By the time I was six years old, I had started to figure out that I was different from my slender sisters.
They were a few years older than me, and they never ever seemed to be as hungry as I was. I almost always cleaned my plate, and asked for more, but my sisters, especially Nancy who was two years older than me, almost always had to be encouraged and cajoled to eat enough.
After I was put on my first calorie counting diet at age eight, things got worse.
I remember always being hungry, sneaking food, and getting fatter.
I remember all of the names people used to call me. My friends and family used cute names like Chubette, Pudgeball, Weeble, and Melon Belly. They wanted me to lose weight because they wanted me to be healthy and happy.
They also wanted me to lose weight because I embarrassed them.
I was willing anything to make the people around me proud, happy, and kind, so when I discovered that cigarettes and Dexatrim could curb my ravenous appetite I started smoking and taking diet pills almost every day.
For the next 20 years, I smoked when I was hungry, and that kept me from becoming obese.
Then, I met the love of my life and we decided to marry and have a child. I quit smoking, became pregnant, and I started to gain weight at a shocking rate.
Years of research and study as a trainer and nutrition specialist have shown me that I was suffering from insulin resistance. Gestational diabetes was suspected when my blood sugar rose, and I developed pregnancy induced hypertension.
Thank goodness our son was born healthy, but my weight had soared from 125 to more than 205, and after delivery it didn’t want to come off. I took seven years of cardio and low fat dieting to get my weight down to 165: still clinically obese.
It wasn’t until I stopped trying to diet and exercise like a “normal” person that the excess fat came off for good.
Normal people seem to be able to lose fat by cutting calories and doing more exercise. The trouble is that normal low fat foods like bananas, oatmeal, and low fat yogurt make me ravenously hungry.
Yes, you read that right. Some of my most powerful over eating triggers are bananas, grapes, whole wheat bread, and rice cakes of all things! No wonder I couldn’t overcome obesity for seven years, even though I was doing up to 12 hours of cardio a week!
Yes, you read that right. Some of my most powerful over eating triggers are bananas, grapes, whole wheat bread, and rice cakes of all things! No wonder I couldn’t overcome obesity for seven years, even though I was doing up to 12 hours of cardio a week. On top of that, the cardio wasn’t making me leaner, it was making me hungrier.
Back in 2008 everything changed. I started doing body weight intervals, and lifting weights. At the same time, I stopped eating sugar and grains. I lost all the weight I wanted to, and I never gained it back.
Two years ago, I began offering fat loss challenges to my readers and clients. Our next challenge begins on November 1st., and I want you to join me in giving up sugar and grains for six weeks.
You will receive six weeks of meal plans, including recipes, shopping lists, and troubleshooting tips.
We will also train three times per week, and we will support each other on a private Facebook page.
In addition, everyone will will receive one 20 minute coaching call each week.
Finally, if you take before and after photos, and share them with me and the private group, you will be eligible to win a $250.00 prize for the most inspiring transformation. This will be voted on by me and the participants only.
The cost is $99. I will send you an invoice through Paypal.com.
Simply send an e-mail to me:
firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me you want to join the challenge.
The average result for those who complete the challenge is a loss of ten pounds of fat. One of my clients, Mauri C., lost a stunning 22 pounds in six weeks.
If you have tried “Normal” weight loss plans without getting the results you want, it’s time to work with a coach who has overcome overweight and obesity herself, while helping her clients and readers lose thousands of pounds and inches.