Sluggish metabolism

by Sue
(Australia)

I'm a 57yo woman. Due to a liver condition, I wasn't able to consume fats for twelve years and was restricted to small quantities of food. Then, for the past two years I've been in remission and can eat almost anything. Therefore I've gained 10kgs and my metabolism seems to have been 'stuck'.

Four months ago I started doing 30mins a day of exercise, then began increasing it to 60mins some days. Then, last month, I joined a gym, so I'm quite active. STILL NO WEIGHT LOSS! Talk about frustrating! I've been maintaining my weight and that's all.

Then I came across this website. I've been following your advice for a week now and have lost 2kgs, which is amazing progress for me. It's taken a real mental effort to start consuming fats, but for the first time in many years, I finally feel sated. Even more amazing is that I no longer crave grains, sugar and other carbs. There has been chocolate in my fridge for a week and I don't even want it. I've always considered myself a carboholic and have had treatment in the past for compulsive eating. This seems to be no longer a problem.

Unbelievable!

Thank you so much for some advice that finally makes sense and works.

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May 20, 2012
Problems!
by: Sue, Australia

Hi again Misty,

I'm continuing with the Phase 1 diet plan and have continued to feel very well. However I've had a problem with constipation.

One day I had a feed of sugary food in desperation, which relieved the problem at least for the moment.

After doing some research, I decided to buy some flax meal and found a recipe for "Foccacia style flax bread" on About.com. It contains no flour and seems to have solved the problem. It's delicious with toppings on it like nut butter, Vegemite (for Aussies)and avocado.

I thought other people might find this helpful.

Sue

May 05, 2012
Healthy Transitions
by: Misty

Sue!

Congratulations on your success so far! I know the struggle of a low fat diet and beating myself up with exercise only to end up hungrier.

Not only have you noticed weight loss, you've also recognized the benefit of fatty acid consumption. When we are nourished rather than just fed, amazing things begin to happen.

  • Reduced weight

  • Increased energy

  • Reduction to elimination of cravings


Now if you begin to follow some of my other advice such as bone broth consumption, the anti-aging effect will prove beneficial through more joint flexibility and less pain should you find you suffer.

I'm so excited that after all of your struggles, you've found what works.

In good health my friend and do keep me posted!
Misty

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