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How I Started MY Weight Loss Journey

Posted Mar 08 2012 2:27pm
"Eating for Health"

"Eating 4 Health"

Every once in a while I will get a comment from one of my readers that becomes great fodder for a post. Tamara, author of, Empty Thoughts, Rewritten, left this comment recently.

Lately I have been thinking a lot about diet and wondering how changing it could help me. However, I have no idea where to start – should I start cutting or adding? etc. Not to mention that I don’t often have the energy to make proper meals. I would really appreciate it if you could do a post on how to get started when considering changing your diet to improve health.

While I do not proport to be an expert on diet and ME, I have discovered a few things that I can share in hopes that perhaps my discoveries will help you as well.

First, before you start, I would highly reading Jodi Bassett’s website, The Hummingbirds’ Foundation for ME , because she has done an amazing job in writing about food, nutrients, etc and how they impact ME. I would recommend you start with her page, Treating ME: Food as Medicine and go from there.

"Switch Diet"

Switch Diet

Second, you might want to read my article, Lost 30 Pounds by Making 6 Switches , which is actually how I chose to start my journey on losing the 125+ pounds I had gained from medication, poor eating, and inconsistent exercising.

Basically, what I chose to do to start the ball rolling was to,

I decided to switch from one ‘not so healthy’ item to something that was much more healthy ever single month. Each month I would make one new switch. Simple. Direct. Easy. Thus, in the past 6 months, I have made the following 6 switches.

For me, these minor changes ended up helping me to lose thirty pounds as a result.

From there, I would recommend a nutritionalist if you can manage that. For me, the nutrionalist helped me figure out that I could not eat grains, gluten, and corn by doing an elimination diet. It also helped me to see that I need to increase my caloric intake while balancing out my protein and fat intake.

In the end, the most profound thing I have learned in my journey with food and illness, is that every single thing I put in my mouth should be food that feeds my body to heal itself.

Determined to continue forward,

 

 

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