The truth is, there is no ‘quick fix’ diet. But there definitely is a way to lose weight and keep it off forever without having to visit the gym for an hour everyday. And the best part… is that it tastes amazing and you don’t actually feel like you’re on a diet.
It was time to make some changes. I made an effort to start eating more healthy (or what I thought was more healthy) and doing more exercise.
My diet consisted mostly of high fibre cereal, Ryvita and low GI breads with low fat spreads and healthy toppings, low GI wraps with lots of stir fried veggies, smoothies, fruit juices, low fat everything I could get my hands on, plus I always opted for the extra lean meat.
All my runner friends were thin, so as much as I hated it, I started running. After 2 months, I had developed a hip flexor strain which was painful enough to wake me up at night and I was even chubbier than before.
I was getting extremely frustrated.
I finally gave in and bought… the fat jeans.
Now I love jeans and I’ll frequently spend R900 on a pair so this was uncool. I now had 5 pairs of jeans in my cupboard that I couldn’t fit into.
Not only was I back into those original 5 pairs of jeans, I had to purchase… wait for it… a skinnier pair! (She said doing cartwheels around the room!)
7 kilo’s down!
Now that might not sound like a lot to you, but in cm’s and in the right places, that’s a hell of a sexier bikini body.
But let me just be honest with you.
Which means I’ll never have the classic Clifton 4th beach body. Which is perfectly fine by me.
If a genie told me I had 1 wish and that I had to use it to choose between selecting a body like J-Lo’s or Angelina’s, I’d go for J-Lo’s. I like me a bit of booty and I love my food!
I’d heard people talk about the 80/20 rule – where 80% of your body composition is determined by what you eat, but I honestly never believed it, until I managed to experience it for myself.
By eliminating grains, wheat and sugar and replacing them with healthier, cleaner (and tastier) alternatives, I managed to lose the weight and keep it off with ease. No more bloated tummy, no more heartburn and… no more love handles
When I gave up sugar, wheat and grains for good in February 2013, I became an extremely annoying person to be around. Why?
Because I struggled and complained throughout the first few weeks with little success.
It took me a good few months to work it out, and when I did, people started taking notice –> I mean just check out the difference in my arm, I cringe when I see my before photos!
Making a big lifestyle change isn’t easy no matter which way you look at it, especially when you’re trying to work it out all on your own. Thankfully I had an expert Primal friend by my side (thanks Louise!) who was my support on a daily basis and without this feeling of community and seeing the results that she had achieved in her own body, I don’t think I would have made it.
And that’s why I decided to launch this 90 Day Challenge – to help you shortcut your way to your weight loss success and experience the same benefits that I have.
You don’t need to feel like you’re depriving your body of food to lose weight. You don’t need to count portion sizes or calories. You don’t need to follow a crazy exercize regime. You just need to eat real food and you can eat to your heart’s content. It’s that simple. Although it does help having a plan to stick to and get you going, which is where the 90 Day Challenge comes in.