I received an email a few days ago from a former 30 Days to Lean member that lost 27 pounds and had kept it off for over 6 months, that is, up until now.
She writes and says the following: “I’ve had 2 months of social eating, drinking and basically having a really good time. Honestly, I do not regret any of it.
But…I gained 6 pounds and was feeling terrible about myself. I had no energy. My clothes were tight. And I had zero motivation to get back on
I am writing to you so that you may share my experience with others in the hopes of helping them. But please do not use my real name.
Here’s what I did to get myself back on track. I hope it helps others. Lifestyle changes are rarely linear. I realize this now and this is in great part why I was able to get back on track. Here are the changes I made. And by the way I lost 2 more pounds on top of the 27 pounds I lost!
What I Did
1. I increased my vegetable intake dramatically. And to tell you the truth I did not do it right away. What I did right away was increase my protein. This was a mistake. I realized that the old style dieting had come back into my mind after gaining the 6 pounds -you know where you just eat a bunch of meat and get rid of sugar and flour? I know this was wrong but I quickly remembered what you said about increasing vegetables as a critical factor in not just weight loss, but in staving off diseases and feeling healthy and well. I stopped eating non stop chicken and other meat and got back to lots of vegetables with some protein, and some good fat. It was amazing how in a couple days, I felt completely felt well again. I don’t know why this surprised me but somehow it still does.
2. I switched my milk lattes for coconut milk lattes. It was no problem at all. My face stopped breaking out from the dairy and I became less lethargic. Again, I did this before and felt great, why did I stop? Creature of old habits. I am learning how to outsmart myself though. After day 1 of my switch I got back to run/walking in the neighborhood.
3. I became aware that I was
As I continuously became
4. I made a commitment to
I made the very next meal a
5. I began my morning ritual
I realize that I am not the only one to get off track. I just wanted you to know that the way you helped me connect with becoming healthier in the real world has made a huge difference in my life. I may get off track again, but I know how to get back at it and for the most part be healthier and happier. I hope this helps your members.
All My Best,