“5. Pair what you crave with something healthy
Cravings aren’t all or nothing.
You can satisfy your yearning while still eating healthy by pairing a larger portion of healthy foods with a small amount of what you think you want.
It works because it makes meals more fun and tasty, but still gives your body the nutrition it needs to function at its best, suggests a Vanderbilt University study.
The researchers call it a “”vice-virtue bundle.””
So here’s how to do it: order the salad with grilled salmon with a side of fries or get a piece of grilled chicken and veggies with a small bowl of mac and cheese.
Fill up on the good stuff, and eat a quarter to half a portion of the splurge.
6. Don’t feel guilty when you indulge once in a while
It’s your friend’s birthday and there is cake.
If you eat a slice, will you feel joyous or wracked with guilt?
Delighting in delicious food rather than feeling shame about eating it may be key.
People who said they associated chocolate cake with celebration had more control over their eating habits and had less trouble maintaining and losing weight, reported a 2014 study in the journal Appetite.
One reason? Feeling guilty may make you try to ignore your thoughts, a strategy that actually backfires, causing you to obsess over the cake even more.”
I’m Ashley. And I tried it all.
Atkins, Southbeach, Nutrisystem, Weight watchers, Jenny Craig.
And I even listened to that silly baseball guy who talked about the shakes on TV for all those years.
And yet, since I had my second daughter at 28, I haven’t been able to lose any weight…
Well, maybe a few pounds for a little while but then it all comes roaring back when I stop whatever gimmick I’m on that month.
You should’ve seen me in my college days. I was tall, slim and had been blessed by the good lord with an hourglass figure that always turned heads.
Hey, it’s how I attracted my husband Tom!
But after Andrea was born… I couldn’t get back down to my normal 130. I’m 5 foot 7, and that was always a great weight on me.
Yet I’ve spent the better part of 20 years pushing 220 pounds.
Then one sleepless night, I stumbled on a Reddit post on how to lose weight effectively.
The post was written by Adrian Thomas, a retired paramedic from California who’d stumbled upon a weight loss solution that helped his overweight wife Amy finally lose 65 pounds.
The biggest revelation from Adrian’s post was that women in their 30s, 40s and even 50s don’t lose weight and are getting increasingly larger not because of junk food and lazy lifestyles as we’ve been constantly told by health professionals and gurus.
Instead, it is the toxins from micro plastics, from modern day pollution, from the food you eat — basically from everywhere — accumulated inside your body for years, that have caused hormonal imbalance in your body, forcing it to store fat.
So, no matter how much you work yourself to death in the gym or restrict your diets as much as you want, the metabolism destroying toxins inside your body makes absolutely certain you never lose an ounce of fat.
At that moment, it dawned on me that it wasn’t my fault that I could not lose weight.
All of the things I thought I was doing right, all the advice I’d receive from health professionals – starving myself, running until I ached, eliminating carbs, yadda, yadda, yadda — they weren’t really helping me because I wasn’t fixing the root cause of weight gain.
All that time and effort, not to mention thousands of dollars down the drain because I was fed lies by these so call health professionals who merely helped me treat and mask the weight gain “symptoms”, while all this time, toxic agents remained in my body making me gain more and more weight.
Can you believe that?
Adrian continued to explain that with only some minor changes, no matter your age, shape or size, you can flip your metabolic switch into fat burning mode for much longer than normal.
Adrian then shared a list of ingredients that you should eat, which will immediately trigger your body to melt away fat and make you feel more energetic.
He also explained that the natural ingredients will also restore healthy hormone levels, reduce fat storage and stop the uncontrollable cravings while helping to support a healthy heart, brain and joints.
I read what Adrian wrote again and again and jotted down everything I needed to do to fix my weight problem.
Despite Adrian showing a “before” picture and an “after” picture of his wife Amy from a couple of months ago, I was skeptical, especially when Adrian called what he did for his wife a “7-second hack”.
But I owed it to myself to at least give the ingredients a try.
And I was desperate to try anything.
Plus, Adrian obviously knows what works for fat loss since he single handedly helped his wife lose 65 pounds.
I immediately began eating the ingredients Adrian provided listed and followed the other steps he’d share in his post.
You won’t believe what happened next!
In a single week, I lost 9 pounds and could really see the difference right away. My hips seemed slimmer and my jeans started to loosen up.
So I kept following Adrian’s advice and I actually lost 67 pounds total in the next 5 months!
I’m not down to 130, but at my age and for my height, I think 145 is pretty darn good.
I look amazing in a sun dress and I feel 20 years younger… and to tell a bit of a secret… Tom can’t keep his hands off me!
Since then, I have found out that Adrian made it his mission in life to share this healthy weight loss discovery with women all across the world.
Adrian’s discovery has made such a big impact on my life that I would regret it if I did not share his presentation with others.
Imagine waking up every morning full of energy and loving what you see in the mirror…
Imagine enjoying the foods you love: pasta, wine, or even a dessert — completely guilt-free…
And imagine feeling good and living your life without obsessing about every single calorie you eat…
All while knowing your health is being protected by one of the most powerful natural healing rituals ever discovered.
If you’re a woman who has struggled with weight loss, you owe it to yourself to watch Adrian’s presentation and finally have the solution you need to lose weight and take full control of your life once and for all.
The consequences would have been disastrous had I not have stumbled across Adrian’s discovery.
I would never be living the life of my dreams right now.
And I would have continued to gain more weight and be inundated with a whole set of chronic diseases including heart-attacks, diabetes and chronic joint pains.
I really hope it has the same impact on you as it did on me. Because the information you’re about to learn has literally saved my life.