My name is Sara. I’m a Mother. Wife. TV and Film Maker. Landscape Freak. Writer. Since age 10, I’ve battled the beast of excess weight.
In the summer of 2015, I officially had 100 pounds to shed. It was a painful awakening and I decided it was time to get radical. Over the years I’ve done every diet program imaginable. You name it, I’ve tried it. And I lost, then gained, then lost more, then gained more. Then, in 2010, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease that makes it even harder to lose weight, and in fact led me to the biggest weight gain of my life (higher than when I was pregnant with either of my children). I never wanted to look in the mirror and see that 100 pounds again. EVER. I needed a permanent weight loss solution and I needed it fast.
On October 15, 2015, I began. In just 8 weeks I lost 26 pounds. An absolute miracle for me. And Now? I’m 85 pounds Down and Done with 15 pounds to go!
So why is this time different?
It started with research: I needed to understand why my body seemed to be fighting me all my life around losing weight. Why was my eating so out of control after 6pm? Is it possible to end food cravings? How do hormones play into the whole weight loss equation? And why was this the ONE goal that continued to illude me?
None of the weight loss programs ticked all the boxes for me. I wanted to do this without spending several hundred dollars, without medication, with REAL food, no powdered drinks or cleanses or crazy starvation plans. And, I wanted a PERMANENT solution.
I read a lot about how sugar and flour were doing more than just adding calories to my diet (thank you Dr. Robert Lustig) and about how clear and unambiguous rules make changing habits much easier. One day I came across an article that was an Oprah “A-Ha” moment… Roy Baumeister, author of Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength, was interviewed in this Atlantic Monthly article….
“Bright lines help self-control. Obviously they are a metaphor, and the opposite metaphor is the slippery slope. Again, the unconscious works best with clear, explicit, unambiguous rules and plans. So a resolution to lose some weight is not that easy to follow. It is much easier to follow a plan that says no potato chips, fries, or ice cream….” – Roy Beaumeister
So I came up with a plan to permanently end cravings, and was able to stay within the lines, using four rules.
The result? I am healthier than I’ve been in years and I’ve turned back the clock. No, I didn’t have plastic surgery or botox and I didn’t become a gym rat. In fact, I didn’t exercise at all for the first few months. Really.
If you’re like me, you probably think you know all the things you’re supposed to do to lose weight, right? I thought I wasn’t disciplined enough. I was completely wrong. And I’m betting you’ll be surprised at what you don’t know about what the body REALLY needs to release the weight. That’s why I decided to go a little public with my journey. There IS a way to have peace around food, and you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to get the answers.
Are you ready to end cravings without feeling deprived? If you are looking to make a change, I encourage you to subscribe. You will receive my plan absolutely FREE. Join me and thousands of people from all over the world who are on this journey and feeling better than they have in years.
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