I would like to let you know how I am doing on my healthy decision, weight loss program. I have tried many different diets in the past. Some of which I had a bit of success, but not many. When I spoke with Kristin, my discussion was that I needed to change my eating habits. I don’t just mean for a while to lose some weight then go back to eating the same as before. Bare in mind, this is a decision I needed to come to grips with. My attitude needed to be such that what I was entering into was a change of eating that would be the way I would eat from now on. I knew this before, but never really allowed it to sink in. Kristin and I spoke briefly and I felt that she offered advice that was in line with my needs. She met with me and had prepared information for me to let me know how things worked, game me information on items I should be eating as well as taking things that I liked and worked them in to the program. Kristin came prepared with plenty of information and answers to my questions. One of the best things that happened is that my wife sat in on the conversation, at no extra cost, and for the first time she allowed this information to sink in as well. Now not only I but my wife also are eating better and losing weight. This is not a lose weight quick program, it is a change in eating correctly and lose as you go. It is probably best to remember this more than the losing weight, because the weight will come off if the plan is adhered to. I met Kristin at the gym so she already knew I was on an exercise program, however, she offered good tips for success in this area also, and is always available to answer any of my questions I have been eating lighter meals and not feeling hungry because she mixes the proper foods to work together to insure it sustains you until your next meal. She explained the way the body works in that it is best to eat something (good) every 3-4 hours to keep the body burning. If you let it go to much longer the body will into a slow down mode in order to preserve what it needs to keep it going for a while, in the event of a shutdown. The body is smart and some of the techniques are to fool the body by switching things up occasionally, which Kristin explains. She originally asked me what I eat and when I eat on a daily basis. Her response was that I need to start to eat more. I wasn’t expecting that, but as explained earlier the body is like a wood stove and need to have a few logs thrown on occasionally in order to keep it burning. I went into a little detail in order to give you a good picture of what Kristin has done for me. I have changed my eating about 3 months ago and have dropped about 18lbs. so far, but this time it’s not all about the lowing of weight, which is very important to me, but I know in order to continue to live healthier I need to continue as she suggested.
A side note: I have been having trouble with my triglycerides being too high and last month when I had my blood tested the doctor said it is perfect and attributes it to my change in eating and loss of weight.
May 12, 2009