A Diet Plan To Lose Weight
So here we are looking for a diet plan to lose weight; again?
I’m not going to pussyfoot through any of this because if I do I would be just wasting your time and mine.
How many diets have you put yourself through? I can remember an awful diet; two actually. One was some kind of cabbage soup and the other was a grapefruit diet. Both were atrocious. I didn’t lose a single pound while following either.
But there were many a day when I was scouting for a diet plan to lose weight by. I’d get all kinds of ideas from friends, from books, and even from the doctor when I asked. Then I’d try this one, or that one and always fail.
My heart wasn’t in it and apparently I didn’t really need to lose weight because I had plenty of attention from people who were attracted to me. Maybe I was just fine the way that I was. Plenty of dates later in teen years so no worries
I did have some emotional stuff going on; I just never had the mother that every young teenage girl should have. Mine was jealous of me and I could never figure that out. But she always made if my fault. Try and figure that out at fssixteen years old.
I did find a diet plan to lose weight, if you can call it that. I lost weight following The Atkins Diet.
Now there is a reason that The Atkins Diet worked for me. It was very low carb (no sugar, no bread, and no potatoes), and a higher amount of proteins and fats were, in fact, encouraged (whatever it takes to fill you up and keep you full). Here was a diet plan to lose weight if ever I found one. I lost weight quite fast as a matter of fact.
But after I lost the 20lbs that I had wanted to lose, I made the mistake of eating a single Christmas cookie, and that was all she wrote. I gained my 20lbs back as fast as I had lost it. Why? That happened because I wasn’t exercising and, my “will power” wasn’t what it should be.
“Will power”, you ask? That is probably a phrase that my mother would have used. Like I am supposed to have control over the food that my hand reaches for to stick it in my mouth? No options here for me. If it looks good, if it is pretty, if it’s sweet, I was grabbing for it to at least taste it.
I was 16 years old and thought I was too fat? I guess that’s a normal thought for a confused and lost teenage girl huh? My father left us, my mother was a recluse in her bedroom with a bottle. I couldn’t understand a thing that was going on in my world and no one communicated in our house at all.
That was the last “diet” I ever tried. Until later in life. Then I would say I was dieting but I never really was. I drank an awful lot of alcohol and you cannot do that and lose weight too.
It was after my first son was born that I went back to my version of The Atkins Diet. I ate no breakfast. I always ate a huge salad bar lunch at about 3pm. I drank a ton of Diet Pepsi and very rarely ate dinner. I had quit drinking by now also and I exercised for an hour every day. Then I divorced my husband!
I lost that 80lbs and all of my baby fat within three months. I was my version of the “bomb” now until about 7 years later and then I became pregnant again and gained the 80lbs back.
I had to eat when I was pregnant or I would be sick to my stomach; that was all of the time. Through all three trimesters.
what makes you think you need to diet?
I will explain a couple of things that I have learned over the last few years.
Diets do not work. They never have and never will. The more that you and I yo-yo diet, or crash diet, or perhaps we become a chronic dieter? The worse our body will respond to any future diets. Because by dieting, we are shutting our metabolism down.
Before dieting we have a normal supply of fat-loss hormones that could really help us to lose weight. But we have to go about losing the weight in the right fashion. Looking for a diet plan to lose weight in the correct manner.
Instead of “a diet plan to lose weight”, we cannot put a time limit on this diet plan. We must change our whole life-style and eat differently for the rest of our lives. If we go back to eating the same old way and our old life-style; we get fat again. Our fat cells do have a certain amount of memory. Just like our muscle cells.
setting up a new life-style
This new life is all about you and no one else. This new style is you and you alone and no one else has anything to say about it. This is your diet plan to lose weight; but it is not a diet anymore.
You get to learn to eat new foods. You get to learn to cook with style and flair! You get to eat foods like they serve is some of the fanciest, swankiest places. So get excited because this can be a whole lot of fun.
Just a few rules to this new life-style! No man-made carbs which means no wheat breads, rolls, pastries, wheat filled cereals, no wheat pasta, no wheat anything. Just forget bread and bread by-products. Better yet, eat nothing made of flour. No diet soda unless it is the brands made with stevia. No sugar or fake sweeteners except stevia. Limit fruits because of the sugar content. No fruit juices because whether they are 100% natural or organic, they are still all sugar. And move, move, move. Even if it’s a slow pace. Get at least six hours of sleep at night.
Weight loss supplements
I get all of my weight loss supplements at BioTrust. I have reviewed every supplement that I use in past posts if you want to read about them and how they help me. Then you can go back to read about them starting here and here and lastly right here.
Remember too: I am not a doctor so do not take my word as a physicians orders. Only your doctor can do this. I can only tell you what is working for me. If you get your doctor’s clearance or authorization to make changes to your life and life-style, then maybe what is working for me will work for you too. You can read all about where I get my supplements from right here.
Learn to reward yourself. I have totally cut out all sugar in my life. All sugar that is added to foods before I get them will never come home in my grocery bag. If anyone adds sugar to anything that I eat, it’s me and noone else. That is HUGE for me.
Reward myself? I did; you bet. I finally got a new set of pots and pans. Now I’m ready to learn to cook new things! I made a list called “a diet plan to lose weight ~ and my life-style changes”. I decided that with each new recipe that I tried, if I liked it, I will record it on my list. Eventually, there will be enough recipes to make a cookbook for diabetics.
Set your dinner table, even if it’s just for you. Make it fancy with a fabric napkin and a place mat. Even light a candle if you like. Turn this meal thing into a ceremony of sorts. Make it nice because you deserve it and you do deserve good foods.
Feed yourself whole and clean foods. Buy organic veges and fruits. They are more expensive, yes I know. But I don’t buy crap food anymore that has a bunch of sugar and junk in it. So I do have the extra cash to purchase healthier foods.
A great piece of fish or a great steak and veges. The eggs that I eat come from hens that are not in a cage and they don’t eat hormones or antibiotics either. The fish has to be caught in the ocean, and a fatty fish like salmon, but not farmed.
The beef has to be free range and no antibiotics or hormones. I have been told by a friend in the industry that there is only one kind of “beef” that is any good in the whole USA. I saw two steaks in the meat display counter at our local grocery store labelled Kobe Beef. Kobe Beef is really beef raised and slaughtered in Japan. At this grocery store it was selling for $19.99 per pound. The thing about Kobe Beef here in the US is that it is not Kobe Beef from Japan most of the time. So unless the butcher can prove to you that his Kobe Beef is actually from Japan, if you pay that kind of a price for it? It’s called fraud. To read the full story about Kobe Beef; go here.
I don’t drink cow’s milk anymore either; it’s for a cow’s babies not humans. But I do drink almond milk; even make my own when I can find organic almonds.
Here is another great book that I read. The Four Hour Body; Tim Ferris also wrote The Four Hour Work Week. This man shows how to eat the best foods, foods that are all quite healthy. He simply changed the things that he ate and he ate more than he ever had. But he also lost a whole lot of weight and he tells you how. He even tells you the kind of butter to eat; which was cool because it is the most natural butter next to making it yourself. Red wine? Chocolate? Yep. Read the book; he’s a great author and gives every key point. But it’s not a diet plan to lose weight.
I am done with the government (the FDA, the USDA, even President Obama) selling us short, lying to us, and allowing my foods to be either poisoned or genetically modified.
Have you heard about what President Obama is allowing in our drinking water? Read about the radiation you are now drinking in your tap water here!
Thanks again everyone for coming around to read the new post for today. For some reason I can’t get my posts to get shorter; I always end up talking your ear off. So sorry, but there is so much information I want to share with you. Let me know what you think in the comments below.