This Not Your Moms Diet

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Want to lose weight temporarily, be miserable doing it and put the weight back on as soon as your done?  Welcome to dieting.  Want to enjoy food, never be hungry, lose weight and keep it off?  Welcome to low carb.

I have never met a person that obviously lost a lot of weight over a long period of time and told me, “I’ve been on this diet for two years now!”  That’s because diets are temporary.  I know this because I’ve done them.  Ninety day programs, cleanses, fasts, etc. and they all have one thing in common and that is that they are temporary.  To be honest, I sort of expected the same when I started out moving to a paleo style way of eating.  And BOY was I wrong.  For the first time, I am not checking the time to see when I can eat again, I have more energy, the weight is coming off and I am getting in better shape than I have ever been in (thanks to adding in exercising and working out).

I have been on this journey now for just over three months and in no way feel like, “I did it!”  Because I am far from being finished.  This started as a goal of fitting into my favorite tan pants (which I did in two months!) and has turned into much more.  I am so thrilled with my results (down 17 pounds and 4 inches from my waist) and look forward to where this leads. Here is where I started and where I am today:

IMG_3121    10 weeks

I have taken time to study, understand and know what works for me.  And believe me when I say this has been the easiest way for me to lose weight.  It now feels to me like the weight loss is just a benefit of eating this way as is everything else that goes along with it. This has gone from a weight loss goal to a betterment goal.  At 54, I feel like I owe it to myself and my family to be a healthy, active person and this lifestyle is exactly what I was looking for.

I”m not saying there have been challenges, but even those have not hampered me.  I have allowed myself to enjoy some desserts, continue having my evening cocktails (I’ll work on those eventually!) and those challenges seem to be going away the longer I do this.

 

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