All my life I lived an unhealthy lifestyle and struggled with excess weight. After my child’s birth, I started to gain weight even faster. In summer 2014 my stressful job, unhealthy lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits led me to the edge of collapse. At that point, I weight 264 pounds, and I started to feel physically sick. My knees and back began to hurt. I got shortness of breath and trouble with walking. My blood pressure was high and my heart beat was unnormal. I had zero energy. I was terribly depressed and very unhappy with my life.
That summer I knew that I need to change my life, but I didn’t know exactly how to start. I’ve already gone through the agony of various diets. None of them worked. Tasteless diet food, rigorous plans which I had to follow and then disappointment. I didn’t want to go through that again. Diets are the temporary solution, and this time, I wanted a permanent change of my lifestyle. I wanted to get my life back, to enjoy it healthy and happy – now but also when I get older. And that’s what got me started. From the beginning, I had amazing support from my husband. We were both actually on the same boat – overweight and unhealthy, so he joined me. I started to learn about healthy eating. Every day I discovered some new healthy food and the way to prepare it. I began to create new recipes and cook healthy at home. We were delighted with new healthy food.
We didn’t know healthy food can be so delicious! And the best part was, from eating all that healthy food, we started to feel better and better.
Healthy eating led us to the fact that we both lost weight – to this day I have lost 103 pounds 🙂 I still can’t believe that I lost that much weight – without starvation, without some magic pill – just with healthy eating. But most important is that because of that lifestyle change, my husband and I, we both feel much healthier now. We have more energy, and we can now enjoy our lives with our son.
Healthy eating is not just some short term diet – it’s a lifestyle. Ther’s no particular diet plan you have to stick with. No boring, tasteless food.
Healthy eating means eating natural fresh food, foods that are nutritionally rich and feeds your body, giving the body necessary energy. It also means eating food that cleanses the body and protects it. Healthy eating also implies to eat in moderation with intention – mindful.
If you take care of your body and keep it healthy, it will surely give you great things in return. I like to say that the “side effect” of a healthy lifestyle is losing weight and overall feeling better, so watch out 😉 Soon you may find yourself feeling great and good about yourself, feeling full of energy and look stunning 😉
My weight loss transformation has aroused interest. People I meet are interested in healthy eating that improved my life. Since I know how difficult it is to start, especially when you don’t know how, I started to write this blog. I want to share with you everything I have learned on my weight loss journey towards healthier and happier me. This is not just another blog with recipes. On this blog I will also share with you my experience, tips and guidelines on how to eat healthy and feel awesome.
I hope my story has motivated and encouraged some of you. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Love to hear from you in comments too.
Feel like you need some motivation? Check out my MOTIVATION posts.
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