It’s all about EASY

My whole family is now healthier. Even teenagers and picky eaters love the food!

In my last post, I revealed the methodology I used to find a solution for dropping 40 lbs and 3 sizes. Turns out, theat system for eating every three hours was about balancing blood sugar throughout the day. You’ve heard that it’s healthy to eat six times a day, right? Studies have shown that the same calories spread out over more meals will contribute to weight loss. But wait, there’s more.

To trigger my body into a lovely high-energy mystical state called ‘fat burning mode,’ each meal also had to carefully measure out the amount and type of carbs (to stay under the magic threshold where the insulin pump kicks in), and then balance the carbs with protein and fiber for the highest level of satiety (i.e. to ward off hunger). I already knew a little bit about the body’s insulin reaction to carbohydrates because my brother and sister are both type I diabetic, and it sounded like a smart strategy for weight loss too.

But how would I keep up with the logistics of special little meals for as long as it took to get to my goal weight? Here’s the beauty of this program—you only have to think about one meal a day. Five meals are medically formulated nutritional ‘fast food’ purchased through the program (meeting the scientific objectives mentioned above), and one meal is a ‘lean and green’ that you fix yourself and eat with your family.

I would never before have considered meal replacements as part of a weight loss plan, so why now? Is my dear, wholesome, make-it-from-scratch mother turning over in her grave (as has crossed my mind)?  Why? Because it sounded easy, and I needed easy. These crunch bars, pretzels, shakes, soups (and more, much more)  are easy to stuff in a brief case, eat on the bus (yes, I know you’re not allowed to eat on the bus, just sayin’), or mix with hot water at work. I took the plunge, my coach helped me place the order, and my food came a few days after Thanksgiving, Excellent timing.

To be continued…

About Leslie

In my 50th year, I had an amazing transformation that I had actually lost hope of achieving... I started a program that helped me lose 40 lbs and three sizes! The program met all my requirements for being sensible, fitting my lifestyle, nearly cost-neutral, and focused on acquiring habits for long term optimal health. This blog is to share some of what I discovered and what I am still learning. To learn more about my program, go to www.iamlivinghealthy.com, or just ask me!
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1 Response to It’s all about EASY

  1. Jessica says:

    I’m reading! Go, Leslie!

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