The struggle is real, or at least that’s what I’ve presumed for many, many years. What I’ve actually learned is that weight loss is about decision-making. However, it doesn’t start with the decision, getting up, exercising, and ‘counting calories’. It starts with acknowledgment. Once I acknowledged that I was gaining more weight than I cared to, and I just didn’t like my fat choking me. I didn’t feel or look as sexy as I wanted to, and I knew that the next step was weight loss. The problems that I’ve had over the years have been my food. If I give up this, what do I replace it with? When speaking with other nutritionists and physicians, the unanimous answer was always the picture below, and no real information.
I looked at this picture on the wall, and thought to myself what in the hell am I suppose to do with that? I’ve had nutritionist suggest foods, but they forgot one main thing, seasonings, making the healthy food taste good. One agreement that I’ve made with myself is that my food MUST taste good. I am a country girl who loves her food. Make it more appetizing, appealing, and desirable. Not just do this and exercise, because you are fat. I hated that. I didn’t have any information that I needed to transition to healthy living, so I just continued doing what I had always done. I wasn’t going to eat cardboard, boring, and/or bland foods. That’s just making me suffer for being fat. Now does that sound fair? This was my situation, until 3 months ago! I found my solution!