BY Jenna Blade
Weight loss seems so hard. It appears to be difficult because you have to be an active partner in the quest of losing weight. You can not just say that you want to lose weight and still practice the bad habits that you may currently be doing.
I had to make a conscious decision to cut out some bad foods and incorporate some good habits. See some people think that weight loss is just about cutting out bad foods. With cutting out bad foods, you also have to incorporate some healthy foods and vitamins.
So when I started my initial journey to losing weight, I had to cut out all sugars. That's was my first thing. I completely stopped drinking sodas and eating sweets. I did this back in 2006. It worked a little bit. My glucose levels had went down and I had regained some control over my body. I thought everything was ok. It was not. I was still eating wheat bread and white bread. I was still eating dairy and I was still eating a lot of carbs.
So people may not know that eating the wrong carbs contributes to high weight gain. It makes it almost impossible to lose weight. Although I was not eating sweets and drinking sugary beverages, I was still eating bread, pasta and potatoes. These three foods are horrible for weight loss.
Potatoes are really bad for you if you are trying to lose weight. Potatoes have a very high number on the glycemic index. Look it up when you can. Fries and potato chips are even higher. These were my vices, meaning weaknesses. It took me
years too realize that a person like myself, who has diabetes and high blood pressure should not be ingesting these foods.
In 2014 I TOOK the leap and cut all white breads and potatoes out of my diet. Was it easy? No not one bit. I literally went through withdraws. Before I had started this quest, my glucose in the morning was in the 200's. As soon as I took potatoes and bread out of my diet, my glucose levels were cut in half in about 2 weeks. I also lost 11 pounds in about 2 weeks. My body had literally went through shock. Now yes I had been exercising as well. In fact I had been exercising for years and never really loosed weight. It was not until I cut out all of the bad high glycemic carbs that I had seen a big difference.
I am still going through my quest. I have not reached my optimal eight but I have lost over 50 pounds and I feel and look better. I have more energy and I fit and look better in my clothes. Most of all and most importantly, my glucose is stable and my blood pressure is much lower.
Now remember when I said that it is more than just taking out foods? You also have to incorporate healthy foods and vitamins. Here is a list of things that I have incorporated to help me with my weight loss.
Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
These are some things that I take daily in my shakes and supplements that I take. Do your research and see what works for you.