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Perfecting my curves inside out

In weight loss on December 14, 2011 at 5:17 pm

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

I added the link to the free meal plan here in my other blog.

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After returning home from a year-and-a-bit backpacking trip through India, Scandinavia, Morocco and Europe, I realized that I desperately need to change my new bad eating habits. Somehow 15 extra pounds of fat had found their way under my skin. The 4400km/50day bike-trip through Norway and Finland or hiking in the Atlas or the Himalayas didn’t seem to have any positive effect on my body weight. I consider it good enough evidence that cardio alone is not enough. A drastic change in my diet was what I needed.

This was 2 months ago. Now, 2 months later I am still in awe. Every time I look myself in the mirror, I can’t believe what I see. I have gone down 2 sizes, from flabby to sexy without any considerable effort from my part. At the same time I have maintained my weekly bingeing habbit and cut back exercise from an average 3-4h cardio daily to and average 20min per day.

How did I loose 15 lbs in 2 months without any effort?

I set myself 2 easy rules to follow: no white bread and no added sugar. These really kick-started my metabolism! The fat just started melting off the first day. As I had spent the last few months overindulging in crunchhy French baguettes and delicious Italian ice cream, my body essentially screamed for a holiday from wheat and sugar.

It takes 21 days to create new habits and make them stick.

So obviously in the beginning I got intense cravings. Still a few times a week I couldn’t resist overeating at numerous family dinners, but here’s the deal – for some reason regular overeating only seemed to accelerate the burning process. As time went by and my new healthier habbits stuck more firmly, the resolutions were easier and easier to stick to.  A whole new lifestyle started construting itself around the 2 rules.

Having experimenting with so many different cuisines during my travels, I figured out what, when and how much my body really needs to eat. Backing it up with literature research, I considered it healthy enough to start the human experiments on myself and guess what – my theories worked like magic when I actually applied them and stuck to them!

Come back for more details later – I’m off to the pool now and will continue my story later. Can’t wait the yacuzzy and sauna session with my boyfriend:)

(edit: I created a new blog for my weight loss and fitness efforts. It’s here.)

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