There is No Secret To Losing Weight

There is No Secret To Losing Weight

There is No Secret To Losing Weight

Food is not the enemy.

People say they want to be healthier. And they say that those little numbers on a scale are everything that matters. They take on a yo-yo seasonal diet to be ready for bikini season, and then they fall back into their old patterns once it’s time to bundle up again.

I am a passionate food-lover, home cook and baker who loves to eat.

Seriously, if eating was an Olympic sport, and I had two or three more industrial-strength stomachs, I would be taking home the Olympic Gold every time.

For a time, I cut out meat entirely from my diet. But, people, that’s not how or why I lost weight. What initially spurred my body change was the nerve damage that I have in my left foot. That problem came to light as a child. It’s an injury that used to cause me to walk with a slight limp, and it’s also an injury that has had a lasting impact on the sort of physical activity that I enjoy today.

What helped me lose weight was eating less junk and taking in more nutrient-dense foods more often. Being physically active also supported my efforts, and taking better care of myself overall was absolutely the ticket.

I found a lifestyle that worked for me, rather than one that tried to fit how society said I should do, be, or look.

These days I practice Yoga for flexibility, Spinning and Biking as cardio, and I practice Barre and other strength classes to balance my body as much as possible. I walk as often as I can, and I try not to wear high heels too often.

My interest in being healthier is to keep all excess strain off of my body. The workouts that I do are also useful for my heart and body.

Treat your body like the temple that it is, and eat good quality food as much as you can.

And enjoy the heck out of good food because good food is love.

Food is also fuel. You should move your body in a way that works for you.

And treat yourself; the moment you feel like you are not able to eat something is the moment you will eat more than you should. I think it’s best to reserve these moments, when you eat more than you should, for special occasions like Sunday Dinner!

Take care of yourself.


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Sam says:

    It wasn’t until I started running that I realized how important it was to eat well. If you eat crappy, then your workouts are going to be super crappy too! Congratulations on being meat-free for a whole year! That’s quite the accomplishment. I do not eat red meat, but I can’t imagine going totally meat free. It must be a bit of a challenge especially in terms of the cultural foods.

    1. The Duchess says:

      I COMPLETELY agree with you! There is such a profound difference when you actually listen to your body and see what it needs.

      Ah thank you! It is such a huge change in the cultural respect more than anything as you said. When I go to Nigerian households or events I have a hard time finding something good to eat! But overall it’s been great for my health. 🙂

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