Friday, February 8, 2013

Weight Loss Success Story - Alyssa!



Another success story!  I met Alyssa on Instagram and I am truly blown away by her transformation! You can find her on Instagram at @electricfitness and please check out her AMAZING blog at Reverent Lion where she shares a lot of great recipes! 

1. Why did you decide to change your lifestyle to a more healthy one & lose weight?
At work I was sitting for 12+ hours at a time and I distinctly remember sitting in my office chair one afternoon and looking down and realizing that I didn't recognize the legs that were in the chair! I had let my body and mind spin out of control.  I stood up to try and shake the thoughts from my mind and as I stood up my legs felt as if they were creaking from underuse and under the excess weight I had taken on, and my head felt faint and dizzy.  I had not only let my eating and weight get out of control, I had lost control of my health as well.  It was at that moment, 6:46 PM on a Wednesday afternoon (I remember exactly) that I resolved to make a lifestyle change.

2. How and what changes did you make?
That night when I got home from work, I began my research.  I resolved that I would not follow any fad diets or the latest quick fix fitness trend.  I wanted to know exactly which foods were the best nutrient rich fuel for my body and which types of exercise were best in my current state of health.  Everyone's body is different and I recognized that, I wanted to do what was best for my body.  After I put together my plan, I consulted my doctor and got to work. I enjoy a plethora of plant based foods, I avoid chemicals in my foods, and I love to get moving every single day.  No excuses, it is my life, part of who I am!  

3. What have been the hardest and easiest parts of this journey?
In my opinion the journey to health takes consistency, dedication, and patience. The hardest part, hands down, is patience. It is for this reason that we often see marketing campaigns advertising the "quick fix" the "magic pill" or "super fruit" that will give you the shortcut to the perfect body you have always wanted.  It doesn't exist.  You have to come up with a LIFE plan that you can commit to for the rest of your life and then have the patience to let your body show you the results of your consistency and dedication.  My transformation took about one year, which to many people seems fast, but its still a year! I had to be patient with myself, I didn't have a my dream body in two weeks.


4. How has your life changed?
My energy has skyrocketed, I have lost about 60 lbs, I no longer suffer from multiple health issues that were vexing me this time last year.  Not only have I noticed these effects in my life, but I have been able to notice these changes in those closest to me who have no choice but to eat my food and have also adopted a consistent fitness regimen! That has been the best part for me, I find so much joy in seeing those who I love healthy and happy!

5. What advice would you give to others trying to become more healthy?
Do your research.  We live in an age of technology, there are so many resources available to us.  FInd what works best for you, avoid the quick fixes.  Most importantly, be patient with yourself! Our bodies are truly amazing complex organisms, you will be surprised at how your body responds to a long term nutrient rich diet and consistent working out.  Let your body show you what it needs.  We only get one body, and therefore it is priceless. Make the 
decision to take better care of it than you would a irreplaceable jewel or fancy car!




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The First Day
The first day is a very important day in the diet. Because of all the old habits changed and of course require some adaptation. Start the day by consuming fruits and watery light. Throughout the day you can only eat fruits rich in water, except bananas. You can also drink enough water to prevent dehydration.

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If you want to know cara menurunkan berat badan, then you should be on a strict diet of vegetables. Consumption of vegetable colors. To process it should be consumed boiled or raw in salads. Do not cultivate by frying or pan-fried.

To add variety, you can add the potatoes. But how to process it should also steamed or boiled. Do not forget to keep the consumption of water at least eight glasses a day.

The Third Day
Combine vegetables and fruits to be more colorful. You can consume three times or more a day. Do not add the potatoes or bananas if you want to lose weight by 7 kg. Drinking water intake remained as the previous day to avoid dehydration.

The Fourth Day
Today you can only eat bananas and milk. Bananas can be processed into anything except fried, eg banana milkshake or consumed directly. Remember, only two of this menu are allowed.

Fifth Day
On the fifth day is usually you already feel a little difference and a little lighter. You should consume 5 tablespoons of rice. Add 7-8 pieces of raw or stewed tomatoes. You can eat rice twice in the morning and afternoon. For dinner you should not consume rice. Increase your water intake.

Day Six
The morning breakfast with protein, for lunch consumption 5 tablespoons rice with a side dish of vegetables alone.

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The last day diet you can still consume 5 spoons of rice with vegetables and fresh fruits.

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