So in the beginning of my journey I watched every weight loss episode of Dr. Oz as well as googled weight loss, recipes etc. I wanted to get as much information as I could. I yearned for it! I wanted to be informed! If this was going to be a lifestyle change I needed to figure out how to make that possible. I had to learn how to change my styles of cooking and grocery shopping! I had to learn how to have restraint living in a household with two small children that didn’t need to loose weight! Not to mention that their diet mainly consists of pretzals, PB&J, chicken nuggets and french fries. Those things might sound gross to you but when your first starting this journey anything that isn’t “healthy” is tempting!
First, I read Haylie Pomroy’s book The Fast metabolism Diet. It was a good read! I really thought her information about our body chemistry and having a work up done to tell you what your numbers are lacking was really interesting. I didn’t feel that I needed to go that route but made note for if there is a need in the future! She writes in phases which is helpful for many! She also gives you food lists which are a great tool! I bought the foods that I was willing to eat. Some foods I never ate before some that I was willing to try again just because I knew they were good for me. Really having a better understanding about why certain foods are good for you helped me to be willing to try something new. I stuck with certain foods and now love them. If you asked me 2 years ago about eating kale and drinking green tea I would have laughed literally in your face and went to the freezer to get the ice cream out and a spoon! No need for a bowl because there was no portion control!
Second I read one of Chris Powell’s books. It was about carb cycling. I am not a stupid girl but I have to admit it was a lot to think about so much so that I knew immediately it wouldn’t work for me. That said I took his advice about how much water I should be drinking to heart! Half your body weight in ounces a day! I also looked over his food lists and seeing the crossover from Haylie’s book I made even more of an effort to buy and learn to like some of those foods. I am sure many of you know Heidi and Chris and his show Extreme Weight loss so having watched you know he is someone to respect!
Dr. Fuhrman’s Eat to Live books are the final books I will mention. He has a great concept and offers many recipes! I really enjoyed learning his weight loss techniques and took what I was capable of from what I read. I still have many of his recipes that I made copies of and make all the time!
So, I encourage you to check out some of these books if you haven’t already! You don’t have to invest a cent into this…just borrow them from the library! Do research! Soak up this information and allow it to encourage you towards a healthy path. Be informed! The more informed you are the more you will want this! Another way to become driven is to challenge yourself to eat things you normally wouldn’t! Go a step further and learn to like them and incorporate them into your daily life! I need to be truthful with all of you reading this blog…I was honest with myself when reading all of these books! I knew I couldn’t follow any one of their plans so I took what I was capable of from each plan and incorporated it into my life with exercise and so my journey began!
Watch this!! http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/how-get-your-fat-eat-itself