A fellow blogger wrote a blog about battling weight loss, staying on an effective diet. Something she has been battling for years. What is she going to do that she has not done over the pass years? Become rigorous, consistent and dedicated to getting the weight off. I thought about her after reading the blog and just like her I suffer the same battle. If you have been reading my blogs I have been going through physical and mental transition as I near forty. Things do not seem to work like they use to. Yes I know it happens when you get older. Your body tends to respond slower than usual. For example, in my twenties and mid thirties I could gain five or ten pounds and as fast as it came it went. It’s a young thang of course; nonetheless I understand the war with the bulge. I have tried exercise, liquid diets, South Beach Diet etc., with no real lasting results. Not to mention many of the diets leave me fatigued. The question I ask is how to stay healthy and maintain a healthy weight.
Suzanne Somers “How to Fight Fat after Forty! Shed The Toxins Shed the Fat”, helped me to create a guide to living a healthier life and learning healthier eating habits. For me a realistic one, the reason I say this. The book is all about eating right, consciously choosing foods that are healthy for you. The omega -3 fats are heart healthy. It is about knowing the difference between good or bad fats. Life is water and air; she explains omega fats create a soft pliable membrane around each cell, allowing for water and air to flow. Animal fats from healthy animals like grass –fed cattle are acceptable in moderation. The problem with most animal fat is the food processing industry, contaminates with chemicals, growth hormones, or antibiotics. She also speaks of the types of oils that are good for you, Perilla, Flaxseed, and Fish Oils. I know now to stay away from Trans fats because they are unnatural they are partially hydrated oils in food such as margarine and shortening. Then there is omega-6 fats that are dangerous found in sunflower, safflower, peanut, soybean and cotton seed oil. Too many omega-6 fats and not enough omega-3 creates a hard membrane around each cell, allowing more cells to malfunction and become unhealthy, sick, with heart disease , cancer etc. Bottom line is people; Americans are dying from sugar, process foods, bad oils, and contaminated protein.
For me I decided to watch what I take in my body, and exercise daily, this time I will not only keep the pounds off, I will continue to
stay fit , by practicing conscious eating. No more fast foods, McDonald’s, Burger King. I choose to make time to grocery shop and chose healthy foods to cook. To learn more about eating healthy and shedding pounds go get the book it is loaded with healthy doable information.