“My health was continuing in a negative pattern, other programs weren’t working…I knew if I didn’t make changes now it would have dire consequences.”
-Sandra, age 63
LESSON #1 - YOU CAN'T EXERCISE YOUR WAY OUT OF A POOR DIET.
Sandra’s “weakness” was sugar. She loved to bake and her sweet tooth often took over, especially in the evening. She also had a fairly high-starch diet, with bread or muffin in the morning, and snacking on chips or popcorn later in the day.
LESSON #2 - WHITE FLOUR IS PROCESSED IN THE BODY JUST LIKE SUGAR.
Sandra’s plan was simple -
Rather than focusing on what she shouldn’t have, we focused on “stacking the deck”, a term we use to describe getting the right foods in earlier in the day to avoid over-eating later in the day. It’s more positive to think about the good foods you should be eating, rather than the foods you should be avoiding.
LESSON #3 - IF YOU DON'T GIVE YOUR BODY WHAT IT NEEDS DURING THE DAY, YOUR BODY WILL SEEK OUT WHAT IT DOESN'T NEED IN THE EVENING!
By focusing on protein, fiber, and healthy fat at key points during the day, Sandra was able to curb her nighttime snacking, and within a couple of weeks her sweet tooth had subsided.
12 weeks later:
- Sandra had lost 18 pounds.
- Her body mass index was no longer in the “obese” range.
- She took 4.5” off her waist, 2.25” off her chest, and 1.5” off her hips.
- Her thyroid numbers were optimized.
- Her blood sugar was no longer in the pre-diabetic range.
The best part? I saw her yesterday at the office, and one month after her program ended, she had maintained her weight loss!
When asked how our program was different from weight loss programs she has tried in the past, Sandra stated, “It was fairly simple in what to have. What to eliminate from eating. Not counting everything and just helping to make better choices…the encouragement from all of you was amazing.”
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