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Losing Weight


Losing Weight

Every year the one new year’s resolution is losing weight. There are so many diet and exercise methods; I can not speak for all of them. One thing for sure is we should know our bodies and figure out what’s best by doing research and finding common ground with yourself.

Losing weight is easier said than done. It’s a lot of bullets you have to dodge such as craving, temptations, and starving. You have to know what to eat and when to eat it. For example, knowing what fruits and vegetables are in season. Also knowing what is actually in the food you eat.

Remember! Losing weight is all about diet and exercise. DIET and exercise. Before you run to the gym making it hard to lose weight, stop and remember your food intake.

My observation, dairy, sugar, and meat make you bloat and gain weight. How I figured this out, is by doing the daniels fast. I came across the daniels fast my junior year in college. In college, I wasn’t so concerned with my weight, but one night I was in a friends suite, one of the suitemates asked if I wanted to join them on the Daniel fast. According to Wikipedia “The Daniel Fast is a religious partial fast that is popular among Evangelical Protestants in the United States in which meat, wine, and other rich foods are avoided in favor of vegetables and water for typically three weeks in order to lose weight and draw the believer closer to the God of Christianity.”

From my understanding, Those things included anything that had dairy and sugar; Anything that was made with chemicals or from an animal. My diet went from anything I want to fruits, vegetables, natural seasoning, and water.

Silly me I didn’t have a game plan, I just jumped in and grabbed what I can eat. I made it through the month questioning if Hot Sauce was vegan-friendly or not. I still don’t know if it is. My body detoxed all the toxins, and When I reached the end of the month, my stomach was completely flat.

Another thing during the daniels fast that made me want to quit was cravings, all the stuff I was not supposed to eat, I wanted, my solution for that was scheduled to feed that craving on a specific day. So the day the fast was officially over I was expected to eat a donut, the next Saturday nachos the next the Saturday, a corn beef sandwich from Katz’s. And that continued for two months. By the time the day came for the donut I wanted some tea and maybe a bagel.

If you are reading this and thinking to yourself I couldn’t do the daniels fast, or I do not have the time, I recommend you at least consider your diary sugar and meat intake. Research healthier options.

3 Replies

Hi, I went to a dietitian last yr for my cholesterol was high and she's recommended a Mediterranean diet is best. I try to stay on track but find it hard, also I eat a handful of almonds daily they have many health benefits.

andyswarbs in reply to Cschraner

Did your dietician recommend you eat almonds regularly? Almonds, whilst having health benefits are also tasty, and once you have eaten one are difficult to put down...

I am not sure they have any features that help with cholesterol levels. Like all nuts are high in fat, not fat with cholesterol such as that in animal products, but fat nevertheless.

Having consulted your dietician has your cholesterol actually come down? The mediterranean diet means different things to different people. The origins of it were based on hard labour in the fields of Southern Italy. So naturally there is a lot of sunshine also the daily regime of lots of cardio exercise cannot be a bad thing. This was an agrarian society who lived off the land. Translating that into a modern lifestyle where - for some people - exercise means little more than a visit to the supermarket may not yield the cholesterol reduction you are looking for, imo.

I say this not to put you off eating more plant food, that surely is a good thing. But what help cholesterol come down is a concerted attack on the subject. Reducing meat, dairy intake, hard exercise daily.

I think fasting can help because it gives the body, aka gut, a rest from processing food. Also it then allows the mind to see life in a different perspective. Finally fasting can also mean reduce calorific intake over time, and so weight loss is often a natural result.

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