I’ve always had a hard time controlling myself when it came to food. Food is delicious and more food is even yummier.
As I got older, however, I’ve noticed that it’s become harder to lose weight and maintain the same activity levels as before. This has forced me to re-examine my relationship with food.
There have been times when I tried to adopt a diet that was too strict. This had disastrous results because it was too hard to remain on the straight and narrow. More often than not, I would give in and gobble up unhealthy amounts and types of food to my heart’s content, giving my attempt to lose weight a ruinous and guilt-ridden end.
Over time and several trials and errors, I eventually learned that it’s okay to eat what I want as long as it’s in moderation. For example, it’s okay to allow myself to have a pizza, but just a slice. I can have some of the “bad stuff” now and again but I have to balance it out later with healthier treats.
This has radically changed the way I see and consume food — not to mention simplified my previously complicated relationship with it. Before, I used to have a love-hate relationship with food but now I acknowledge that it sustains and nurtures me. Food is fuel; it isn’t the enemy. This has led to a major difference in how I use it.
It has been a long road, but I finally found peace with food and its place in my life.
The next time you’re feeling down or stressed, remember: food is good as long as you don’t overeat.
With this in mind, the first step is to reflect and see what steps not to take. Next, I’m going to show you what helped me. However, remember that everyone’s body works differently so your journey to better health may be a little different from mine.
Here’s how it all started…
I was walking from the grocery store when I felt my knees give in and succumb to my weight. All too suddenly the oranges I had bought fell haphazardly all over the street. People stared while some laughed.
I didn’t know what to do. Luckily, my husband was there to support me.
He helped me get up and we went home. Once there, I took a bath and relaxed. I then realized how much pain my weight had caused me. It was a slow realization, but when it happened, an uncontrollable flood of emotions accompanied it.
That’s when I knew I needed to do something drastically different.
Approaching your fifties doesn’t seem like a big deal when you’re in your thirties. After all, age is just a number. However, when you reach your fifth decade of life, you suddenly experience what it means to be 50 — physically, emotionally, and mentally.
I’ve never been one of those health-conscious people so I’ve put on some weight over the years. In fact, I’m surprised I haven’t had a heart attack yet. I’ve been through every diet known to man but nothing has worked. The only thing that got me through it was my husband’s support and love.
It was a rough patch, going through diet after diet. I’d starve myself and crave carbs even though I knew they were something I should avoid. After a while, I thought: maybe it’s not about the diet.
Maybe it’s about mindset. So, I decided to take a break from all the dieting and instead focus on being healthy. It was hard at first and I didn’t see results right away, but things started to change over time.
I started to lose weight and it was so easy! It was like my body knew what it needed to do. I didn’t even have to starve myself or count calories. I ate when I was hungry and stopped when I was done.
It was as if my body had been waiting for this moment all along.
After all those years of trying and failing, I realized the mistakes I had been making. I’m sharing them with you here so you don’t have to go through them as I did.
Diets are a sham but not all of them. Some of them are legit but many are not. Be careful of diets that are simply marketing gimmicks. The only thing they’ll do is make you lose weight fast but gain it all back even faster.
Diets work by restricting your calories, which causes your body to go into starvation mode. In contrast, a healthy diet is effective and offers long-lasting results that you can maintain. This is because it focuses on changing your eating habits rather than restricting your calories.
At one point, I stopped eating dairy, sugar, carbs, and everything else that tasted delicious! I ate the same thing every day and got bored. Finally, I realized that I needed variety in my diet if I were to lose weight.
So, I started eating healthy but yummy things like cheese and broccoli again (in moderation), which helped me feel more satisfied with my meals.
I decided to eat a little bit of everything and not restrict myself too much. I also started eating more healthy carbs like quinoa and brown rice.
I thought weight gain was normal the older you got, but I was wrong. You may retain more fat as you age but that’s no reason to let it stay.
I realized that I needed to make changes if I wanted to lose my belly fat so I started exercising and eating healthier food.
I started doing more strength training and less cardio. I also started eating more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean meats, and healthy fats like avocados.
We may store more fat with age but the need to lose that fat for our health and longevity becomes even more urgent. Knowing this made it easier to dismiss my cravings. Even if I indulged, I was able to do so more healthily, eating smaller amounts of unhealthy food with the intention of burning them later through exercise.
My life underwent a complete turnaround when I started using Immudi. I saw my friends taking the inflammation quiz and saw immediate results. I realized that my diet and exercise levels weren’t the problem.
My body chemistry was to blame. When I started using Immudi, it taught me that inflammation in my body caused many of these problems. This allowed me to make changes to my diet and see results within weeks!
People don’t even recognize me anymore! Strangers don’t believe I’m 54. And I can’t believe that the solution was a lot easier than I originally thought.
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