The big mystery….How to Lose Weight, Not be Hungry, and See Immediate Results. I certainly have the answer for what works best for me. PALEO and EXERCISE. This is going to be a long post so put your feet up, grab a healthy snack and settle in.
I have always walked my dog 6 miles a day and would stay the same size. I wasn’t skinny by any stretch of the word but I was comfortable in my own skin and didn’t feel like I had tooooo many rolls to hide. Well this winter I had a nasty fall and did horrible damage to my knees, I was nearly 6 months before I could walk again, so that being said; I gained 20 pounds. I didn’t change my eating but with no exercise the pounds piled on. It has only been about that last 2 months that I can walk without pain, so that meant it was time to hit the track again.
I gathered up some good friends and enlisted them in our daily walk. We do 5 miles every day and keep each other accountable. The five miles go so fast with the 4 of us gabbing and solving the worlds problems, it’s great mental therapy to chat with good friends every day.
Soon we all noticed each other looking thinner, so at that point I decided to step on the scales even though I knew I would be horrified by the number. I closed my eyes, stepped on and held my breath. Well that was an awful shocker so I decided I would have to incorporate different eating habits if I wanted the weight to come off quickly and by quickly I mean my lifetime. Boy the packing the pounds on sure goes faster than taking them off.
That’s where PALEO came in. I have eaten this way in the past and I know it works so into the cupboard I went and dug up my PALEO COOKBOOKS. The first step was to detox from all the sugar and flour products, and once I got them out of my system things moved along much faster and the weight dropped off at a rate of 1/2 pound per day. I love seeing that kind of progress 🙂
Here are some must products that aid in making my weight loss a success. First you can’t exercise if your feet are killing you; I am partial to Asics Gel Shoes with Dr. Scholls Custom Fit Orthotic inserts. Believe me your feet will thank you if you invest in these two things. My next best thing in my workout arsenal is my Fitbit, it’s a bracelet that during the day, tracks steps, distance, and calories burned. At night, it tracks your sleep quality and wakes you silently in the morning, and syncs with your computer or smartphone. And now you can sync your Fitbit with your Walgreens Balance Rewards and earn $$$ Money for exercising. What could be better than getting paid to exercise, right? Below is a pic of what the fitbit looks like on the iphone app you can see how many steps I took that day, how many miles, and how many calories I burned. It’s great motivation and keeps me on track. If I do less than 4 in a day I’m disappointed with myself.
It Starts With Food is a must read, it describes paleo eating as well as outlines a clear, balanced, sustainable plan to change the way you eat forever and transform your life in profound and unexpected ways.
These are my favorite Paleo recipe book, they are easy to follow with no strange unheard of ingredients.
And the last thing on my list is my Chill-Its Cooling Towel all you do is wet it and wear it around your neck. It reduces the effects of heat stress, fights fatigue, and you can wear it for hours of cooling relief. This product can make all the difference on a hot, muggy day.
The best part of eating Paleo is I’m never hungry, nor do I feel food deprived. When I’m eating the right food my body tells me when I’m full. When I’m loaded with sugar and white products my brain doesn’t know when to tell my stomach to stop eating. I eat as much as I want and still continue to drop the pounds. The hardest part for me is my baking habits for my kids. I make goodies for their lunch pails every few day and have to make myself walk away. I know what I should eat and what I shouldn’t but I think I sometimes hear those fudge brownies call out to me……”eat me”. I am determined to keep this up and shed those unwanted pounds and since writing this post (it has been waiting to go live) I have dropped another 5 pounds in one week, and I am now jogging in the morning and walking in the evening. I may just be a skinny gal after all.
So there you have it, this is what works for me every time. Calorie counting has never worked for me. I like to eat and I can eat all I want on the Paleo plan. Do you have a weight loss success story?
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