It’s no secret that I thrive on encouragement, affirmation and recognition, I think we all do. I know I have done something, that for me always felt like the impossible. I truly thought many, many times that I just had to resign myself to a life of obesity. The challenge of losing weight just always felt so hard. Now that I have done it, I want to shout to the world of the overweight, obese, fatigued and diseased among us, “There is a better way to live!!”
I love to share my story. For one, it feels good to hear people say, “Wow!” and two, I want so badly for others to experience the elation, the sense of accomplishment, the improved health, the increased energy – I just want to save the world I guess. My husband tells me I can’t save the world, but whatever, I can make a difference by sharing my experience and giving people hope. Nothing makes me smile bigger than a comment on FB or receiving a private message that says, “Wow! Incredible! You have inspired me!!” or “You are such an inspiration!”
Trust me, if I can do it so can you. I get private messages asking what I eat and can I share my “food plan.” I have no written plan, but here is the secret……. there is no secret!! Just educate yourself on LCHF/Keto – read, read and read some more. KNOW what has carbs and sugar, read labels (or better yet if it has a label don’t eat it), eat real food!
Part of the problem people have is they are just not willing to give up the junk food that got them to the overweight/obese state they are in. I frequently see comments like, “I can’t imagine never having _________ again, that just isn’t realistic for me.” Well, I suppose it all depends on what you want. Personally, I don’t want to struggle with cravings, I don’t ever want to have to start over and I don’t want poison in my body. So for me, the statement is, “I can’t imagine putting __________ in my mouth, that just isn’t realistic for me.”
Other than fixing the food the big “secret” is to keep your mind right! I have said it a million times and I will keep saying it, you cannot indulge the fantasies about the food you miss. You cannot look at it as something you are missing out on or losing. If you are overweight or obese, you should be angry at the foods and decisions that got you there. View food in a new way. Food is strictly fuel so that you can live life. A life free of the bondage of carbs and sugar. They are poison to you. You don’t purposely ingest poison. Why? Because you know it is bad for you!
You must DECIDE you want the freedom that comes with being healthy. Trust me, the only thing you are missing by giving up carbs and sugar, is bad health, fatigue and fat. LIFE IS GOOD without carbs and sugar. Life is better than it has ever been for me and it can be for you too – just get your mind right. That is where your success lies. There are no magic menus to follow, no magic formula I can give you – you simply must decide what you want and discipline yourself and stop making excuses. That’s all. YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!