You name it, I’ve tried it. I lost, gained, lost more, and gained more.
In my 40s, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease that makes it even harder to lose weight, and in fact led me to the biggest weight gain of my life, higher than when I was pregnant with either of my children.
After a lot of Googling, I came up with a plan and decided to give it 7 days. The plan was to quit sugar and flour. I came to realize, I wasn’t a food addict, but there WERE some things triggering me.
At the time, this felt so radical, I wasn’t sure I could even make it through one day. After 7 days, fog began lifting. In the first 8 weeks I lost 26 pounds. An absolute miracle. It propelled me forward. I was feeling GOOD for the first time in years.
I didn’t just choose the “eat less, move more” routine. That might work for others, but it never worked for me. Not long term. I needed to go deeper and understand why my body seemed to be fighting me.
Why was my eating so out of control after 6 pm?
Is it possible to end food cravings?
How do hormones play into the whole weight loss equation?
And why was this the ONE goal that continued to illude me?
None of the weight loss programs ticked all the boxes for me. I got very clear about how I wanted this time to be different. I want to do this…
Without spending several hundred dollars.
Without medication or surgery.
With REAL food, no powdered drinks, pre-packaged meals or cleanses.
No crazy starvation plans.
I read a lot about how sugar and flour were doing more than just adding calories to my diet (thank you Dr. Robert Lustig). One day I came across an article that was an “A-Ha” moment for me. Roy Baumeister, author of Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength, was interviewed in Atlantic Monthly and his words popped off the page….
The result? I am healthier than I’ve been in years and I’ve turned back the clock. I didn’t have plastic surgery or botox and I didn’t become a gym rat.
If you’re like me, you probably think you know all the things you’re supposed to do to lose weight, right?
I thought I wasn’t disciplined enough. I thought I was weak. And I’m betting you’ll be surprised at what you don’t know. That’s why I decided to go a little public with my journey and share the information for those of us who have battled constant dieting. Whether it happened later in life or you’ve wrestled with this all of your life, there IS a way to make peace with food, and you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to do it. It is figure-out-able.
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