Wednesday, July 4, 2018

How I Lost 14 Pounds Without Feeling Hungry

I recently lost 14 pounds. I'm about half-way to what I consider a-healthy-for-me weight. I'm somewhat embarrassed by my weight-gain because a lot of factors (and foods) helped me get to where I was, but even though I think it's important to acknowledge the factors and food, what I want to talk about today is how I lost fourteen pounds in three months without feeling hungry or deprived. And I'm doing this mostly because my daughter asked me to. This is for her, but also for anyone interested. (And I figured a lot of people would be interested, because I know that I've struggled with my weight for years.)

Anyway, here's how I finally lost weight:
I eat a lot of vegetables.
I go on really long walks.

I've been following Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D. recommendations, but I'm not a 100%. I'm also involved in a Gideon Games challenge, but I'm not even very good at that, either. And even though I know I would be a lot more successful if I adhered to her plan with undeviating diligence, I'm struggling to find/create a forever life-style. But I would recommend Susan's book to anyone interested in dramatically improving your life.

Here's the benefits of the diet I've enjoyed:
It's cheap.
It's easy.
It's filling.
I sleep better.
My digestive problems melted away.
My food cravings disappeared.
Menopausal symptoms (hot flashes) dramatically decreased.
(These last four items are much more of an incentive than how I look in my clothes.)

Here's what I eat and when:

9 a.m. oats, berries, half a banana, almond milk and a handful of cashews.
(I soak 1 ounce of oatmeal in 6 ounces of almond milk over night. In the morning I add the fruit.)
2 scrambled eggs with turkey sausage and peach salsa and a piece of fruit.

1:30ish p.m. 8 ounces roasted vegetables, 4 ounces of lean meat, and a piece of fruit.
a salad with lean meat, cheese, fruit, nuts, and salad dressing.

6 p.m. 4 ounces lean meat with 8 ounces vegetables.

Some of my new favorite foods:
sweet potatoes with butter and cinnamon
roasted vegetables drizzled with olive oil and seasonings
zucchini lasagna

Anyway, I hope this helps. And daughter, this is for you, and for anyone else interested in a happier life.

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