"When I stepped on scale, I started to cry..."
For this 56-year-old grandmother, every weight loss plan had failed. Now- finally- she reveals her 10 simple steps for weight loss success… ___________________________________
I was shocked. I started to cry...
After holidays, I stepped on scale and discovered I was 30 pounds heavier than I had ever been in my life.
I’m a 56 year old grandmother (somebody please tell me how that happened) and it occurred to me that this time, I might not be able to lose those extra pounds.
Luckily, my health is good. I decided to do a little research into problems and causes of obesity.
While searching for information on weight loss surgery, I happened on a study from Japan on apple polyphenols. It said that animals given these apple phytochemicals lost almost 30% of their organ fat after only three weeks. In addition, these lab rats also increased muscle strength.
“Wow,” I said to myself. I wondered if it might work for me too. It occurred to me that apple chemicals might be “rejuvenating” lab animals, since organ fat increases with age. Other studies said these polyphenols were very safe. So I went to health food store.
“Apple polly what?” said sales clerk. I knew I had to look elsewhere. Finally, I found a web site that had it for sale. I started taking it every morning.
Immediately, I felt a new surge of energy and clarity of thought. So far, so good!
Then, I set about changing a few of items in my diet.
First, I cut out refined sugar, and substituted diet colas and sugar-free candy to satisfy my sweet tooth. (There really have been some great improvements in taste of sugar-free choices in last few years. My favorites are diet Mug root beer, and Russell Stover sugar-free candies.)
I also added 5HTP to my daily supplement regimen, to help curb my carb cravings.
I stopped cooking with unsaturated oils, and switched to virgin olive oil. I limited my carb intake to ½ cup per meal, while keeping my body satisfied with plenty of beef, turkey, chicken, fish and cheese.
I ate as much as I cared to of protein, wholesome fats and unrefined carbohydrates, and gradually felt my body align to a healthier balance. Then, I began to slowly make my portions just a little smaller, one teaspoon at a time. I hardly noticed difference!