Are you sick tired of quick fixes that don’t work and empty weight-loss promises?
Are you ready to change your relationship with food and the scale – forever?
Is taking control of your cravings getting harder and harder as each year goes by and you just don’t know how to turn it around?
Do you think healthy eating means preparing complicated meals using fancy ingredients or cooking one meal for you and another for the family?
Do you think healthy eating means missing out on life’s special occasions or feeling deprived?
Soon after I turned thirty I returned to full time work as a single mum. I suddenly had a lot less time for myself.
Long work hours and lack of planning led to weight creeping on until I had gained 21kgs at my heaviest. My BMI landed me in the ‘obese’ range.
I was miserable. I refused to buy nice clothes as this wasn’t the ‘real’ me. I felt frumpy and avoided social situations unless and refused to have my photo taken.
I tried a range of quick fix diets, you name it I tried it – shakes and endless Very Low Calories Diets, fruit only until lunch, fat blaster tablets the list goes on.
They were all essentially the same – limited weight loss (they were all too restrictive and boring to sustain), limited exercise (you couldn’t exercise as you had no energy) and all resulting in me re-gaining any weight I did lose, and then some. I was a giant yo-yo!
I was fast approaching 40 when I had a health scare. It was then that I decided once and for all enough was enough and I had to do something about my health and weight.
This time it had to be sustainable – I was sick of dieting, depriving myself and feeling guilty about food.
I started paying close attention to what I was eating. I modified what and when I ate, but never considered myself to be on a diet. No counting calories, no shakes or pills – just real, whole foods.
I’ve continued to maintain this life style and haven’t ‘dieted’ in over 6 years.
Frustrated by the weight loss industry I now help other women change their relationship with food and eating, and to get off the diet merry-go-round too.
when I looked at this photo I was devastated, because the message it gave to me was that even though I thought I had made a good start, there was absolutely no visible evidence of it at all.
My usual reaction to feeling like this would be to say.. bugger it, I will give up because it’s not working.
But this time was different.
The photo on the left motivated me to keep going with the changes I had been making to my lifestyle. It motivated me to continue to remove the junk from my diet & instead nourish myself with wholesome real food & it motivated me to continue the exercising that I was enjoying more with each session.
The photo on the right is today. When I put them side by side I shocked myself.
To say I have a long way to go is an understatement, but I have started & I have continued & I feel amazingly healthy & fitter than I have ever felt before!
Thankyou to Jo @ Real Girls for the guidance, motivation & the resources to keep me going on this journey.