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So often I get that inbox or text from someone requesting my assistance with their weight loss journey. I'm always glad to assist. I usually loose people when I say that you have to start by getting your mind right. It's what I did and the best advice I can give anyone who wants to take it off and keep it off.
Get Your Mind Right
The concept is easy but you'll need to create a habit that becomes a lifestyle. The way you live and breath. Become so serious about living healthy, that it becomes evident in everything you do. Now, you'll have to give up some old habits but the payoff is priceless.
The last 6 months have been challenging and rewarding. I've been super, super busy with my new lifestyle. A healthier lifestyle has brought about a multitude of changes. I began preparing and eating a healthier diet in July of this year. I incorporated walking and toning into my day and behold, I lost a solid 68 pounds!
I love this new lifetyle. I showed my progress photos on Instagram and Facebook and gained support from a new group of online followers. The men and women who live fit and eat clean. Their workout photos, food diet photos, selfies and videos kept me motivated.
My current weight is 158 and my goal weight is 135. Hunnie, I stay in the full length mirrors. I feel better physically and mentally. My self esteem has improved and I feel sexy.
Therefore healthy is sexy and healthy is the new sexy.
I'll be sharing all of the tips and tricks I used on my journey.
Don't wait until 2018.
As always, look good, cook good and entertain in style.
Well, I found about by which foods were irritating my system and causing me to retain fat and processed sugar was public enemy number one. Guess who cut processed sugar from her diet and saw the results? Finding a meal diet that works for your body and your life can be very difficult, but I did it. Yes, I can have my Fried Chicken and my Cheesecake, but it has to be prepared caveman style. You heard me right. Your Frugal Home Cook decided the Paleo Diet was the best way for me to eat healthy and stick with it. Yeah me!
Eating like a Caveman is quiet simple. Just think of those ingredients that would have been available from the earth, animals and fish. Now exclude Refined Sugar, Dairy, Cereal Grains, Soy, Processed Foods, Unhealthy Salts and Potatoes and Certain Legumes and your eating Paleo. The reason this way of eating working for me is because it excludes those foods that were bad for my system and eliminated all that inflammation that's causing me to retain belly fat. Still working on it but there is a great improvement over all. Since I already had eliminated Beef and Pork from my diet, the proteins that I consume are Fish, Chicken, Seafood, Turkey and Lamb, which give me plenty of menu options for a lifetime.
Eating this way requires LABEL READING until you get to know your products and brands. Wear flat shoes because shopping may take a while at first and you can consider grocery shopping as a part of your exercise for the day.
I have a great deal to blog about, regarding my healthy lifestyle as a Personal Chef and a Food Blogger. For now, the very first thing I recommend to anyone who wants to live health. It is very simple to explain but difficult to do.
Actually a friend made a rather offensive but powerful recommendation that was my catalyst for change. Now, your Frugal Home Cook was not receptive at first.
#1.... I was as hot as a Tin Roof on a hundred degree day. Yes my nose was turned up, flared open and my your could have stepped on my bottom lip.
#2... I did not think he knew me well enough to be all hard core with me.
(Neck roll and instant attitude)
#3... He was PHYSICALLY Fit and had more than enough room to give this recommendation but I still didn't like it.
My friend complimented me first on my Facebook post regarding Dr Ian Smith's book and some other healthy tips I shared. Now, he's a smart man. He got me all comfortable first, but down the road he actually poured out the ugly. HINT.
Enough of the delay. I'll tell you what he said;
"Get Your Mind Right, Heidi"
Yep. The secret to my natural weight loss success was all in my head.
Before you attempt to live a healthy lifestyle and start this journey you'll need a made up mind.
If indeed you are in the right mindset you can make the necessary changes to living a healthier life.
Heidi L. Smith