I had never imagined that my life would change so drastically in my early 40’s after being married for nearly 15 years and having children.
In my younger days I had somehow managed to stay fit and healthy. In college, I loved nothing more than wearing a bikini and going to the beach with my friends. I still remember all the guys “looking” my way, including my husband-to-be.
Even though I acted like it bothered me, I can admit now getting all that extra attention really made me feel proud about my natural assets.
I had never imagined that as I got older, I would miss the “good old days” of guys hitting on me whenever I dressed my best in my snug fitting jeans and sexy tops. But, here I am right now.
My marriage lacks the “fire” it once had at the beginning of my relationship. I stopped being “intimate” with my husband.
He thought that I wasn’t attracted to him anymore. But really at 220 lbs on the scale – I felt so fat and ugly that the thought of him seeing me naked made me sick.
I Was So Tired Of The Roller Coaster I Truly Felt Like I Was…
Doomed To A Life Of Being An Overweight Elephant!
As the reading on the scale crept up over over the years, it was one thing to be upset about the rolls hanging off my belly or the love handles that made every top look terrible or the way my thighs made my jeans appear to be holding back Hoover’s Dam!
My blood pressure and cholesterol levels had started hitting the roof. Regular visits to the doctor were draining on the bank balance and were limited to nothing more than blaming the scale as the cause of everything that was going wrong with my health!
And I had never expected that I would be going through menopause with severe obesity was definitely NOT something I had in mind in my younger days. And That’s When I Got Serious & Started Looking for Answers to my problems. My neighbour had been recommending a simple meal plan that had given excellent results for her in a short period of time and therefore she felt that it would work for me too. I had been sceptical about it and was avoiding it as much as I could.
But my neighbour swore by this simple eating plan and was absolutely sure that since it had worked for her, it would work for me too. The program was designed in such a manner that I would be able to customize the meal plan according to my body’s requirements and I would not have to give up my favourite foods.
If this so claimed simple meal plan could work for my friend, there was no reason to suspect why it would not work for me…
The meal plan was based on the idea of how our body’s systems switching our “Bodies Fuel”. Women especially deal with this. Our bodies are basically running on “sugar” or “glucose” all day long.
This is the main reason that whenever we feel hungry we crave chocolate and sugary drinks all the time. And the more of it we eat the more we crave it!
Inside the body there’s a different type fuel that is present. One that runs off “FAT”. If you can get your body to burn fat rather than sugar for energy, that’s the real trick to losing weight effortlessly.
In fact, once you switch your body to fat burning mode – you don’t even want to do heavy exercise!
The “Easy” way to get into fat burning mode, was to eat certain foods while staying away from a few foods that are bad for you anyways.
The best part about this simple meal plan was that all my favourite foods were present in it and it told me EXACTLY what to eat and how much to eat for each meal without starving and having to restrict my favourite foods. This is exactly what I wanted!!
Not having to give up my favourite foods, unlike the other restrictive meal plans and diets that forced me to eat those foods that I detested!!
All the recipes were really easy and scrumptious to enjoy! And it couldn’t have been more convenient.
Well, actually it could. Because the program also gave me options for eating out too! I could replace any meal I wanted with restaurant or fast food options too, with a little modification which I had to share with the chef preparing the dish!!.