i have been on and off the "weightloss" wagon so many times that i lose count.
I will say it took me about 6 weeks to really notice a difference when i had the lifestyle of "everything in moderation" and eating a healthier form of the SAD. I noticed a little bit more energy and felt better. I lost a bit of weight here and there, but certainly not as much as I wanted and certainly not as fast as i would have liked. I did a different kind of exercise than I did before. With my old lifestyle i was a treadmill person. It was ok. I lost weight and got fitter, but i can't say that I was healthy. I still got colds, sinus infections and bronchitis every year. I was on HBP meds. I did over the counter weight loss supplements. Yes, i lost weight only to gain it back later.
Two years ago, I jumped off that lifestyle with both feet. I adopted what I consider a healthier lifestyle. i chose to go with a more plant based lifestyle. I now choose to do a more intense form of exercise. I see a chiropractor twice a month and exercise in his office twice a week. Again I chose to do this. I am not saying that my results are typical or atypical. It was my choice. i am not banging other healthy lifestyles. But I will say, once I went to a plant based diet and chose the more intense exercise, I noticed within a week differences. Now in two years I haven't been sick, I haven't had a cold. I no longer get bronchitis. Do i attribute the results to just a plant based diet? No. of course not. I attribute it to making a change that made sense to me.
For the previous 18 years to this change, sure i lost weight, I got into smaller clothes, but I still got sick. i still felt tired. I still had cravings I no longer have.
if you are not seeing the results you want, I in no way am telling you to make the drastic change i did. See, i don't have a family to worry about. It is just me and my dust bunnies. There was no one in my household that told me they wouldn't eat that or don't want to do what I am doing. It was me and me alone. Make small changes for yourself. Change up the exercise. Change up the dietary choices. Get a spiritual relationship with God and yourself (He is the ultimate Foodie). Get an emotional support from within.
I just read a post from someone who was studying health and mentioned Spiritual and Emotional health being important to your journey. In some ways I think that these two concepts are more important than anything else.
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