I’ve been nervous to blog about it. Hesitant that perhaps things will change and I’ll look stupid. I’ve been worried that it’s a phase so I kinda down play it a lot. I keep thinking it’s a dream…
I’ve always been a ‘healthy’ eater. But the frustration of eating salads, fruit & veggies, cutting out carbs and training / running 5 times a week did nothing to budge my weight. Frustrated, bloated and irritated, on the 5th March, I decided to stop listening to everyone and give the Dukan Diet (which I had scoffed at before) a bash.
Dukanning was interesting. It gave me a framework and some guidelines on how to restrict certain foods. But it was only after reading Gary Taubes’ book called, “Why we get fat” , that I started to analyse what I was putting in my mouth.
So I stopped the Dukan Diet and started experimenting with foods. I realized that almost everything I was eating was loaded with sugar, especially the loads of fruit that I was eating daily. Suddenly, just by changing what I ate, the weight started to drop off. Rapidly!
I have never had so much energy before, especially when it comes to my running! (Love him or hate him, but Dr Tim Noakes is right!) I also have no bloating. I’ll repeat that. I am not bloated anymore! I have suffered with Ulcerative Colitis since 1998 and this is the first time I have felt healthy. I don’t stress when I eat out and I’m enjoying my food.
I feel as if I finally have control over my weight. I understand what food does to my body and I know how to make good food choices. So yes, I’m finally admitting it.
I’ve lost weight.
A lot of weight in such a short time. I’m wondering if 9kgs lighter will help me run faster? It’s worth a shot, right? I’m still too nervous to post before and after pics. Maybe one day!