For the record, the pics I have posted and the health and weight loss I have talked about are, I'm sure, related to my diet but not the result of it. During the course of the last few years, I have tried being gluten free, South Beach, Adkins, blah blah blah. For the last couple of months, I have been eating a plant based whole food diet. But don't get me wrong.... I am by no means great at it, so I know that it is not the source of my current health and weight loss. I'm willing to bet that it has not hurt matters any to be mostly vegetarian, but I am by no means perfect. I don't consume any dairy, except the occasional bit of cheese because that is just too yummy to always resist. I don't freak out if what I am eating has dairy IN IT, so I am not totally vegan. I eat things with gluten now. I try to avoid processed things... and I avoid high fructose corn syrup at all costs... Agave too... only stevia for me. BUT I AM NOT PERFECT. Hell, I ate sausage pizza 2 days ago... and Carne Asada a week ago... and sushi a month ago or so. And I think I have eaten my weight in Almond Joys in the last 48 hours!!!
The point to all this is THIS... I am a normal person. You absolutely can have the results I am having with what I am doing. I will get back to the gym, but I will never be a "work out every day for 2 hours" girl. If you exercise, good for you- you are one step ahead of me already!!! I try to make good food decisions most of the time... both for my health and for my little socio-economic reasons. I work too much, sleep too little, am a little too stressed most days about miscellaneous crap... NORMAL.
I am sick of hearing that it's simple- you burn off more calories than you take in and you will lose weight. Bullshit. Our bodies are complex machines, and they are not wired to deal with the curve balls we throw at them in the present day. We were built to be hunters and gatherers, not sit on our asses all day with all of life's conveniences at our fingertips, breathing polluted air and surviving on a toxic planet. I know that I am sounding a bit "tree hugger", but it's true. Garbage in, garbage out.
So, make some good food choices when you can, vote for the right things with your dollar every time you spend money, and get ready to do something you have never done to get results you have never had. The wraps are working great for me and those I know who have tried it, and the Organo Gold coffee is doing my body right. What did you do good today for your body, your life, your planet? I know this was quite a rant, but I didn't want anyone to look at my pics or hear my story and think it was great for me, but they could never do it. YOU CAN. :)