Can it be true?

Monday, October 15, 2018

It feels great to finally have found a plan that actually works with my body instead of against it. All the foods I was told not to eat, practically my whole life, are the foods that my body needs, desires, craves. All the crap that I was feeding my body was just that, crap. Low fat, low sodium, lots of "healthy" carbs. None of that works for me. I had to work twice as hard at a minimum and work out like crazy just to keep the weight moving down.

Maybe this isn't for everyone but my body loves it! I am eating delicious, nourishing, organic fats and a lot of them. I'm also eating a moderate amount of protein to feed my muscles. Carbs? No need for a lot of them or in my body. Low glycemic, organic vegetables in moderation and a little bit of berries now and then is all my body can handle without responding negatively.

They say this is not sustainable. Possibly; many people can't stick with it. I understand that. By the same token, the vast majority of people can also not stick with a "diet". I have tried so many, I'm sure I have lost track of them all. Each of them would work for a period of time, until you didnt' follow it anymore. Then the weight would come back with a vengeance and bring along friends.

Even when I lost 100 lbs, it didn't feel right. I was constantly weighing and measuring and counting. In addition, I was working out on every lunch hour and every evening. Loading up on "Healthy" carbs only to have to burn them off. Craziness!

Yes, I can eat out. Yes, this is sustainable for ME. NO...I DO NOT MISS BREAD!

I have had bread once since I started. I won't do it again. It made me tired and feeling sick. Two pieces of bread! I needed no other reminders. My body is telling me what it needs and its about time I am finally listening.

It's time for me to listen to my body. I'm listening and I finally understand.

I'm just over three months eating this way and I just passed 50 lbs lost. It's a winner for me. I look forward to all this life has to offer. Step one has been accomplished. I am walking up the stairs without holding on and taking one stair at a time...up I go! What will be next?


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  • -JAMES-
    It is sustainable. Look at the Wikipedia page on Carbohydrates. Search down for the word "essential" and it says no carbohydrate is essential for humans!

    A good point on many "diets" being unsustainable. Think of this one as Way Of Eating.
    542 days ago
    Congratulations! It's great when you find what works for you and your body.
    542 days ago
    Congrats on your loss. Do what works for you
    542 days ago
    Congratulations on your loss! Don't listen to the naysayers. Do what works for you. It's nice to be on same page, working with your body! Your body WANTS to succeed.
    542 days ago
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