THE WEIGHT LOSS FROM LIVING WITHOUT CHEMICAL INDUCED FOODS.
I will let you in on my weight before my healthy lifestyle, I weighed in at 328lbs, yes I was huge and felt like crap all the time. I never had the energy to do anything and I lost the will to even do anything, but eat and watch tv and sleep. I started reading the additives in the foods I was eating and began my journey, so far almost a year in I have slowly lost down to 241. I know that isn’t a massive amount of weight loss, but I am starting to feel better and my life seems to have a purpose now, you see I was eating everything that wasn’t right for my body.
You have to get it in your mind that you want to change and there’s no miracle pill or even surgery that’s going to let you to keep eating all the bad things for you and lose the weight to become healthy. Losing 88lbs in about a year is slowly taking my life back and by the start of the next year I will be down to 199lb and then lower to my goal weight of 178lbs.
YOU HAVE TO KNOW YOU CAN CHANGE BEFORE CHANGE CAN ACCURE
I think everyone that lives without looking at the foods you are consuming, will see what I’m talking about if they would just start slowly and introduce healthy options daily into their routine of non-healthy foods. If you quit cold-turkey from eating the bad foods that tastes great to the healthy foods that tastes bland, then you will more than likely keep the bad foods in your diet and never completely stop eating unhealthy.
I went from eating snack cakes to natural peanut butter. Also from eating canned chili to eating homemade chili with beans fresh from the garden and the meat, I used the leanest I could find. I will post my recipe for the healthiest chili I have ever ate on hear later this week. I feel a lot better and I know if I continue on the path that I’m on, I will get to my goals and then some.
I know you love the flavors of all the seasonings you put in your meals you prepare and I don’t blame you for wanting your meals to taste good. Let me know what meals your preparing and I can help you place natural flavorings in your meals that will substitute for the chemical induced seasonings you buy in the stores. The way we look at our lives will reflect back on our friends and our families for generations to come.
If you control what you put in your meals then later in life when your children or grandchildren prepare meals they will talk over the dinner table about how mom/dad/grandpa/grandma. Prepared this when I was younger. I think if we change our mindset as to how we live our lives and eat healthy we can place that forward in future generation to live healthy stable lives on their own.
I know your thinking why is he talking about weight gain. Well with weight loss comes weight gain. I think so many people, when they lose weight and at the first sign of weight gain they give up and stop their diets. I have seen so many fluctuations with my diet and weight gain and weight loss. I just keep pushing forward. If your car runs out of gas, you don’t junk it do you? Same with your body, if you see weight gain one week it’s ok just keep pushing forward with your goals.
People all over the world wants to be healthy and wants to eat right. Weight gain is so depressing and I know from my own experiences it can be degrading to your mind. I promise if you will keep pushing forward you will reach your goals. A lot of people will obsess to the point of nervous breakdowns if they gain a pound during a diet.
I know of some people around here that just won’t eat if they don’t lose a certain amount of weight each week, that’s bad on your body and also your mind. You need food for energy and your health. Weight gain to me is a fact of life. You can overcome it.
YOUR PATH TO WEIGHT LOSS
What is your path to weight loss, maybe there’s someone out there, that thinks there’s just no hope, you won’t ever be healthy. You may think, like I did for a long time that what’s the point of losing weight when I am around people that eat all the time and I can’t look weird and not eat what they eat. Maybe you have lost weight and now you have gained back all that weight, plus some. Maybe you are depressed and you feel like nothing you do will make a difference how people look at you. I promise from personal struggles I have had with all of the things I listed above, you can change your life, You have to look in the mirror and know you are worth something and you are going to lose the weight for you and know one else.
MY MINDSET TO WANT CHANGE
In my case their were no doctors showing me how to change, they would tell me how to eat and what to do, not showing me though. I woke up one morning and I was standing in front of the bathroom sink brushing my teeth and I said I am ashamed of myself and I am going to change. I will start researching all the chemicals and additives in my foods I am eating and the bad ones I just won’t eat any longer and I will start drinking lots of water and I will love myself even when know one else loves me.
It all started there and I knew I was in for a challenge because almost everything in my home was bad for me: from canned tomato soup to the processed chicken patties in my freezer. I was in for a wakeup call, I had nothing to lose. I am not married and I’m single and It’s just me and the dog. So here we go, I started by adding fresh lemon juice to my water and every morning I wake up I drink a small glass of apple cider vinegar mixed with honey. When I eat breakfast that controls how much I eat, by making me feel fuller and it help with digestion and the overall way I feel daily.
MY NEIGHBORS THAT INTRODUCED ME TO THE APPLE CIDER VINEGAR MORNING DRINK
I have been drinking the apple cider vinegar drink for way longer than I have been dieting though. My neighbors that lived next to me for couple years before they passed on. They were in their 90’s and every morning I would go over and see if they needed anything when I went to town or I would help them around the house and I noticed they would always mix that up in a glass and drink it every morning. I asked them one morning why they drank the mixture and they told me for their health, that they haven’t been sick with any cold or the flu in 25 years. I thought no way that can’t be right, so I went into to town later that day and I bought apple sider vinegar and some honey.
I had never drank Apple cider vinegar before, so I thought it may taste like apples, it can’t be that bad. lol. I was in for a shock of my life. I brought it home poured me a tall glass and mixed a table spoon of honey in there, and bottoms up. I almost puked and I gaged and spit it out. I thought I must have had a bad bottle or it was out of date. I couldn’t believe how nasty it tasted. So I went next door and the nice neighbors were laughing at me and said you have to mix it 2 parts water and just about 8ozs not 12 like I fixed.
I said ok and drove back to my house and I forced myself to drink that and still today 5 years later am still drinking it. Guess what they were right, I haven’t been sick in over 5 years with any cold or flu or any real health issue. Apple cider vinegar is the real deal and it tastes like the worst thing you could ever put near your mouth. It’s healthy for you and will help you not get so sickly every year and if your sick or have a toothache or even indigestion, the drink mixture will do wonders for you.
In the journey of weight loss, you have to tell yourself that you can do it and stay positive, even when there are people around you that don’t care or want you to fail. Don’t lose weight for anyone but you and the happiness you can bring back to your family.
Just know that you are not alone and anything on hear I can ever help you with I will do my best to inform you how I am doing it. You can find your way back to the circle of life. The chemical foods doesn’t have to be the only way, there are tons of other options out there that will help you in your journey to find happiness within yourselves and the foods you consume.
Thank you to the people that have joined and read these posts and messages about changing our lives for the better. Thanks for joining this voice for change in the toxic foods that are in our grocery and supermarkets stores nationwide. One day soon that change will come and we can all say we had a hand in that change. Have a safe and happy weekend.