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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Eat Well For Life

I have fought and for the time being apparently won the battle of weight.

I will not profess that I am a nutritionist. Never the less these things are as connected as they are separated. The female side of my family is heavy as a set. 

My father and paternal grandmother were rail thin. I am five foot two and my weight hoovers at 120lbs. 

This however got all sideways one year.

As seasons changed and I pulled out appropriate clothing I realized it did not fit. 

I am hour glass shaped and wouldn’t you know I gain weight first right in the tummy. It makes me look preggo.

Now don’t hate ‘cause it might seem like I got the good genes. I have…dimples in my flesh and other markings if you get my drift. 

We are all human beings made of flesh. There are a few different body types and all we can do is accent what we have been given.

So there I was very single looking preggo trying to zip up pants that wouldn’t. I did what any internet junkie would do I hit the web.

My one fear was that I would have to do some miserable diet that left me hungry all the time and noshing on bare sticks of produce like a caged animal.

I just did not think I had it in me to go there. I asked the internet 

“What can I eat to make myself lose weight?” 

The short answer is fiber. From there I came up with these power tips for managing your figure:

Eat Breakfast to rev up and start your metabolism for the day

Drink Water 8oz at a time every 2 hours or more

Opt for high fiber foods

Avoid diet food ie, manufactured low cal or low carb options

No fake sugar it is carcinogenic

Eat, pure,simple and natural fruit, vegetables, nuts

Get moving (I did not and it took YEARS to move the weight)

Find and deal with your triggers or problems with food

Drop one bad food eating habit or food

Drink 100% juice

I found out as I researched diet and nutrition that I was under eating which had my system on shut down and storage. This is more common than people realize. 

If you only eat one or two meals a day your body thinks you are starving for those skipped meals and will hoard the calories when you finally consume them.

Eleven years since I was in my 20’s and dealing with this issue I have made more changes. 

Now I use raw sugar, I have given up hydrogenated oils which meant my beloved favorite candy bar Snickers. 

Next I want to stop ingesting corn syrup as a sweetener in everything but the problem is all the things it is in. Ketchup for instance, things you would never imagine.

Thankfully food manufacturers are getting smarter and listening to those of us who want such things.
The bottom line however is the best foods for us are simple and pure probably not anything that comes from a factory and has to be produced by large machines.


  1. It is all progress... One step at a time.. If you do it all it can come back and kick you in the teeth... So progress at a speed that works for you! Good on you to keep at it!!

    1. Yes definitely one step at a time. If I did it others can follow in my foot steps. Rock on!