I’d like to share a quick story with you, now that you’re here. This has been a really interesting year for me, full of ups and downs.
Like many Americans, I was laid off from my job earlier in the year. I had nowhere to go all day and I ended up at the computer most of the time. I was eating but I wasn’t moving, and this led to a lot of weight gain.
I was confused by this. I generally don’t eat too badly, though I do sneak in a few treats here and there. I hadn’t changed my eating habits though. The fact that I wasn’t as active all day caused the weight gain.
Fortunately, I’ve turned things completely around. I’ve lost so much weight and I have some great results to show for it. Most importantly, I feel better than I have in years.
First and foremost, I decided that drinking soda simply wasn’t a good idea. Even a diet soda isn’t good for you, as the artificial chemicals and sweeteners are said to have a negative effect on the body.
I didn’t stop at sodas though. I decided to eliminate any foods from my diet that had cane sugar or artificial sweeteners. I would get my sweet fix from fruits, and I really came to enjoy them.Read »