I started my weight loss journey in 2012 after making a New Years resolution to lose some weight.
I was starting to develop symptoms associated with diabetes and that scared me. My knees and hips ache daily and it is difficult for me to walk up and down the stairs.
Why did i gain weight
I would say that much of my weight gain had to do with inactivity. I work from home so I didn’t really have to leave the house. I was very inactive. Also, during this time, my husband was out of work as well, so it was a bit stressful. I did a lot of stress from eating. I was consuming at least 3000-5000 calories a day without exercising and burning less than a few hundred calories a day.
Here is what I did:
My husband came home from work one day and mentioned to me that a co-worker had lost an enormous amount of weight simply by cutting sugar out of his diet.
It is almost impossible to eliminate all sugar from your diet. Fruits and some vegetables contain natural sugars. Some simple carbohydrates can be turned into sugar in your body. The sugar he was referring to was white and brown sugar. I eliminated sugar from my diet.
I started looking at my diet and noticed that I was eating a lot of carbohydrates (pasta, bread, rice, potatoes). I removed them from my meal plan. I also cut donuts, honey buns, cakes, cookies, ice cream, and tarts from my meals. It was not a juice or soda drinker, so it was easy to remove. I also completely eliminated cheese and cow’s milk from my diet.
My meals consisted of: oatmeal, bananas, strawberries, eggs, turkey bacon, chicken, ground turkey, kale, collard greens, spinach, green beans, northern beans, chicory peas, broccoli, almonds, sunflower seeds. almond milk.
I drank half my weight in water every day. This included green tea with lemon (no sugar, honey, or agave nectar). Probably the hardest, but I knew that drinking water would help me stay full longer, help me stay hydrated, and help flush toxins out of my system.
I walked more than 20 minutes a day, 3-4 times a week. He walked everywhere. The closest store was about 8 blocks away. I didn’t care how cold it was outside. He was committed to getting as much exercise as possible. He made up reasons for having to walk to the store to get in every day.
Most people only release waste 2-3 times a week. I was eating 3 to 5 meals a day, but dropping 1 or 2 times a week. I was beyond constipated.
Why is waste release important?
Cleaning your colon has the ability to help you lose weight. People have lost up to 20 pounds over a period of one month. What a colon cleanse does is remove affected foods, parasites, worms, and intestinal sludge from your colon. One of the many things it will do is help jump-start your metabolism, helping you burn fat faster.
I knew I had to do something, so I started taking castor oil. That’s terrible and it made me nauseous, but it worked. Within hours it was releasing, but after stopping the castor oil my system wouldn’t let go so I had to try something else.
What I found is that there are mild detox teas that will give you the same results. I started adding this along with a liquid multivitamin to my diet and now I can do it 2-4 times a day.
As a result of changing my diet, increasing my vitamin intake, and releasing more waste, I lost 92 pounds in a 2-year period. I went from a size 18 to a size 10.
This was the plan that I followed. I have been able to maintain my weight loss for the past 2 years.
For me, this is not just a diet, but a lifestyle change. I still enjoy the foods that I like, but in moderation.
Can this work for you? Yes. The question to ask yourself is is your current health worth it?