I'm officially down 40 lbs, and 42 inches! I EAT! I'm rarely hungry, and when I do get hungry, I EAT! Now let's get REAL.... I don't go in my kitchen when I feel hungry and chow down on everything I recently purchased at the grocery store! I eat 3 square meals a day, I have snacks when I want a snack, my family occasionally orders Pizza, AND My birthday was last Monday, and I ATE CAKE! Actually I'm still eating cake! LOL Can I do that ALL the time, absolutely not! I'd be big around as that cake! I call my eating style... LIVING! I don't "cheat" on my diet, that comment offends me. I don't "reward" myself with food. I also find that statement offensive. (no I'm not easily offended,lol) It's simply "living". I eat healthy, and when my body is hungry for a sweet treat, or a salty snack, I eat one! I don't go crazy and eat a whole pack of cookies, and I don't eat an entire bag of chips, but I will indulge on occasion.
What foods do I eat? Although I've yet to go ALL in, I lean toward a Mediterranean style diet. Fresh fruits and veggies, lean meats, and I have cut out white refined foods, and switched to brown rice, brown breads, veggie pasta's etc.
My diet system incorporates 3 products into a system that combines Supplements ( no meal replacements) your own foods, and 3 lifestyle changes for 3 months at a time until you reach your goal weight! As a bonus those supplements have also reduced my cholesterol to a normal level, and taken my pre-diabetic levels and brought them down to normal as well!
The lifestyle changes are easy to follow. There are 5, simply choose 3 of them:
1.Cut out Sugary Drinks
2.Cut out Fried Foods
3. Walk 7500 Steps per Day
4. Cut out White Refined Foods Like White Rice, White Sugar, White Bread, etc.
5. Drink 5 Twelve Ounce Glasses of Water per Day
How easy is that!
Here's an example of the Mediterranean Diet:
Here is a sample Shopping List:
Pinterest has some GREAT Mediterranean Diet Recipe's and additional shopping lists.
Info on the system I'm using, the M3 System, can be seen on my website:
You can receive an additional $10.00 discount when you order the system using referral code 144068.
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