Healthy Eating Side Effects – Weight Loss?

This is the first article in this series and my first after my last post in Jan 2022.

Before I go into the details of my healthy eating journey, I want to clarify that this is my personal experience of healthy eating for the past 6 months and my advice/suggestions/recommendation in this series of posts may not apply to you. I’m NOT a nutritionist, doctor or professional in this area.

Please consult your doctor always before you make any changes to your eating habits.

Yes, I opted to show a very basic and not-so-interesting SALAD as the main image. It is intentional and I  will talk about it in detail later.

Like many others in pursuit of weight loss, I tried a variety of diets, just carbs or protein only, and anything in between. Honestly, most diets do work with immediate results of losing 2 pounds per week or more based on how religiously you were following different diets.

Based on what I learned in the last 6 months, I can confidently say that majority of the diet plans are more like bandaids to help you feel better but never intend to address the root cause. Again it’s my opinion, my experience and I do have some facts to back up my statement.

This time, I had a different question to ask myself. This question changed my perspective and allowed me to embark on a journey that I thought would be difficult to travel.

Side effects… I’ve lost 40 pounds, feel much better, no spikes in blood pressure, no seasonal allergies, no headaches, no inflammation, no knee pain, no panic attacks and the most important factor for me is my normal A1C numbers. I can proudly say that I’m happy with all the side effects so far! 😊

What made you to gain weight in the first place?

If I knew the correct answer, all I had to do is just reverse it and I would lose all the weight I gained over the years. But interestingly the answer to this question is multifold.

My 2 cents of wisdom here. Once you EAT and you can not UNEAT, naturally. Maybe there are other ways to UNEAT but I won’t be discussing that in this article.

I thought of a few things before this journey, how do I know what I’m eating daily is helping me? What are my body needs and what body is telling me every day?

Myth #1Eating everything in moderation is good! This is a big lie, especially in my case. It’s like gambling with your food and no one knows the odds.

Your body talks to you, listen to YOUR body. Your body is telling you or more strongly warning you that there is something wrong. Headaches, Knee Pain, Inflammation, Restless Legs, Disturbed Sleep Patterns, High Blood Pressure, Fatigue, Tiredness, Hungry All The Time, Cravings For Sugar, Cravings For Carbs, Not being able to Focus, Depression, Panic Attacks, and to some extent causing Mental Health issues.

Disclaimer:
I’m not an expert in this area. I’m here to share my journey but please consult your doctor always before you make any changes to your eating habits.

This is the first article in this series and my first after my last post in Jan 2022. Before I go into the details of my healthy eating journey, I want to clarify that this is my personal experience of healthy eating for the past 6 months and my advice/suggestions/recommendation in this series of posts…

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