How it hit me: What am I doing to myself? When did I gain so much excess weight?

Real life story

Three months ago, just before my 46th birthday, it hit me. I read a study proving that being overweight in midlife increases risk of Alzheimer disease by 35%!

Next day I realized the amount of sugar that is contained in bread and other white carbohydrates I eat all the time. I realized I am actually pouring sugar after sugar into my body.

Something clicked in me.

I went and weighted myself. Put the numbers in BMI (body mass indicator) calculator and for a few seconds it was hard to digest: my BMI was 29,1 – indicating that I am practically at the top of Overweight category (29,9 is the top), in danger to go on the next step: obesity.

How did I get here? Easy: Work. Children. Stress. No time for myself, no self-reflection. I put myself last.

I was thinking about my brain. I love my ability to think, it’s the core of who I am and no doubt I am prepared to keep it in a good condition.

I decided it’s time to change my eating habits and my physical activity and it worked. For me, the most important thing during this 4 month was, that I didn’t starve myself.

Today, 4 months later, I am in much better position. I lost 11 kg and my BMI is 25,3. Still slightly overweight, but not a lot …. just 1 kg less and I’ll reach normal weight category!

I am very happy, I feel great!

I eat meat as much as I like, I prepare myself mostly meals with vegetables and I eat snacks – but healthier ones (apple chips, nuts, 100% natural fruit stripes).

My trick for making vegetables tasty is onion – I prepared 10 kg of onion in the oven and froze it into small cups. Now I am using it with all vegetables and suddenly every vegetable tastes delicious to me.

I eat all fruits I like. There is only food group I don’t eat: white carbohydrates, so white bread, pasta, rice etc.

I walk as briskly as I can, my goal is 4 km per day. At the beginning I walked every day, now I don’t. But I manage to do it at least 4 times per week.

So, for not starving and not sweating a lot in a gym, I believe my result is pretty good.

If someone told me before, that I will lose first 10 kg by eating all this good food and walking just 20 minutes per day (as briskly as I can), I would sign up immediately😊

I realized that sometimes weight stays the same for quite a long time and then it is suddenly down for much more you hoped for. And I never lost any weight days before, and during few days after my period.

My goal today: to lose another 10 kg. And I don’t have timing, just a goal to be healthy and to have the ability to think till the last day of my life.


Author’s nickname:  New vegetables lover


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