How I lost weight without starving myself,
Issue: Kick Start moment.
On our last edition, I talked to you about the difficulties of losing weight; how I tried diet after diet. I tried milkshake powders, diet pills, and starving myself. Nothing seemed to work long term. These things only worked for a very short period of time. That way of eating never lasts, and the weight always came right back, and I ended up gaining more weight than before. I realized I could go all day eating the right things, but at nighttime, I had my biggest problem. I would be very hungry, so I would eat the wrong kind of foods, only to fall victim to discouragement, guilt, and shame. I remember starting off each diet off with a desire to lose weight, thinking the less I eat, the quicker I'll lose the weight. But once again I was wrong. I remember asking myself this question: Why are you so hungry all the time? I didn't know that my hunger pangs could be used as fuel to burn weight. I started doing research on foods, and how to use food as a fuel to burn weight, and I discovered I have been doing it all wrong for years. I have been eating less, hoping to lose weight fast. I didn't realize that my body has been going into starvation mode, storing the food up so it can use it when it thinks it's the right time to protect me. My metabolism was very slow to nonexistent. I could go for days eating next to nothing and lose hardly anything. And then, when I finally ate something I would lose weight. "Go figure." I found out by trials and errors that if I'm going to lose weight, I must eat! And that's what I did!
Well, let me tell you how this weight loss journey began.